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Photo Info

Dimensions7227 x 4800
Original file size13.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Aug-13 09:40
Date modified17-Feb-19 19:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D2X
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)157 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.1
Exposure1/125 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


Catberry Holly (Ilex mucronata).
Perhaps you are most familiar with the evergreen hollies, such as our native American Holly (Ilex opaca) or the ornamental non-native hollies such as Japanese Holly (I. crenata) or Nellie Stevens Holly (Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'). But many of our native hollies are deciduous as well as lovely.

The Catberry Holly (Ilex mucronata) loses its leaves in the fall but often retains its bright red berries into winter. It is a shrub of wet places. Which is where I found this specimen near a bog on a high mountain plateau at the southern most reach of its range.

Location: Dolly Sods Wildernes, West Virginia.