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Black Chokeberry

Black Chokeberry
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-08
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-12 1:29
Viewed: 4747
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another picture from our garden.During autumn very decorative shrub,for large colour scheme leaf.Therewithal they are his fruits fit to consummation :-)
Several information from Wikipedia encyclopedia:
The Chokeberries (Aronia) are two species of deciduous shrubs in the family Rosaceae, native to eastern North America and most commonly found in wet woods and swamps. The two species are readily distinguished by their fruit colour, from which the common names derive. The leaves are alternate, simple, and oblanceolate with crenate margins and pinnate venation; in autumn the leaves turn a bold red colour. Dark trichomes are present on the upper midrib surface. The flowers are small, with 5 petals and 5 sepals, and produced in corymbs of 10-25 together. Hypanthium is urn-shaped. The fruit is a small pome, with a very astringent, bitter flavour; it is eaten by birds (birds do not taste astringency and feed on them readily), which then disperse the seeds in their droppings. The name "chokeberry" comes from the astringency of the fruit, which are inedible when raw.
Black Chokeberry –Temnoplodec černoplodý/CZ-(Aronia melanocarpa) tends to be smaller, rarely exceeding 1 m tall, rarely 3 m, and spreads readily by root sprouts. The leaves are smaller, not more than 6 cm long, with terminal glands on leaf teeth and a glabrous underside. The flowers are white, 1.5 cm diameter, with glabrous sepals. The fruit is black, 6-9 mm diameter, not persisting into winter.
The chokeberries are attractive ornamental plants for gardens. They are naturally understory and woodland edge plants, and grow well when planted under trees. Chokeberries are resistant to drought, insects, pollution, and disease. Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' and 'Nero', selected for larger fruit suitable for jam-making. Juice from these berries is astringent and not sweet, but high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, and the berries can be used to make juice, wine, and jam after cooking. It is also used as a soft drink flavoring.

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A nice crisp photo! Great choice of BG colour too.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-11-12 2:01]

Belle image, belles couleurs, bon contraste
bravo et merci



bonjour Milos,
Belle composition d'image. Très beau arrière plan automnal, les couleurs sont superbes. Belle profondeur de champs, la totalité du sujet est net.
Excellent !
Moustique ;o)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-12 2:40]

Bonitos frutos y agradable textura, composición agradable, y excelentes detalles bg... saludos Milos

Hello Milos,
Excellent capture of the berries!
Macro work well done, giving sharp fine details in the subject... DOF spot on blurring out all disturbances in the back...
Great autumnal colours!
Pablo -

Hi Milos,
Very beautiful compo. with nice DOF,POV and blurry BG.
Well done

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-12 3:53]

Hi Milos,
Autumnal picture of great beauty.Attractively presented chokeberries on a warm coloured background.Great!
Best regards

Encantadora composición Milos. Los colores son estupendos y la nitidez absoluta. Un fondo ideal que hace que destaque la rama con la fruta. Tu nota es bastante interesante.
Un saludo amigo.

Hi Milos,
Great DoF, very sharp and very neat BG. Colors are wonderful. Beautiful image. Well composed and very nicely framed. Superb shot and excellent PP works.

Ben Lakitan

bonjour milos
avec des choses simples on arrive parfois a faire des merveilles et c'est votre cas ici.

hi milos,
what a lovely shot, nice colors, very well composed. nice dof. good pov. excellent sharpness.
very well done.

Bonjour Milos,
C'est magnifiquement bien fait,bravo.
belle profondeur de champ,le fond est superbe
avec ce léger flou.
Les fruits ont un bel éclairage rasant.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-12 9:08]

Hi Milos.
The richness of paints in your picture shakes imagination. Your shot is perfect composed and presented. Main details are sharp and BG is excellent blurred. I like your note too. TFS and best regards.

Hi, Milos.
Nice little details from nature. Very good composition and background colors are here especially good. Sharp.

Does this plant grow wild in your garden, Milos?
A well composed shot which makes these berries look very attractive.
Excellent DOF and colours.

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  • Lemy58 (66)
  • [2006-11-12 11:56]

Belle image au format judicieux. Belle couleurs d'arrière saison, très joli. Bravo

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-12 19:49]

Hello Milos,
georgeous composition with lovely back ground colors. Excellent POV and great work on the OOF BG. Very nice framing to complement the composition.

Hello Milos

Congrats on an amazing shot. The colours in the background really enahces the shot. You have isolated the berries perfectly from the BG and the quality of the shot is excellent. TFS.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-11-13 2:43]

simple but beautiful! great ambiance and autumn colors! very beautiful. tfs

bien la photo des baies,bien net. Thomas

Sympathique cadrage. Dans ce genre, j'en ai des jaunes que les merles raffolent.
Bonne journée.

bonsoir MILOS
magnifique tableau que tu nous présente là. des couleurs superbes et bien nettes sur un excellent BG
merci pour ton W S utile et merci dupartage

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-11-14 15:01]

Hi Milos

Fantastic shot with and a lovely composition, superb focus on the berries and leaves, the Autumnal colours are just beautiful and the BG is nicely blurred which isolates the berries perfectly.

TFS Hilary :o)


Nice capture with a beautiful background that compliments your work.
Nice Job


Hello Milos,
This is an amazing composition. I like those details, POV and colors a lot. This BG is just superb and makes those fruits stand out so well. This is a beautiful shot with excellent exposure. Very well done with interesting notes. TFS,

Bellísima composición llena de color, con un soberbio enfoque y una luz muy agradable. Un saludo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-11-23 15:22]

Hello Milos
Unfortunately I have no time to see through all the categories, and it's a pity that I miss so many wonderful pictures. When I have time...
This is really gorgeous, with a really beautifull composition. I have a mind to catch some of these chokeberries and taste them, pity that they are not sweet.
Very nice information. Thank you for all.
Best wishes

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-11-25 17:37]

Amazing detail with perfect DOF. Excellent colors. Useful note.

What a wonderful sharp image with great saturated color. It's a very effective simple composition. I like it a lot.

Evelynn : )

very nice pic and cotrast, I did not like the frame, TFS Ori

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2007-02-01 15:18]

Hi Milos,
so colourful and beautiful close-up, I likes details and DOF a lot. Blurred BG is nicely contrasting with main berries. Great work, thank you and best wishes,

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