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Wild Blackberries

Wild Blackberries
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 7:03
Viewed: 4385
Points: 36
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nformation on "Blackberry" collected from WiKiPedia:

The blackberry is an edible berry in the Rubus genus and the Rosaceae family. The fruit are botanically termed an aggregate fruit and they are produced on plants that typically have biennial canes and perennial roots. Blackberries and raspberries are also called caneberries or brambles. It is a widespread, and well known group of several hundred species, many of which are closely related apomictic microspecies native throughout the temperate Northern hemisphere and South America.

Blackberries are perennial plants which typically bear biennial stems ("canes") from the perennial root system.

In its first year, a new stem, the primocane, grows vigorously to its full length of 3-6 m (in some cases, up to 9 m), arching or trailing along the ground and bearing large palmately compound leaves with five or seven leaflets; it does not produce any flowers. In its second year, the cane becomes a floricane and the stem does not grow longer, but the flower buds break to produce flowering laterals, which bear smaller leaves with three or five leaflets. First and second year shoots are usually spiny with numerous short curved very sharp thorns (thornless cultivars have been developed purposefully). Recently the University of Arkansas has developed primocane fruiting blackberries that grow and flower on first year growth much as the primocane (also called fall bearing or everbearing) fruiting red raspberries.

Unmanaged mature plants form a tangle of dense arching stems, the branches rooting from the node tip on many species when they reach the ground. Vigorous and growing rapidly in woods, scrub, hillsides and hedgerows, blackberry shrubs tolerate poor soils, readily colonizing wasteland, ditches and vacant lots.

The flowers are produced in late spring and early summer on short racemes on the tips of the flowering laterals.[2] Each flower is about 2-3 cm in diameter with five white or pale pink petals.[2] The newly developed primocane fruiting produces flowers and fruits on the new growth.
A bee pollinating blackberries

The early flowers typically form more drupelets than the later ones as they develop more fully as the flower buds develop during the dormant period. This can also be a symptom of exhausted reserves in the plant's roots, marginal pollinator populations, or infection with a virus such as Raspberry bushy dwarf virus. Even a small change in conditions, such as a rainy day or a day too hot for bees to work after early morning, can reduce the number of bee visits to the flower, thus reducing the quality of the fruit. The drupelets only develop around ovules that are fertilized by the male gamete from a pollen grain.

In botanical terminology, the fruit is not a berry, but an aggregate fruit of numerous drupelets ripening to black or dark purple.

Blackberry leaves are also a food for certain caterpillars and grazing mammals, especially deer, are very fond of the leaves. See List of Lepidoptera that feed on Rubus.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-09 7:13]

Hello Paras,
An excellent macro of a juicy ripe blackberry together with the green unripe. I like the composition and the sharpness is great where in focus.
Thanks and best wishes,

hello Paras
this is super sharpness with nice details and beautiful colours
very good composition
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-09 9:02]

Hi Paras,there are all the season of blackberry in this pic..green,pink and black toghether! Impressive macro whit top sharpness and colors,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-09 9:08]

Hi Paras,
It is a very nice photo of this Blackberry, great colors and very good sharpness!

Ciao Paras, wonderful Blackberry with splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Paras,

an good pov and dof from this Blackberry with good details and fine colours.


hello Paras
yami..! very beautiful image and resemble tasty, with splendid output in colors and details!
keep photographing! TFS

No es fácil captar el fruto de la mora, pero resolviste con excelente técnica. Buen encuadre, colores, y control de los reflejos en el fruto. Un trabajo sencillo y precioso a la vez.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Wonderful sharp details and lovely colors.

Ciao Paras. Good details, nice light and compo. Inded an interesting work.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-09 11:39]

Hi Paras . You have captured the fruits of the Blackberry with such fine detail and bright but still natural colours. I see ant on the ripe one. Well taken TFs.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-09 11:44]

Hi Paras,
Again a wonderful picture. Excellent colors and shot.
Very good description, too.
Have a good evening,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-09 11:48]

Wonderful Wild Blackberries!
Great details and colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-09 12:00]

Hello Paras,
Original photo in colours and composition. Excellent sharp details and a good choice of POV. Nice DOF.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-09 13:32]

Slav Paras,
An excellent macro shot of this Blackberries.Wonderful colours,sharpness and perfect details.Very well my friend.

Namastay bhaijaan Paras,

Awesome macro capture of these tasty blackberries.
The POV/DOF, clarity, details and composition are all impeccable!
TFS and have a nice night!


Hello Paras,
a splendid picture of the Blackberry taken with superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, very good contrast in a nice composition
Best regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-10 10:32]

Hello Paras
Nice closed up.I like your image composition.Sharp image with good light and nice colors.
TFS Michel

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