I tried several different ways of capturing this tree, but in the end there was no way to get a good view of the whole thing without some branches from neighbouring trees getting in the way. If I went closer, the tree was far too foreshortened, even using a specialised lens. (I'll mention the camera equipment at the end of this series.)
|Corsican Pine, Pinus nigra, and Scots Pine, pinus sylvestris.|
High Elms Country Park, 23 August 2013.
One way to distinguish a Scots Pine from other pines is to look for a reddish cast to the bark at the top of the tree. It's clearly visible here.
More in part three ...