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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #120 on: November 11, 2020, 17:09:16 »
Flowers with the 300mm PF lens and Z6.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #121 on: November 18, 2020, 17:55:56 »
Recent flowers.

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #122 on: March 27, 2021, 22:00:31 »
I see a lot of wonderful flowers, not so many weird.

This one is not a weird flower, but maybe a weird perspective. Tulips.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #123 on: March 28, 2021, 00:00:05 »

No idea.  Just...weird. 

Not even sure if it's a flower.  Saw it in a Texas nursery 10 years ago, thought it was an oddity and snapped a shot or two with an Olympus E-P1 with 17mm lens. 

Any ideas?
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #124 on: March 28, 2021, 00:13:34 »
No idea.  Just...weird. 

Not even sure if it's a flower.  Saw it in a Texas nursery 10 years ago, thought it was an oddity and snapped a shot or two with an Olympus E-P1 with 17mm lens. 

Any ideas?

They should be of Nepenthes species, a kind of carnivorous plant.  Each "pot" contains digestive fluid of sweet flavor which attracts insects.  The insects fall into the pot and, alas, are digested in the fluid.

I'm not sure which part of the plant the "pot" would belong to, but the species is very well reserved to this thread!
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #125 on: March 28, 2021, 00:48:16 »
Not quite( ;D) the quality of Dogman's photo, but here is one in the wild near Ankanin'Nofy in central, Eastern Madagascar. Practitioners of traditional medicine in the area used the fluid in the pitchers to alleviate cardiac complaints. Canon G9 12mp

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #126 on: March 28, 2021, 01:14:59 »
Closer to home...our front yard. Crop of a New Holland Honeyeater in a Hakea Laurina. D750 200-500G

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #127 on: April 03, 2021, 13:39:00 »
Although dogwoods can be commonly seen here in Tokyo, I'm always attracted by their peculiar shapes.   (I know that the petal-like parts are actually involucres.)
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #128 on: April 03, 2021, 19:27:26 »
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #129 on: April 03, 2021, 19:29:38 »
Hyacinth, windy day.

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #130 on: April 11, 2021, 18:36:59 »
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #131 on: April 17, 2021, 23:11:59 »
"Ponerle puertas al campo" is an Spanish expression to point out something impossible to do. The loose translation will be "to fence the countryside"

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #132 on: April 19, 2021, 23:56:13 »
Prairie Onion with visitors  :)