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Grapes on Vine



This is among my most favorite images. It was taken at one of the many Finger Lakes Region vineyards situated along scenic Cayuga Lake in Central New York State...
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This is among my most favorite images. It was taken at one of the many Finger Lakes Region vineyards situated along scenic Cayuga Lake in Central New York State during the fall season when all the leaves were turning to their fall colors, including the grape vine leaves in the picture.

Vitis (grapevines) is a genus of 79 accepted species of vining plants in the flowering plant family Vitaceae. The genus is made up of species predominantly from the Northern Hemisphere. It is economically important as the source of grapes, both for direct consumption of the fruit and for fermentation to produce wine. The study and cultivation of grapevines is called viticulture.

Most cultivated Vitis varieties are wind-pollinated with hermaphroditic flowers containing both male and female reproductive structures, while wild species are dieceous. These flowers are grouped in bunches called inflorescences. In many species, such as Vitis vinifera, each successfully pollinated flower becomes a grape berry with the inflorescence turning into a cluster of grapes. While the flowers of the grapevines are usually very small, the berries are often large and brightly colored with sweet flavors that attract birds and other animals to disperse the seeds contained within the berries.

Grapevines usually only produce fruit on shoots that came from buds that were developed during the previous growing season. In viticulture, this is one of the principles behind pruning the previous year's growth (or "One year old wood") that includes shoots that have turned hard and woody during the winter (after harvest in commercial viticulture). These vines will be pruned either into a cane which will support 8 to 15 buds or to a smaller spur which holds 2 to 3 buds.

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odin1066
 
odin1066 June 13, 2021
Yummy !
umorunurudeen
 
umorunurudeen June 16, 2021
Wow I love this
vsoare2001
 
vsoare2001 June 26, 2021
Congratulations Kurt on winning People Choice Award in Food and Drink contest! A beautiful contrast in your photo!
cahit
 
cahit June 29, 2021
Wonderful
LeeHuang
 
LeeHuang June 29, 2021
very simple very nice!
Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz July 04, 2021
Love the colors here. Well done.
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal September 14, 2021
Very artistic composition.
kurtsnyder Ultimate
kurtsnyder October 11, 2021
Thanks Joop - this is one of my favorites! Kurt πŸ˜€
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry December 20, 2021
Great colors.

Thank you for your contribution to the "The March 21 Collection" challenge. After an extended period for contributions, we don't have an extended time to vote... So hurry up and vote!!!
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Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry Jan 09
Thank you for your contribution to the "The Year 2021 Collection" challenge.
Be so kind to vote, please!!!
Good luck with your entry.

Voting is open!!
ragabelhmamy
 
ragabelhmamy Jan 17
Great Shot
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum Jan 20
Congratulations on your Challenge win!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug Jan 20
Congratulations on your award. Colors are amazing!
jw719 PRO
 
jw719 Jan 20
Congratulations Kurt, a well deserved win.
NatureCoast Ultimate
 
NatureCoast Jan 20
Congratulations on your award for a great shot!
NaturesBounty
 
NaturesBounty Jan 20
Congratulations on your 2021 Challenge Win, Kurt.
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Davies2308 Jan 20
Many congratulations to you on your 2021 win on the photo challenges πŸ‘πŸ“ΈπŸ˜
Sandypartlow4 PRO+
 
Sandypartlow4 Jan 20
Congratulations
deekaycee Platinum
 
deekaycee Jan 20
Bey! Way to go on your challenge win!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal Jan 26
Congratulations on your win Kurt. Beautiful image!
marysorberdye Ultimate
 
marysorberdye Feb 09
Congratulations on your win in my grapes on the vine challenge!~ Beautiful!~
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug Feb 10
πŸ‘πŸ‘
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal Feb 14
Again a rightful winner! Congratulations Kurt.
kclofty
 
kclofty Feb 20
A Favorite in my "You are all Amazing" challenge. This is amazing!
marysorberdye Ultimate
 
marysorberdye Feb 21
Congratulations on your win. Lovely colors!~
Sandypartlow4 PRO+
 
Sandypartlow4 Feb 22
Congratulations
ConnieFresn
 
ConnieFresn May 11
Nicely done. I see you won a challenge with it...congratulations (sorry I missed it last year)
ujjwalmukherjee Platinum
 
Excellent clarity,colours and capture!
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi Jun 22
this is really beautiful
estercastillo08
 
Lovely Colors , voted Catch Circles

Behind The Lens

Location
This colorful photo was taken at a vineyard along Cayuga Lake, one of the beautiful Finger Lakes in cenrtal New York State.
Time
My wife and I were on vacation driving along the lakeside observing the spectacular fall foliage display. It was early afternoon as we were looking for a restaurant for lunch that we spotted the colorful vineyard and pulled over to see it close up. The luscious deep purple grapes set against the colorful red grapevine leaves made for the perfect picture!
Lighting
The sun was behind us, partially veiled by clouds, giving bright but diffused illumination to the grapes and allowing for great color saturation.
Equipment
I was using my Nikon D50 paired with a Nikon 18-200 lens. The focal length was set at 120mm and the exposure was 1/125th second at F/9, providing some good depth of field.
Inspiration
The beauty and color of the vineyard was inspiring and I wanted to capture that memory for others to see and enjoy as we did.
Editing
Post processing for this colorful image was minimal.
In my camera bag
Mostly several Nikon cameras and an assortment of Nikon lenses are with me when I am on a photo shoot.
Feedback
I recommend the New York State Finger Lakes region as a great photo opportunity, especially during the fall when the leaves are changing color.

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