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Kiwi x Four

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 23 March 2009 in Food & Cuisine.

This is the sixth and last of the photo challenges my photo-buddy Mary Brooks-Brown and I set for ourselves this winter. The topic this time is fruit. Of course, I wanted to do a macro image. I cut some slices of the Kiwi and attached them to a window using masking tape. Used my macro lens, tripod and (for some) a gold reflector. I couldn't decide which image I liked best, so I decided to use several. This is a new format for me, and it was not too difficult to do.

Mary and I will have surprise images next Monday!

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


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
Artist Connection .

- Orange Dahlia
- Pumpkin Light
- Swallowtail Butterfly
- Sunrise in Window
- Wisteria
- Geese Crossing Road
- Moon [

Frida from Sweden

They are all great pictures but I think I like the two ones to the left the most. Anyhow it's a great compilation of images.

23 Mar 2009 9:41am

edvatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

I like what you have done here, Anita. And I like the experimenting. Good job. The only one that doesn't really grab me is the upper right and that is just because the background doesn't look natural to me. I love the translucency of the lower left image. I think that is great. And I really like the more extreme close-ups of the UL and LR images. I prefer the dof of the UL and the pattern of the seeds in the LR. But I keep going back to that translucency of the LL image. Great job and lots to look at and think about, Anita.

23 Mar 2009 10:25am

@edvatza: I agree that the color of the top left doesn't look and isn't natural. I think a yellow would have been a better choice. Thanks so much for your constructive critique!

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

This is marvelous. I can't decide which I like best. Great job, Anita.

23 Mar 2009 10:51am

Sue from Paducah, United States

I am finding your challenges very fascinating; enjoying viewing both of your "takes" on the challenges.

It's also fun to see your "variations on a kiwi" - each image bringing a unique view of the fruit. I suppose I am most drawn to the upper left version but each has it's own personality and strength.

23 Mar 2009 12:11pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Cool!!!! Love the diptych! My favorites of the 4 are the lower left picture, and the lower right!
Very nice presentation! (Funny how I had a kiwi ready to go, but already had the lime cut, so worked with that!)

23 Mar 2009 12:11pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Nice shot! I like the bright green of the fruit and its contrast with the dark seeds!

23 Mar 2009 12:14pm

@Elora: Elora: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

zOOm from Paris, France

Great close-ups and what a brilliant presentation ! Full of vitamin !

23 Mar 2009 12:23pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

These are absolutely fantastic!!! I love the glowing light, & the fact that you've included four works great! Nice Job!!!

23 Mar 2009 1:59pm

marie from perth, Australia

Hi Anita, experimenting is ok by me..... I love to see something different. The colours and the idea work well together.

23 Mar 2009 2:09pm

Thomas from Bangalore, India

It is through such explorations that we get to learn more and I m convinced you are headed in the right direction. Well done

23 Mar 2009 3:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Terrific! Very well done!

23 Mar 2009 4:35pm

Jen from St. George, United States

Mmm... you're making me hungry! I love this series! I especially love the two different background colors you used. Great!

23 Mar 2009 9:15pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Bonita presentación. Excelente luz.

23 Mar 2009 10:34pm

Mark from United States

Sometimes photographs look better as part of a group, and this is a perfect example! Very nice Anita.

23 Mar 2009 11:59pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

fresh, bright and fun!

24 Mar 2009 12:47am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Very cool idea with a great result...well done!

24 Mar 2009 4:41am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

fabulous photos Anita

24 Mar 2009 6:41am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The kiwi fruit looks almost explosive seen like this ! Great impact.

24 Mar 2009 7:10am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great closeup! Fantastic!

24 Mar 2009 8:54am

@Sarito: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice macro, good light

24 Mar 2009 11:57am

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

Way to go, now I'm hungry. :-)

24 Mar 2009 12:09pm

Lorie from United States

Terrific photos - very creative! The colors and textures look great.


24 Mar 2009 8:40pm

David R. Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

It's been fun to focus on each image (my ranking keeps changing), but also take view the whole as a sort of stained glass window. Viewed as the latter, then I agree that the background of UR doesn't feel natural. But, seen as an individual image, I like the contrasting colors and the energy of the light along the edge of the slice.

26 Mar 2009 9:44am

Teri from Oxford, United States

I would buy this for a modern home.........but would want a greenier background on upper right...........or probably yellow to balance the left side.........love this

9 Apr 2009 2:08pm

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.

6 Jan 2011 9:16am