Kiwano melon

We took a trip to the grocery store this week to search for interesting objects to try in macro and came across this.  On the outside, it is pumpkin orange with a delicate pattern and little spikes all over.  On the inside, it is neon green with tons of seeds.  It has a mild flavor something like a kiwi with a bit of a bananna on the side.

Cucumis metuliferus, also known as the horned melon, kiwano, african cucumber, jelly melon, or blowfish fruit, is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family. Native to Sub-Saharan Africa, it is one of the few sources of water during the dry season in the Kalahari Desert.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
ProMaster LED120SS LED light
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/5 –  1/200 sec – ISO 500

#Kiwano #BlowfishFruit #AfricanHornedMelon #CucumisMetuliferus #macro#macrophotography #detail #closeup #colorful #Nikon #AtlantaGA

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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