I have a lot of apricot blossom macro photos, But this picture above is different. The particular point of this image is its exposure, the photo was taken early in the morning. There is a remarkable contrast between the radiance of the flowers and the dark space around them.
Apricot blossoms herald the beginning of spring and the end of winter. These flowers are gorgeous in macro photography, and that is why they are one of my favorites in nature photography.
About tree, bloom, and fruit
Apricots have initially been grown in northern and central China.
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Apricot flowers have beautiful designs and are among the first flowers to appear in nature after the freezing cold of winter
The tree reaches a height of 9 meters and a width of 6 meters. It is a stone fruit that is more resistant to dehydration than apples and pears. But because the blooms open in late March, they are sensitive to sudden cooling. And overnight with freezing cold may wither.
This sudden cold may recur for several consecutive years at this time of year. The fragrant fruit is delicious and colorful and adorns the people’s table. The leaf is elliptical with a serrated margin, and the flowers have five white petals and yellow stamens.
How to dry fruit for use as snacks in Iran
In some parts of the world, flowers are used as food. It is not common in Iran to eat blooms. Here, after removing the core, the fruit is dried in the shade not to lose its water entirely and to be soft. Then put walnut kernels in the middle, the result will be a delicious meal.