“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

While putting away groceries, I placed these pears on the granite counter and loved the reflection.

Photographer: Bee
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: 70-200mm
Shutter speed: 0.5 sec
ISO Speed: 200
F-stop: f/4.0

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  1. Meg Wolff says:

    Hi Jai & Bee,

    Wow, awesome pears! Fantastic photo. Was surprised that it was taken in your kitchen.

    Today is my blog birthday … I invite you for cake (or a look at a cake)!

    I’ve listed your blog as on of my favorites this year and I’m adding you to my new blog roll side bar.



  2. Happy Cook says:

    WOw beautiful pictures.
    Wanted to just pick up the pears and eat them

  3. ms says:

    Very beautiful photograph , reminds me of a still life painting!

  4. Sukanya says:

    WOW!….. that was a excellent pic…. Looks great… Nice click…

  5. Kalai says:

    That was taken in your kitchen?? Wow!! Awesome looking pears. :)

  6. Cham says:

    Beautiful Granite countertop.. No awesome pears :x

  7. enjay says:

    Gorgeous. I must agree with RWE.

  8. Namratha says:

    Darn,I always seem to miss those precious 10 minutes!!!! :( The pears look vibrant :)

  9. Mamatha says:

    Can’t help stating the obvious – gorgeous picture. It reminds me of those still-life paintings of the past.

  10. richa says:

    10 mins indeed ;)
    lovely pic!

  11. Siri says:

    Lovely pic..:)


  12. Cynthia says:

    I wanna bite into one right now.

  13. mindy jordan says:

    awesome shot Bee!

  14. DK says:

    W.O.W! Now thats one clean and beautiful granite countertop!

    Ok ok..Frankly ( at least for me! ) most of the time your photos are this way- U know , when there are some excellent ads that one enjoys so much so that we jus forget abt the product for which they are actually doing all that advertising.

    Likewise sometimes it so happens that your mastery at photography jus blows the fact that we are supposed to concentrate on the subject – like Pears here for example..hehehe.

    This is a compliment by the way before u start hurling abuses at me :-D I am ur photofan remember! ;-)

  15. musical says:

    Beautiful picture!

  16. Uma says:

    Kudos to your photography skills. What a picture! Simply fantastic.

  17. rachel says:

    the reflection is the beauty of the pic

  18. Miri says:

    Beautiful – the colours and the contrast with the black….brilliant pic!

  19. nags says:

    i love the reflection too :)

  20. Raaga says:

    beautiful!! Its like a setting sun :-)

  21. A truly spectacular picture. You are a very accomplished photographer, and it makes me very happy just to admire your work.

  22. Purnima says:

    Bee, thats a lovely click! Those pears look tempting!

  23. Maryann says:

    THIS is GORGEOUS!!…(really) :)

  24. came to check if I got any abuses for my comment! I seem to have escaped so far ;-) hehe

  25. shankari says:

    It looks like a mirror :)

  26. coffee says:


    Is it in natural light?

    yes. i darkened the room so that there was hardly any light. – b.

  27. mallugirl says:

    did u take this with a tripod? natural light? loved it!!!

    yes, with a tripod. in natural light.

  28. Núria says:

    These pears should get pardoned!!!! They are so beautiful :D

  29. Becky says:

    gorgeous photo!

  30. Rosa says:

    That picture is really stunning! I love the color contrast!



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