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Fruit of the wild nr 4

Fruit of the wild nr 4
Photo Information
Copyright: Miq Ms (miqra) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01
Categories: Trees
Camera: Sony Cybershot
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): FRUIT OF THE WILD, Edible [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-01 14:56
Viewed: 10320
Points: 20
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Fruit of the wild nr 4 is the MARULA -
Marulas grow on trees, it is found mainly in the Northern Province of South Africa, Marula trees have evergreen leaves, the fruit is seasonal, fruit ripens from January to early March, their size differs according to the amount of rain it received but ussually grows no smaller than the size of a Walnut.

Marula fruit has a sharp but pleasant fragrance that is very unique, the same of the flavor.
It consists of a fairly thick skin (starts out green but turns bright yellow when ripe) covering a velvety soft, sweet tasting whitish flesh surrounding a fairly hard pip, inside the pip we find the Marula nut which is one of the nicest nuts to eat, very small, little bigger/longer than the tip of a earbud
(very scarse) the skin, flesh and nut is edible and very tasty. Locals (of the human kind), animals (from Monkeys to Elephants) and birds love this fruit...(smile)

The liquer Amarula is made from this fruit.
Tec note:
I had to resize/shrink it so much that it lost most of it's quality,which is a pity, still cannot be helped.

God bless

azulu, willie, PDP, gerhardt, Janice, anoop has marked this note useful
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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-02-01 21:23]

Hi Miq. Your post is very interesting. The photo is good with nice colours. Great note too.



Good composition, but I'd like a larger post.
Well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-02 13:26]

Interesting post Miq. Another good one in your fr4uit series. Good work

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-02 16:03]

Hi Miq, I like the post and it's good to see the tree and the fruit. The image is a little small, I'd like to see it bigger. Good work.

Hi Mig,
I like Marula. And I like this photo.

HI, How are you?
I liked drink made with this fruit...
I like have this seeds! Send me? :)
This shot is very explanation..grreat composition

Hi Miq, nice to see you post again. The inset is a bit small but the overall look is quite pleasing. Nice one, well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-19 21:22]

Hi Miq, you have placed the fruit well on the photo. Interesting shot. TFS.
Sure you wouldn't have to resize it so small to get to 800 pixels. Even taking off 1 pixel quickly brings it down to under the 200 maximum whatevers.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-02-20 13:12]

HI Miq
I likw what you have done here, and the marula fruit looks good in the front. I think you can save to 650 high X balance, and still get a big enough file. All my files are around 100 k only, 700 wide x balance, or 600 hgh X balalce, before I add the frame. If you use save for web, there is no problem, normally.

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  • anoop Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 14] (106)
  • [2005-03-29 1:45]

I have see videos of elephants and a whole load of animals getting really 'high' after eating the ripe and rotting marula fruit.

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