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New Zealand Fruit Salad Tree

New Zealand Fruit Salad Tree
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Copyright: Peter Parata (eosnut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-27
Categories: Food, Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): hahaha, Friday Theme 2008/05/30 "Fruit" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-29 0:50
Viewed: 24724
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After many hours of research, NZ horticultural scientists have come up with this...the NZ Fruit Salad Tree.
It produces, in alphabetical order; apples, bananas, feijoas, kiwifruit, oranges and pears.
All ripen at the same time.
The scientists need to do further research however, the pineapples and watermelons keep falling off.

boomcat, Waterlilygirl, Royaldevon, kiwi_explorer, terrileo70, Refugee, lilimih33, Fortuna, Hendrika, tnahari, nishantdavid, messenger1, Juliet, johnnymag, harpya, timtim has marked this note useful
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wow Pete..

even from thumbnail.. i can see clearly the mix fruits up in the tree.. make me smile.. if we have tree like this that can produced lots of different fruits in one tree i want to plant one.. haha..

good one for the theme.. i just love your pp work.. excellent..

regards, terry

Hahaha...GREAT work my frined, excellent idea and realisation, please, send me seed of this tree!!!

That's a fruit growers dream, the Kiwi's have done it again ;) great creative image Dad :)

Hello Peter! Very funny composition. Good capture. original work. Nice lightness, very nice colors. Good luck!

Wonderful photo of the tree
This is one fruity tree
Great for the theme

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2008-05-29 1:04]
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:)) This is great :D
How did you managed to do this?
It's a great idea!

Have a nice day!


Hi peter,

excellent!!! perfectly done, this must have taken you a while to create!! very clever and funny!
well done.

Hello Peter,

Before anyone else asks, may I have a graft from this unique tree. Fresh fruit salad would no longer be an issue at meal times!

I am sure it took very careful pp work to create such a flawless posting!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Peter,
Excellent concept ... I like your light humor here ... this would be an ideal April Fools posting :) Very good processing to the extent it looks very believable.... aptly titled. Excellent work! tfs

Hi Peter
Great idea for the theme
How fanastic would it be if wwe could have a tree like this in our own garden!


Excellent PP work Pete. Good colour in each of the items and a lovely blue sky. Sandy said they are her favourite variety of pear. Is that a Loquat tree they are all sitting on?

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-29 2:51]
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hahahahahahaha !!!
I suppose that in the near future they will come up with an already peeled variety !

thanks a lot,
ps.Can I ask for some mangoes, too ?

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-05-29 3:18]

hi Peter

I would have to rate your post today under category called 'Impossible', but how I wish we can have this tree planted in our backyard and yield the balanced fruit diet for daily need.

You are the most crazy person to come up with this idea, perhaps someday another crazy agro-culture person will grow a plant like this? Good to see a new idea.

tfs, bill

Hi Peter,

Very good PP work and probably the best and most imaginative entry to the theme I have seen so far.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-05-29 3:31]

I haven't seen one of these trees for a while Pete. The fruits are all growing so well.
Clever you with your PP work - Brilliant idea!

This will be a great contribution for the theme! Nice compostion of this fruits.
Best wishes,

Hi Peter,

Hahahahahah!!! I love this shot! Very creative showing your terrific imagination! Just amazing post processing work! You really have placed each fruit realistically and perfectly on the tree. I appreciate all the time it took for you to do this..... (or is there really a tree in New Zealand??? LOL) I'd love a tree like this!, Lisa

Hahahahaha...excellent and funny PP-work Peter. Number one for the "fruit theme"! The colour contrast is striking in this image. Great job my friend!

Hello Peter!
Lovely idea and perfect PP work!
Great colours, light, clarity!
Beautiful composition for Friday theme!
Best regards!

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-05-29 8:53]

Hello Pete
HA this is good! Really good. I love your imagination! perfect light on each fruit...
How cool would this really be!!!


funny idea, well done PP, credible result

Hi Peter,

Seeing what one can achieve in New-Zealand I think we made the wrong decision not to emigrate - yes, I can see why the pineapples keep falling of here, already too heavy with delicious fruits, no need for them - they seem to be the less healthiest of them all.
...still amazed at your find...


Hiya Peter

Waahoo you did it again. an absolutely fantastic posting here, really well thought out and processed,.. what on earth am I going to choose for a title for next week to try and catch you out lol

TFS and for joining in the theme

regards Helen

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  • Kay01 Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 1 N: 15] (88)
  • [2008-05-29 14:28]

Im still laughing. Hort at Massey will never be the same again.

Well done.

This is really funny! I want a tree like this one :)

Very well done! Yan :)

Wonderful done Peter,

The pp work looks really great.
You swear this is real.
Very well composed,the light is perfect on each fruits.


Everyone would like to have one tree
like this. Simple and great idea, yor done a very good work. Congrats. and TFS.

Hello Dear Peter
Is it realy True??????

Great Capture

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  • strobe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 64] (1778)
  • [2008-05-29 23:58]

Hey Peter,

Well put together, like the light and shadows on all the fruit, makes the composition very realistic

Hello, Peter -
Let me add my praise for this splendid idea. A really funny and well-presented image, with sharp details and vibrant colors. Great note, too. Well done.

hi Peter
an eye catching colorful product of NZ.
thanks for sharing this great invention with the world and Friday's theme. nice and tasty.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-05-30 2:55]

Hi Peter,
Great contribution and well displayed. Really nice work. Details and colors are nice. TFS JUlie

Hi Peter,

This is an excellent piece of PP work you got here. I'm not sure whether we will ever get a tree that bears multiple types of fruits but it would be very convenient wouldn't it? Probably the scientists need to develop 'sticky' watermelons and pineapples first before introducing them to the NZ Fruit Salad Tree.. LOL..



Hi Peter,

Ha Ha Ha,

Brilliant work. Made my day.

Well done and TFS,


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-05-30 10:45]

Hello Peter

I am going to the airport now,
I am going to this city that has trees that
all give the fruits in an only trees!
Beautiful the pp work and the light in them are fantastic!
Good captures. original work
Congratulations my friend..


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-05-30 16:34]

Interesting tree Peter, can I have one plant in my backyard too? :P Excellent pp work... as usual..:D Hope your scientists will make the dream come true! :P

Have a nice day,


:) ltr

Hello Peter,
Beautiful compo for frlday theme:)
colours, light, sharpnes.... all of them are so delicious:)
welldone and tfs,
:) tomorrow

Hello Peter,

Excellent idea of this mix of fruit, beautiful colors and light. Great contribution to the theme.
Best regards,

Hello Peter,

Excellent PP work, wonderful colors and a very good job and contribution to the theme1
Congratulations and TFS,

on saturday

Great idea Pete,
Its got me wondering what the tree actually is though.It almost looks as though it could be a nut tree like macadamia ... or perhaps an avocado or loquat ?
Do you remember what it was.
... Just curious,as always.

.... or maybe a Viburnum ?

wow what a tree. I thought it was real very effective pp. Very good shot


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