2017-12-06 saint nicolas day

Where I live Saint Nicholas (Nikolaos Bishop of Myra) is known as Samichlaus. He is accompanied by the Schmutzli a frightening helper wearing a brown monk's habit and a donkey. If you behaved well over the last year, he brings you a bag with treats: like nuts, tangerines, apples, pears, or even chocolate. If not, then the Schmutzli puts you in his big bag and carries you in the deep, deep forest. But I got a bag.
Well, there are a lot of different traditions around Saint Nicolas.

Interesting for me and all traditions aside: this rarely noticed bearded head in the peanut, looking like our Samichlaus. Of course it has a biological meaning. It is the embryo of the plant. From the "beard" the first embryonic shoot with first leaves would arise and from the “cap" the embryonic root would be built.

“Would”,… because these nuts (actually a bean, means a vegetable, not a nut) will not germ.
Super low-key image...great observation on your part :)
posted December 7th, 2017  
I knew you would receive a bag of treats. :) Happy Saint Nicolas Day! :)
posted December 7th, 2017  
Great focus, dof, and I love the bokeh. Nicely done.
posted December 7th, 2017  
Nicely pov and focus.
posted December 7th, 2017  
Nice focus and bokeh
posted December 7th, 2017  
Very interesting narrative, and a fabulous image!
posted December 7th, 2017  
Perfect shot for Nicholas Tag, focus and bokeh so atmospheric.
posted December 7th, 2017  
So dramatic! Love it.
posted December 7th, 2017  
Very nice colours and bokeh.
posted December 7th, 2017  
I like the darkness of this ... and the focus on the little piece of peanut
posted December 7th, 2017  
Lovely image and thank you for the fascinating story to accompany it
posted December 7th, 2017  
The dof really makes this work and I love you sharing your tradition
posted December 8th, 2017  
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