Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sexy Lemon Slam: macro photo set

I couldn't help myself from sharing this set taken at our garden by your humble servant just yesterday. It will soon be the time for our garden citrus fruit to give birth and they look like they are just about to be ready.

It was lunch break and the light was perfectly set to the right direction and softness level, making the moment a fantastic magic hour macro set opportunity.

Wikipedia says lemon is the common name for "the reproductive tissue surrounding the seed of the angiosperm lemon tree," and that it is used for "culinary and non culinary uses throughout the world". Lemon juice is about 5% acid and has a pH of 2 to 3.

Lemons and limes are very good for your health. They contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. In some alternative medicine disciplines Lemons are considered as a tonic for human body systems. Compounds in citrus fruits, including lemons and limes, called limonoids have been shown to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. Lemons can also be sexy drinks. Here is an easy recipe for a Sexy Lemon Slam, directly from drinksmixer.com:
3/4 oz vodka
1/4 oz triple sec
1/4 oz lemon juice
1/4 tsp sugar

Place a small sugar coated lemon wheel (approx.1/4 in.thick) into the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Pour above listed ingredients into a stainless steel shaker with ice, shake until completely cold, and pour into the prepared old-fashioned glass.
Sip or slam.


  1. Aren't those lovely! Beautiful shots Gil. I love macros of this sort.

  2. Those look great. I wish I could grow them here. I am rather fond of shopping people my produce as well.

    That drink recipe looks quite tempting.

  3. Jon: thanks! I know you value quality in photography so I really glad you like it!
    Cooper: Tempting. that would be a word I missed when I wrote this piece... I'll have one for you right away.

  4. That last picture is my favorite -- there's no better place to be than under a fruit tree on a sunny day.


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