Saturday, 2 August 2008

Out Of Africa

Now, not that I'm short of photos or anything, but this is a tropical flower from an African inspired bunch, bought at my local supermarket along with the weekly shop. The flower is known as a Pincushion flower (Leucospermum cordifolium) Impressed with my knowledge, aren't you?! Don't let it be said that you don't learn anything here at Cheltenham daily photo! I did put some effort into today's post though. I doctored the photo a bit, just to highlight the flower.

Thanks to everyone for visiting yesterday. I achieved my highest number of comments to date. Its really good to know people like what they see. Enjoy your Saturday.

8 comments:

magiceye said...

good piece of work sir! and yes, thank you for the information about the pincushion.

Hilda said...

Umm… eep. Not quite sure I like it — I keep expecting those 'tentacles' to start waving… (I can't even call 'em petals!) It is kind of fascinating, though.

Murphy_jay said...

This looks interesting, Marley. Is it meant to be eaten? cooked?
It reminds me of my favourite fruit - Rambutan.
It's also a red fruit with 'hairs' like these.

Knoxville Girl said...

This recalls Little Shop of Horrors - the plant, not your photo!! I like the highlighting!

babooshka said...

Echo Knoxville girl. It's really empahasied the the insensity of colour and the strange waxy texture, just losing the background hues. Well I learnt about a new plant and got to see a brilliant image. Thanks you.

• Eliane • said...

Hmmm, I know that one! I always forget its name but I know it! It always make me think of a spider. It has a very inetresting shape and texture. I can see how you could have a very dramatic and contemporary effect with just one.
Damn, you just reminded me that I forgot to buy my Sunday flowers!! :(

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Ming the Merciless said...

I actually read a photo essay and article on African pincushions recently in a magazine.

They are incredible flowers.

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