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Peter Whitfield / 520 items
Turks Turban Squash

I've long wanted to photograph this strange vegetable grown in my garden, which also tastes very nice I may add (the vegetable that is, not the garden ;) ). Today's Smile on Saturday Group's theme Vivid Orange provided a very welcome excuse to do so.

I certainly wouldn't want to meet this on a dark night, or on an alien planet for that matter. It looks as if it might ingest you in the blink of an eye (assuming it has one) while demonstrating appalling table manners. Or worse. (Probably best not to think about that - creativity can have its downsides lol...).

Thank you for taking time to look. Much appreciated. I hope you enjoy the image and sleep well tonight. HSoS :)

[Handheld in daylight with a dark cloth background. LR for colour boost, taking out the blacks and crop. Affinity Photo for rotation (enlarged the canvas to fill in); micro detail sharpened in Topaz Detail. A bit more colour tweaking and there you have it :) ]
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Dates
  • Taken: Nov 4, 2017
  • Uploaded: Nov 4, 2017
  • Updated: Jan 9, 2018