The end of a branch on a monkey puzzle tree, latin name araucaria araucana. If you've never touched one before they are really hard and sharp.
Found in Sewerby Hall gardens when we were visiting nearby Bridlington for a few days in the motorhome.
I saw many chilenian araucárias in UK but I never saw one from brazil (from my state of paraná). chilenian ones are more robust and branches are more "fat" but they are very similar. once I saw our araucária in a cold town in northern portugal and I read about one in belgium.
nice detail of the branch. I remember the day I was climbing mountains in a NP covered with snow trying to see araucarias from chile in their local home, I had to decline the idea because the trial was becoming dangerous, maybe one day I will see them in the wilderness.
Ha, funny name for a tree :-) What an attractive detail image, Kath, back to your plant images, back to your field. The branch is razor sharp and the image has a perfect background in a slightly other green. The stripe in the horizion makes a good other contrast ... and it adds depth.
Excellent shot of the plant, and funny name. They don't look very hard, but look sharp for sure. and I will take your word for it and won't want to touch it with my bar hand. the soft background make it look even more sharp as in photo quality.
I really like the way you handled the light and also how wonderfully you composed this image. It's just beautiful and flowing. It doesn't look prickly or sharp at all, but I'll take your word for it. :) Perfect for the ToM.
An excellent close-up of a branch of the tree the name of which is quite exotic. Perfect DOF. A great entry to the TOM,
Greetings from already quite autumnal Finland. Here along south coast we have not had snow, only rain, but further north first snows have come down. It changes so quickly. Just a "moment" ago we were sweating in a heat wave.