In citrus harvesting, we have a type of fruit that we call, “shiners”. Shiners in citrus trees are individual fruits left on the tree when all the other fruits from that tree have been harvested. Usually, shiners are completely healthy, normal fruits that happened to escape notice by harvesting crews. Often, shiners are found higher up in the trees. In many cases, we don’t notice shiners until after crews have finished harvesting a block and moved to a new location. This photo of a ‘Sunburst’ variety shows a shiner left behind after a recent harvest. Sometimes, as in this photo, shiners are on the outside of the trees, but we more often find them in the interior of the tree where they are harder to notice. In fact, shiners are few and far between–less than one per tree on average-but when they are there, they really jump out at you!

• Aperture:ƒ/4• Camera:DMC-LX5• Taken:March 25, 2013• Exposure bias:-1.3EV• Flash fired:no• Focal length:9.2mm• ISO:80• Location:27° 58′ 46.15″ N 81° 52′ 38.53″ W• Shutter speed:1/800s