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English: The fractal shape form of a Romanesco broccoli.
Français : Une tête de chou Romanesco et sa forme fractale. Photo prise avec un appareil Canon D-60 équipé d'un objectif 18-135 mm IS de même marque.
Español: Forma de fractal de un brócoli Romanesco.
Македонски: Фракталниот облик на една римска брокула.
Date 21 August 2004
Author Jon Sullivan
Camera Model Canon EOS D60
Lens Canon 28–135 mm IS
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This image was selected as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons for 20 October 2005. It was captioned as follows:

English: Fractal form of a Romanesco broccoli ( Brassica oleracea)


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Original description

On the author's site is the following notice:

  • Fractal Broccoli – 2004-08-21
  • Romanesco broccoli
  • Camera: Canon D60, Lens: Canon 28–135 mm IS
  • Keywords: Romanesco broccoli fractals
  • License: This image is public domain. You may use this image for any purpose, including commercial. If you do use it, please let me know. I enjoy seeing what others have created with these photos. This work is dedicated to the Public Domain.
  • If you plan on using this picture commercially, that's not a problem but please use some due diligence. I've tried to make sure I have a valid copyright on something before releasing it to the Public Domain, but the standard for commercial use is much higher. Don't be a dumbass.
  • If you do use the photo, please let me know. This isn't required, I just like to see what people are using my pictures for. Either send me an email or leave a comment below. If it's something people can view or purchase online, feel free to leave a link.
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