Destined to be the fruits of Autumn

Discussion in 'Nature' started by grebeman, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Nature is already planning for autumn, although I don't like to be thinking about that.

    All taken this morning on a Panasonic G1 with 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit

    Bittersweet (beware it's poisonous, a member of the nightshade family)





    Blackthorn (Sloe)

    Enjoy the days of summer whilst these fruits ripen

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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    I prefer not to think about what comes after autumn - but I thank you for taking the time to look so deeply at what many of us miss. I didn't know that Bittersweet was poisonous. You've made a wonderful image of that beautiful plant before it turns the red I so often think of.
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    A nice selection.
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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    BB, you've got me wondering now. I've seen references to its being poisonous, but then again I think I've seen at least one reference that suggests it isn't, perhaps it's one of those stories that has been put about and now entered the lexicon with little basis in fact. Someone must have tried it in order for it to have the name it carries, rest assured that I am not going to try it to see if it lives up to its name, or indeed whether it is poisonous. :biggrin:

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  5. Pelao

    Pelao All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Good, interesting shots. The first one in particular reveals some of the strengths of that lens - and of course the strengths of the photographer.
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  6. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Its hot down here in the south. I could use a little autumn-like weather.
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    I bet it's hot down there Jason!

    We're in a phase of lovely summer weather right now on the NY seaboard area.

    Barrie, I wouldn't taste them either! I feel that way about eating wild mushrooms unless I'm with a real authority who is picking them. :wink:
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