26 February 2008

Pomegranate



The Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5-8 m tall. The pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and has been cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region including Armenia since ancient times.

The fruit is medium-sized, about the size of an orange, which has a yellow, pinkish-red skin. It can be eaten as fruit, used as a garnish or pressed to extract the juice. Both the flesh and the seeds can be eaten; the flesh has a sweet-tart flavor.
Pomegranates are being hailed as a super-food which can protect the heart.

Scientists in Israel have shown that drinking a daily glass of the fruit's juice can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Settings

Camera Olympus E500
Lens - 17.5 - 45mm kit lens
Aperture - f/16
Shutter speed - 2.5 sec
ISO-100
Focal Length - 36mm
Exposure compensation -2.3 step

3 comments:

Susanne49 said...

I love to eat pomme-granats. This is a excellent picture with the reflexions on that glass.

Travis said...

What do you use to get the reflections? Your shots continue to be amazing.

Carole said...

Thank you Sue & Travis. I use a piece of black acrylic (perspex) for my reflections.