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chestnut bud

chestnut  bud
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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-17
Categories: Trees
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-19 10:58
Viewed: 3816
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The chestnut bud is big bud , cca 4-5 cm becouse a flowrs are to 25 cm high.
From Wikipedia:
Chestnuts (Castanea),
including the chinkapins, are a genus of eight or nine species of trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts produced by these trees. Most are large trees to 20-40 m tall, but some species (the chinkapins) are smaller, often shrubby. All are deciduous.

The leaves are simple, ovate or lanceolate, 10-30 cm long and 4-10 cm broad, with sharply pointed, widely-spaced teeth, with shallow rounded sinuses between. The flowers are catkins, produced in mid summer. The fruit is a spiny cupule 5-11 cm diameter, containing 2-7 nuts.
The nuts are most commonly eaten candied or roasted; the former are often sold under the French name marrons glacÚs. One easy method for roasting is to cut an 'X' in the top of each nut and heat in a shallow container, tossing occasionally, at 200C/400F for 30 minutes.

To preserve chestnuts to eat through the winter, they must be made perfectly dry after they come out of their green husk; then put into a box or a barrel mixed with, and covered over by, fine and dry sand, three parts of sand to one part of chestnuts. Any maggots in any of the chestnuts will emerge and work up through the sand to get to the air without damaging other chestnuts. Chestnuts to be grown in the spring need to be kept in moist sand and chilled over the winter.

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Wonderful capture Marjan. Excellent sharpness and dof setting off the chestnut nicely with plenty of details. Beautiful colours. I really like the composition with the bud reaching out and up for the sun and spring - it must be here soon. Nice and informative note.

Nice closeup Marjan,
Excellent exposure, color, detail and DOF. I like the OOF countryside as the BG..It works for me! Well done.

Hi Marjan,
That is an excellent macro. I love the frame filling composition. Very rich colors and sharp detail. Loks great to me!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-23 21:37]

Hi Marjan, this is an good composition. I like the sharpness of it and the blurred BG. Well captured, thank you.

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