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Wild roses by the Baltic

Wild roses by the Baltic
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Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Casio EX-Z4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-30 11:27
Viewed: 6921
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I only know this plant as "wild rose" in English. The fruit is called hip or hep, and that is closer to the Danish name which is "hyben". In German they are called "Hagebutte". They grow wild and spread at an amazing rate. The flowers come in several colours. The bushes can grow several meters tall and become very dense. For this reason they are often used as hedges around gardens in Scandinavia, but they have to be cut back regularly, and they have more thorns than any other other rose I know, so careful when touching.
The fruit have been used by man for centuries. They contain great amounts of vitamins, are relatively sweet and are good for making tea, marmelade, sweet soup and even cakes.
Inside the fruit there are pips that have to be scraped out before cooking. These can irritate the skin, and are used by children in Denmark as itching powder to discreetly place down a friends shirtback - or even worse, his trousers. The result is - itching.
The shot has two almost unforgivable drawbacks: I used flash, and the petals of the flower are not 100% in focus. But I liked seeing these wild roses growing strong and wild a few meters from the salty sea.

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Very nice Per.
Nypon in Swedish, nypon soup is very good.
Good colors and good DOF.
Very good note.
Well done.

Nice shot, Per. Interesting note as well.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-30 14:05]

Very nice view Per,
I really like the composition, the details in front, and the great depth in it, very good colours and a goo note, good job

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-08-30 14:29]

I love these roses. We call them Rosa Rugosa and we find them also along the shore line growing wild as they are tough enough to with stand the weather and winds from the Atlantic Ocean. Their fragrance is one of the most memorable ones in the flower world.

I really like how you have the Baltic Sea in the background of this photo. It really shows the environment they are most suited for. I can forgive the flash, but wish the rose had a little more focus as you have mentioned. But the rose hips are show here very nicely with some still green and others that have ripened to their lovely shade of orange. I enjoyed your note very much.

This where common names fall down, it maybe called a wild rose, but it is a plant much used by the municipal planters for round carparks and where they do not want the vandels, but its home is in the far east in eastern Russia, china and japan, so fall into what I think of as a cultivated plant.
The image is an intresting one the view over the baltic framed by the roses is good.

Definitely a very common sight along the beaches of Denmark ;-) It may have come originally as an import, but the present day bushes must be the ggggg grandchildren of these original bushes and have grown wild ever since ;-) The photo is nicely framed, but the sea is a fraction tilted to the left, so a teeny-weeny rotation clockwise wouldn't come amiss.

Very nice picture Per. I like the natural framing by the rose bush. - Very pleasent to look at.

Nice capture Per. The frame is unique and well taken. Pity the flowers focus is a bit soft, but the sea in the BG makes it a nice catch. Did you do any processing before posting?

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-09-05 6:21]

Per, excellent really colours of it green, a pity for the sky, but very nice composition.

Rose hips...... very nice photo. I used to take rose hip vitamins!

We call this rose Vresros in Sweden. It is common in southern Sweden, too. Very beautiful picture with the hips and the rose in the foreground and the sea in the background.

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