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teenage mutant ninja tomatoes

Bimjo

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I seldom eat tomato because it causes open sores in my mouth. But today I decided I wanted some on my sandwich at lunch.

When I saw this I changed my mind. ;)

I've never seen a tomato do this. Usually they just get mushy and moldy and sort of collapse into themselves when left too long, but this… this is just weird!

5N/kit zoom

NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    55mm    f/5.6    1/1s    ISO 100


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    55mm    f/9.0    1/2s    ISO 100


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    55mm    f/9.0    1/2s    ISO 100


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    55mm    f/9.0    1.6s    ISO 100


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    29mm    f/9.0    1/1s    ISO 100
 

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Haha, that's the vege equivalent of an Alien chest-burst spawn!! LOL!


Nicely done macros btw... :)
 

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I thought of that. LOL

Going to see how many sprout. Assuming the wife doesn't toss them out first. Maybe I better hide them, eh? Anything for a picture, right? ;)
 

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That's pretty cool, seeds can be amazingly hardy. When I was working in Africa some years back I had a tomato vine and papaya tree growing right on the ledge beside my backdoor, evidently on account of the previous occupant's refuse. The biggest shock was one day when a giant papaya started to grow on the 3-foot tree (it didn't taste too good when I finally decided to cut it, apparently the first round of fruits aren't so good according to my local friends). Wish I had the pics to prove it!

So I say go for it, grow it out on a stick and see how far it goes!
 

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Yeah, I'll probably take it outside and see what it does. I'm interested to see how many shoots actually sprout from these. If they live up to the potential I'm going to have a tomato forest on my hands. :)
 

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Great macro shots. I really like you've got a total black background.
 

Bimjo

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Great macro shots. I really like you've got a total black background.
Thank you. The background is black because I shot these sitting on a piece of foamboard and then adjusted the black level with an adjustment layer in CS5. :)
 
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