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Tristan Savatier , January 16, 2003; 04:53 A.M.

very nice fractal structure. what is that ?

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Kalin Kozhuharov , January 16, 2003; 05:14 A.M.

What is it?

I am really at a loss... Some kind of underwater shot? Too clear to be. Or microscope shot? Too sharp focused to be. No idea :-( Please tell us!

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Paolo Cozzaglio , January 16, 2003; 06:57 A.M.

Very nice and brilliant colours. Complimenti!

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alfredo matacotta , January 17, 2003; 02:34 A.M.

It is just a close up of a cauliflower.

David Eppstein , January 18, 2003; 02:54 A.M.

I hadn't realized such pure fractals existed in nature. Very nice.

Added June 3 '03: I got some email today from Ed Pegg (a recreational math fan) telling me this stuff is called "Broccoli Romanesco". If you search for that phrase on Google you can find more photos of it, but none as good as this one.

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Ben Saucer , July 30, 2004; 10:51 A.M.


Looks like "broccoflower", which I used to see in the grocery store years ago.

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kat crawford , January 14, 2006; 05:54 P.M.


I contributed a photo I took very similar to this many years ago to a fractal site. They actually thought it was art, Nature sure makes the most amazing math huh.

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Per Hanfsamen , July 16, 2009; 04:32 P.M.

Wow, beautiful shot. Actually it kind of reminds me of math classes in a way. Square Functions and all describing the growth of the cauliflower .. whatever thats just me probably. regards Hanfsamen

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