Photographer's Note

Florida is famous for grapefruit, as well as the other citrus products that the States brought from other places many, many years ago. Yes, this is another macro, but I hope it is somewhat unique, and a bit educational.

Citrus fruits in Florida are grown in groves by the commercial growers, and in a great many back yards, throughout Central and South Florida. As you can see here, the blossoms give way almost immediately to small green fruit balls, which will grow a full year, from February or March until this time next year. Then the grapefruit, oranges, tangarines, lemons and other citrus are finally ripe and ready to eat.

Many times the blossoms are blooming before the fruit is picked, and that is a lovely sight, though difficult for me to capture on film for you. And the saddest thing is that I cannot capture on film for you the Glorious scent of these tiny blooms, which wafts through the air this time of year.

I tried to capture here the lovely green of the shiny new leaves, the new little green fruit, the slightly spotty closed blooms, and the dark background of the old growth in the background. I did contrast, clarify and sharpen. Please comment or critique on anything here.

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