E.J.Wilkins

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New growth


Blackberry bramble

Latin name Rubus fruticosus.

It's fascinating how the new leaves are tinged with deep red, which disappears as the leaves mature. There are some references to this plant having been called the "Holy Thorn", perhaps because the base of each thorn is blood red.

This is another of those pictures that seems to change character depending on the background. Which do you prefer?
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Please, if you've got time, could you have a look at Mats Elting's pictures, I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as I do.
http://mellting.shutterchance.com/archive.php
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New growth


Blackberry bramble

Latin name Rubus fruticosus.

It's fascinating how the new leaves are tinged with deep red, which disappears as the leaves mature. There are some references to this plant having been called the "Holy Thorn", perhaps because the base of each thorn is blood red.

This is another of those pictures that seems to change character depending on the background. Which do you prefer?
.....

Please, if you've got time, could you have a look at Mats Elting's pictures, I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as I do.
http://mellting.shutterchance.com/archive.php
.

comments (25)

This is really a beautiful post..I like the DOF!
A delighfully observed shot Ellie. I think Mats Elting's pictures and yours are not dissimilar in style
  • manju
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 May 2008, 00:16
This is so beautiful ! Great shot !
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 May 2008, 00:18
Very nice how it peeks into the frame from the corner!
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 9 May 2008, 00:42
Great DOF and composition. I love the leaves, but that thorn! Ouch!!
This is my favorite time of year and this photo shows precisely why. Great job capturing new growth.
Oh! A spring scene!

Sharp and beautiful!
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM USA
  • 9 May 2008, 04:42
Awesome DOF, Ellie and the color is beautiful.
I like the way you have managed to isolate the bud, very minimal and appealing to me.
  • Mike
  • 9 May 2008, 05:20
Superb again Ellie, your macros are lovely!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 May 2008, 07:35
You are rolling for sure. Catching spring in its baby shoes. Excellent.
Beautiful shot Ellie. Great details and DOF here. Look at that thorn!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 May 2008, 08:08
Great macro
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 May 2008, 08:15
I like the contrast between the softely unfurling leaf and the sharp spike of the thorn. Lovely colours.
Ingrid
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 May 2008, 09:03
The shaft of light totally makes this for me, Ellie. And you know I'm gonna always say black. smile
Very nice use of DOF. For a second i thought you used a macro lens to achieve the results.
  • jendayee
  • actually in Paris
  • 9 May 2008, 11:00
Nice macro ! love the tones also !
Nice dof. "Blackberry" also known as some IT device... ;-)
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 May 2008, 11:54
Great DOF love the lighting and that thorn sticking out does it for me...always black background, it enlarges the deep colours.
Black is best.

Great photo. Love the little details.
Another lovely delicate picture like yesterday's Ellie, you seem to excel at these type of shots. Brian.
I suspect the camera has focused on that foreground thorn making the young leaves just a little soft. I love the muted background which works best for me against the white.
EJWilkins: I was focussing on the very edge of the leaf, which threw the teeny little leaves and all the hairy bits out of focus. P'raps better technique needed?
  • FLOOG
  • 9 May 2008, 21:12
Superb. Love how it pokes it's head out from the side of the frame.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 10 May 2008, 08:08
great shot Ellie love the dofsmile
Hey Ellie, this is a lovely shot. Specially the sharp thron at the conner is adding so much to the composition.

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