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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 9 March 2009 in Food & Cuisine.

This is the fifth and next-to-last of the photo challenges my photo-buddy Mary Brooks-Brown and I set for ourselves this winter. The topic is vegetables. As tomorrow is grocery day, all we had in the house were onions, potatoes and carrots. I liked the curved lines of the cut onion. Used my macro lens, tripod and window light with foam reflector.

Our prior challenges were:
Crayons, Heart, and Book.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 4/5 seconds F/32.0 ISO 100 100 mm


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jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

ah it brings tears to my eyes

9 Mar 2009 7:21am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

I like the simplicity in this. In simplicity there is great power, as we see here.

9 Mar 2009 8:55am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Great capture, Anita. My eyes are watering just looking at it. :)

9 Mar 2009 10:06am

Mary from Exton, United States

Love the simplicity of this subject.. I agree with Paul, my eyes are watering:)

9 Mar 2009 11:19am

Marcie from United States

Who'd have ever thought that an onion could be so beautiful!!! Love the lines and light.

9 Mar 2009 11:29am

Thomas from Bangalore, India

Cool macro shot, a -1.0 EV might have got the background underexposed while keeping all the details in the Onion. Beautiful

9 Mar 2009 12:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Marvelous still life, Anita!

9 Mar 2009 12:48pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

Your photograph seems to have captured the details in the white onion; something I find very challenging. Love the graceful little root at the bottom of the image. Nature's little apostrophe!

9 Mar 2009 1:12pm

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Almost makes me wanna cry. LOL Well done!

9 Mar 2009 1:29pm

edvatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Very elegant composition... in an oniony kind of way!

9 Mar 2009 10:29pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

really great details - I am looking for your tears as well!!

9 Mar 2009 10:32pm

Ilan from Israel

My eyes are teary just by looking at this photo :)
Nicely done!

9 Mar 2009 10:42pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

How surprisingly sweet the onion looks here . . just shows we don't hafta travel far to get a good subject.

10 Mar 2009 1:09am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

so good, makes me want to cry!

10 Mar 2009 2:26am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

You have beautiful detail in a rather difficult to photograph subject. Very nice.

10 Mar 2009 4:53am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Nice detail in the onion layers.

10 Mar 2009 3:13pm

4/5 seconds
ISO 100
100 mm