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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Got it. Borage seeds.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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Got it. Borage seeds.

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Correct Harold. If there had been any interest in the shot I'd have posted more as I've got a few on film.
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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Correct Harold. If there had been any interest in the shot I'd have posted more as I've got a few on film.
Hi David, I do hope this forum does start to take a bit more interest in photos again generally.

It is a challenge to remain a poster without interest and comment.

To be honest I would rather have some negative comments about my own stuff than nothing. Consider that a challenge!

On that basis I will say that the flower shots of borage were very attractive and sorry not to have said so. The seeds were of interest when I thought they might be stick insects (as I hoped you had some of the little fellas emerging!). But my brain went into solve the problem mode!

I did spend about half an hour searching for pink hairy Canadian flowers in Google (sad but true) and unsurprisingly it did not find me borage, nor any other pink hairy things (should have done a flickr search instead).

But for the sake of getting some photographs on this photo site I will try to comment.
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

What a Glorious Morning!

I had to wait until the Morning Glory vines had extended to be clear of the supporting trellis.

I needed my usual f16 and was not expecting much success with daylight exposures. However, the combination of being able to lean against the trellis (freestanding on post supports) and IS, gave all but the second image, which was twin flash in manual mode.

The stereos are crosseye.

EM-1, Kiron 105, f16, Aperture Priority, bright overcast, hand-held.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

That "Morning Glory" (Ipomoea indica) might have a nice flower but it is a terrible weed here. You can almost see it growing!

These are just photos I happen to have, not something worth showing really though.



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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Given a choice, I would prefer it to our white-flowered Bindweed, which is a nightmare.

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Given a choice, I would prefer it to our white-flowered Bindweed, which is a nightmare.

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Apparently the blue one is OK though. Convolvulus mauritanicus, but the Morning Glory is a definite bush invader here & must be removed, being a constant battle in places around our yard & some of our fence line.
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Pitcher Pictures.

A while ago I I posted some images of a Sarracenia hybrid. I tried to show the venation with backlight from a window. My success was limited. I recently purchased a few more plants, the latest arriving yesterday and photographed by daylight, in the open air. These plants originate from the wild stock in the USA, then cultivated and often hybridised.

These were daylight exposure, some with sunlight behind the plant, others with direct lighting. We have had a lot of gusty wind in recent days and yesterday was no exception. However, there was a short period of almost still air and I took advantage of that. I was to learn that the slightest air movement would bend these modified leaves. Just to make it worse, I had chosen plants with pitched 60-65cm tall, about three times the typical size.

The genetics of these plants is complicated but they are both of S. leucophlla parentage. The second one (last image) is from anthocyanin-free stock. This means that it lacks the red pigment from the "veins" but it is not that simple.

I photographed two pitchers of the first one and though I had done something wrong with the colour, e.g. one having green pigment and the other not. But this seems to be a maturity factor.

The stereo is crosseye.

EM-1, Kiron 105, f16*, 1/200 (last one 1/250) ISO 800 sunlight, hand-held.

*Another half stop smaller would have given the ideal DOF.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Cardoon Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus

Also known as the Artichoke Thistle (the Globe Artichoke may be same species). The two originated from a wild Mediterranean thistle in Sunflower family Asteraceae. Both are grown for their culinary use.

These shots are of a maturing flower bud. All shots are twin flash, except the last, which is daylight. The stereo is crosseye.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Fuchias in full glory

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Boxing Glove Cactus.

This plant was supplied (1970s) as Opuntia lusista cristata*, the original label being still present and legible. I cannot find any trace of a name “lusista” for an Opuntia or Tephrocactus (a subgenus of Opuntia), this being the latter.

All current references to the Boxing Glove Cactus are under Opuntia fulgida Engelm. var. mamillata forma monstrosa*. (There is no room on the label for all that! )

*A crested form “cristata” grows along a single line, which may be twisted. A monstrose form “monstrosa” grows in a confused looking manner. Thus, this is a monstrose form, not a cristate one.

This individual plant is very slow growing, although it forms huge thickets in habitat. This stem is 40mm wide.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Cardoon Flower Now Open, With Stereo (Also posted as a separate topic).

These are images of the same bud as I posted shots of previously.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1445397

It is now open and attracting bees. I had to wait several times for bumble bees to depart before I could get these shots. The first ones are by triple off-camera RC TTL flash. The last is by daylight.

The stereos are cross-eye, one showing a slightly exaggerated 3D effect.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

A lovely set of pictures Harold. I liked the Cardoon flower in bud but that extra blue colour is very nice.
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

On my trip to Dorset whilst trekking across a vast stretch of heathland looking for a pond with dragonflies, I asked my friend if the tiny plants were sundews, and they were. A first for me.

I took many pictures with a Canon macro (which are on Flickr) but this was with the em5mk2 using the HDR setting to reduce the blinding glare of the sun.

Round-leaved Sundew -Drosera rotundifolia growing on Winfrith heath in Dorset.


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A lovely set of pictures Harold. I liked the Cardoon flower in bud but that extra blue colour is very nice.
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Thanks. I had to check back with the RAW files that it really was that colour.

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