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Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 10] (50)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-28
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Fuji FinePix F601Zoom
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/300 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): flowers of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-31 18:18
Viewed: 6940
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
This is my first post to TN. I see that animals tame most of the attention here, so I decided to post a photo of a typical middle east cactus plant. In the summer it brings out a sweet fruit - prickly pear. The fruit has a tough and thick peel, covered with tine needles. But now,
scientists invented a new genetic modified version of the fruit, without spikes. Easy to collect and to peel.

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Welcome to TN!
Good macro and informative note, but I think you can do something with the composition and lighting. Perhaps shooting a little from the side from father away, but "zoomed" in to compress the space would give some alternative dimension.

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  • Piotr (0)
  • [2004-07-31 20:07]

Welcome to TN again ;-) Yitzhak
Good macro and nice green colours, cactus without spikes :-O oh,no, crazy scientists!

very good shot Yitzhak,
Great composed, good lines in it,beautiful dof, very nice. Very good job you did here.

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  • Jeppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 33] (193)
  • [2004-08-01 3:57]

Great shot Yitzhak - I like the fine details of the "skin" and the thorny look - I must try to find a similar shot here - just for a try ;-) Welcome to TN - nice to see you here as well.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-01 8:52]

Esta imagen ya la había disfrutado en TE Yitzhak.
Siendo una imagen de naturaleza, muestra tu toque artístico como pocos.
Gran encuadre y composicion. Colores muy agradables y el detalle de las sombras, perfecto.

This image already had enjoyed it in TE Yitzhak.
Being a nature image, it shows your artistic touch like few.
Great frame and composition.
Very pleasant colors and the detail of the shades, perfect.

Those cacti really make a wonderful graphical subject, Yitzhak. Nice hues of green, and I enjoy the shapes as well as the shadow effects given by the needles. Nice start here on TN ;-)

There is enough plants and shrubs in Israel to be permanetly displayed here, just go and find them, like you do the rust. This is a nice prickly pear. how to eat the thorny fruit? Fork in the middle, cut off head and tail, slice across middle length wise, take knife and unroll the skin both sides of the cut, place in fridge, enjoy cold!

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  • zto Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 6 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-08-01 15:34]

This is my type of shot Yitzhak. A close up of a cactus. I'm kind of facinated by cactuses, the way the survive... even my bad treatment he he ;) Do you know the name of the cactus? I guess Prickly pear is what you call the fruit right, and not the cactus itself hehe. Great shot.

I didn't know, it was bringing fruit, interesting note. "Pic"ture is indeed, one of yours....

As I see,you have a greet eyes for cropping in some angles,very nice work,with real colors,well composed & very tangible shot,too.
I can't touch it:)
Thanks to posted it,You did great,Yitzhak!

Its a nice treat to see fruit on TrekNature, Yitzhak.
The details of the spikes are amazing.
We can buy prickly pears in Canada, but they are very expensive. I like them.

This is stunning, Yitzhak. I just discovered TN and find this photo to be wonderful. Marvelous focus on geometry and texture here.

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