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Lonicera tatarica

Lonicera tatarica
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 74 N: 84] (673)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, 28-135 IS f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Camping at Sherando Lake
Date Submitted: 2009-05-21 6:10
Viewed: 4023
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While hiking on the Cliff Trail I saw what I think is pink honeysuckle. I had never seen one like this before. My experience has always been with white and yellow honeysuckle, but this was gorgeous.

Of course I am not a specialist so if anyone else can ID this as something else I would appreciate it.


The leaves are opposite, simple oval, 1–10 cm long; most are deciduous but some are evergreen. Many of the species have sweetly-scented, bell-shaped flowers that produce a sweet, edible nectar. Breaking of the Honeysuckle's stem will release this powerful sweet odor. The fruit is a red, blue or black berry containing several seeds; in most species the berries are mildly poisonous, but a few (notably Lonicera caerulea) have edible berries. [wikipedia]

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Ciao Micahel, beautiful composition with lovely flowers, splendid colors and great sharpness, great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very nice photo of the flowers, you used the light well for a luminous composition. I just wish some of the leaves had been close enough to be in the photograph, it would have made identification easier.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-21 20:12]

Beautiful flowers Michael,
Sorry I can't help with the ID though. You've captured some great detail and good colors in these very delicate looking blooms. TFS.

Bonjour Michaël,
La composition est agréable avec une bonne opposition sur l'arrière plan mais il me semble qu'une légère surexposition empêche d'aqpprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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