[BSW] Tuesday, Jan. 8 + Dues reminder + More on "Seeing Trees"
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
Date: Tuesday, January 8th 7:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Mones Abu-Asab, National Institutes of Health, National
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.
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
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.
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.
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