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    Kiwi

    Was preparing some fruit and noticed the interesting pattern in the kiwi so instead of eating it, setup the tripod and flash and snapped a couple. Tummy is now giving it some loving attention.

    C&C requested - first time doing something like this.

    EXIF - off-camera diffused flash camera left, ISO 400, 1/125, f11, 300mm.

    Original - cropped to remove blank space left and bottom.
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    Square crop.
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    Re: Kiwi

    I think I would give it a little bit more brightness, particularly to the highlights, to bring out the pattern more clearly.

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    Re: Kiwi

    Ah, the Chinese Gooseberry kind! Delicious. Thank you for posting, Bobo, but now you've got me wanting some!

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    Re: Kiwi

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Ah, the Chinese Gooseberry kind! Delicious. Thank you for posting, Bobo, but now you've got me wanting some!
    Heck, I'm a Kiwi, but I'm so old I remember when we used to call them Chinese Gooseberries too!

    PS: Over here we call them kiwifruit, not just "kiwi".

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    Re: Kiwi

    Thanks Geoff - will try that.

    Frank, Colin - yes even here in Hong Kong they call it a kiwifruit.

    Colin - I stand corrected, Yes it should be kiwifruit.

    Btw, does exposure and focus look ok?

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    Re: Kiwi

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Btw, does exposure and focus look ok?
    Maybe slightly dark but otherwise, looks good to me. The color in the first one looks closer to what I'd expect. The cropped one looks a tad vibrant and I'm still wanting some!

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    Re: Kiwi

    Thanks Frank.

    Yes the 2nd one has a bit of Jiro's LAB tip added to it. Good eye!

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    Re: Kiwi

    Re-do. Better? Worse? Bin it?

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    Re: Kiwi

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Re-do. Better? Worse? Bin it?

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    Image 1 is looking a lot better than before.

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    Re: Kiwi

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Re-do. Better? Worse? Bin it?

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    Did they taste as good as they look?

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    Re: Kiwi

    The first one looks perfect! It's a pity you had to destroy, I mean eat, the evidence. Now you'll just have to go out and get some more. For comparison, of course!

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    Re: Kiwi

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris V View Post
    Did they taste as good as they look?
    If you've never had one, prepare, as in the first image, then scoop out with a spoon and eat like ice cream until all that is left is the skin.

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    Re: Kiwi

    Thanks guys appreciate the nice comments. I was fearing the worst for a first try.

    Yes ice-cream scoop style is one. The other is a health drink. Wash 1, give it a nice shave (without shaving cream), cut into 2-3 pieces keeping skin, put in blender, add water, drink. 1x before breakfast, 1x mid-afternoon.

    Helps to reduce toxin built up in the body and later on some weight reduction.
    Last edited by Bobobird; 31st October 2011 at 02:50 PM.

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    Re: Kiwi

    Bobo, also try shooting back lit slices of fruits, thin enough to be transparent.

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