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The Snowberry

The Snowberry
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D800, AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR Micro Nikkor
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-24 3:19
Viewed: 2884
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Snowberry is a deciduous shrub of the genus Symphoricarpos and the family Caprifoliaceae, which is also part of the honeysuckle.
Common names: White Snowberry fruit, honeysuckle Carolina, ball of wax. Canada: Snowberry in clusters.

Snowberry originated in western North America, where it was introduced in 1817 and widely naturalized in Western Europe, in temperate climates to cold.
The shrub grows very quickly with its suckers and can even be intrusive, remarkable for its fine branches that deal in the fall of large arrays of snow-white (hence its name in German and English Schneebeere and Snowberry, "bays of snow"), particularly decorative.
He likes calcareous soils, rock gardens and the banks of rivers, along roads and railroads, often near homes where it forms hedges natural or planted for ornamental purposes.
Snowberry (flowers)
Shrub 1 to 3 m., with branches slender, brown, erect and arched. The leaves are grayish green to bluish green, are oval, opposite, in whole limb, almost stalkless, hairless or slightly hairy and creepy side to the underside. Flowering from June to September. Flowers, roses, are grouped in small terminal clusters 3-7 dense enough. Corolla 5-lobed bell (5 mm), very hairy on the inside. 5 stamens, inferior ovary. The fruit (1-2 cm) is a globose berry white, considered toxic (ingested fruit, skin irritation from contact with the substance they contain).
Snowberry (fruits)
Medicinal properties
Young branches and the root (powdered) were used as a febrifuge and diuretic in North America.
The white berries are slightly toxic alkaloids disoquinoline they contain, especially chelidonine. Ingestion produces vomiting early, dizziness and oversedation, especially in children.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-24 7:32]

Hi Serge,
Very good photo of this White Snowberry fruit, very good sharpness and fine details, TFS!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-24 8:01]

Hi Serge,
Nice shot this plant.Good colours, detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Serge,
Great image with a very interesting plant.
The image is great and the clarity, focus and exposure are perfect.

Hello Serge
Excellent capture with very nice details and exceptional clarity.
Best regards

Hello Serge
Interesting plant and beautiful photo with nice colours and good sharpness.

Hi Serge,
amazing photo of this plant. Perfect point of view. Very good sharpness. Educative note.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Serge,
Excellent capture with good clarity/sharpness and detail (even of the water droplet under the plant). Well done.

Interesante punrto de vista de este curioso fruto que desconocía.
Bonitos colores, aunque blancos casi al límite.
Saludos Serge: J. Ignasi.

hello Serge
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-24 12:36]

Hello Serge,
I like the simplicity of this picture with beautiful composition and great details. You chose good DOF to make a nice blurred background.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Serge,
une macro agréable qui nous montre les baies à des niveaux de maturation différents, bonne netteté et couleurs belles et naturelles, composition précise
Merci et félicitations
Bonne nuit
Ciao Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-24 14:56]

Salut Serge,tres jolie espece et tres belle macro aussi avec une excellente gestione de la lumier pour un blanc parfait.Dommage pour le rugby,il sera pour la prochaine fois! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-26 8:53]

Hi Serge!
A lovely two-tone composition with a beautiful light and fine details. Excellent blurred BG. Very good presentation.
Ciao! Vanda

Excellent POV of this Snowberry, good shot
TFS & very best regards

Serge, this is absolutely a beautiful shot. You did a wonderful job capturing it. Great sharpness and detail. Congratulations, Bill

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