[BSW] Tuesday, Jan. 8 + Dues reminder + More on "Seeing Trees"

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Mon Jan 7 11:02:08 CST 2013


2013 Dues are now due.  $10 for one; $15 for two at the same address. You 
may pay Paul at the upcoming meeting on the 8th or, if you won't be 
attending, please send your check to :

Paul Peterson, Treasurer
Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany, MRC-166
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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Date: Tuesday, January 8th 7:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Mones Abu-Asab, National Institutes of Health, National 
Cancer Institute
Topic: Cladograms in Disease Modeling
Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, 
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Badges: Contact Robin Everly (everlyr at si.edu) by Monday, January 7th to 
arrange for a badge for the January meeting.

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Speakers for the next three months:
February 5 - Tanja M. Schuster, Ph.D., Curator of the Norton-Brown 
Herbarium (MARY), University of Maryland. Title: Pesky Persicaria and 
Polygonum Bootcamp :the phylogeny of the buckwheat family Polygonaceae 
with a focus on the species that occur in Maryland.
March 5 - Dr. Andrea Weeks, George Mason University. TBA
April 2 - Tom Mirenda, Smithsonian Gardens, Tentative Title: Botanizing in 
Manitoba, Canada

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After recently posting about the book "Seeing Trees" I got an email from 
Hayden Mathews which told his impressions of the book:

I bought this book for myself over the Holidays and love it.  It really is 
a lovely reminder of the wonders that trees are and has photographs by Bob 
Llewellyn that are truly remarkable when you stop to realize how amazingly 
sharp they are.  This is a link to some of the photos on Bob's site: 
http://www.robertllewellyn.com/#/PORTFOLIOS/SEEING%20TREES/1/.  The depth 
of field (range of focus) on his images is due to the new technique of 
digitally stitching together pictures taken at different focal planes - 
the results are stunning.

Anyway, I highly recommend the book both for the text and the photos - a
book that reminds us to look twice.

Hayden

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I also discovered this video from Timber Press in which the author and the 
photographer talk about their Seeing Trees book. It's quite a complicated 
process that the photographer uses. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGv21FZFLPY




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