|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|M.Lonzina m.234 Parco Naturale Colli Euganei |
Prunus spinosa is a deciduous large shrub or small tree growing to 5 m tall, with blackish bark and dense, stiff, spiny branches. The leaves are oval, 2–4.5 cm long and 1.2–2 cm broad, with a serrated margin. The flowers are 1.5 cm diameter, with five slightly creamy-white petals; they are produced shortly before the leaves in early spring, and are hermaphroditic and insect-pollinated. The fruit, called a "sloe", is a drupe 10–12 mm in diameter, black with a pale purple-blue waxy bloom, ripening in autumn, and harvested — traditionally, at least in the UK, in October or November after the first frosts. Sloes are thin-fleshed, with a very strongly astringent flavour when fresh.
KOMSIS, joska, brech has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|
- [2011-04-05 7:02]
Wonderful shot of this lovely spring flowers!
Excellent drops of water!
- [2011-04-05 7:39]
Very good macro!
Excellent presentation of the Sloes flowers... Fine exposure, nice colours and very good composition.
- [2011-04-05 10:19]
Splendid photo of this Prunus spinoza in Flower, great lights and colors, sharp details, TFS!
- [2011-04-05 10:56]
Very nice capture, the flower looks lovely with water drops, well composed shot, nice dof resulting in dark bg,lovely natural colour tones.Best regards Siggi
Absolutely beautiful. I like everything in this image, from the delicate details of the flowers anthers, the wide opened petals to the composition and the point of view, but mostly, YES mostly the water droplets that just makes this image excellent and such a viewing pleasure. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.