Litchi fruit The lychee is native to low elevations of the provinces of Kwangtung and Fukien in southern China, where it flourishes especially along rivers and near the seacoast. It has a long and illustrious history having been praised and pictured in Chinese literature from the earliest known record in 1059 A.D. Cultivation spread over the years through neighboring areas of southeastern Asia and offshore islands. Late in the 17th Century, it was carried to Burma and, 100 years later, to India. It arrived in the West Indies in 1775, was being planted in greenhouses in England and France early in the 19th Century, and Europeans took it to the East Indies. It reached Hawaii in 1873, and Florida in 1883, and was conveyed from Florida to California in 1897. It first fruited at Santa Barbara in 1914. In the 1920's, China's annual crop was 30 million lbs (13.6 million kg). In 1937 (before WW II) the crop of Fukien Province alone was over 35 million lbs (16 million kg). In time, India became second to China in lychee production,
WE in Punjab called it litchi and it is also cultivated here now new crop of it has arrived in market so fresh litchis for you.
P S Leaves in picture are mint leaves not that of LITCHI
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s10001in (0) 2006-06-03 9:03
Tasty , sweet post.
very well done. TFS,
david (3992) 2006-06-03 9:05
this is a beautiful picture of lychees. they're great summer fruit. the colour and repetition in your shot are fantastic. i particularly like the touches of green leaves that break up the image nicely.
your frame is very creative, but honestly i don't like this style of frame. i've experimented a lot with frames and i've decided that simple frames are always much more effective.
none the less, a great image! well done.
KIZIL_BARON (0) 2006-06-03 9:09
lights will be with you..
PLD_images (7149) 2006-06-03 9:13
A good fruit and a good shot. I like the frame that adds to the composition of this image. The green leaves also help to make this an interesting shot.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-06-03 9:15
The Litchis look real delicious. Great colours, seems just ripe n sweet. However, those are not litchi leaves. Litchi leaves look completely different, are elongated in shape, much like mango leaves.
Cuba-Junky (2817) 2006-06-03 9:18
Great frame for this one!!
Nice (9) 2006-06-03 9:21
Sat sri akal Chanjit bhai,
Superb best prepration. best shot ever i v seen.
clarkzor (379) 2006-06-03 9:37
The frame caught my interest here, original, but however I have to agree with David that simple frames are often the msot effective. Anyways nice picture. I like that you've put the green in the bottom left of the picture.
Paul57 (2217) 2006-06-03 9:47
I really like this picture. I also believe that your use of this particular frame makes for a better end result. By the way, I also enjoy the flavour of these little fruit.
mopinia (153) 2006-06-03 10:17
Another great picture. Yum! I miss Lichee! We also can grow lichee trees in Hawaii. They are deliciously sweet and tasty! I also like the frame. It really enhanced the picture. Also, the green mint really adds a punch to the reds of the lichee. Nicely done, Chanjit.
Regards! - Mike O.
goodwill (4226) 2006-06-03 10:26
Aap to phalon ke badshah ban gai henh.
Frame--transparent, something new. It attracts.
dsidwell (9783) 2006-06-03 11:05
Hi Chanjit. I've never liked lychee nuts, but I've always wanted to like them because they are so lovely--as you've presented them here.
simonekarl (404) 2006-06-03 13:31
Nice full frame shot here. It's an iteresting idea blurring the outside of the white frame, bit like a focus screen I guess.
claudeblasen (131) 2006-06-03 16:05
the frame is so incredibly well chosen :-)
ajinder (37) 2006-06-03 20:33
Very good shot no need to comment on photography, you are the perfect. You have choosen very good frame.
lestans (17168) 2006-06-04 3:58
Oh Lychees!! I like them so much, I miss lytchees!! And you show them so well! So a good use of frame, as other friends wrote! Well done, thank you my friend! Livia
delkoo (68) 2006-06-04 4:02
it's fresh and testy pistures, well composed with some green spots on pink background.
petrec (410) 2006-06-04 7:35
Hello hello, how are you? This picture is beautiful. I like this red and your composition. Have a nice week-end. Claudia
ramthakur (1521) 2006-06-04 12:30
Wow, muh mein paani ah gya, Chanjit!
Luscious litchis lovingly presented here. The stylish framing gives the impression of a tray.
Thanks for spreading the temptation :-)
jrj (34843) 2006-06-06 5:44
Interesting work set in a most special frame this presentation of the red fruits. Good use of the contrasting green leaves in this close up.
rozy975 (3047) 2006-06-26 20:16
I like the color.
Your framing is really cool!
Benedict (7076) 2006-08-31 2:36
sweet-looking lychees! great framing, too.
hitesh (594) 2006-10-31 2:16
You have framed my fevourite fruit and composed it so well that I can feel the fragnance of it.The mint leafs adds decoration to it and I don't know it is a combination or just for decoration perpose.Thanks for sharing.
branley (3681) 2007-02-01 11:17
Hello my friend, beautiful photograph and well framed, it looks like a presentation box of fruit. The colour's are outstanding with the red fruit contrasting with the splash of green and I like the well placed sprig of mint bottom left. A superb image, well seen.
tanusha2010 (10) 2012-01-25 14:06
All I can say is: Yummm :)
Beautiful Photo with a creative frame!
- Copyright: chanjit singh (chanjits) (4454)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-03
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, NIKOR 18-70 DX
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fruits and vegetables close ups, Eat your Fruits and Veggies!, No-space pictures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-03 9:01
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