The Honeyberry is a shrub belonging to the honeysuckle family. It produces torpedo shaped, deep purple berries which are not as sweet as they sound but are nicely flavoured. Full of antioxidants and vitamin C they are exceptionally easy to grow. Once they get established they produce a large crop.

The berries are great to cook with but rarely get that far as they are delicious straight from the plant. With few pests they are a great fruit to try out.

The tiny flowers in spring make up for their small size with their profusion.

This photograph was taken with an Olympus E-M10 Mark II using an Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm Macro lens.

Settings were 1/500s at f4.0 with an ISO of 400

A high speed was needed to freeze the motion caused by the breeze.

The depth of field is about 3mm so very careful focusing and positioning was needed. The diagonal treatment of the composition adds great lead in lines to the focal point and the shallow depth of field nicely blurs the background. A shaft of sunlight brightens the whole subject.

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