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Prunus spinosa

Prunus spinosa
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Copyright: Fabrizio Menin (ciopper13) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 353] (1772)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alfa A100, 18-70 mm Macro Sony, CF Extreme IV 4GB, Dorr DHG Macro Achromat
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-05 6:48
Viewed: 3159
Points: 10
[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, 24.5 cm long and 1.22 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 1012 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.
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Species:P. spinosa

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-04-05 7:02]

Hi Fabrizio
Wonderful shot of this lovely spring flowers!
Excellent drops of water!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-04-05 7:39]

Ciao Fabrizio,
Very good macro!
Excellent presentation of the Sloes flowers... Fine exposure, nice colours and very good composition.
Best wishes,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-05 10:19]

Hi Fabrizio,
Splendid photo of this Prunus spinoza in Flower, great lights and colors, sharp details, TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-05 10:56]

Hello Fabrizio.
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

Hallo Fabrizio
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.

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