Patagonian Poplars – Picture of the Day

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Nikon D2x camera and Nikkor 70-200mm AF-S VR f/2.8 lens at ISO 125, 1/1250 sec. and f/3.5. Though native to Europe, Southwest and Central Asia and Northwest Africa, Poplar trees have been widespread on South America’s Patagonian region after their introduction by the Spanish conquistadors. When the specie first arrived, probably brought from Chile to Argentina in the late XV century, they where used mainly as wind fences planted in … Read more