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Canon
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
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1/403 second
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72 mm
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Feb 9, 2013, 4:49:00 PM
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Almond by maska13 Almond by maska13
The almond (Prunus amygdalus, syn. Prunus dulcis, Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis), is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. "Almond" is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree.
The wild form of domesticated almond grows in parts of the Levant; almonds must first have been taken into cultivation in this region. The fruit of the wild forms contains the glycoside amygdalin, "which becomes transformed into deadly prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) after crushing, chewing, or any other injury to the seed.
Almond is considered to be one of the earliest domesticated tree nuts. Wild almonds are bitter, the kernel produces deadly cyanide upon mechanical handling, and eating even a few dozen at one sitting can be fatal. Selection of the sweet type, from the many bitter types in wild, marked the beginning of almond domestication. How humans selected the sweet type remains a mystery.
The almond is native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East, eastward as far as the Indus.[5] It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe and more recently transported to other parts of the world, notably California, United States.
This pretty flowers is Wild Almond from Israel, 2013.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
A gorgeous gallery you have! :)!!
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maska13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you very much!
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful shot:wow::wow::wow::D!!
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maska13 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Thanks a lot this photo is my desktop picture now :)
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   General Artist
you're welcome a lot:aww: and really?, cool:D!
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maska13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Yes :)
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GravityLens Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Beautiful. :)
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maska13 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
:heart::nod:
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maska13 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Spasibo :)
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