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Ken Ramos
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Canon 30D
Manual mode/hand held
1/125 sec. @ f/5.6 ISO 100
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro
Off camera, 430EX Canon Speedlite w/Novoflex grip @ -1/3
Midday, overcast
Sort of a "maternal" image but I like it. :roll:

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Photo data same as above, less "maternal" comment. :roll: However this is the fruit of the "Strawberry Bush." Many animals here abouts eat or browse the shrub in its entirety and some birds feed upon the bright red fruit and then drop the seeds, thus propogating the shrub elsewhere. It seems to prefer forest shade and grows to about ten feet in height. Fruiting occurs late August through October. One thing though, this shrub if consumed by humans is deadly. The result of consuming the berries or any other part of the shrub will result in "cardiac arrest." Though native americans did use it for medicinal purposes, it is not advisable for one to do so today. :roll:

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Post by JoanYoung »

What a wonderful post Ken. :) Very informative and colorful. Thanks for sharing. No berries form me thanks....I will stick to pizza!! LOL!! :)
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks Joan :D Yeah, I like pizza much better myself too! :D

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Not great for the figure though, but hey, who's watching!! :lol:
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Lovely pictures, Ken! :D

I had not run into the "strawberry bush" before. It sounds like an interesting plant. Lots more detail available via Google, of course, for example this good article at http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek030915.html .

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Post by Adrian »

eww ill take the berries thanks!, nice photographs, im quite fond of photographs containing fruiting bodies in natural habbitat.

m not a big fan of darker bgs from flash, though thats just my personal pref, though there are times where it definetly shines, no dout.

thanks.

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Post by beetleman »

Both pictures made my jaw drop somewhat Ken. I think the backgrounds add a lot to the pictures IMO. Both have very contrasting textures, from very lumpy to baby butt smooth...and the colors...did I mention the colors. :smt023
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks everyone. :D The Strawberry Bush background, I now see is a mess. I just recently had my monitor calibrated and some processing flaws have shown up, that I did not see before. Well anyway the "strawberry" turned out okay. :lol: As for Hilton Pond, I read that article and that is where I got my info from, thanks Rik. Not to far from here actually since I live almost on the NC, SC statelines. :D

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Post by jmlphoto »

the second one is very unique. i wish those background things werent there though and it was solid blur. either way great shots.
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