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Nuts

By handlerstudio  
While visiting with my friends in Olive Bridge, in Upstate New York, near the Ashokan Reservoir (of "Ashokan Farewell" fame, the fiddle tune), Lorraine mentioned that the house next door had (as I remember), Chestnuts, and ready for harvesting. It also seems that they have a natural defense--long, sharp thorns. Many animals, humans included, have learned how to get to them. Deer, as I was told stomp on them once they fall from the tree. With the rain, the open pods with the thorns quite in place, and the nuts, I thought they were interesting and beautiful, and worth sharing. Quite tasty when roasted. One of the great winter street food treats in New York City.

Peter

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Comments


3 Jan 2014 12:01AM
Really like V2,
Fred.

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
3 Jan 2014 12:03AM
Sweet indeed Peter, good POV.
Ron
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 12:04AM
All you need is an open fire Peter. Bing Crosby had a song about it.GrinGrin Peter
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
3 Jan 2014 12:20AM
V2 just edges it for me!! Both good quality frame fillers!!
3 Jan 2014 3:44AM
M43 is here to stay!
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
3 Jan 2014 5:14AM
Both wonderful images.
3 Jan 2014 5:28AM
Very traditional in the UK, too, Peter. I love them..!
I love your images, too. Great macro work and highly detailed.
I can all-but taste those chestnuts....!

Simon
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 6:32AM
Gorgeous sharp takes, both very beautiful subjects and very well shot! Grin
IB
3 Jan 2014 7:00AM

Quote:Gorgeous sharp takes, both very beautiful subjects and very well shot! Grin
IB



Exactly right.
Bantu 4 7 1 India
3 Jan 2014 8:56AM
superb closeup,well captured.
ZoeKemp 4 31 England
3 Jan 2014 9:16AM
Sweet chestnuts. You know its Christmas when you find these. Lovely raindrops or dewdrops captured on them. Great macro
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 143 15 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 5:13PM
Great captures, love chestnuts, collect them with my daughter in the autumnSmile


Cliff
3 Jan 2014 5:44PM
love chestnuts but boy are they spiteful critters ! superb duo
Stunning shot - I usually end up having them blow up in the oven because I've forgotten to pierce the casing! You have turned them into a work of art!
jacquig 3 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 7:51PM
Great close-ups both, Peter. Super sharp and full of impact. Smile
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
4 Jan 2014 12:22AM
Yes,roasted chestnuts are quite popular here at Xmas.
Well coloured and detailed shots.
Mick.
4 Jan 2014 1:19AM
Great detailed macro!
4 Jan 2014 2:57AM
Nuts with in built defense
PaulMillar 6 83 2 Scotland
4 Jan 2014 11:32AM
Super detail with strong clarity and colour range.........very nice.


Paul.
5 Jan 2014 8:01AM
Like this one.

Carsten
Love these shots. I did wonder if you would have been able to obtain a little extra shrapness with a smaller aperture. But two nice shots none the less

Quote:Love these shots. I did wonder if you would have been able to obtain a little extra shrapness with a smaller aperture. But two nice shots none the less

Did you want sharpness or DOF.

Peter
MartaHari 10 1 Spain
8 Jan 2014 7:21PM
great detailing! love it

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