The jewels of a fruit, pomegranates


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The pomegranate fruit is originated from Iran and northern India, yet it is said that Iran is the largest exporter in the world, it is know as ” Anar”. Although here in California ], because of a similar climate, the pomegranate bushes are seen all around.

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Once this fruit is opened up, it shows it’s real beauty, the kernels appear like jewels.


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The red seeds are placed like in a cone, similar to a honey cone

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The Iranian tradition celebrates Yalda, on the longest and darkest night of the year, it’s a winter solstice celebration. Pomegranates are one of the significant fruits of this tradition.

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As the red color symbolizes the dawn and glow of life.

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91 Responses to The jewels of a fruit, pomegranates

  1. You are an amazing photographer Cornelia. I just love the many angles of the fruit you have captured. 😍

  2. arv! says:

    Out here in India, we call it Anar too. This fruit is highly recommended to ill and recovering patients. By the way, I love your clicks especially the close-ups. Do you use prime lens for such pictures?

  3. Megala says:

    Wow! Love those beautiful up close captures, those kernels really look like red gemstones.

  4. Love the power from your colours! Unfortunately because of some (stupid) health issue I cannot eat them! But love anyway your pictures!

  5. One of the most evocative fruits of Creation… timeless beauty. Lovely shots, Cornelia !

  6. Jane Lurie says:

    A gorgeous study of the beauty of pomegranates, Cornelia. I need to eat them more often!

  7. Rekha Sahay says:

    great Cornelia !! your pictures are awesome and informations about Anat too. Its a pleasant surprise that you know the hindi name of pomegranate – Anar

  8. I really enjoy these pictures. Beauty from nature through your lense. You are so talented.

  9. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful images Cornelia. Somehow the next-to-last really struck me. It would make an amazing still life on any wall.

  10. That is such a great compliment, Tina, thank you so much, I am glad that you enjoyed my work. I am planning on, to have big prints done of that One. Have a great productive week.

  11. I enjoy the taste of pomegranates, but they are a bit of a challenge to eat… But you certainly captured some beautiful images.

  12. da-AL says:

    these photos are absolutely amazing, Cornelia! I love pomegranates & you’ve captured my fascination with them perfectly ❤

  13. Ullas says:

    It’s very informative and interesting

  14. Dina says:

    Excellent study of the Granatapfel. I have never seen it like this before, well done.

  15. Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your kind comment.

  16. says:

    Amazing Macro shots of Anaar. Beautiful perspective! 🙂

  17. pattimoed says:

    Gorgeous light, texture, Cornelia. Great macros!

  18. Beautiful photography Cornelia!
    Last picture gives an expression that kernels are about to fall, hold them!!

  19. rajkkhoja says:

    I can visite your site. I read your blog.Saw your photography. I like & So glad.

  20. Beautiful & stunning images.

  21. You’ve captured the wonder and the luscious quality of this delicious fruit.

  22. Beautiful, captivating, very enriching. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend.🙏

  23. picpholio says:

    This proves that you can look at a pomegranate in different ways. It resulted in beautiful images!

  24. I love pomegranates … and you captured their beauty.

  25. Jennifer says:

    Cornelia, you have such a beautiful website!! I love the floral photography and your blog. The way you capture your photos is really amazing. I’ll keep checking out more of it too. Have a wonderful week 😊

  26. Beautiful and Stunning images. Happy Wednesday. 🙏

  27. George Brown says:

    Very nice photography and interesting insights into the pomegranate. Thanks for sharing.

  28. indahs says:

    Beautiful close up images, Cornelia! I love the way you captured them in multiple angle 🙂

  29. ~mimo~ says:

    One of my favorite fruits growing up in Lebanon . We had trees in the garden. Brings up many memories dear Cornelia .

  30. The colour of the fruit depicted so well in your camera
    As you said the inside of the fruit is like jewels holding together.
    No more posts of yours lately.
    How are things with you.

  31. Have a wonderful weekend my Friend. Thank you for sharing inspiration and positivity.

  32. Spring is unfolding fast, time to capture its blooms and inspiration. Happy Week my Friend. Weekend will be great for Roadtrips .

  33. Thank you for the well wishes and inspiring thoughts. Wishing you lots of great adventures ahead. Monterey Peninsula should be beautiful this Spring and Summer. Happy Easter my Friend.

  34. Your choosing of this fruit is itself great for photography. Yes here in India it is abundant. Everytime I see the fruit it looks so beautiful, the cluster of seeds as you say like a honey comb. Nice clicks Cornelia

    • Thank you so much Shiva, for visiting my posts, this one is one of my favorites, as I really love pomegranates, it’s the most beautiful creation of fruit. I really appreciate your kind comments.

      • Cornelia are you getting notification regarding my postings. As many are not getting I not happy about it.
        Lately I have posted one “My Ungrateful Life” have you got it. If not please read and comment. Thanks

      • Hi Shiva, thanks for contacting. Recently I’m not that much on here, because I’m just so busy working too much, so it’s possible if I have just missed your latest posts. If I come across them I will let you know. Stay safe and happy my friend.

      • Ohhh that’s the reason, its ok but do not work too much. I had to tell only because I am not receiving nor being received.
        Stay connected visit my latest when you have time. Thanks and Blessings

  35. rabirius says:

    Brilliant series of close ups.
    I really like what you show us of the pomegranate.

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