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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-24
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Humorous, Nature, Artwork, Experimental, Macro, Mood
Camera: Lumix DMC G 3
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-25 0:25
Viewed: 1203
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jalapeno Peppers.

The name for the jalapeno peppers comes from Japala in the Mexican state of Vercruz the place in which this pepper was first discovered. Jalapeno peppers are best and ready when they are firm, a fresh green colour, and smooth skinned.

Jalapeno peppers are available all year round, they start off dark green and ripen and sweeten to red. These peppers are a fraction of the heat of a habanero at 3,500 – 4,500 scovile heat units and have fruit size of 2 – 3 inches long depending on the plant size.

We have grown numerous types of chilli pepper this year in out polytunnel (a must for warm, even temperatures) As well as Japapeno, we have Ring of Fire, Scotch Bonnet, Dorset Naga, Carabian and Cayenne chillis.

Each year we grow far too many and have numerous friends to keep supplied with. Next year we will try a few new varieties as there are over 100 differnet ones to try.

I used Radiant blur for a change to see the effect as the chillis were positioned in a rough circle.

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Bom dia Steve.
I initially found odd this unusual love message - with peppers. But soon I was surrounded by the beauty of the presentation (deeply sensual...), with this alcove lighting that will tell you that you created a masterpiece.

Hi Steve, an exquisite presentation of our favorites - and apparently yours too .... the colors come out excellently with such splendid light - I love the note, and the framing - as well as the Title - it is sooo fitting . Congratulation.

Thanks for sharing - kindest regards - Monika

PS Your wishes came through - we had some sun on Sunday morning - following with rain ! But we were able to have a hike in our wilderness and collected mushrooms. I will post later. (Sunday was our anniversary and we love to spend it outside)

A really punchy shot, Steve.

Great strength in the colours of red and green chillis and those splashes of light reflections bring out the shapes, details and freshness of your fruits.

Nice shot,


Ciao Steve, lovely composition with a lot of nice peppers, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-09-25 6:31]

Hi Steve,
A very creative presentation of these chili peppers. Splendid light and a great composition. I like the blurred vignette which is creating impact to this wonderful composition. Very neatly presented in this original frame.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

THe textures, the shine and colors are very attractive, You play very well with the light, Good focus and sharpness,
Um abraço

We grew a few varieties of peppers this year too.. with only moderate success. But we'll try again next year.
Nice bold contrasting colors here. And the blur effect almost looks as though we're looking into a jar. Quite effective!
Nice job Steve

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-09-25 8:16]


quel compo et iamge sueprbe cpatage et détial, fantastique couleur et formes ce rouge avec la touche de vert grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié


Hi Steve
intense red color of Jalapeno Peppers. A HOT display. fine handling of light on the glowing fresh fruits. wise use of radiant blur and fine PP work on text and frame. I like the title too.

Awesome presentation! Makes me want to try them (okay, I don't care much for hot peppers). Great lighting and good dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.

A hot shot!!!

Great idea and well done PP work which certainly enhances the "hot-factor" of this picture, Steve ;o))
Superb focus on the chillies and well captured light on them as well.
The black frame is simply an ideal choice.

I love chillies :)


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-09-25 11:45]

I can feel this sharp taste of the peppers, excellent shot, beautiful combination of red and green

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  • mcoco Gold Star Critiquer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 3] (759)
  • [2012-09-25 11:50]
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Hi Steve,

less is more! only two colors in this picture and a great result.
In my opinion the text is too big, its screaming. Usage of smaller letters give more attention to the picture. For a commercial its perfect :)

TFS Marco

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-09-25 13:01]

Hi Steve!
Nice, original presentation of Jalapeno peppers, with funny title :)
I like your choice to give a bokeh effect aroun the center of the fruits. Great contrast of colors. Splendid light, which is reflected on the fruites!
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Nice shot Steve. I like the effect of the radiant blur and the mix of colours of the chillis. Excellent sharpness too. We are going to begin growing vegetables next year, we may give peppers a try.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-09-25 19:27]

Hi Steve,
I get the idea. Green and red, hot and cold! Very cool indeed. I am not sure about the text, which to me is a distraction.

Hellow Steve,
Excellent presentation of these red hot chillies.Radiant blur impacting well on the main subject.Thanx for the informative note.

Hi Steve

Being a gardener myself and trying out two varieties of chillies this year for the first time I can really appreicate your post! :-)

Photographing your produce is an art and your work is inspirational! I have tried and my attempt is no where near as good as yours! Love the frame and title, and the radiant blur is very artistic. Overall, great sharpness, love the reflections of light and the colours amazing!

Great post!


I like the blur effect very much it seems to go well with the circular arrangement of chillis. Also the red ones on top is consistent with the theme. Good frame and pp work to complete thi sattractive composition. TFS

Superb composition, especially with the feathered edges to the image and the appropriate graphic beneath.

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