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Chinese Lantern by KeldBach Chinese Lantern by KeldBach
I discovered a new flower in my garden today. It's called a Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi) and looks quite beautiful against the sun. I've seen it last year in one of my neighbourghs' garden, but never had one myself. Until now :)

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:iconrelentlessrebel:
RelentlessRebel Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here! : [link]
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KeldBach Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Nicely done :D
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RelentlessRebel Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Askvader Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And here [link]
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Wow, that looks beautiful :D
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:iconaskvader:
Askvader Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Askvader Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used Here: [link]
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thanks for telling me. Nice work :D
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Askvader Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for providing the image and thanks! :D
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:iconluigilova:
luigilova Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is so Beautiful
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Glad you like it :)
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luigilova Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
im doin a project on china
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Sounds interesting. Looking forward to that :D
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:iconluigilova:
luigilova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it was like a school project
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JKamrath Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Beautiful!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Thank you :)
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JKamrath Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
No problem!
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
Congrats! Excellent use of light
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thanks very much. Glad you like it :)
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the win :D :w00t: (yes I voted for it. It's definitely different)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thanks very much, Chris :hug:
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Froggy1294 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009   Photographer
i KNEW i recognised this, they're also known as a cape gooseberry, i used to have them in my garden - really beautiful :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Thanks Froggy, glad you like it :)
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signmeupscotty Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, especially the way the lantern really seems to be illuminated. Wonderful color contrast, too!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Thanks, Marcus. Glad you like it and thanks for favouring it too :)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Lovely picture and an interesting link. How lucky you got a volunteer!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Thanks Barbara, glad you like it :)
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jayshree Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
These details are great Keld. Lovely flower.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Thanks, Jen. Glad you like it :)
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snappyhappy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Its an interesting tasting fruit, I like them, and the lantern can fade and go transparent, depending on the species, of which Im unsure if all types are edible...

Great shot btw!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Thanks for the info. I'll have to cut one of the lanterns open tomorrow to see what the fruit looks (and tastes) like.

Glad you like it :)
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snappyhappy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
As I say there are a few species and Im not sure if all the fruit is edible, so I would make sure theyre safe first! ^^; Oh and the fruit should look like a orange coloured tomoto!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
I just found an article about this plant. It actually belongs to the Tomato family and has been used for various medical purposes [link]

Only the immature fruit seems to be toxic, but I'm not going to take any chances ;)
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pixlepixie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely, aren't physalis' a fruit?
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Yes, I think you're right. There seems to be a fruit inside the 'lantern' [link]

Glad you like it, and thanks for the fav :)
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pixlepixie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
interesting! The ones we get in the supermarkets are sour...I don't like sour thing.
You're welcome. You should take some more photos as it develops or opens or whatever. I wouldn't eat it though!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
I just opened one of the lanterns and there was a little red 'tomato' inside. But I'm not going to eat it - I don't like sour things either ;)
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pixlepixie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
ha ha...sour things aren't nice. Are you going to take more photos of it?

The ones we get here are yellowy-orange colour. :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Yes, I'll probably take some more photos later. When the lanterns start withering they come to look like this: [link] Quite decorative, I think :)
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pixlepixie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh pretty! Looking forward to it!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
See you then :)
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