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The Appleblossom

A close-up of "The Appleblossom" by Anja Axelsson: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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491 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of flowers and bees; nature macro photograph created by Anja Axelsson

The Appleblossom


Apples are part of the much larger Rosacea family and cousin to the Rose.
It is an open pollinating plant that relies heavily on bees for pollination. It is one of the earliest trees that was cultivated with references dating back to pre Roman times. Seeds have been found in Anatolia which carbon date to 6500 BC and a fossilised apple seed from the Neolithic period found in England.

Intoxicating by their very nature, apple blossoms are symbolic of heady love and both Apple blossoms and trees were honoured by the ancient Celts as a symbol of love, and they would decorate their bed-chambers with these blossoms to entice amorous nights. In Scandinavian legends, the North-European gods and goddesses were fed an apple every evening by Iduna: She was the keeper of the magic apples of immortality, which the gods must eat to preserve their youth.

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Our acrylic glass displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain one of our photographic prints sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden mounting brace on the rear causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

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Total Pixels491,030,514
Horizontal Pixels20,787
Vertical Pixels23,622
Aspect Ratio0.88 : 1
File Size2,806 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5.77 feet
Height @ 300ppi6.56 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)11.55 feet
Height @ 150ppi13.12 feet

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