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Artocarpus altilis (Breadfruit)

Artocarpus altilis (Breadfruit)
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-07
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/338 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip in Congo Democratic
Theme(s): Flowers from intertropical africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-01 14:39
Viewed: 8427
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The plant

Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg is a majestic tree from Moraceae family. Two varieties are clearly identifiable:

variety with seeds, Artocarpus altilis var. seminifera , submitted in this photograph, whose leaves are medium cut, fruit covered with spines of a soft consistency, and contain seeds.

The Caribbean call it chestnut. Its seeds are brown and elongated. They are used when boiled. They are also used to stuff the Christmas turkey or embellish a pork stew: it is rather the equivalent of our European chestnuts.

varieties without seed, Artocarpus altilis var. non seminifera, are generally called breadfruit tree. Its leaves are more deeply cut, the fruit is not covered with spiny protuberances and do not contain seeds. The general habit of the tree is deemed to be more elegant than its cousin.

The fruit of the breadfruit tree is traditionally boiled and then cut into thick slices that are cooked on a coal fire, or in an oven. The interior of the fruit, tender as fresh bread crumbs, a little different flavor of bread wheat, with an aftertaste of artichoke.

The photography has been taken in midmorning, a sunny but slightly overcast and with a significant wind.

Given these conditions, the camera was set to aperture priority mode with a large aperture (f/2.8) on a sensitivity of iso-200 in order to have a speed shooting fast enough to avoid the "blurring" due to the wind. The speed was calculated to 1 / 340 th of a second, with a focal length of 13 mm.

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Bonjour Philippe,
Very interesting photo. First of all the fruit's unique, at least rarely seen here on TN, secondly, the sharpness of Your pic scratches like razorblade! It's simply fantastic. Like the warm color tones - practically You mostly have green on Your pic, but it doesn't get boring. Clever use of the technique, great camera settings. Nice job, mon ami, bravo.
Merci beaucoup, friendly regards, László

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-05 4:13]
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Bonjour Philippe,
Le fruit de l'arbre à pain est vraiment spécial avec ses piquants que tu as photographiés merveilleusement bien, donnant à l'image un aspect presque tridimensionnel. Un posting intéressant et présenté avec beaucoup de soin. Un grand merci aussi de nous transmettre tes notes en anglais et en français.
Bon Lundi de Pâques

bonjour Philippe
photo de très grande qualité, excellente netteté, ces fruits très spéciaux sont superbement illuminées et présentées
merci pour cette bell images et pour les notes interressantes
Passe une bonne nuit

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