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The Mayor of Cottonwoods (Infrared).  Well, I’ll have to admit that I suffered a bit of a misunderstanding.  I thought this massive cottonwood tree had designs on the office of Mayor of the city of Cottonwood, Arizona -- but I was mistaken.  It actually says it’s the Mayor of cottonwoods – at least those that reside near it along the Verde River in Dead Horse Ranch State Park (alongside the city of Cottonwood).  I didn’t find that out until I converted its image to black and white, which revealed this tree’s true intent.  And even though its status is self-proclaimed, it seems pretty credible to me that this majestic, able-bodied hardwood would be the leader of its pack.  So I wish it a successful and productive term in office!<br />
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Image ©2021 James D. Peterson<br />
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Tech info: Nikon D3200 camera (modified for infrared with 590nm filter), Nikon 10-24mm lens at 10mm, 1/80 sec. at f16, ISO 100