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Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 5 N: 197] (943)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-10-04
Camera: Sony Dsc F-717
Exposure: f/2, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Newfoundland Wildlife, Blue Things III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 14:23
Viewed: 3514
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
“Blueberries” is the name of this photo taken during blueberry season. These berries have an interesting and healthy history as stated below:
Blueberries and Health
Blueberries were prominent in Russian folk medicine, used as a preventative measure and cure for flux and other abdominal problems.

Native Americans used blueberry leaves in medicinal teas thought to be good for the blood and blueberry juice was used to treat coughs.

The blueberry is still prized for its antioxidant health benefits and as a laxative, as well as other folk remedies.

During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots consumed bilberries (a blueberry relative), which purportedly improved their night vision. Later studies show a sound basis for this practice because blueberries are high in bioflavonoids which are used by the rods in the eye for night vision.

Blueberries rank as the number one fruit provider of antioxidants. They are also high in iron.

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very nice colors.. a extraordinary fruit..

thank you for sharing

best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-10-28 19:41]

Great photo Jim,
This particular image makes my mouth water. I love blueberries, I only wish they weren't so expensive in the markets.
Wonderful detail and bright vivid colors. Good DOF!! Very informative notes!! TFS.

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