Banana Curves (Macro)

© Carolina K. Smith

Banana Curves (Macro)

Uploaded: November 26, 2004


Aren't bananas a great fruit?
(Nikkor 105mm + extension tube + Canon 500D)


Dan Holm level-classic November 26, 2004

Fantastic shot, Carolina!! Very different! Love your composition! The curled back peel makes an outstanding graphic element! #191555

S J November 26, 2004

Very creative study on Banana, Carolina! Very creative idea! I love the DOF and colors on this one! #938246

Jordi Delgado November 26, 2004

Impressive, Carolina!!! Great light, colors, perspective and DOF!!

:-)) #938274

Cathy T. Vettes November 26, 2004

Excellent Carolina.. This is great !! #938281

Cathy Gregor November 26, 2004

Super macro, Carolina!
-cathy #938408

Charlene Bayerle November 26, 2004

How creative and well done.....great job Carolina!!!! #938527

Karma Wilson November 26, 2004

Excellent macro!

Karma #938606

Murry Grigsby November 26, 2004

Terrific macro Carolina! Lovely design, light, high-key colors and textures!! And yes I love bananas--YUM :0) #938764

William C. Raco level-classic November 26, 2004

Wow, this is beautiful, Carolina!!
I love the curl of the peel, the soft focus, the wonderful color, the excellent textures.
A delicious image with appeal ;-)
This is certainly a winner, as far as I am concerned.
Best of luck,

bill #938772

Darren K. Fisher November 26, 2004

Yes they are. And I have to say you capture this one so very well. I love the curve of the peel and the detail. Awesome job. #938885

Leonard Pierce November 26, 2004

WOW! Fantastic macro Carolina, extremely well done!!! #938969

Susan T. Evans level-classic November 26, 2004

FANTASTIC. #939109

Carolina K. Smith November 26, 2004

Wow, thanks for all the really nice comments, Dan, Sanjay, Jordi, Cathy M, Cathy G., Charlene, Karma, Murry, Bill, Daren, Len, and Susan! They are all appreciated :) #939173

Robin L. Wehrman November 26, 2004

WOW! this is outstanding, Carolina! Very creative and a very cool image very well done!!!! #939290

Karen Engelbreth November 26, 2004

WOW - fantastic - very creative, Carolina! #939350

Sharon Smith level-classic November 26, 2004

Excellent work, Carolina... love the composition and the shallow DOF! #939398

Carolina K. Smith November 26, 2004

Thank you, Robin, Karen, and Sharon :)
I was surprised by the results (DoF), since I shot this at f/22. So the 'shallow' DoF must be due to the curvature of the banana! But at f/2.5, and the DoF was way more shallow than this :) #939438

Terry R. Hatfield November 26, 2004

Excellent Dof Carolina,The Colors Are Right On!! #939779

Carolina K. Smith November 26, 2004

Thank you, Terry :)
This was taken in the warmth of a south window sunlight :) #939989

Leanne M.E. Boyd November 26, 2004

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent image, I will never look at a banana the same way! #940015

Patricia Marroquin November 26, 2004

Wow again! Fabulous macro, Carolina! You really thought of a different way to present a banana! Love it! Well done! #940126

Carolina K. Smith November 27, 2004

Thank you, Leanne and Patricia, for your nice comments :) #940583

Wong Chek Poh December 15, 2004

Great graphical macro. Congrats, Carolina. #974377

Gianna Stadelmyer December 16, 2004

Congratulations, Carolins! Love this in its texture, color, and lines:-) Good luck in round two! #975510

S J December 16, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS and good luck in the next judging, Carolina! #975783

Stacey A. Bates December 16, 2004

Congrats!!! #976431

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 16, 2004

Congrats on your placement! #976942

Terry R. Hatfield December 16, 2004

Congratulations,On A Great Finalist Carolina:-) #977006

Susan T. Evans level-classic December 16, 2004

Congrats Carolina, awesome image! #977129

Mary K. Robison December 16, 2004

What a great macro, Carolina!
Congratulations! #977511

Stanley J. Contrades December 16, 2004

Very appealing :-), Carolina, and CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! Good luck win the next stage!!
Stan #978643

Cathy Barrows December 16, 2004

Congrats!...stoll love it #978689

William C. Raco level-classic December 16, 2004

So do I, Carolina!
Congratulations and best wishes!

bill #978714

Debbie Fleri December 16, 2004

Congrats!!! I have one (banana) every morning,,,They are just the greatest fruit and this is the Greatest shot...
Just love it...

Debbie : ) #979836

Debra Booth December 17, 2004

Wonderful presentation, Carolina! Congrat son this great shot! #980649

Dan Holm level-classic December 17, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Carolina!!! Exceptionally well deserved! #982261

S J December 17, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Carolina! #982263

Terry R. Hatfield December 17, 2004

Congratulations On Your Win Carolina!! #982309

Mary K. Robison December 17, 2004

Yay, Carolina!

William C. Raco level-classic December 17, 2004

I knew this had to win!!!
Congratulations, Carolina

bill #982627

Jill Flynn December 17, 2004

Congratulations on your win Carolina! I love this - so CREATIVE! #982774

Charlene Bayerle December 17, 2004

Wonderful and so deserved Carolina...Congratulations!!! #982982

Barbara K. Breitsameter December 17, 2004

WTG Carolina! Superb! #983005

Stanley J. Contrades December 17, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win, Carolina!!
Stan #983093

Evy Johansen level-classic December 17, 2004

Many congratulations on your win, Carolina! #983298

Karen Engelbreth December 18, 2004

Congratulations on your final win, Carolina!


Allan L. Whitehead December 18, 2004

Carolina, congratulations on this wonderful win, its richly deserved, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan

I don't know how I missed this when it was posted but I'm very proud of this win for you - 'A', … #983511

Carolina K. Smith December 18, 2004

Wow! Thank you all for your really nice comments. It is funny how sometimes our least planned photos turn out. This was taken on Thanksgiving morning, and there was competition in the kitchen for this banana from the cook (my daughter)!
Thank you again, Wong, Jan, Sanjay, Stacey, Leanne, Terry, Susan, Mary, Stan, Cathy, Bill, Debbie, Debra, Dan, Jill, Barbara, Charlene, Evy, Karen, and Allan!! #984058

Donna W. Neal December 18, 2004

It is funny how sometimes the least planned photo turn out to be real winners just like this one!
Congratulations on this well deserved Winner Carolina #984066

Colette M. Metcalf December 18, 2004

Congratulations to you Carolina!!! #984392

Kay Beausoleil December 18, 2004

And even more congratulations on your win, Carolina! #984611

Carolina K. Smith December 18, 2004

Hi Kay,
Hey there! Where is your gallery?
Can you contact me by email??
Carolina #984841

Carolina K. Smith December 18, 2004

Thank you Donna, Colette, and Kay :)
Best of the holiday seasons to you all:) #984857

Kay Beausoleil December 18, 2004

E-mail done! My only gallery is a featured photographer number at if it's still up there. Jack, my loving spouse, is giving me a real web page for Christmas, so a crude one should be up in the new year. Hope everyone else gets the present(s) they want for the holidays! #985293

Donna J. Eaton December 18, 2004

I love this shot Carolina! Great job and congratulations on your win! #985372

Leonard Pierce December 18, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Carolina!!!! #985678

Murry Grigsby December 20, 2004

Congrats on your win Carolina! What a happy and fun image!! #988927

Kristi A. Howson December 21, 2004

Congratulations Carolina...wonderful close-up view ...looks good enough to eat:) #990875

Pu Chen December 23, 2004

Congratulations, Carolina! Banana surely is a great fruit, you make it looks even better:) Great shot! #993960

Carolina K. Smith December 23, 2004

Thank you, Donna, Len, Murry, Kristi, and Pu :) #994128

Brenda Tharp December 29, 2004

Congratulations, Carolina! Good to see your name and image in the winners! #1001042

Carolina K. Smith December 29, 2004

Thank you very much, Brenda!
I wouldn't have taken this photo if I had not been scrambling to upload an assignmnent from your excellent Macro course, he he he :)
Best wishes for 2005,
Carolina #1001964

Piper Lehman January 02, 2005

Nice one, Carolina! This is a nice take on banana close-ups -- usually it's the cross section everyone shoots. Nice work. #1010436

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