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Where do Little Apples Come From?

Where do Little Apples Come From?
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-29
Categories: Trees
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-04-29 18:47
Viewed: 5762
Points: 16
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The answer to the question would be Malus sylvestris the True wild crab apple, and one of the parents of the many now domesticated apple varieties that we eat and drink in vast number around the world.
This tree is native to europe can reach 30ft - 9m though in my experience I have never seen one over about 15ft - 4m and usually small because they are part of a field hedge that is kept trimmed to keep them stock proof, which is how these were.
These flowers are about 1inch - 2.5cm across each and by the end of summer they will produce a pale greeny yellow little apples 1inch - 2.5cm diameter. Very bitter if eaten raw, but can be turned into great jelly conserves and even better cider.
the seeds are spread by birds eating them overwinter and recycling the seeds to another part of the wood hedgerow.
Taken this afternoon on the way home, parked at the side of the road and went for a walk to see what could be found and to see is any Red damselflies had emerged yet , no luck there but a few other things came my way.
Hope you like them.
Crop to size and sharpen to USM

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To NINIX: Sorry about the namesRobbrown 1 05-04 18:33
To slrnovice2: Did you get the pictures ?Robbrown 2 05-02 02:50
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-30 4:41]

Excellent macro Robert. These flowers are very sharp, and the stamens so easy to see. I love the colours, especially the pink edges of the petals. Good job!
I like Pam's workshop too, it does look better being a bit brighter.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-30 5:39]

Hi Rob, nice composition and lovely focus and details but I think it is a little underexposed, I like the WS that Pam did. Nice shot and good note.

Pretty shot Robert. The colours are very clean and fresh. Excellent sharpness. It is just a bit dull. Have uploaded a workshop. Nice work. Thanks.

Apple blossoms are my favourite, so it was heavenly to see your gorgeous composition this morning, Robert! These are a little redder than I have seen before, must be the different variety. Like those huge ears of corn, it is amazing to think all apples were once just little bits of things. Wonderful richness! The buds are exquisite too. Love the glint of a shine on the petals. I'm glad you went for that walk! Thanks! Linda

Nice picture Robert.
Good composition, details and colours.
It's a little UE. Pam did a nice WS.
Well done.

Hmmm, fantastic. I took some photos of my crab apple today, hope they turn out like this! Lovely composition, DOF and POV Rob, wonderful clarity and detail. You bring out the essence of Spring :)
N.B. Off-topic, but in relation to your note -I've just been watching Large Red damselflies drying their wings after emerging on my pond plants this morning. Great to watch :)

This is one of my favorite springtime things, Robert, apple blossoms. There are many reasons, of course, the main one being that I live in an apple orchard, or more precisely at the end of one. Sometime, in May when all the blossoms come out, you can see me roaming around within, and taking deep breaths, as the fragrance is so sweet and welcome.
Your lovely photo brings this to mind, hopefully the frost won't destroy our tiny buds.
Wonderful composition, I especially like the darkness of this image as it adds an air of vintage to your shot, and makes it appear magical, as though it were kissed by the moonlight...
Thank you Robert for a fine posting.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-05-04 17:50]
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Hi Robert,

It looks already tasty. Hard to waith for the apples to grow.
Nice picture. Isn't it a bit underexposed?


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