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Almost Ripe -Yellow Papaya

Almost Ripe -Yellow Papaya
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Copyright: Murray Lines (mlines) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-17
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-04-16 16:31
Viewed: 3680
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Early morning light shining through the leaves of a papaya tree with quite a few fruit approaching size to ripen.

Fruit: There are two types of papayas, Hawaiian and Mexican. The Hawaiian varieties are the papayas commonly found in supermarkets. These pear-shaped fruit generally weigh about 1 pound and have yellow skin when ripe. The flesh is bright orange or pinkish, depending on variety, with small black seeds clustered in the center. Hawaiian papayas are easier to harvest because the plants seldom grow taller than 8 feet. Mexican papayas are much larger the the Hawaiian types and may weigh up to 10 pounds and be more than 15 inches long. The flesh may be yellow, orange or pink. The flavor is less intense than that the Hawaiian papaya but still is delicious and extremely enjoyable. They are slightly easier to grow than Hawaiian papayas. A properly ripened papaya is juicy, sweetish and somewhat like a cantaloupe in flavor, although musky in some types. The fruit (and leaves) contain papain which helps digestion and is used to tenderize meat. The edible seeds have a spicy flavor somewhat reminiscent of black pepper.
Note from www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/papaya.html

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-16 23:35]

Hello Murray,

These fruits are my unknown here in Belgium.
It's edible for the people, sorry when question and stupid question.
You took a very pleasant picture, you play wonderful with light between the leaves.
Lovely presentation, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-17 18:28]

Hi Murray,
very lovely tree here. I like the pattern you composed with symmetrical view.
t5here are many trees here and I like its pattern very much.
Common tree here but seldom captured.


Hello Murray,

Very nice composition of this Yellow Papaya! I like the graphic lines composed by the stems and good positionning of the trunk within the frame.

Nice balanced picture and thanks for the note.



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