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Quercus humilis

Quercus humilis
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe, Plants of Catalonia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-20 11:33
Viewed: 5455
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Quercus humilis Mill. (= Quercus pubescens Willd., = Quercus lusitanica Lam.)

The Downy Oak or Pubescent Oak is an oak in the white oak section of the genus, Quercus sect. Quercus. It is native to southern Europe and southwest Asia, from northern Spain (Pyrenees) east to the Crimea and the Caucasus. It is also found in France and parts of central Europe.
It is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing up to 20 m. Forest-grown trees grow tall, while open-growing trees develop a very broad and irregular crown. They are long-lived, to several hundred years, and eventually grow into very stout trees with trunks up to 2 m in diameter. Open-grown trees frequently develop several trunks. The bark very rough, light grey and divided into small flakes. Large trees develop very thick whitish bark cracked into deep furrows, similar to the Penduculate oak but lighter in colour.
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This photo is taken in Gurb, near Vic, Catalonia

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What a lovely capture this Q.humilis!
Lovely details and colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-20 12:34]

Hello Ferran.
Great detailed closeup, the colour and light look perfect. The sharpness is so nice as are the wonderful natural colors. Excellent background too!Best regards Siggi

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-10-20 12:54]

Hi Ferran,

Lovely image of these beautiful acorns. Light and compostion, as well as colors, are all excellent.



Hello Ferran,

another fine autumnalis shot from this oak.
Good pov and details with fine warm colours.


Magnífics colors Ferran, gran profunditat i una llum que afavoreix tot això; el resultat, un gran realisme. Bon enquadrament al meu gust i bo el detall de poder observar les fulles. Un treball que marca diferències per la seva excel.lent realització tècnica.


- Avui he estat per LLavorsí però per feina i no he pogut fer anar la càmara. Els caducifolis ja marquen les seves taques al bosc i d'ací uns dias ha de ser tot un espectacle !!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-20 14:25]

Hi Ferran,

Excellent capture top with some details. A new super macro.
Good night,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-10-20 22:15]

Hi Ferran.
Sweet shot of the pair of acorns. These trees surround me from childhood and I love them a lot. You have create a lovely composition. All is perfect at your shot. Amazing lights, stunning sharpness and details of the fruits and leaves, very pleasant smooth BG. Great POV. Thanks a lot a all my compliments.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-21 2:56]

Hello Ferran,
A very nice clear capture of the acorns of Q. humilis taken from an excellent POV to show them with nice lighting and excellent sharpness. The composition together with the oak leaves against a neutral BG is great.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hi Ferran,
Good eye and nicely captured with a good POV.Sharp image with detail.

Dear Ferran,
Like all your work - perfect photographic technique!

I can see even a spider thread leading to the right hand acorn.

Autum feeling emphasised by subtle, autumn-coloured background.

The natural colours show, that the right hand acorn is getting more sun - i.e. riper, slightly darker.

You have produced another perfect image!
Enjoy the rest of your day,
Warm Regards

Hello Ferran,

A beautiful macro with lovely natural coloration, sharpness & details. Great POV & BG.

Well done & TFS.

Best regards


Bonsoir Ferran,
Excellente lumière et composition d'automne. J'aime beaucoup les teintes et les textures. Bonne soirée,

Hola Ferran,
una bellissima immagine con delle semplici ghiande, splendidi luce e colori, ottimi punto di ripresa e composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Saludos cordiales

bonjour Ferran
quelle merveilleuse photo de ces deux glands pris sous un joli angle
les couleurs sont très naturelles et la composition est très belle
j'aime beaucoup les superbes details des fruits et des feuilles de ce chêne
Passe une bone nuit

Hola Ferran.

Gracias por la foto de Quercus humilis.

Usted nos presenta con una hermosa fotografía de los frutos de la encina. Con una nitidez muy buena, están representados todos los detalles de las frutas y hojas.

Hasta luego



Bonjour Ferran,
Splendide macro remarquable de précisions.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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