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Etruscan Honeysuckle

Etruscan Honeysuckle
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E 30, ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50 mm 1:2.0, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 15:35
Viewed: 2957
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The plant

Lonicera Etrusca Santi, 1795 is a relatively common plant of the family Caprifoliaceae.

Twining plant of a few meters in length, it can wrap around the bushes nearby.

Its leaves are deciduous, slightly leathery, oval, obtuse, smooth. In the middle they are sessile and the upper part they are coalescent, as shown in the photograph.

The flowers are yellowish white, reddish outside, fragrant, sessile, long-stalked (it's a feature, visible in the photograph, which distinguishes it from the garden honeysuckle). The corolla tube is elongated.

It is found in hedges, woods and hills, mostly limestone, throughout the Midi and Corsica. It may go back to the Auvergne, the Lyons region or the Savoy.


The photograph was taken in a wood during an afternoon of June relatively sunny. To take this into account, the sensitivity was set at iso-400.

The subject is relatively fixed (despite a few breaks) the camera mode is set to aperture priority. It is set at f/13, to get a sufficient depth of field on the inflorescence and avoid background too short.

With a macro lens of 50 mm, the speed is fixed at 1 / 200 th.

Post treatment photograph: crop on about 75% of the whole original image, gamma correction and improvment from the sharpness (using the software olympus studio and neat image). Finally framing around the photo.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-16 4:45]

Bonjour Philippe,
Bravo pour avoir photographié ce chèvrefeuille dans les bois et non pas dans le jardin d'en face! Une plante qui m'a toujours fascinée par sa forme très spéciale et sa douce senteur. Une image presqu'en trois dimensions,extrèment bien photographiée. Pas facile avec un tel sujet. Je te dis donc encore une fois bravo!
Bon après-midi

Bonjour Philippe,
L'opposition sur l'arrière plan n'est pas suffisament nette mais le sujet est relativement bien mis en valeur sous un excellent angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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