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I need to remind myself that despite the current -12 C outside and a winter filled with cold-related asthma issues, scenes like this are just a few weeks ahead in time. The crown and upper stems of our two main birch species turn beautiful reddish or light magenta when spring draws closer and sap starts to rise after the long freezing winter. Using a long lens to flatten the perspective makes the colour shift even more apparent. Zoom-Nikkor 360-1200 mm f/11 at 1200 mm, f/22, 1/50 sec (D3X) Taken at Nordre Øyeren Nature Reserve, Norway, the largest inland delta in Northern Europe. The ba