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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Chinese Mayapple Podophyllum versipelle “Spotty Dotty”

Podophyllum versipelle is Chinese Mayapple. "Spotty Dotty" is a recent hybrid with another species.

When we visited a garden open to the public for charity, we were told to look out for this. Expecting some spectacular, huge plant, we were surprised to see that the leaves were only about a hand span across. Furthermore, it was in shade, surrounded by crowded and taller plants.

These images could only be obtained by holding back leaves with one hand and holding the camera at arm's length, relying on the rear screen and autofocus. That stereo pairs, via cropping and editing, came out of this is surprising.

The flower required 1/5 sec at f13!

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8 or f13, shaded daylight, hand-held.

The stereos are crosseye.


The body is willing but the mind is weak.
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