This is the work of bats, pecking the fruits right in the middle, always at nights.
I can agree with their taste: the delicious Cactus fruit called in Hebrew "Sabress" and the plant itself called "Tzabar".
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snunney (106533) 2013-01-31 8:05
Must have very thick skins these bats! Interesting nature capture. Nicely lit with pleasant colour contrasts.
Sonata11 (34007) 2013-01-31 8:36
very beautiful poset today. Interesting capture of nature. An amazingly beautiful and presentation. Lovely colors, sharpness, clarity. Magnificent work. Tfs.
Cricri (125878) 2013-01-31 9:49
Je ne connaissait rien de cette plante, déjà apprécier par les chauves souris et très bon d'après vous, un fruit rose des cactus a goûter!bon cadrage et lumière, belle image très nature et intéressante
pierrefonds (71137) 2013-01-31 11:02
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the cactus. The re is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
Nicou (151064) 2013-01-31 11:55
quelle plante et cactus superbe image avec les fleurs c'est merveilleux comme photo superbe avec ces épines quelle image.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (65764) 2013-01-31 13:24
Interesantno i lepo voce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Interesting and nice fruit ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
All the best.
adramad (49544) 2013-01-31 13:26
Beautiful composition with this plant in Spain called "chumbera" and its fruit "higos chumbos", I've tried are delicious and cold, that if someone takes the thorns.
The picture is bright and clear, highlighting the ground beautifully.
Have a good night.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-31 17:49
Up until now, Ike, I thought bats ate only insects... interesting to see them go after this prickly food. Thanks!
emka (106772) 2013-01-31 23:31
It looks like opuntia (ficus indica)but opuntia usually has red fruits. I am not sure what here is work of bats. I often saw them on markets but I have never tasted.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2013-02-01 3:30
An unusual plant and intresting nature image. This bats it must be very hardy. Beautiful colours and contrsts.
Have a nice evening and weekend,
lousat (97585) 2013-02-01 4:19
Hi Ike,interesting capture of this very know specie,i like me too the fruits,also if in the northern Italy are a bit expensives...eheh......a perfect pic for treknature too..ehehe..have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (97484) 2013-02-01 4:54
Nice capture with interesting informations !
Do you know how we call those cactusses in Turkey ?
Kaynanan dili = Mother in law's tongue !!!
TFS and have a nice weekend
fabianoleite (11971) 2013-02-01 6:37
Well shown small details. Curious information, and the result looks fine, with the balance of colors and lights well managed. Good work, congratulations!
clic (18496) 2013-02-01 13:13
A stunning information, Ike, because I ignored almost-blind bats can zero-in right on fruit at night to empty the best of it, therefore leaving it dying and turning brown.
Maybe their sonar is not discriminatory enough to perceive spines and that's why they're so aggressive towards your Hebrew Sabrees.
Nice colorful view anyway on those sweeties!
jhm (160023) 2013-02-02 0:40
Maybe is these flower the real food of the bats!
I see this is a cactus flower with dangerous needles.
But lovely color image.
Excellent composition nice presentation.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture very attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jlbrthnn (76039) 2013-02-02 5:28
The picture describes a plant always pleasantly surprising, despite its seemingly ungrateful. The picture is sharp and of good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
nikkitta (17068) 2013-02-02 8:36
Not idea about this plant, seems an cactus specie with beautiful pink flowers
So the bats like them?
Must taste great
Saludos y buen fin de semana
jemaflor (103133) 2013-02-11 5:00
Well presented, colors sharpness and contrast are perfect for your photo, tfs.
siolaw (38294) 2013-02-13 9:10
Quite a fruitful cactus here... hopefully the bats left some untouched fruits for people to eat too!
Sharp picture with good colour tone.
mirosu (16273) 2013-02-20 2:11
I used to have one in my garden in Malaysia (imported from south Portugal), but the humid clima was not the best for my cactus. It was growing, slim and toll... Ilike this photo talen from top. The tight crop is a very good choice and the soft light is excellent. Ale in all nice cactus pant photo. Well done.
ourania (51079) 2013-03-02 5:56
a very strange sight, I had never seen it before. Your presentation is direct and effective, your composition fills the frame with intricate, recurrent, random natural patterns captured with excellent sharpness. You've managed the natural colours in a wonderful way. I now can imagine what this place looks like at night... Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-03-13 3:52
I think you can eat it Ike,
A typical species of cactus found in Mediterranean regions, excellent composition, good contrast and colors
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-03-20 20:45
Hello Ike, I also agree with you that they are delicious so the bats have great taste!
Natural and attractive picture even without the whole fruits!
jmdias (68677) 2013-03-21 18:11
I liked cactus and this one is very beautiful. I liked the colors of the compo and the details we can enjoy here. nice job.
NorthernLight (2383) 2013-09-30 1:51
another interesting photo, which brings light into the darkness of my knowledge.
Thank you for that!
Have a great day
fritzi007 (12430) 2015-04-23 0:38
diese köstliche Frucht sah ich auch bei uns am Mittelmeer, wurden von den Portugiesen von Mittelamerika mitgebracht.
Dein Foto ist perfekt, gut gemacht!
Wünsch dir einen schönen Tag
mcmtanyel (29044) 2016-02-22 19:18
I think we call the "French figs" in Turkish and they are indeed delicious. It's too bad the bats got to them before you did.