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Wild Blackberry

Wild Blackberry
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-14 3:42
Viewed: 3799
Points: 22
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Wild Blackberry

Wild blackberries are relatives of the rose and the soft, juicy fruit grows on thorny bushes or trailing vines. Just like a raspberry, the blackberry is called an "aggregate fruit" because each berry is really a cluster of tiny fruits, or druplets. Each druplet has a seed, and, unlike raspberries, blackberry druplets remain centered around the core even after the berry is picked.

Blackberries are considered to be an astringent because of their high tannin content. Studies show that tannins tighten tissue, lesson minor bleeding, and may help to alleviate diarrhea and intestinal inflammation. German health authorities recommend blackberries for mild infections including sore throats and mouth irritations. Traditionally, blackberries have been used to alleviate hemorrhoids because of their rich tannin content. Scientists have also reported anti-tumor properties associated with tannins found in some varieties of blackberries. Future research will explore the implications for treating human cancer. Overindulgence of tannin-rich blackberries may lead to constipation.

Blackberries abound in antioxidants, such as anthocyanin pigments, responsible for the purplish-black color of blackberries and may impart health benefits because of their antioxidant properties. Additional antioxidants in blackberries are vitamins C and E, and ellagic acid; all may provide protection against cancer and chronic disease. Cooking does not seem to destroy ellagic acid, so even blackberry jams and desserts retain ellagic acid health benefits. Interestingly, blackberries are a natural source of salicylate, an active substance found in aspirin. Potential benefits have yet to be explored and some experts advise caution to particularly aspirin-sensitive individuals. Because of their many tiny seeds, blackberries are a source of soluble fiber, such as pectin.

The above obtained from http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/foods_view/1,1523,142,00.html


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 10:58 a.m.
Date: 10th January 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/200
F-Stop: F/8
Focal Length: 210mm
ISO: 100
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are spot on.
Good framing and notes.
Thanks for posting, Have a great weekend my friend.

This is excellent Pam, love the horizontal presentation and the effective DOF giving a 3d appearance. Details are sharp and colours are very pleasant( not over-sat). Well done.

Hello Pam,
I think blackberry is the same as "Brombeere" in geman. (Rubus fruticosus). Look here: http://www.baumkunde.de/baumdetails.php?baumID=0356
This is a very intersting plant. Great picture, excellent sharpness, details, natural colours and great POV. As usual an excellent note. Thanks for posting.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-14 9:57]

Hello Pam!
Wonderful capture.POV,blurred BG,clear details,3D effect,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Pam,
it's sooooo wonderful - those delicate blossoms, I love this time.
Spring - we have to wait until spring will come. Now we have such a cold night - about
-18 degree! Brrrrrr. Poor birds and other animals outside!
Have a wonderful time, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-14 16:16]

Landscape format works very well for this branch. Good shot with good detail and colour.

Lovely shot !
The depth here is amazing. Details, colours and framing as well. It's perfect and I like it a lot.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-14 23:37]

Pam, this is very beautiful. You also do great when you shoot the flora.

Great pov and composition. I like bg too.

Excellent sharpness and lighting.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-15 10:22]

I'm jealous! Blackberries blooming in January...
Blackberry jam is my favorite...;-)
Very artful and pretty composition!
Nicely done!
ps the note was great! I never knew this much about this delightful little berry...;-)

Perfect DOF encapsulating the well exposed blackberry branch & wonderful lighting. :)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-16 13:27]

From a Photographer to a Photographer: Excellent.
Thank you, Pam.

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