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These hawthorn flowers were a few meters away, so I used a tele lens on a monopod. Shot with a Canon EF 400 mm 5.6 lens on a Canon EOS 550D camera. ISO 800, 1/1250 sec, f 8


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The backlit flowers and leaves looked very appealing. The hawthorn blooms just before summer. In autumn, it carries red berries. The long focal length created a blurry background with bokeh balls. Your comments are very welcome.

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Well-balanced composition and an effective use of the backlit. I forgot to mention that the bokeh is super. Best regards, Arthur

PS Vincent, you should pick the berries and make lemonade. A real C-vitamin booster.

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This is spring, and the trees are amazing in their foliage. Ours is full of berries right now, might post something soon, but the birds will enjoy them all winter. You captured their essence well!

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Hi Arthur,

thank you for your nice comments. I will certainly go and pick some berries; I have to check online how that tea is made, I'll let you know! Kind regards, Vincent

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Hi G & V,

Thanks for your appreciative comments! It would be nice if you posted some of your hawthorn berry photos; then I can rest assured I'll make tea (see Arthur's comment) with the right berries. Kind regards, Vincent

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Hi Vincent,

I'm only aware of the orange-coloured berries.

The hawthorn berries grow as a bunch of berries i.e. I don't recognise your red berries in your image above.

Best Regards, Arthur

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Vincent- yours are closer to ours-- definitely not orange, and hanging in clusters, not right on trunk- didn't know there were different varieties...1053643346_DSC05444(Small).JPG.35ba435e02d51d448a501c98956ae3bd.JPG1818304560_DSC05442a(Small).jpg.12388b6a83e726719f31b8e65193d1c0.jpg

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Hi G & V,

Thanks for your input on this, much appreciated! Different varieties are common in plants and their fruits, especially with so much distance between them.  I will look into the berries of which I posted a photo, I've become curious and I hope they are edible and good for making tea as well. I'll let you (and Arthur) know. Kind regards, Vincent 

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