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Wicked Dark
07-27-2010, 03:13 PM
Deadly nightshade ripens in the backyard -

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-and-Close-up/P7279942/949534522_X2jjH-XL.jpg

Salad anyone?

Marko
07-27-2010, 03:36 PM
really nice sharpness and rich colours here :highfive:

Mad Aussie
07-27-2010, 04:44 PM
really nice sharpness and rich colours here :highfive:
What he said

Wicked Dark
07-27-2010, 05:21 PM
Thanks guys. The wind is blowing so hard and so steadily that I almost gave up, but the berries disappear once they all ripen so I had to persist. No idea what eats the little poison lovelies, but they seem popular.

Bambi
07-27-2010, 08:27 PM
I love the colours here. The sharpness of the berries and the bokeh is very nice too!

Matt K.
07-27-2010, 08:49 PM
I love the colours here. The sharpness of the berries and the bokeh is very nice too!

What she said. Lovely bokeh, I whole heartedly agree.

Wicked Dark
07-27-2010, 09:58 PM
thanks. my sweet little OM 90mm does deliver. who am I kidding...that lens is a tank - it weighs almost as much as my 300mm.

Gem
07-28-2010, 01:55 AM
Great colours; I love the different stages of development you've captured here :)

I noticed the shutter speed used was 1/20. Did you use a tripod?

Wicked Dark
07-28-2010, 07:52 AM
Yes, an ancient Bogen.

casil403
07-28-2010, 08:08 AM
That red and yellow just pop of that green BG. Nicely done. :)

Wicked Dark
07-28-2010, 11:01 AM
thanks much. I was so lucky to catch this bunch with a whole range of ripening colors. I missed the earlier ones and this is the only one left.

QuietOne
07-31-2010, 02:05 AM
Must be a case of great minds - I'd photographed some the day you posted this. I'm not sure they turned out as well - bright summer sun. There are still stray flowers in spots that stay more or less shaded here. But from the stems it looks like yours are already getting the purple color on the leaves.

I do like the colors, and the stray bits of web caught between stems.

JAS_Photo
07-31-2010, 02:25 AM
Very pretty, and they do look like little tomatoes! I just had a look at this and your other photos on your blog and do remember reading somewhere that tomatoes were of the nightshade family. BTW, your photos are really stunning on that black background!

Wicked Dark
07-31-2010, 08:06 AM
oh what a funny coincidence. something eats the leaves right off the plants in the yard. beetles from the looks of it.

thanks for the kind words guys. and thanks for stopping by the blog. I still don't know what I want it to be, but I like the layout for it.