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Copyright: Julia Hollis (Runnerduck) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 57 N: 616] (1851)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-27
Categories: Trees
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S5500
Exposure: f/4, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-03 8:05
Viewed: 6304
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe this to be a Fig. (there are two in image)
It's taken me a couple of day's to source the ID, but I'm still not entirely sure, it's out of these two:

Either -
Blanche - An old, reliable variety usually called Lemon in the South. Medium light green fig with white pulp. Same as Bianci except for the open eye (which can lead to souring). Well-adapted in the South. Fairly hardy. Synonyms: Lemon, Marseilles, White Russian, etc

Or -
Croisic (Cordelia, Gillette, St. John)
Only edible caprifig. Fruits very early, only brebas are useful. Fruits pale yellow, small, pulp nearly white, without a lot of character. Tree low, dense, spreading. . For north coast and Pacific Northwest.

Growth Habit: The fig is a picturesque deciduous tree, to 50 ft tall, but more typically to a height of 10 - 30 ft. Their branches are muscular and twisting, spreading wider than they are tall. Fig wood is weak and decays rapidly. The trunk often bears large nodal tumors, where branches have been shed or removed. The twigs are terete and pithy rather than woody. The sap contains copious milky latex that is irritating to human skin. Fig trees often grow as a multiple-branched shrub, especially where subjected to frequent frost damage. They may be espaliered, but only where roots may be restricted, as in containers.

Fruits: The common fig bears a first crop, called the breba crop, in the spring on last season's growth. The second crop is borne in the fall on the new growth and is known as the main crop. In cold climates the breba crop is often destroyed by spring frosts. The matured "fruit" has a tough peel (pure green, green suffused with brown, brown or purple), often cracking upon ripeness, and exposing the pulp beneath. The interior is a white inner rind containing a seed mass bound with jelly-like flesh. The edible seeds are numerous and generally hollow, unless pollinated. Pollinated seeds provide the characteristic nutty taste of dried figs.

Would appreciate a positive ID - Thanks

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Its definitely a fig,Julia,but I couldn't honestly say what variety.Do figs ripen to eating quality in the UK?
We have a beautiful fig tree that I planted as a tiny 6 inch stick about 3 years ago.Its now taller than me.about 6 feet wide and covered in big juicy fruit...the nicest figs I've tasted.

It is a good picture, but there are aome improvements to do.
1. The light is very strong in the background and it is very disracting.
2. The flash is very strong and it gives a very unpleasent light on the subject.

I think that you should use higher F number in this shot, this will help with reducing light of the flash on the subject.
Next time in this kind of picture you should measure light from the background, because you are using a flash for the subject.


A negetive FEC (Flash Exposure Compensation) can help in this cases.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-03-03 10:31]
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Good shot from this excellent figue. But where did you find these fruits in this season? writen: photo taken 2005-02-27

Nice picture and interesting note :-) You have very good idea of making this photo. Thank you very much!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-03 14:04]
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Hi Julie. I saw some of these the other day while walking, only they were smallish and hard. Yet, Steves are ripe now (both in NZ) I must go back with camera.
I have trouble with overexposure too and try to make sure the light isn't behind too much, even if it means bending the branch! I like your shot very much. Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-03 15:26]
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Julia, the tipos were already given, so that I have nothing to add about them.

I like pov and composition. Well spotted.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-04 4:53]
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Nice composition, the subject is very good. The BG is overexposed, i.e. there's too much light and the focus on the 2nd fig is a little bit soft. Good effort! TFS!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-10 13:09]

Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thanks, Julia. A great work!

Trés beautiful quality... I like much and the fig tree and a tree trés appreciated on my île(la Corse)il misses only the odor....

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