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Moonflower After Rain


Posted by SantaFeJoe on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:34 pm

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A Moonflower with rain droplets from yesterday morning. A favorite flower of Georgia O'Keeffe's to paint.
Nikon D700, Nikon 200f4 Micro, f13@1/200 sec., +1/3 EV, cropped square.
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by Tom Whelan on Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:10 pm
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Beautiful flower, fine DOF and drop details.
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by Matthew Pugh on Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:01 am
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Hi

This close shot of this flower look very effective within the square format that you have chosen to show us - nicely thought out and good upon the eye

All the best
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by PaiR on Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:41 am
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I just learnt this week elsewhere that Datura is also referred to as Moon Flower and Jimson Weed.

As good as it gets --> pin sharp focus and water drops adding more interest.
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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:07 am
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PaiR wrote:
I just learnt this week elsewhere that Datura is also referred to as Moon Flower and Jimson Weed.

As good as it gets --> pin sharp focus and water drops adding more interest.


Thanks for your comments! This flower can be seen all over NM. It is highly poisonous, including the seeds, but some crazies use it to get high!  It does go by many different names.

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by PaiR on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:12 am
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
PaiR wrote:
I just learnt this week elsewhere that Datura is also referred to as Moon Flower and Jimson Weed.

As good as it gets --> pin sharp focus and water drops adding more interest.


Thanks for your comments! This flower can be seen all over NM. It is highly poisonous, including the seeds, but some crazies use it to get high!  It does go by many different names.

Joe


Joe, Correct. Legend says that Kings in India used some concoction of Datura on messengers to temporarily disable their vocal cords so that confidential information could be safely passed. 

When I got Mumps when I was a kid, my Mom used the traditional medicine therapy of applying hot paste made from the leaves of Datura to the area near the ears which showed swelling. It worked --> not sure how much contribution came from Datura  :lol:

Interesting plant. 
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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:47 am
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That's interesting! I transplanted three Datura plants to Santa Fe from Truth or Consequences, NM around 1990. Two survived and spread their seed to other parts of the yard where I grew up. This is one of those newbies. What's really cool is to watch them in the evening when they open up. They literally unfurl before your eyes in a very short time. It would be pretty easy to do a time lapse of this if one wanted to.

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by Vasanthi Balson on Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:00 pm
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PaiR wrote:
SantaFeJoe wrote:
PaiR wrote:
I just learnt this week elsewhere that Datura is also referred to as Moon Flower and Jimson Weed.

As good as it gets --> pin sharp focus and water drops adding more interest.


Thanks for your comments! This flower can be seen all over NM. It is highly poisonous, including the seeds, but some crazies use it to get high!  It does go by many different names.

Joe


Joe, Correct. Legend says that Kings in India used some concoction of Datura on messengers to temporarily disable their vocal cords so that confidential information could be safely passed. 

When I got Mumps when I was a kid, my Mom used the traditional medicine therapy of applying hot paste made from the leaves of Datura to the area near the ears which showed swelling. It worked --> not sure how much contribution came from Datura  :lol:

Interesting plant. 



Nice one! Joe.  The droplets makes this special.




Interesting info Ram
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by PaiR on Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:17 pm
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
That's interesting! I transplanted three Datura plants to Santa Fe from Truth or Consequences, NM around 1990. Two survived and spread their seed to other parts of the yard where I grew up. This is one of those newbies. What's really cool is to watch them in the evening when they open up. They literally unfurl before your eyes in a very short time. It would be pretty easy to do a time lapse of this if one wanted to.

Joe


Absolutely agree. I made one photo of that swirl shown here-link
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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:00 pm
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PaiR wrote:
SantaFeJoe wrote:
That's interesting! I transplanted three Datura plants to Santa Fe from Truth or Consequences, NM around 1990. Two survived and spread their seed to other parts of the yard where I grew up. This is one of those newbies. What's really cool is to watch them in the evening when they open up. They literally unfurl before your eyes in a very short time. It would be pretty easy to do a time lapse of this if one wanted to.

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Absolutely agree. I made one photo of that swirl shown here-link

I had never seen a yellow one. Here's what ours look like:
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by Jonc on Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:23 am
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