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Quercus ilex ilex

Quercus ilex ilex
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe, Plants of Catalonia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-01 4:29
Viewed: 5651
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Quercus ilex, the Holm Oak or Holly Oak is a large evergreen oak native to the Mediterranean region. It takes its name from holm, an ancient name for holly. It is known by the names azinheira in Portuguese, encina in Spanish, carrasca or alzina in Catalan, and chêne vert or yeuse in French. It is a member of the white oak section of the genus, with acorns that mature in a single summer.
Quercus ilex subsp. ilex. Native in the north and east of the species' range, from northern Iberia and France east to Greece. Leaves narrow; acorns 2 cm long, bitter tasting.

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This is a verry good picture,nice clarity,details and colours.Congratulations.Alin.

hello Ferran

excellent photo of the flowers or fruits of the Holm Oak,
fine POV at their level, superb focus great sharpness and details,



Hola Ferran,
una splendida immagine di ghiande di quercia, un soggetto piuttosto comune che ci mostri in una bellissima composizione con ottimi dettagli e colori luminosi con un perfetto uso della luce naturale e artificiale.
Grazie e complimenti
Saludos cordiales

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2009-11-01 8:57]

Bona llum i profunditat. Interesant que estiguin en dos estats de maduració. Suposo que aquesta és la més comú per ací.
Ben enquadrada.

Salutacions i bon diumenge; jo covant una mitja grip per casa :-(

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-01 11:50]

Hi Ferran. We have three very large Holme Oaks in the garden at work. You have taken a fine close up of acorns . Which you have taken with fine detail and bright colours. well taken TFS.

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  • dolors (33)
  • [2009-11-01 12:14]

Hola Ferran,
És una fotografia que representa molt bé la tardor que vivim ara a Catalunya.
Bona composició i llum.
Bona setmana,

Hello Ferran.

Congratulation for that photography from the fruits of Quercus. Good sharpness, nice colors, excellent contrast.

Thank you for all your comments on my photography ; I appreciate particularly.

All the best.


Hello Ferran,

another good autumnalis shot with good pov, details and sharpness.
Fine colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-02 8:31]

Hello Ferran,
Nice capture of the acorns of Q. ilex taken from a nice POV with good sharpness and use of flash. The brown acorn looks like it might have been affected by some insect inside it.
Thanks and have a good week,

Bonjour Ferran,
Très belle macro bien composée dans un cadrage serré permettant l'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs sous d'excellents angle de prise de vue et éclairage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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