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Posted by Arco-Íris (Leiria, Portugal) on 7 August 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Juniper berries, here still attached to a branch, are actually modified conifer cones.
A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The cones from a handful of species, especially Juniperus communis, are used as a spice, particularly in European cuisine, and also give gin its distinctive flavour. Juniper berries may be the only spice derived from conifers.

Canon EOS 60D
1/400 second
F/5.0
ISO 100
90 mm

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