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Common Mistletoe

Common Mistletoe
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-08
Camera: Canon 30D, Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR DI LD [IF], Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-09 3:45
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Viscum album is a species of mistletoe, the species originally so-named, and also known as European Mistletoe or Common Mistletoe to distinguish it from other related species. It is native to Europe and western and southern Asia.
It is a hemi-parasitic shrub, which grows on the stems of other trees. It has stems 30100 centimetres (1239 in) long with dichotomous branching. The leaves are in opposite pairs, strap-shaped, entire, leathery textured, 28 centimetres (0.793.1 in) long , 0.82.5 centimetres (0.310.98 in) broad and are a yellowish-green in colour. This species is dioecious and the flowers are inconspicuous, yellowish-green, 23 millimetres (0.0790.12 in) diameter. The fruit is a white or yellow berry containing one (very rarely several) seed embedded in the very sticky, glutinous fruit pulp.
It is commonly found in the crowns of broad-leaved trees, particularly apple, lime, hawthorn and poplar.Mistletoe has always attracted popular interest and has been surrounded by a number of myths and legends. In some countries it plays a part in Christmas festivities. It also features in the popular Asterix comic books, where mistletoe collected from oaks was considered to have special qualities.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-09 4:34]

Hi Pawel,very very interesting.This is one of the Christmas symbols but i never seen the plant...and your perfect pic is the best way to discover so!Great point of view and perfect light balance,details and perspective.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Czesc Pawle,
piekna jemiola. Rozumiem, ze na szczescie :)
Bardzo dobra kompozycja i piekne naturalne kolory.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-09 10:45]

Hallo Pawel,
U mnie czesto spotykam jemiole musze powiedziec ze wyglada dosyc dekoracyjnie to jest interesujaco jak ona tam rosnie musze sie kiedys dokladniej przyjrzec.Dobra perspektywa,osrosc i kontrasz.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Hello Pawel,
Interesting capture. This species I have seen also in my county. Interesting especially
in winter.
Thanks for sharing!

Witaj Pawel,
Ladna kisc jemioly, chociaz ona u nas zielona. Dzisiaj od rana pada snieg!

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