Photography by Ian Cameron
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Spey Birch Copse, Lettoch, Spey Valley, Scotland, tree, silver birch, birch, delicate, tracery, hoar, frost, freezing photo
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Spey Birch Copse   Lettoch, Spey Valley, Scotland

I don't believe there is any tree better at showing up the delicate tracery of hoar frost than the silver birch tree.  Fortunately for me there are a great many of these trees around the Spey valley, which has a tendency to harbour freezing mist.  This particular selection were on a slope, whereas the valley retained it's frosted coat, the slopes received some weak sunlight and where it has melted, the abrupt change of colour from blue to rich reds produces a glorious palette of intermingled colour.

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