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Prunus ursinus

Prunus ursinus
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-23
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-22 1:08
Viewed: 3498
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Prunus ursina (Bear's Plum) is a rare plant in north Israel. It belongs to a typical montane open deciduous oak forests in Mt Hermon (where this pic was taken) and to Mediterranean oak scrub in the Upper Galilee and northern Golan Heights. About 100 years ago there were still some Syrian Bears eating its fruits, unfortunately they are extinct in the region these days. During summer fruits develop and fall under the tree in autumn, than they are eaten by boars (and bears) that disperse the seeds. The Bear's Plum belongs to a complex of species from which some cultivated plums originate.

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Shalom Ori,
Stunning and impresive shot of this beautiful Bear's Plum my friend. TFS.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-22 1:26]

Hi Ori,
Beautiful flowers.Well caught,framed and composed.
Thanks for posting.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-22 2:42]

hello Ori,
Wondefrul spring picture. I like the colour-contrasts a lot. Intreresting note too. I was just imagining bears going around..
Best regards

Hi Ori,
A nice capture of this beautiful bear's Plum. Excellent composition and good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Ori,
A pity no bears now share this wonderful scene my friend, a fine capture indeed!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-05-23 0:50]

Very nice picture of the tree in its habitat.



Great image of this rare plant Ori..

A very beautiful tree and a wonderful photo of it. The deep, blue sky really sets off the tree and its surroundings nicely.


Hi Ori

Good shot of your rare plum tree in flower and well highlighed against that beautiful blue sky. Great note, especially the bit about the bears. I didn't realise there were bears in the middle east, now I do.


hello Ori,
Wondefrul picture, well highlighed

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