A hanging dewdrop provides a sense of scale to these tiny American Beautyberries. Though each berry grows to no more than 5 millimeters in diameter, the berries are plentiful in the southeastern United States and are often harvested for wine and jelly. Captured with a macro lens at the Woodlands Nature Area in Tamarac, Florida, October 6, 2013. Higher resolution versions of this photo can be viewed at 500px.com.
Great capture Kenn! 🙂
Thank you, Garfield! 🙂
Great shot Kenn, even got the dew drop perfectly! I’ve seen these berries but never knew what they were. Nice to hear they’re useful.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked my photos for the horizon photo challenge.
Thank you, Jill–and you’re quite welcome!
I think these berries are some of the most interesting ones I’ve come across. In fact, I discovered them in my area during one of my nature walks. You can see my photograph on this link:http://marygilmartin.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/walk-in-the-park-native-flowers/
Wow, Mary, you captured them so beautifully. Easy for anyone who sees these close-up photos not to get a sense of how tiny the berries really are, but the close-ups really do highlight the beauty in those tiny bunches.
What an interesting way to grow on a limb. I think I remember little clumps of them on limbs from when I was a child, but I’m not at all certain about that. I don’t recall having any jelly. I like the shot here. Very effective.
I’ve tasted neither the jelly nor the wine, but I agree the berries are visually very interesting.
Are they really called beautyberries?
Indeed, that’s how they are commonly known. You can read a little bit more about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callicarpa
Cute 🙂 – (probably not the best word, but it sort of sums them up)
And thank you for stopping by.
Love the hot pink color!
Thank you, Pat!
This is gorgeous, Kenn.
That color is amazing, and I love the name of them too.
Thank you, Lisa. I have no idea how they taste as wine or jelly, but with the right light they can be very photogenic.