We have gone from a daily barrage of 100+ degree heat indexes to non-stop rain. So, I have been doing more post-processing work and indoor photography “tinkering”. I decided that enough was enough and ventured out to the patio where two lime trees reside and photographed one of the new limes that I hope one day to consume. I used the same focus stacking technique as I used to photograph the Rock Rose that I posted last week. It was an easy decision as the camera setup was still in the same place as It was when I finished photographing the flower.
Limes are by far my favorite fruit. I’ve always liked sour tastes. Remember cherry sours? I could eat an entire package. As a child I ate limes like most people eat oranges. The limes from the trees in the patio are Mexican Lime trees (Citrus aurantifoli). The limes they produce are extremely juicy. It is estimated that 50% of their weight is juice. Unlike the limes you buy at the grocery store, these limes have a thin yellow rind. Most parts of the lime, including the zest, pith, juice, leaves, and flesh, play important roles in a variety of dishes in many cultures. I enjoy cooking with them as well.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Aperture Priority with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/30th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I did not use a flash to light the subject. I used the Kirk FR-2 Focusing Rail to capture 12 images, I brought them together using Photoshop. I used Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro to finalize the image.
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