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More nuts!

By Chinga
THIS ARE CONKERS, AND THEY LOOK LIKE CHESSNUTS BUT ARE UNFORTUNATELY NOT GOOD FOR THE TABLE! Tongue
MAY I SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO LEON (see his comment bellow), FOR HIS KEEN EYE SPOTTING THAT THE "NUTS" IN THIS IMAGES ARE NOT CHESSNUTS - THEY ARE IN FACT CONKERS (CHESSNUTS LOOKALIKE) BUT NOT GOOD TO EAT! IN FACT YOU'D BE "NUTS" TO TRY AND EAT THEM AS I'M TOLD THEY ARE POISONOUS! THANKS LEON! AFTER COMPARING THEM TO THE ONES I HAVE AT HOME... THERE IS A DIFFERENCE! Grin I THINK CAROL AND A FEW OTHERS SPOTTED IT AS WELL! Grin Grin

Following my theme on "Nuts", this two shots were taken last year in Alexandra Palace - North London
Thank you to everyone who has voted and remarked on the last two "Nutty" uploads Grin

Tags: Nature General Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: Joline, Fefe, achieverswales and 37 more

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Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 12:36PM
Oooo I can almost feel the gloss on those chestnutsGrin
Diane

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
14 Nov 2012 12:41PM
Must say Isabel both captures are excellent, the DOF used on V1 is great providing a perfect defocused background, for the knowledgeable way they have been taken have my UA. The lens in use is excellent for the price, I use mine a lot.

Regards

Trev.
izida 7 Turkey
14 Nov 2012 12:46PM
Guzel calisma...
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
14 Nov 2012 12:50PM
Great to see conkers again, Isabel, V.2 gets my vote for the 'natural' look. Carol
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 12:50PM
brilliant comp isabel wonderful detail and colour v2 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 1:30PM
Two well coloured nutty uploads Isabel !!
Mick.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
14 Nov 2012 1:40PM
Superb focus on the nuts and a most beautiful bokeh!
xwang 7 55 8
14 Nov 2012 1:43PM
Nice colour and detail.. beautiful shot!
14 Nov 2012 1:46PM
Nice Autumnal images. May I add that the write up is referring to Sweet chestnuts and the images are of Horse chestnuts and not edible. Sylvia
14 Nov 2012 1:52PM
Two well taken shots, very different. V1 takes it for me Smile

Lavina
Tibetan 4 3 England
14 Nov 2012 2:37PM
May I point out these are horse chestnuts which are conkers!and are not edible, do not mistake them for the common chestnut which is edible, and has a pointed shape rather like an onion, conkers are poison and could make you very ill indeed if not kill. having got that out the way! yes two very good shots of conkers like both good light and detail, well done just change the narrative please! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:02PM
Both versions are excellent and you have captured that lovely rich colour and shine on the 'conkers', well captured and indeed found before children find themSmile
Carole
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 3:13PM
Two excellent photos Isabel !! I love V1 especially for the special setting Smile Great work Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
14 Nov 2012 3:56PM
A colourful complimentary background to go with a fine image of the conker, Isabel.

Dave
Tibetan 4 3 England
14 Nov 2012 4:00PM
I would like to add that in ww11 we used to collect conkers for the war effort! they were used to make high explosives, so all school children used to collect sacks of them, which would be collected by the local council, just another bit of information, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Humblebee 4 1 England
14 Nov 2012 5:32PM
For a minute there I thought Leon was going to say to fire at the enemy - I know we were hard up at the time, but using conkers is just plain ridiculous, glad I read on Wink ... two lovely images Isabel, and I go with v2,
evelen 11 5 England
14 Nov 2012 6:24PM
two great shots Isabel, i collect conkers every year did you know if you put them in a corner of your rooms they keep spiders from comming into the house.
eve.Smile
really beautiful well capturedSmileSmile

billy
14 Nov 2012 8:06PM
Two superb shots Isobel. V2 for me. Don
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:49PM
A great pair of images Isabel!
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 7:34AM
This is a nice comp well done...

Dave

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