Wednesday, March 18, 2009

淑女的手指 - Lady's Finger

这批照片是我分两天到别人家门前的菜园拍的。



羊角豆(Lady's finger)也叫“秋葵 - Okra”。它是源自于非洲的Ethiopia。大概在12世纪之时,被古埃及人培植,然后再传到北非和中东。



羊角豆如果是用豆来培植,需要大概60天就可收成。

羊角豆富有维他命(vitamin ) C and A, 维他命B complex , 铁质(iron)和 钙质 (calcium), 而且低卡路里( low in calories)和高纤维(a good source of dietary fiber)。


但是很多人都不喜欢吃羊角豆因为它那黏糊糊的感觉。羊角豆黏液里的果胶可以减低人体对其他食物脂肪和胆固醇的吸收,并帮助机体排除毒素,所以羊角豆可是当之无愧的保健蔬菜。美国人更把它视为“植物伟哥”。
(取材:联合早报)


购买羊角豆一般上体积越小越嫩,长度最好为5到10公分(比中指略长)。可用手轻轻捏,感觉不硬,有点韧度为佳。此外,饱满鲜艳,脊上有毛的也较新鲜





所拍到的照片包括羊角豆的花蕾,羊角豆,还有它的害虫(或益虫),我不得而知。

















干枯的羊角豆。


奇形怪状的羊角豆。


这种形状的羊角豆, 很少会在菜市场出现吧。


这是第二次去的时候拍到的,当我聚精会神拍羊角豆是,真的被这只动物吓了一大跳,因为我是有动物恐惧症(Animal Phobia )的,当时很想一走了之。后来看到它一动也不动的,就替它拍了4 张照片



有谁可以告诉我这是啥东西呀?






最令我惊奇的是我看到了从来没见过的昆虫。
它们像一个个的小面具。






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14 comments:

  1. 那些~~那些小昆虫。。在。。在。。。在做什麽啊? ;p

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  2. The small insects are they real one? very special ler.
    All photos are nice be captured.

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  3. 哇...你让我觉得你好像是一位"生物学家"....
    拍的相片好生动哦!
    前面那只不知是不是"四脚蛇"呢?
    后面那几只昆虫,实在很"假",不过颜色真美..

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  4. 晴天:那些小昆虫可能在找吃的吧。


    Emile :Thanks for the compliment.

    Since I have no chance to go Switzerland to take beautiful photos ,the only place I can go is somewhere around the housing estate. Ha ha ha.....


    Nancy : 我也不知道是变色龙或四脚蛇。

    你也推出一盘羊角豆的菜肴吧 !

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  5. Those bugs on the 1st photo looks like "Lovebug" we have here in Texas. They get that name from their common activity, mating. It seems like they are mating.

    I love 羊角豆, it's one of my favorite veggie, I like anything with good source of dietary fiber. Hope that's not a hint that I'm old, ha!

    Great captures! You have a very good camera & sharp lens. May I know what model?

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  6. 你的照片拍得好棒! 很有生命力...

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  7. Colin Woon : Please take some of the bugs from Texas so that we can see the difference of both bugs.

    I love lady's finger because it is soft enough for me to eat. But I don't like choy sum which has too much fibre.

    My camera is Hp Photosmart 715 ( made in Malaysia). I wish I can have a camera like yours !( Your camera is very very sharp,that's what we called "photography". Mine is "taking picture" only. It takes so long to focus on the object , if the object is very tiny ,sometimes it just judges the wrong focus on other object. It has already out of date.

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  8. twister : 谢谢你的捧场!

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  9. I think lovebug usually surface in June or July, I will try to take some photos of it.

    I'm amazed by the photos capture by your Hp Photosmart 715, it's actually quite good coming from a point and shoot. I don't think my point and shoot can capture image as sharp and colorful as your HP camera.

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  10. 老师,你的照片拍得很美哦。。。羡慕ing...^^

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  11. angela 凯雪:谢谢你的赞美。

    只要你多拿起相机多练习,你也可以拍出美丽的照片的。

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  12. Colin, looking forward to see your bug's photo

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  13. Chaos : 谢谢你的赞美啦!

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