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Asparagus officinalis

Asparagus officinalis
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-22
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-03 10:57
Viewed: 2855
Points: 28
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Asparagus officinalis L., Sp. Pl.: 313 (1753)
Asparagus is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing to 100–150 centimetres (39–59 in) tall, with stout stems with much-branched feathery foliage. The "leaves" are in fact needle-like cladodes (modified stems) in the axils of scale leaves; they are 6–32 millimetres (0.24–1.3 in) long and 1 millimetre (0.039 in) broad, and clustered 4–15 together. The root system is adventitious and the root type is fasciculated. The flowers are bell-shaped, greenish-white to yellowish, 4.5–6.5 millimetres (0.18–0.26 in) long, with six tepals partially fused together at the base; they are produced singly or in clusters of 2–3 in the junctions of the branchlets. It is usually dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants, but sometimes hermaphrodite flowers are found. The fruit is a small red berry 6–10 mm diameter, which is poisonous to humans.[5]
Plants native to the western coasts of Europe (from northern Spain north to Ireland, Great Britain, and northwest Germany) are treated as Asparagus officinalis subsp. prostratus (Dumort.) Corb., distinguished by its low-growing, often prostrate stems growing to only 30–70 centimetres (12–28 in) high, and shorter cladodes 2–18 millimetres (0.079–0.71 in) long.[2][6] It is treated as a distinct species, Asparagus prostratus Dumort, by some authors.[7][8] A remarkable adaptation is the edible asparagus, while in the Macaronesian Islands several species, (Asparagus umbellatus, Asparagus scoparius, etc.), are preserved the original form, a leafy vine; in the Mediterranean, the asparagus genus has evolved into thorny species.


This photo is taken in la Ribera d’Ebre (T), Catalunya.

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Hello Ferran,
Wonderful macro with great focus and very good clarity.
I love the razor sharp details and the contrast against the dark background.
It is a great capture with impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-03 11:25]

Hello Ferran.
The plant has interesting colors and especially interesting shapes. Excellent image in an excellent light. Well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Ferran, splendid light on lovely flower, great contrast against dark BG and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Ferran,
Lovely picture of this beautiful flower with good details & colors.
I like the dark BG & a nice composition too. Well done & TFS.

First seen such a flower.
Wonderful capture.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-03 13:03]

Hello Ferran,
Great photo of this flower in very beautiful colours and excellent sharpness and details. Nice contrast against the dark background. Good composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-03 15:55]

Hi Ferran,magnificent and brilliant macro,great capture of the little details of these micro flowers,great sharpness,colors and light balance too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ferran
Beautiful photo of this very common in Cyprus species. Very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Lovely close-up, excellent detail, very good against the dark background.
regards yiannis

very nice closeup , TFS Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-04 5:38]

Good capture of these beautiful flowers. tfs.

hello Ferran
very nice picture with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Ferran,
Très belle macro très finement détaillée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Ferran,
nice photo of this flower. Excellent point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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