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Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus) is a plant originally from Asia and Europe, naturalized in North America. The fruits have a very sour taste and can be eaten by humans only in small quantities, because they have a low degree of toxicity. The herb is known for its relaxing properties of smooth muscle in the colon, bronchi, uterus, being used in the treatment of abdominal cramps, asthma; it has also a sedative action.
The image was taken using a Nikon D40X camera and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF lens, with the following settings: focal length – 50 mm, exposure time – 1/100 sec, ISO – 100, lens aperture – F/2,8.

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