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Still on Hornby Island in the Inner Passage between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. I had never seen artichokes growing before. They had several varieties. Though they do not really look like it much, they are, of course, flowers.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-510
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jun 2007 - 4:17 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Pattern+AF
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hornby Island Artichoke
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:1 Mar 2013 - 4:11 AM
Tags:Artichokes, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Mar 2013 - 4:56 AM

Morning Peter !! This is a great photo - love the greens, shapes and light in this image ! Smile Have a great day !

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johnke
johnke  156 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2013 - 5:28 AM

Pin Sharp Peter and the light is fantastic John

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2013 - 6:07 AM

I ate this at ITHACA , but did not liked it, neither the Brussels sprouts . May be we have a lots of alternative vegetables in India.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2013 - 6:10 AM

Oh I am sorry , thanks for sharing the pic as I could not explained it to my wife back home.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2013 - 10:57 AM

Hi a great image, love eating artichokes but have never seen one growingGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2013 - 1:46 PM

Quite astonishing to see one growing, it is a beautiful flower!

I am with Prabas-- no brussel sprouts!

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2013 - 1:54 PM

Some people say never to eat miniature vegetables. Brussels sprouts seem to lead the way. Though, of course, there is always that scene from Tom Hanks' movie Big, where he tries to eat miniature corn........

Peter

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