One of the prominent Greek myths evolving the golden apple is the Eleventh Labour of Heracles. After his first ten labours it was decided that Heracles was to perform two additional ones.
For the Eleventh Labour he was to steal apples from the Garden of Hesperides. The orchard belonged to Hera, the Goddess of women and the sister and wife of Zeus.
In her orchard was a tree given to her by Gaia as a wedding gift when she accepted the hand of Zeus. On this tree grew highly prized golden apples able to grant immortality to those who consumed them.
Hera charged nymphs known as the Hesperides with the task of guarding the apples and the garden.

Image taken with Nikon D90 and a Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro 2 studio lights and a black backdrop.


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  • PhotoKismet
    PhotoKismetover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Great photo and I’m especially greatful for the shot data you supplied. Now I need to get hold of a black backdrop!

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    sentimentumover 2 years ago

    Congratulations this wonderful image has been featured
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    Karen Bettsabout 1 year ago

    Love the light just on part of the apple and how the rest is in darkness. Making you possibly bite the lighted side but would this be the best side to bite into?

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