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Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-08 4:39
Viewed: 3653
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, this is a small Wild Strawberry I shot during my visit to my native place in the Himalayas in October 2008. It was hidden from direct view in the clump of a bush. I used fill flash to take this picture.
There is nothing special about this berry. It grows in profusion in my native place. It has a flat taste and no fragrance or smell. Birds might peck at it, but it mostly gets ignored.
I am leaving for my native place on the 10th of this month. I'm not sure how long I would stay there. I have some family business to attend to. During this time, I would have no access to internet and TN.

Till I get back, good bye to all of you.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-08 4:46]

Hello Ram
You capture this strawberry with excellent details ans wonderful colors.

hello Ram
beautiful sharpness
and full of colours
greeting lou

Dear Ram Sir,
Looking forward to your return with more & more colorful berries. TFS.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-02-08 6:31]

Have a good trip in your family, Ram. This is a lovely shot, one we could frame and put on the wall of the kitchen. It's funny because when I saw it, I could smell it even though you write they have a flat taste. I relaly like to see what we would normally not notice, among bushes or in dark places, like fungi. This certainly is a beautiful pictre with an efficient use of flash. Thank you and come back to TN!


Hello Ram,
Is a strawberry very similar to oe that grows in the wild here, but I don´t know if it´s native, despite of all is a rare species. You´ve done a nice berry macro, surprisingly looks like a bit the photo I was taken here!
Good voyage, bye

wonderful capture Ram , with perfect sharp and very fine details,
great composition !

p.s. Have a nice trip and good luck !
Hope you'll be back soon !

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-08 12:14]

Hi Ram,
Beautiful close up.Well seena and composed.Colors,contrast and details are perfect.Hope you'll be back soon.
Thanks for posting.

Hello Ram
by us, we have wild strawberries in the nature but they are delicious to eat
a fine capture with great colors and good composition
great contrast between the strawberry and the BG
good luck for your family trip

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-08 23:29]

Hello Ram !
Just makes me want to eat it ! :-) When I was young we had them growing in our forests, too, but nowadays it is difficult to find them - I miss them ! :-) I is an excellent picture, full of appetizing details. It is a nice goodbye picture. I hope you'll have a lot of fun with your family and that everything is well for you and for them. And we'll wait (impatiently) for your return, because TN without you is just not the same.
Greetings from rainy France,

Great shot of this Wild Strawberry Ram.
I hope you have a fantastic time in Himachal Pradesh.
See you when you return.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-09 3:08]

Hello Mr. Ram,

lovely capture of this Wild Straw Berry with nice color and details. Have a pleasant stay and may this trip be "fruitful".

Thanks for sharing

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-09 6:35]

Hello Ram,
Very pleasant picture of this little wild strawberry. I like the special composition you have chosen. We also have wild strawberries, but they look slightly different from yours. I think I will post one in the future, just to compare. But I have to wait a few months!
I wish you a nice evening
Best regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-09 6:45]

Hi Ram
Lovely composition.Good POV and very sharp image.I like that dark BG.I also like that gentle light on your main subject.
TFS Michel.

Hello Ram,
Very simple subject but superb photo with stunning colors
Have a safe journey to your home country
Best regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-10 19:11]

Hello Ram,
Excellent image of a treat I enjoy fresh from the vine from time to time. May you have a safe and enjoyable time to your native place. I for one await your return. Thank you Ram.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-02-15 22:21]

Hi Ram!

Hmm, you show a picture that reminds me wonderful souvenirs of my childhood when we went to the forest with my father to gather wild strawberries. Their taste is so much better than the ones you buy in the supermarket. Moreover, the picture has a pronounced artistic effect.

Kind regards


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-17 7:05]

Hi, dear Ram.
My best wishes to you. I hope all will be OK at you, your business and family.
I think this berry common for you but not for many TN members. And I am sure this picture also is not common. Its quality is exceptional. Great use of flash. Terrific sharpness of the fruit and leaves. Wonderful dark and nicely blurred BG. Perfect job. We are waiting for you here.

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  • gorky (22)
  • [2009-02-17 7:59]

I would love to use flash like this. Very impressive exposure and details.

Oh -- this is Potentilla indica, I think. It grows in my area, though my guidebooks say it's native to India. It was probably brought in as an ornamental plant, and sure it is pretty! Its flowers are yellow, not white as in the strawberries grown for fruit.
Regardng the taste of these small strawberries, I agree with Ram in that it's flat.

Nice shot by the way -- I like the clever composition.

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