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European Holly

European Holly
Photo Information
Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-13
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants to Know, Fruits, Fruits II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-16 3:34
Viewed: 4270
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Holly (Ilex aquifolium) is an evergreen tree
Its leaves have sharp spines and in autumn the fruits turn to a beautiful red. These fruits are poisonous for people and birds rarely eat them, because they are very bitter.
The Ilex was sacred in celtic times. Today it is used as ornemental tree in gardens and epecially around Christmas time, peolple take some branches as decoration in their houses.
Tolkien liked the Holly a lot and gave the name of "Hollin" to the Kingdom of the Elves in " Lord of the Rings".

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Hi Anne,
Every time that I see this moan in fruit, I think that Christmas is already very near, beautiful picture. In some places these very important sleep fruits, since sleep quite a lot the animals that feed on it.

Bonjour Anne,
voilà une bien belle photo de saison.
Le Houx, symbole des fêtes de fin d'année...
Ta photo est très fine et très lumineuse. Les couleurs sont extra et les fruits du houx étonnament brillant.
Merci du partage
Moustique :o)

Hi Anne,
Very nicely captured. Great DoF, very sharp and neat BG. Vivid colors in this image are superb. Greatly composed.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

Jolie photo,vous collectionnez les baies, dommage que nous n' ayons pas le meme langage,je n' ai malheureusement pas le temps de traduire vos remarques sur vos photo. Amicalement Thomas

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-16 16:33]

Hi Anne,
Great details, beautiful details and good 3D effect.
TFS, José M.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-17 7:07]

Hi Anne.
Very beautiful shot hereof ornamental shrub with his splendid fruits.Yes Christmas with near........:-).
I like used POV,good sharpening.Very pretty is coloured tone background.Very well with those precious separate main subject from background.Also very nice colour fruits and good light.
TFS and greetings.

Voilà des baies qui feront peut-être le délice des merles du voisinage.
Bonne journée.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-20 21:24]

Hello Anne

A beautiful composition,with well saturated colours.Excellent DOF with good crisp,sharp details.Well done.TFS


Guten Tag, Anne.
Sehr ansprechendes Foto mit ungewöhnlicher, doch sehr wirkungsvoller strikt horizontaler Komposition.
Die Farben sind sehr subtil, ebenso die weichen Glanzlichter auf den Früchten. Die leichte Unschärfe des Fotos dürfe auf Bewegung zurückzuführen sein - entweder des Zweiges oder der Hand. Falls letzteres: ein Stativ oder eine stabile Auflage der Kamera ist bei so langen Verschusszeiten und Brennweiten kaum zu entbehren.
Sehr stimmungsvolle Aufnahme, und ein kurzer, treffender, informativer Begleittext. Vielen Dank!
Herzliche Grüße,

Bonjour Anne

Très jolis ces fruits avec ces feuilles vertes.
C"est du Houx, comme les décorations pour les fêtes,
Au Québec c'est très rare.Dans mon coin à moi en tout cas.
Belles couleurs, et PDC
Bravo Anne


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-01-13 13:54]

Hi Anne,
Excellent shot with great colors and sharpness. But I like especially the notes who give us info on the sacred history of this plant. I really think people should know all these traditions and values related to plants before they disappear alltogether.

Salut Anne,
C'est une superbe macro! J'aime beaucoup les détails, le contraste entre le rouge et le vert et cette brillance sur les baies et les feuilles. Le BG est très beau aussi. Bravo!

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-02-19 18:40]

Hola Anel,maravillosos y ricos contrastes de colores rojo y verde y el difuminado del fondo buen. POV sIRA

your holly good capture. check my page http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Middle_East/Turkey/photo674982.htm

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-04 19:48]

Hello Anne,
thanks for liking my water lily shot.
this is a very exciting shot of the red berries. It is so unique, and i have never seen any of it.
The shining and glistening berries look very lively and pleasing.
you captured it well.


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