ENGLISH: Now that the London Olympics have started, I thought I'd get in the spirit of things by uploading my favourite flag, the tricolour of Italy - made out of food. In this photo we have the green basil, the white mozzarella cheese and the red of the tomatoes. Combine these 3 ingredients together, add a little salt and you have the best-tasting flag in the world, not to mention a good Caprese Salad.
Photographing food is not easy, and I admit that this is not the best, there being a slight OE of the mozzarella. But I love cooking, buying, eating and looking at food too much not to try. I have a Theme called My Italian Food Tour if you're interested in looking at more Italian food - and it's also on my Facebook page.
ITALIANO: Gli Olimpiadi di Londra hanno finalmente comminiciati. Anche se sono sola meta'-Italiana, ho voluto scaricare la bandiera piu' deliziosa nel mondo, il tricolore Italiano. Allora, abbiamo qui il basilico, la mozzarella di bufala ed i pomodori. O se avete fame: Insalata Caprese. Forza Italia, e buon appetito.
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Afsanehbagheri (3226) 2012-07-27 23:10
Beautiful view of the food I like.
Congratulations my friend
bayno (18342) 2012-07-27 23:13
condivido in pieno la tua opinione, più bei colori non potevi trovare per rappresentare la nostra bandiera, cibo sano e fresco, quì non parliamo di qualità fotografica ma di qualità di cibo...e della dieta mediterranea ne parlano tutti benissimo compresi i dottori...per cui...Forza Italia!!!
mauro61 (52623) 2012-07-27 23:13
che bella immagine...
una bandiera che penso però durerà poco sulla tavola...eheheh.
Un grande abbraccio
COSTANTINO (53545) 2012-07-27 23:31
no more comments for this fantastic composition
a great inspiration creating the best
greetings indeed for this nice work
have a nice week end
emka (76187) 2012-07-27 23:34
Hi Lisa, Making flag of food, or flowers, is a great idea. Have you prepared the ingredients itself. MMM, delicious caprese salat. Tasty composition. Our flag is even easier to make, only white and red. And without basilicum it wouldn't be so tasty. Good idea and splendid realization.
ikeharel (55146) 2012-07-28 1:31
Who eats a flage Lisa...?
Fine close-up on food, the tomatos seem to be smiling into the camera.
Colors are amazingly fresh, the mozzarella is perfect in white not over-exposed.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Cricri (104241) 2012-07-28 2:50
Voilà une très belle idée des couleurs du drapeau Italien a partir des légumes, un plat que je me fait souvent, j'aime la cuisine Italienne, sur une semaine là bas j'avais pris deux kilos :-) cadrage et couleurs au top
francio64 (38276) 2012-07-28 3:19
Accidenti che foto, Lisa!
Un perfetto abbinamento di ingredienti per formare la bandiera italiana.
Questi sono i tipici ingredienti della pizza napoletana.
Basilico, mozzarella e pomodoro che appunto rappresentano il tricolore italiano.
Una bella e originale realizzazione fotografica con una nitidezza da tagliare lo schermo.
Molto ben visto! Grazie e complimenti!
Complimenti anche per il tuo punteggio.
Mi hai appena superato :P
snunney (81641) 2012-07-28 4:24
No, you can't beat a fine salad tricolore lovingly put together with tasty fresh tomato and basil and well sourced mozzarella. Makes the mouth water just looking at it. Thanks for sharing.
ourania (29227) 2012-07-28 4:44
Ciao cara Lisa,
una composizione irresistibile! La nitidezza `e eccellente, l' illuminazione ben equilibrata, l' esposizione sulla mozzarella non potrebbe essere migliore nel mio parere. L' immagine `e incredibilmente vivace e appetitosa, si pu`o sentire le tessiture, i sughi, gli odori ed il gusto di questi ingredienti amatissimi dell' insalata caprese. L' illusione `e tormentosa...Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
SWEETFREEDOM (22170) 2012-07-28 4:47
da italiano non posso che gradire questo omaggio alla ns bandiera. mi piacciono molto le food picture come questa, buoni colori e luci,
MJR (3360) 2012-07-28 4:47
I have not had the pleasure of indulging in this flag in Italy, but the same ingredients in small pavement cafe in a Corsican village I reckon must come a darn close second !
A lovely idea neatly executed ( not perfectly but better than most of us could do ! ) which gives a lovely addition to the glories of last night's ceremony.
Did you see it ? Slightly eccentric, and certainly something that a home audience would understand best, it nevertheless was a superb spectacle. Sadly like most the the billion audience, for me only on the square screen, not for real !
I don't spend much time on TE these days, but could not let this one pass !
timecapturer (47284) 2012-07-28 4:53
imaginative, clever and delicious! No much more I can say except an inspired image that makes me want some more lunch!
You Austra-Ita-lians what are you like!
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
Sergiom (57601) 2012-07-28 5:25
The most delicious country in the world with the most delicious people. I like the idea a lot since I had that salad yesterday with the most delicious italian olive oil.
Have a nice weekend
SnapRJW (30629) 2012-07-28 5:34
Hello Lisa --- Yummy! A perfect lunch and what a great idea. Challenge - the Australian flag. Could be tricky. Have a lovely weekend, I know what's on your menu so you will have plenty of time to watch the Olympics. Rosemary
Silvio1953 (119401) 2012-07-28 6:17
Ciao Lisa, immagino che dopo l'hai mangiata la foto, bella ed originale, bandiera dim buon gusto ci viene bene anche la pizza, ottima nitidezza e splenddi colori, brava, un abbraccio Silvio
baddori (19211) 2012-07-28 11:25
Più "Italica" di una italiana, una foto che esalta un cibo, tricolore, famosissimo nel mondo.
Da me in Sardegna abbiamo la croce di San Giorgio, che fa inglese o viceversa.
Lo spirito "olimpico" a Londra accomuna tutti.
Sonata11 (33223) 2012-07-28 13:50
we just waiting for plain from Wroclaw to Barcelona. Thanks. Your picture is very beautiful. I like this composition and great framing. Marvellous vivid colors, sharpness, clarity. Great job like usually.
carlo62 (30383) 2012-07-28 13:55
sono l'ultimo della giornata a vedere la tua foto, ma sono anche quello che può dire...BRAVAAAAA... ci hai fatto vincere subito delle medaglie.
Per quanto riguarda il cibo della foto, direi che manca un solo elemento, ma fondamentale per unire il tutto, un pò di olio d'oliva (come quello che faccio io!!!)
Adesso cominciano anche con la pallanuoto...evvaiiii
tyro (19698) 2012-07-28 15:23
Ciao cara Lisa,
Despite what you say, I think this is a smashing photograph - it makes me drool, so it must be good.
It makes me think immediately of one of my favourite TV chefs - Antonio Carluccio, a lovely big teddy-bear of a man who is just so enthusiastic about food, cooking and eating. And of course, our own British cookery writer, Delia Smith, and this lovely recipe.
As I say, I love this picture. The lighting, to my mind, is perfect and I don't think that the mozarella is overexposed, but the light and shade on those delicious basil leaves is just out of this World - it's superb. And the tomatoes are obviously Mediterranean ones - not those things we get in supermarkets here and which are full of water and seeds with precious little flesh.
ifege (10223) 2012-07-28 19:30
A neat one Lisa - very effective. How about an equivalent Australian one (a little tricky I think!)
dkmurphys (48030) 2012-07-28 22:56
True! My favorite kind of food. Nice idea, well catch.
Enjoy the weekend.
sabermonajati (9167) 2012-07-29 6:15
i invited you coming to iran.i will be happy see you in my country and show ancient architecture and culture to you.
you shot interesting frame.
photoray (11327) 2012-07-29 8:06
Fine, upclose view of some my favorite veggies, all in natural colors and good resolution.
Change the mozzarella to yellow cheddar and we have the national colors of my southern neighbors.
I add to your concoction - black olives, garlic, peppers, and chop into a CaliforniaOakie salsa.
Keepup the fine works,
Noel_Byrne (22647) 2012-07-29 8:59
That looks wonderful Lisa, a really great idea, and you captured the food brilliant. The pips and juice of the tomato, the leaves and that soft cheese. A flag I would most heartily enjoy munching my way through!
Need some food now....
willperrett (6577) 2012-07-29 10:36
A very clever shot, presumably set up rather than found. And perfect for a veggie like me! I'm hungry.
rychem (21541) 2012-07-29 11:33
Great idea to present your flag, in fact I find the Caprese salad delicious, mmm.... :)
abmdsudi (41936) 2012-07-29 11:39
Yummmy! very tasty flag and great ideas Lisa. These are beautiful ingredients as well as colorful and a feast to our eyes, nutritious too and not only nourishes our taste buds, they nourishes our all senses. I like the tight closeup of this, the simplicity, everything is very effective. The clarity and vibrant colour is really beautiful and the arrangement but the color contrast makes a very exciting image. Delicious still life shot. Congrats
berek (36291) 2012-07-29 12:15
hungry now. wonderful colors and spontaneity. composition and the result is good. congratulations.
Royaldevon (28285) 2012-07-29 12:41
I'm already hooked, Lisa.
I love Italian food and in our little, nearby town, we have no less than than three Italian restaurants. We can take it in turns if we so desire!
One of the greatest developments in this country is the food. We have so many new choices, which refines the palette and makes the standard improve!
I love this idea of making your flag from food! The greens look particularly sharp and textured but the overall effect is good.
I have the feeling that the Union Jack would create a few more problems to create with food. I wonder if anyone will accept the challenge!
My warm regards,
sevy (15359) 2012-07-30 0:06
I like the idea of this shot which made me smile.
As you wrote, technically speaking it could be improved,but to have tried, I know the lightning is something not easy for food shots.
It also remembers me my 'food tour' when going in Italy.
annjackman (18891) 2012-07-30 0:18
Caprese salad is one of my favourite dishes. The very best of course is found in Italy where the ingredients are first class and the olive oil and balsamic vinegar are wonderful.
What a great idea to make not just a pattern picture but also the Italian flag. Super detail and very well cropped. Love it!
Kind Regards, Ann
desy65 (576) 2012-07-30 6:48
Ciao cara Lisa
Se volevi fare la bandiera Italiana ... ci sei riuscita in pieno e con tutti gli ingredienti inclusi. Hai avuto una fantastica idea. Molto belli e vivi i colori. Complimenti e grazie dei saluti che mi mandi tramite Marino.
Un abbraccio, buona giornata
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-07-30 8:57
A creative timely post for the olympics! Love the close up on this one as I can see the textures and somehow smell and imagine the taste of these fresh ingredients!
see you around!
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-07-30 13:04
Ola Lisa ,
Muito bom mozzarella na pizza :) , em saladas também gosto , belo efeito visual com a bandeira de Itália , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jemaflor (82832) 2012-07-30 13:34
Excellent idea with this close up and the title with flag ..., well taken, good sharpness and vivid colors, tfs and bon appétit !
sacimar (25975) 2012-07-31 5:06
this is a great idea! this is an original way to show the flag colors of Italy, I like it very much, good luck in the Olympics!
npecanhuk (63398) 2012-07-31 5:41
I specially enjoyed the colors and the management of light!
A delicious flag, that's for sure!
TFS - congrats,
rbellemare (2109) 2012-08-02 7:58
Great idea. This picture is not only beautiful, it make me hungry. Nice colours and great composition.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-08-05 19:31
Hello dear Lisa,
very mouth watering and lovely colors of the Italian Flag.The image is very creatively done with lovely colors. Love those juicy tomatoes. Very sharp and beautiful image.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-08-19 11:52
First, yes please use my "Textures of a dying fishing boat" in your theme.
Second, BRILLIANT and well thought-out presentation, simply a gorgeous and YUMMY photo. So clear and crisp are the fine details to every piece of your POV here, that I now am thinking of making a Greek salad and taking a break, but I can't stop looking at this delicious photo of yours. Colors and lighting are perfect and the clarity is so stunning, I almost find myself wanting to take a taste of the cheese and tomatoes...........ok, that's it, I have to go eat......so with that being said, BRAVO LISA!!
TFS...........Your Friend from California.......Buddy
Guenther (10915) 2012-09-02 2:11
I agree with you! Splendid close-up, great colours... I get really hungry...
- Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) (52897)
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- Date Taken: 2010-10-00
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- Date Submitted: 2012-07-27 22:40