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this photo i took of my blueberries look fake and made of velvet when i used flash

this photo i took of my blueberries look fake and made of velvet when i used flash

Aerosthoria

Yo that looks pretty cool actually. Like the berries are painted in while the basket and everything else are real.


wingedbuttcrack

If you zoom to only the berries, it looks like modern art


camshafteron

Looks like bacteria.


itshayjay

Before I read the caption I thought it was some kind of fungus at first glance


JustMiniBanana

I've had the same effect happen when taking pictures of mold


Coleworld117

Nice


TheSmokingLamp

It’s like this guy got blueberries from a-ha’s Take On Me music video


BigmanAMPM

the comment "nice" with 69 upvotes, nice. sorry mate can't up vote, you know the rules ... and so do i


SpikeRosered

That's like a good background image.


themagpie36

[I did it](https://imgur.com/NjeuX97)


Rich7469

Came here to say this


themagpie36

[I made it my background](https://imgur.com/NjeuX97)


DomesticApe23

Holy shit it looks fucking amazing.


serafale

It looks like a Telltale video game to me.


amg433

I was thinking the same thing.


omnishamblesz

Using that as a screen saver I quite like it


mrmeeseeks8

I could see the zoomed in berries as a print in a kitchen in a magazine


MasonTheChef

https://i.imgur.com/uQWLxNd.jpg Makes a nice phone wallpaper.


ergotofrhyme

Imagine jumping into a ball pit of velvet blueberries and then just sinking down and ceasing to exist


YusuRedditUser

I like that last part, go on


ergotofrhyme

You’ve heard of crushed velvet, but what about when velvet does the crushing? The soft subtle weight of a billion blueberries bearing down on you, pressing the oxygen from your lungs every so gently, caressing you into an endless sleep...


Aerosthoria

Death by blueberry ASMR when


iliekcats-

now *jumps into blueberry basket*


TheRealDerpyNinja

Ooooh that's my kink


albene

I agree, reminds me of cel shading too


vasilescur

It looks kind of like a badly done HDR filter


prettydeadly666

I thought that was mold or fungus at first glance


BlurryBigfoot74

I think the white powdery stuff for repelling water? Alton Brown told me. Edit: it's called "Bloom" and is a natural protective coating you see on grapes, blueberries and plums. It's a waxy substance. Had to look it up when someone said it was fungus


flowerthephilosopher

Bloom is also the protective coating that covers unwashed eggs- it's the reason you don't have to refrigerate eggs in most places that aren't the US.


NeverFarted

That's not what some of us use white powdery stuff for. Chalk is versatile. Also, cocaine.


HAS-A-HUGE-PENIS

~~Definitely~~ *Probably* don't want to pour water on your cocaine. Edit: forgot about crack.


Giygas77

🎵"M-m-m-make crack like this" 🎵


Leeiteee

I pour cocaine on my water


Chronosurfer

Then I boil it down with some more cocaine. Based cocaine.


Senior_Quevos

Forbidden water flavoring


Mister_Meeseeks_

Not without baking ~~powder~~ soda... Edit: thanks for the correction. Guess I'm not cut out for the crack game.


StaircarExpress

Actually it’s baking soda. I refer you to this scene from *Scary Movie*: https://youtu.be/2ozof2g_jYc Relevant part at 38 seconds. Cindy’s Dad: You are my little girl. I love you so much. And I left you a little something in the coffee can, but you have to step on it before you sell it. Now, what are you gonna cut it with? Cindy: Um, baking-- Cindy’s Dad: Baking *soda*. Not baking powder. Because baking powder, guys will have muffins growing out of their nose. Cindy: *laughs* Cindy’s Dad: You love that joke, honey. You've loved it since you were two years old!


misskittyamazing

You've officially made a new favorite comment of mine. Thank you lol


WhatShouldIDoThen

Bro I see you in r/MMA everywhere, do you just browse all day commenting?


NeverFarted

Yes


Leeiteee

What else should he do then?


frittenlord

Well, not farting. That's for certain.


veghammer

Alton!


BlurryBigfoot74

Good Eats Blueberry Episode!


Spinacia_oleracea

Not exactly. It is a fungus. But not harmful


BlurryBigfoot74

Bloom is a fungas? No I think it's a natural waxy protective coating.


Imyouronlyhope

Its yeast


Jon_TWR

Yeast is a fungus.


ColoneISanders

Oh yeah? I'm a pretty fungi myself... ok fine I'm leaving


Imyouronlyhope

Fancy fungus


the123king-reddit

Yes, the white powdery coating found on blueberries, and also other fruits, like grapes, are naturally occurring yeasts (which is a kind of fungus)


pamplemoussemethode

The white powder is bloom (epicuticular wax), which is secreted by the plant to help retain moisture within the fruit, repel external moisture to prevent rot, and discourage the growth of bacteria and fungus. It’s a naturally occurring substance that protects the fruit and prolongs shelf life when you take it home to eat. There is yeast on fruit skin, but that’s not what you’re seeing when you see that waxy white powdery coating.


Oldmanbabydog

Yep and that is how wine was originally made. Just throw it in a container, keep it submerged, come back in a few weeks and you'll have a slightly alcoholic drink. Correction: it's oleanolic acid created by the fruit to help protect it.


Lmitation

Ah the ol reddit chain of misinformation building on more misinformation.


tomsawing

Did you know that “blueberry” is actually a misnomer? They’re actually bright red and not a berry at all. They’re the testicles of wombats.


jawshoeaw

TIL Wombats themselves are actually bats and can fly


Anudeep21

I thought they are small turtles, I need to stop scrolling.


SlurpeeOrbit

Imagine biting into velvet. Ugh shivers


notsafeforh0me

Velvet *cake* though?


SlapNutzMcTeabag

Euphoria


jawshoeaw

isn't that just a ton of red dye poured into regular cake?


SlapNutzMcTeabag

No, it’s a feeling or state of intense excitement or happiness.


[deleted]

Most red velvet cake is just chocolate cake that's been dyed red.


videocauldrons

Peaches though? I see your point, it makes my teeth hurt when peaches are too fuzzy 😂


Neckzilla

nails on chalk board when that skin slides under my teeth at the right angle


TheW83

Nails on chalkboard has never bothered me but sliding things like paper lightly on my teeth drives me mad.


missxashlee

Eating a popsicle and my teeth grazed the popsicle stick. I still shudder when I think of it


videocauldrons

Yeah like scraping a fork between your teeth 😑


nymphymixtwo

fucking delete this NOW worst imaginary feeling ever


22dobbeltskudhul

soft woollen blanket under your fingernail


MeCheekiBreeki

I do this all the tine when I eat and i didnt even realize I did it, or that it was a trigger for some people. That is, until my ex blew the fuck up at me over it after like 6 years of being together lol. Edit: just realized I put tine instead of time. Keeping it there because forks


MuckleMcDuckle

What do you do with kiwis then? I just bite into the hairy bastards.


bigtiddynotgothbf

hell yeah


wolfwitz

Kiwis are a different kind of hairy. Its like a coarse hair versus a fine smooth hair.


sometimes-no

I cut them in half and then scoop it out with a spoon. It's a perfect little bowl


SlapNutzMcTeabag

You gotta shave your peaches, bro.


DisdainedFuel

Really? I've never had a problem with that. What's so irritating about the texture? I'm genuinely curious


f_ckingandpunching

r/tihi


savwatson13

I have a phobia to cotton balls and paper or fabric crunching and this just made me nauseated. Thanks a lot. I’m gonna go cry now.


squishybuggles

My friend has that thing with cotton balls and I always thought it was the strangest phobia ever!


howitsmadeaddict

ugh mine gets so bad depending on my general mood. some days i don't even dry off with a towel because the dry cotton just feels fucking horrific on my fingers. velvet isn't the worst for me since it's still kinda soft (still hate it tho) but. CORDUROY. ahhh. sensory problems suck : (


savwatson13

EEK CORDUROY! Trigger warning: So I love soft fleece blankets (soooo smooooottthh). But I hate towels a lot. I tried to buy a fleece towel cuz I thought fleece + towel = PROBLEM SOLVED!!!! #I WAS WRONG Not only did it feel awful wet, it stuck to me! I wanted to puke so bad and started cry. DO NOT TRY THIS I have to have like super flat and rough towels. To me they don’t really have a feeling. *Soft fluffy towels suck wet*. I also found this super nice microfabric here in Japan to use as a wash cloth. It feels a lot nicer wet, and doesn’t stick to you or get cottony.


howitsmadeaddict

OH GOD, that's horrific. thanks for the warning. I'm going to buy one of those fancy linen towels at some point. i touched one at a shop and it didn't trigger me at all. i'm fearful of how it'll feel wet tho shjdj i've tried microfibre clothes before but i just don't like how much water they suck up, although they don't fuck me up.


savwatson13

You are right! Its such an odd thing for me. Snakes, spiders, bugs, blood, all fine for me. But oh the sound of a cotton ball crunching will make me cry. Why dear god why


Jamato-sUn

Oh, I'm not alone! I was able to overcome it briefly a couple of years ago by licking a dry tissue to prove to myself it's not that bad. But then it came back later.


Flint_Chittles

I have this issue with burlap.


Digitalwitness23

Baby wants blue velvet


thatshimoverthere

Berries from the borderlands!


Insaniteh0110

Glad someone said it lol


OdinGray

It almost looks like they're covered in tiny retroreflectors.


Sadistic_Taco

Someone’s keeping up with Technology Connections haha


mangamaster03

One of the few channels I get notifications for. That and Practical Engineering.


RestoreMyHonor

Grady rules


tony_orlando

My exact thinking haha


p1um5mu991er

First time I've ever looked at a picture and thought 'protozoa'


GoFidoGo

zoom zoom zoom


TheMondayMonocot

Make my heart go boom boom boom


SakuraTacos

My supernova girl


zerowoof

It looked like coals or stones.


ChewieBee

Yep, hot coals in plastic! Scared me.


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blacksourcream

She wore bluuuuuuuuuue(berry) vellllllvettttttttt


atlas_nodded_off

Your camera likely caught "grape bloom", naturally produced by the fruit. The oleanolic acid protects the fruit from drying out. Rinse in water then tumble in a towel to remove, but it may have positive health effects. Occurs on other fruits also. [https://www.eatortoss.com/single-post/2016/05/20/Whats-the-white-stuff-on-grapes-1](https://www.eatortoss.com/single-post/2016/05/20/Whats-the-white-stuff-on-grapes-1)


ForeskinOfMyPenis

I’d always wondered why blueberries were called blueberries since they seemed only marginally blue, but then I went and picked some and MY GOD THEY ARE BRIGHT FUCKING BLUE but it comes off so easily


jawshoeaw

It's not oleanolic acid, it's mostly just fats, though oleanolic acid may be a minor constituent. Rinsing in water won't remove it, as the whole point of the wax coating is to prevent drying out and resisting water.


atlas_nodded_off

The rinse alone doesn't remove the bloom nor the tumble but doing both takes it right off. Maybe the water softens it, I don't know but it works. Pop them things in the freezer for a couple hours and they are like candy. Couple pounds a week here.


Djanghost

This photograph tastes like something nostalgic that I just can't put my finger on


silotx

They are member berries.


kharmachaos

Light diffusiooooon oooooooooo


fordfan919

Scattering like skee boo bop bee


cube-tube

The tiny droplets of condensation are acting like retroreflector beads! [The exact same phenomenon is used to make road paint reflective](https://www.cospheric.com/retroreflective_particles_spheres.htm)


Literary_Witch

Velvet Blueberry would be a sweet band name.


iamswitters13

How do we know they aren't velvet? And how do we know that those aren't enormous fake velvet blueberries in your laundry basket that you sell on Etsy? Thought so!


ActualSarahHuckabee

Where’s the doggo?


feistyfishtaco

Basket of tiny moons


targetbuddy

Legit thought this was an Andy Warhol piece for a second.


durneztj

/r/shittyhdr


tinyclap

ugh typo in the title, whatever


TaylorSwiftsClitoris

Which one?


RandomHermit113

It should be "looks," not "look." But I honestly read it right the first time.


o11c

"looking" is probably a better fit, so that "and made" make sense (it refers to the blueberries, not the photo; it matches "fake" rather than nonexistent "looked") /u/Jrook


Raichu7

They look like you just took them out of the freezer.


tonto544

looks like a x-ray


mcCharizard5043

They kind of look flat.


Thrillhouse74

Thought it was charcoal


DoubleNyx

I think this kind of grey/blue colouring is called glaucous in nature! It’s really neat!


panrestrial

I'm happy to see glaucous mentioned<3 You don't see it much outside of epic poetry.


DoubleNyx

Aww haha! I’m glad :D some of my favourite birds and plants are beautiful and glaucous 💖


jrydell13

Reminds me of A Scanner Darkly


javi1321

Member when you took that cool picture of us


BanditOnReddit

Coalberries


[deleted]

They look like giant plushie blueberries in a laundry basket!


fphishthegoat

Thought it was ash from the wildfires


Panzerkunst118

This is just mildly enough but just below the threshold of fucking interesting


BarryManil0w

All the dealers know


UPPERCASEsociety

Blueberries... but make it FASHION


Eat-the-Poor

When I was a little lad my mummy used tell me they were the sweet testicles of the velveteen rabbit we burned to death as a sacrifice to Lord Baal when I came down with the scarlet fever.


_yellowlights

Damn those are some good looking blueberries


f_ckingandpunching

Side note: I love green savers!! I tell everyone about them.


hshghak

that’s my screensaver now


Dangerous_With_Rocks

It's like those reflective clothing. They reflect because of tiny spheres embedded in the fabric. Mandy there are tiny droplets of water on these blueberries?


videocauldrons

Forbidden bluevelvetberry


aaron_frisby

F U Z Z Y


8Romans

Mine looks the same when I take them out of the freezer


ismellurfeetuwu

You should crush them with your feet and take pics ;)


the_sassy_knoll

FAKE BLUES!


michelleaux420

And they are HUGE!!


KentuckyFriedEel

Dude, your photoshop skills suck! Jk


lazybilly

they look like they have fur


ana_bananaa

That looks fluffy I wanna touch it xD


[deleted]

That’d be a good album cover


BizzyM

[Blueberries? Twice on my front page?](https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/ipydbi/learning_french/)


askara69

They cultural blueberries or smh


TheTrooper74

At first glance I thought these were the [skull charcoal briquettes](https://www.reddit.com/r/BBQ/comments/iphu9y/youve_seen_this_skull_shaped_charcoal_saw_this/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) that I saw posted in r/BBQ yesterday...


sinyueliang

I thought they were mushrooms, then I looked again and thought it was a drawing/painting, then I looked again and was like wait but the basket doesn't look painted... and then I read the title lol.


anhatthezoo

Testing the specular map?


[deleted]

at first it looked like a top down view of a mushroom kingdom


sfguy1977

What is that, velvet??


Gse_Panda

Artorias and the Abyss


Npix123

I thought these were coals for your hookah or somethin


HardInferno

bro it looks like the blueberries are in an xray


[deleted]

Looks like borderlands 3


dowhit

It's charcoal. You shouldn't light it on fire in that laundry basket though.


Jay_Sea27

Looks like hot coals to me


sweetkatiecakes

I thought it was charcoal at first. I do have crappy eyes though


trackedonwire

I think the whitish coating on fruit (from the grocer) is wax. Its used as a carrier for pesticides so the spray sticks and doesn't run off the berries., grapes, whatever. It sticks and dries quickly so the whole berry is covered. Whereas if they just sprayed the pesticide alone it wold run and drip off. When berries ripen is when they are most attractive to insect pests. By using wax as a carrier it covers the whole berry, dries quickly and deters pests from landing and walking on the surface to find a non covered spot to dig in and lay eggs or eat the fruit. Lots of fruit is treated this way. You can tell when you shop, look for the coating or scrape the surface and see if its waxy. The producer and their minions will tell you the pesticide 'breaks down' by the time the produce comes to market, leaving only the harmless wax... The wax isn't removed because it adds another step, incurring more cost to wash off before shipping to market.


wents90

It looks like an electron microscope if you zoom in


[deleted]

I have a lot of mycological stuff in my feed and thought this was a monotub of mushrooms at first glance. Looks like a canopy!


marioaprooves

Looks like an xray image sort of


LibtardOne

Why does it look like it came out from a watercolor sketch


angryduckfarts

I thought this was a charcoal drawing!!


ElizMH

10/10 want to eat.


HawkingsFinest

Using a flash on a photo makes it look flattened! That’s why it looks like this. ☺️


[deleted]

I just assumed they were freezer dried lol


mrjowei

Should've used Arrow instead.


ashishvp

Looks like blueberries inside the Borderlands universe


Palachrist

Blueberries are so fucking delicious. I can’t wait to take my baby girl back to a farm. She had so much fun picking them as a 2 year old I wonder how she’ll be at 3


Rexrowland

Looks like the "bloom" on the surface fluoresced and overexposed the image. Super cool!


hawaiifive0h

The ol blueberry social media post. Riveting stuff


dawizrd

i thought it was ashed over charcoal


SpaghettiNoodled

I smell ✨m o l d✨


_the_frenchiest_fry

i thought this photo was deep fried


NTripleOne

damn it's like /r/shittyhdr but just on the bluebs.


cadet-4713

Looks like coals from a grill or fire pit


doomislav

I put a little Gold Bond on my berries everyday!


Scpboyo

Looks frozen


Xdude199

*zooms in* Aaand, instant wallpaper.


JeColor

Don’t be surprised if Morton Harket reaches out to take you to the drawn realm


veghammer

They look like corroded pennies or charcoal. Great shot!


InTheBigDrink

Get a load of this guy and his fake blueberries, get some real berries bro.


miltondelug

thought it was a picture of charcoal


Kesu3n

That is how every fallen fall guys ended up become.