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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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Here are a couple of shots of a Himalayan Poppy in a wooded area planted for wonderfully OTT spring/early summer colour.
Flowers with so-called "blue" colour are usually purple, lilac, etc. This poppy is the real thing.

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Clematis in the afternoon light.
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Lovely image. Perfectly moderated shadows.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Echinocereus salmdyckianus

If there is one cactus species which is recognisable from the far side of a large greenhouse, it is this one, when in flower.

The colours, the shape of the tube and the green stigma are an unmistakable combination. This one has been in my collection for decades. Its age has given it a pale patina over the green stems.

The protruding stigma with the anthers far behind it use all the DOF available at f16 and most images were rejects. There are two crosseye stereos.

The tight 'fist' of the stigma opened up a little between two sessions on different days. I was hoping that, on a third day, I would find it with its 'fingers' fully extended, giving a series to upload. However, after observing several times each day, on the morning when I found this to be the case, the petals had wilted and the flowering was over.

EM-1, Kiron 105mm at f16, ISO 800, twin off-camera TTL flash. I used Aperture Priority for daylight shots and omitted to change to Manual for flash exposure, although the 1/250 was the preferred shutter speed.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Orange Garden Gnome Poppy

The "Garden Gnome" mixed colour poppies are a strain of the Papaver nudicaule Iceland Poppy. They were retailed by out local garden centre this spring. So far, we have had white, yellow or this orange open.

I would usually use either daylight or flash exposure. This was Aperture Priority with TTL-metered fill flash, a combination which I have neglected. I have reduced the brightness of the final image to the level I prefer for flowers. I corrected a tiny amount of motion blur.

The stereo is cross-eye.

EM-1, Kiron 105mm at f16 1/250 ISO 800, hand-held.

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I was unsure as to whether to clone out the small but bright flowers on the far left of the images. Here are versions where I have done so.



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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Epicactus (Orchid Cactus) Hybrid Flower.

I would normally have taken this, in its hanging basket, to a more attractive setting probably hanging from the low branch of a tree. In this case, a treasured climbing greenhouse plant had gone one better than twining around the basket frame and had also threaded itself through the links in the chain. So I had to photograph it in situ and be grateful that the flower was pointing in the right direction.

The flower has a very deep funnel, requiring a small aperture, so separation from the background is limited. The bloom is still a thing of some beauty, perhaps enough to not let its surroundings distract. I have cloned out some chain links.

The diameter is in excess of a hand span, maybe as much as a foot (30cm). The purple stripe seems to have some physical component, as it varies with the angle of view. Unlike some of its parents, the white species, it is a daytime bloomer and last several days, with some of their perfume. If the fruit sets, it is not only edible, but delicious, if full of hundreds of seeds.. The label is missing but I am fairly sure this is "David Copperfield".

The cross-eye stereo works moderately well. It is best viewed from further back than usual..

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Echinops I think - not really a thistle, but a good image.
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Rose above our front door. Rare background of blue sky.

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Rose above our front door. Rare background of blue sky.
Nice transmitted lighting in the top flower.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Coprinopsis lagopus

Formerly in Coprinus, this species seems less restricted by the seasons than most mushrooms, occurring in my garden throughout much of the year. This group of three was on the grassy path which leads to the bottom of our garden. Mushrooms in this group can mature and dissolve into the wet, black spore dispersion which gives the common collective name of "inkcaps" in less than a day.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

I know this should be in the birds thread but I thought I'd see if anyone can ID the leaves above the Tree Sparrow.



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Mistletoe. So the bird is on a promise.
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Mistletoe. So the bird is on a promise.
Considering the shot dates back almost a quarter of a century I'd never considered it like that.
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Mistletoe!

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