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Punica granatum

Punica granatum
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-07 6:26
Viewed: 5254
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to between five and eight meters tall. The pomegranate is native to Southwest Asia and has been cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region and the Caucasus since ancient times. It is not only a cultivated plant in this region of Europe but also a naturalized element of flora.

The name "pomegranate" derives from Latin pomum ("apple") and granatus ("seeded"). This has influenced the common name for pomegranate in many languages (e.g., German Granatapfel, seeded apple). The genus name Punica is named for the Phoenicians, who were active in broadening its cultivation, partly for religious reasons. In classical Latin, where "malum" was broadly applied to many apple-like fruits, the pomegranate's name was malum punicum or malum granatum, the latter giving rise to the Italian name melograno, or less commonly.

Photo was taken in the mountains at the Skadar Lake in Montenegro.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-07 6:40]

Hallo Krzysztof,
Cudowna prezentacja jablka granatu,swietne tlo i cudowna gra kolorow jablka,do tego w naturalnym srodowisku pokazane.Podoba sie.Pozdrawiam Siggi

hello Krzysztof
sure it is not wild but is beautiful,fine capture

hello Krzysztof

Superb picture. Excellent colors and great brightness with a perfect balance. I wish that would have shared the EXIF, it is always good to know details of how to take such pictures. Here we also have grenades. Thanks for sharing, and learned there are grenades in Montenegro! ...



Hi MF, a wonderful macro of a pomegranate fruit which i have got in my garden. TFS.

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-07 23:55]

Very good capture of this fruit, so colorful and fine composition too. tfs.

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-06-08 14:39]

A lovely photo of this colourful fruit.
It looks just like an apple with spiky bits on the end! :-)
Great sharpness and detail.
Very well composed.

Superb work Krzysztof!


  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-08 23:10]

Hi Krzysztof.
Outstanding image of this cute fruit. Reproduction of all details of the fruit and twig, beautifulness of nicely blurred BG are spot on. Composition of the shot is also outstanding. My warm greetings and TFS. Terrific work. Bravo.

Hi Chris,
A nice capture of this pomegranate fruit. Very well composed shot with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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