Cherry Orchard in Old Mission Peninsula , Traverse City , Michigan, a photo by Michigan Nut on Flickr.
Michigan is the nation's top producer of tart cherries, which are used in pie filling and other products. Orchards in a five-county section of the northwestern Lower Peninsula account for about 80 percent of the U.S. crop — about 180 million pounds a year.
The early bloom from the record heat in March resulted in 80-90 percent bud kill on (tart) cherries.
and 40 - 60 % of the apple trees had bud kill caused by the recent cold snaps.
Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 70-300mm
Focal length - 70mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed - 200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
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