Rose Hips in Snow

December 24, 2010

Photographer: Simics Ferenc
Summary Author: Simics Ferenc; Jim Foster

The photo above showing cardinal colored rose hips cloaked with fresh snow was taken last winter in a garden in Budapest, Hungary. This fleshy fruit of rose plants varies considerably in color, ripening in late summer through autumn. Rose hips (also called rose haw) are a rich natural source for vitamin C and can be used to make a traditional Hungarian alcoholic drink called Palinka. December has thus far been quite cold and snowy across much of Europe, especially Eastern Europe. So it’s likely that snow-topped rose hips have once more decorated this garden for the holidays. Photo taken in the winter of 2009-2010.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Sound Vision, Inc.; Focal Length: 14.0mm; Aperture: f/3.0; Exposure Time: 0.0077 s (1/130); Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Average; Flash Fired: No; Color Space: sRGB.