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Jackfruit seeds with fuzzy mold fine art macro lens photos
Jackfruit seeds with fuzzy mold fine art black & white photograph of spores.
Jackfruit seeds with fuzzy mold and black spores.

Jackfruit seeds with fuzzy mold

I have fallen in love with Jackfruit, also known as jack tree. My first taste of Jackfruit was in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia. Fresh, ripe, uncooked Jackfruit is delicious! After a yummy snack on the fruit I decided to save the seeds for later in-depth study and documenting. Firstly, I placed the seeds in the sunlight to dry out. Once they felt dry to my touch, I put them in a glass vessel for storage. I closed the lid and immediately forgot about the seeds. Eventually I remembered the seeds, and had a peek at them. To my surprise the nice clean Jackfruit seeds are covered with fuzzy mold and black spores – eek! The transformation albeit a surprise, was a good one. I had new subject material to study and photograph.

The photos in this post are a collection of black and white pictures focused on the delicate mold covering the fruits seed. The macro lens enabled me to capture extreme close-up detail of the subjects mold. As you can see the mold spores are beautiful and very delicate.

As a comparison, this link will take you to a black and white photograph of a nice clean Jackfruit seed.

Subject: Mold spores
Style: Fine art
Medium: Photography – digital
Mold study ©2020
Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.

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