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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-09
Categories: Food, Nature
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): my flowers III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-20 8:57
Viewed: 1676
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The saffron spice is actually the tiny orange-red stigmas that grow in the center of each small purple flower. Every flower is cut and the stigmas are carefully removed by hand and then dried. Because so little saffron is gathered from each flower, and because the process is so labor intensive, saffron can sell for $75 an ounce.

The experts say it takes between 60,000 and 100,000 saffron flowers to produce one pound of marketable saffron.

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What a lovely bouquet of crocus already and visible saffron indeed
great details and its note well done TSILLA NAHARI

Hello Tsilla,
Very beautiful flowers they are and very well rendered here by you. The most expensive spice in the world- $75 an ounce is "cheap". I uploaded a few images of saffron from my little patch in the garden on TN and what a pleasant surprise to see an image of it here. It is indigenous to Iran and very expensive to bring under commercial production elsewhere. Mine is purely for the enjoyment of seeing them bloom for a short period once a year. Very few people in the West are familiar with it. A real pleasure to view.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-10-20 12:53]

Greetings Tsilla,you have captured this flowers & stamen colours, with lots of detail & sharpness,no wonder this spice is so expensive,can you imagine the cost to hand pick 60,000 to 100,000 of them to produce only one pound of this wonderful spice,thats nearly 4000-6000 single flowers just for one ounce


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-10-21 1:04]

A classic crying out to be framed and hang.
Superb image.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-10-21 2:39]

Hi Tsilla,
Perfect light on this bunch of flowers.
Good details and a nice tight crop.
Very neatly presented.

Francis Xavier

Love the colors of those flowers! Good lighting and nice details. Very well done, tfs.

Hallo Tsilla
O imagine plina de cloare si speranta!!
Numai bine,

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