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Large Rosehip

Large Rosehip
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D50, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-12 7:52
Viewed: 2539
Points: 50
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Thorny Cure

I have, in the past, pictured rose hips. This one however lasted along with many other on same bush and were the largest I have seen in the city. Almost the size of a US Quarter. Not analogous to the Euro:-) Each small Rosehip contains vitamin C. This is why ever since the olden days of the wild west, teas were made from the foraging of Rosehips. And since they have relatively no taste, an addition of mullein leaf and honey is a good recipe to ward off or dry up a common rhino virus which we know is a cold. Although it isn't by any means a cure-all, it does resolve the problems of health to a point. And beyond that our bodies can always uses a store of vitamin C, as it is released from our bodies daily. For this reason fruits and other eatables containing vitamin C as so important in a daily diet.

Beyond healing further, I find the Rosehip a very curious yet pretty contradiction in nature. It is surrounded by thorny branches. Now that spring is arriving, my mind races ahead a half a season. This is when the Himalayan Blackberries shall begin to ripen. Picking good sources of healthy foods can be a scratchy thorny business, but well worth the while and doing it from start to finish gives us the complete picture of how our minds and bodies work.

Nikon D50
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-12 8:24]

Another central composition that works well! You portray this shrivelled Rose hip sharply and with fine colours and the composition of the stems crossing the image is just great. In contrast to the old hip the new growth is beginning to show in the red buds.
Amazing how som old things in nature can be a beautiful sight for sore old eyes!
Thanks for sharing this beauty Bob,

Very nice composition and POV, good sharpness and excellent colors too.
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-12 8:37]

Hello Bob,
In Sweden Rosehip soup eaten cold as a dessert with whipped cream is an old traditional dish and very healthy apart from the cream!! These days you can buy it dry in packets and it tastes good!
This is a beautiful capture of "old age" showing fine details and lovely colours.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

The warm tones are visually appealing and the DOF nicely highlights the main subject. Interesting note.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-12 9:06]

Bob, you make the nicest and most beautiful pictures of rose hips and pine cones. They are more than alive, the colours remain intact and bright, the dof is fascinating me ;-) Beautiful work with the light, thank you!


Hi Bob,
Nice sharp image of this rosehip. The central comp. jumped out at me at first. I've been brainwashed! Haha by so many voices here speaking "off center comp." :-) In this image "all raods lead to the rose hip" with the diagonal lines of the branches. I see spring is budding there. We have finally received a bit of thawing just above freezing. tfs Richard

Hola Bob.
Unos magníficos detalles y un colorido intenso muy finamente captados.
Buena presentación en su conjunto y buen comentario.
Cordiales saludos, JL.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-12 9:33]

Hi Bob,

I never know what to expect you to post - you are getting very diverse. I don't think I have seen a rosehip before. Very interesting. I love its placement in the angle of the branches. The lovely red stands out very well.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-12 10:07]


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-12 10:22]

Hi Bob,a nice souvenir if the last winter.Very nice colours and shaprness,but now i'm happy beacuse the springtime is coming and today i take my first butterfly...winter is gone,happy new saison,thanks for share,Luciano

This is a striking image. I love the sharpness and that wonderful red. The angles and background patterns are nice.


Is that really a rose hip (Rosa canina) Bob? Never see one this big, but whatever it is my friend, it is a perfect take from an aesthetical viewpoint, in spite of the "center figure"s placement right in the middle of the frame, a rare phenomenon in creating a good composition!

Very sharp and well focused, the colours are dramatic and bright..the rest of the composition is as sharp as those thorns.

Good composition and nicely presented. regards h

hello Bob

i love when there is a excellent luminosity of the image
and excellent density of the colours like in this image,
excellent POV, excellent DOF, and excellent sharpness & details, TFS


Ciao Bob, beautiful composition with lovely rose hips, perfect focus, wonderful colors, fantastic details and excellent sharpness, BRAVO! very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-12 14:02]

Hi Bob

Great shot - cleverly cpmposed - I love the shapes and textures here - set off wonderfully by the light BG.


Bonjour Bob
Une excellente photo en macro de cette belle fleur.Les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

Hello Bob,
Thank you for sharing this beautiful posting of Rosehip that I never seen before! and now with the sharp image with such closeness and now I know it after reading your useful notes! much appreciated for that!!
best regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-12 16:48]

Hola Bob.
Foto artistica de agradable gusto. Buen encuadre situando al objeto principal en el centro. Fina la nota escrita Bob.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-13 0:38]

Hi Bob,
Wonderful shot of this dried rose hip, sharply in focus and with lovely saturated colours. Superb lighting and exposure. Excellent POV and I like this diagonal composition. Kudos.

Sympathique présentation et belle utilisation du flou et net.
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-13 2:33]

Excellent shot Bob!
There's great detail in this shrivelling Rose-hip and the surrounding vegetation.
Brilliant central composition.
Nice DOF as well.
Good notes.
Cheers Bob,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-13 4:18]

Very good shot Bob, the colors and textures are great and the exposure is fine, very well done thanks!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-14 0:30]

Hi Bob,
That it a large rose hip! Well captured by your steady hand, I too like the contrast of the shriveling hip and the young buds showing spring is near. Thanks bob for this excellent posting.

Hi Bob,

The rosehip on the bent branch is an eye catcher. The details and colors of the rosehip are clear and precise. There is a good contrast between the colors. The subject is well framed. Your note has a lot of information. Have a nice day.


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