Really great to see both signs, the pale yellow male catkin and the red female style.

Common hazel is typically a shrub reaching 3–8 m tall, but can reach 15 m. The leaves are deciduous, rounded, 6–12 cm long and across, softly hairy on both surfaces, and with a double-serrate margin. The flowers are produced very early in spring, before the leaves, and are monoecious with single-sex wind-pollinated catkins. Male catkins are pale yellow and 5–12 cm long, while female catkins are very small and largely concealed in the buds with only the bright red 1–3 mm long styles visible.

Photo made in Ysbrechtum, Provence Friesland,
The Netherlands. March 7, 2010.
Canon Powershot A40


spring, hazel, catkins

Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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  • Braedene
    Braedeneover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot – I think we’re still a long way off!! Love the light on this. Great shot.

  • Thanks Braedene for your so nice comment… we have a view days with sunshione and yes a really Spring feeling… YEAHHH go out and shoot the Spring ;-)) bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    Great capture – I found some a couple of weeks back – just a wonderful sign of spring.

  • Thank you Rosej… after a long winter with so many snow I am so appy to see this Spring signs… Bye ien.

    – ienemien

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thanks Chris

    – ienemien

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful Ien! Love your pov :) Carolyn

  • Thanks Carolyn… bye ien

    – ienemien

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 2 years ago

    Wonderful!Adding it to my Favourites.

  • Thanks for all the favorites too.
    You’re welcome. I am a host from Dutch Showcase about 2 years, with my brother Johan and sister Jo, Jokus.
    I put people in the Spotlight and take care of the favorites. My sister Jo makes the challenges and my brother Johan is for Moderation of this group! So glad to see how Happy you are with the spoltlight features, make me smile ;-)) Warm greetings from Ien. Bye…

    – ienemien

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