Cacao Fruit

This is a near ripe Cacao Fruit. The outside is really hard. Inside the fruit is the Cacao seeds that are used to create chocolate. Around the seeds is a white flesh. It is good to suck on. This is a tree in one of the many Cacao plantations in the Yorkin Community. They have will process the seeds and turn it into powder within their community. A cacao factory is being built through volunteers and corporate donations. The factory will be up and running in the 6 months. This will allow the community to sell the powder for double the price of dry seeds.

Location: Yorkin, Talamanca, Costa Rica.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 45.0mm
Aperture: f/5
Exposure Time: 0.0125s (1/80)

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Banana Leaves Waterdrops

This is a banana farm in the south eastern mountains of Costa Rica. Costa Rica grows bananas, pineapples, and coffee.
Bananas use to be grown and exported to the USA. Now the bananas are exported around the world.

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Location: Yorkin, Talamanca, Costa Rica.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 55.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.00313s (1/320)