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Sea Buckthorn Berries

Sea Buckthorn Berries
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-29
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 30D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fruits II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-29 22:17
Viewed: 3699
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sea buckthorn
Hippophae rhamnoides L.

A large native shrub that grows up to 20 feet tall, it has irregular growth habits and spiny branches. Male and female flowers occur on different plants and in order to product fruit both must be around.

The flowers are very small and appear before leafing out in the spring. The leaves are a silver colour and can withstand hot dry conditions. The Sea buckthorn grows in many different locations in Alberta and is extremely hardy. It will grow where no other plant may.

The birds love this shrub because of the thick spiny branches which may help protect them and the berries that are available in late summer and fall.

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Hello Janice,
It is autumn all right!
Looks good on pictures, but elsewise not my favourite season...
This is a nice composition with good lines, colours and details are nice!
Pablo -

Hey Janice
Very nice shot of berries.
good colors,lighting


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-30 8:06]

Hi Janice,
Beautiful autumn colors against blue sky.
TFS, José M.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-30 8:25]

Hello Janice,
Very nice capture.I liked colors,lighting,framing and visual impact a lot.

Those berries really stand out against the BG branches Janice. Great capture!

Love your notes & frame. Did you use the "invert" method to whiten the top & bottom the blacked them out?
The berries are so well focused that they look 3D. Shiney little things. Did you have to use filters?
Excellent composition. Looks like you cropped it TIGHT.
Best of the best to you, Janice.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-30 23:24]

Hello Janice

Wow what lovely orange colours and tones.A lovely composition.Nice use of lighting ,and good on the DOF and POV.TFS


Bonjour Janice
Une excellente photo ,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails de ces merveilleux petits fruits ... Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

Bonjour Janice,
Ah! l'automne et ses petits fruits sauvages qui murissent un peu partout... Je suis moi aussi souvent preneur de ce genre de cliché.
Les couleurs sont belles, plus d'ouverture aurait peut-être permis un champs plus profond et plus de netteté, mais j'ai moi aussi ce problème depuis mon changement d'appareil et je n'arrive pas à trouver le bon reglage.
Belle photo néanmoins.
Merci du partage

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-11-29 21:56]

The lovely bright colours attracted my attention in your gallery and the composition is weel worth a visit.
Great colours and details; nicely oof background

Hi Janice,
Are sea-buckthorns similar to a hawthorn?
I can't quite tell on this shot, but does the bush have long hard thorns? Inch to inch and a half long?


PS I just saw abt the silvery leaves; I think that answers the question... they are not the same, but perhaps related.

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