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During the Christmas holidays I noticed these wonderfully little berries in an Italian supermarket located not far from where I work.

Each gooseberry is individually wrapped in a muted green “shell” that is covered with an intricate network of tiny, prominent veins. By contrast the berries themselves are smooth, circular, orange and highly reflective.

I bought a box knowing that they would make wonderful subjects to photograph. I wanted to ensure that the image featured the veiny, organic texture of the leaf while still revealing the shiny “pearl” within. This image, I think, does the job.

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