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Caper (Capparis spinosa)

Caper (Capparis spinosa)
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/1.3, 1/650 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-07-13 7:57
Viewed: 2067
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am posting a workshop capture of most of the entire flowering plant.


Caper (Capparis spinosa)

The caper (Capparis spinosa L.) is a perennial spiny bush that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and big white to pinkish-white flowers. A caper is also the pickled bud of this plant. The bush is native to the Mediterranean region, growing wild on walls or in rocky coastal areas throughout. The plant is best known for the edible bud and fruit (caper berry) which are usually consumed pickled. Other species of Capparis are also picked along with C. spinosa for their buds or fruits.

Capparis spinosa is highly variable in nature in its native habitats and is found growing near the closely related species C. sicula, C. orientalis, and C. aegyptia. Scientists can use the known distributions of each species to identify the origin of commercially prepared capers.

The shrubby plant is many-branched, with alternate leaves, thick and shiny, round to ovate in shape. The flowers are complete, sweetly fragrant, showy, with four sepals, and four white to pinkish-white petals, many long violet-colored stamens, and a single stigma usually rising well above the stamens.

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Hello Umar,
nice colour of this flower, good sharpness and tonal quality and PoV.
best wishes,

Ciao Umar, great macro of lovely flower, beautiful ambientation, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Umar
Beautiful colours of this flower with great details and super sharpness
very nice light to
You have removed the old twig who lays for the flower,than it was better
thanks greeting lou

Hi Umar,
very good point of view. Really interesting plant. Nice use of light.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-13 11:24]

Hello Umar.
This lovely flowers look great. Sharp details and wonderful POV. Very nice picture.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Umar

Beautiful shot of this one here the close-up of the flower,
love the contrasty light and color tones,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-13 12:15]

Hello Umar,
A beautiful plant I've never seen. Amazing colours. Good sharpness in beautiful light.

Hello Umar
Beautiful species and very crispy pic.Great composition and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-13 12:29]

Hi Umar,2 beautiful pics about this rare and magnificent specie,your ws is very useful,in the first pic the flower looks very big..ehehe...but is only the effect of a great macro! I like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Umar. Great pic MF. The best DOF as possibile with stunning details and sharp. Lovely compo with magnifcient colours. Best wishes.


Hello Umar
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-14 5:16]

Hello Umar,
Yesterday I went to our Botanical Garden and saw exactly this Caper flower and I took a picture of this lovely blossom too. You have seen it probably in its natural surrounding, what is more interesting. I love to eat capers too. I hope you do too:-)
Kind regards

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