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Opuntia ficus-indica

Opuntia ficus-indica
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Copyright: Michal Smoczyk (Michau) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 11 N: 87] (577)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-13
Categories: Flowers, Cacti
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, SanDisk Extreme III, Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 72 mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Morocco
Theme(s): Plants of Morocco [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-26 2:20
Viewed: 4679
Points: 3
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Flowering Opuntia ficus-indica (Cactaceae) near berber house in Ourika Valley (High Atlas Mts.). The plant is local called barbary fig or barbary pear and cultivated widespread in Morocco for fruits, as thorny hedge around pastures and as food for animals.

The fruits are sold everywhere in Morocco, are really tasty, sweet and juicy. And very cheap, I've acquired a taste for it!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-26 3:36]

Hi Michal
Wonderful capture!
Great details and colors...and great taste too!

Witaj Michal,
Nice pic, sharp as a razorblade, but the composition should have been much more effective from a bit different PoV, if you place the focused flower on to the right and the blurred one on to the left side of the pic, not both as a straight line, and probably you shoot from a little closer. However, the technical skills are brilliant though.
Have a nice Christmas, best regards, László

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