The coniferous forest here is rare. Therefore, the light is able to penetrate to the ground level which is grassy. Also, the soil acidity is not increased and therefore here is a stretch of grassy forest. A few of small trees can be seen, which are trying to grow between the much taller trees from the forest.
The picture was made with a Nikon D40X camera and Nikon 55-200mm VR AF-S f/4-5.6G ED lens with the following settings: exposure time – 1/200 seconds, focal length – 55 mm, ISO – 400, F- number – 4