Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Pistil Packin' Mama

My daughter discovered a lovely hybiscus flower during a bike ride yesterday, came back, grabbed the camera and rushed off to take some photos. She got a really good one of the stamens and pistils. (Which are which?)


4 comments:

Robyn Harton said...

Pistil packin! Absomalutely. Great pix.

Kukka-Maria said...

I know I haven't commented in...well, FOR-EV-ER, but with the responsibilities of my title of Mother Superior of the Holy Order of Ocean Whitefish, thing are a bit hairy!

I wanted to tell you that The Agent's parents' yard has red Hibiscus as big as paper plates. Since red is her favorite color, she is practically climaxing while I type this.

Stupid skank.

jlbussey said...

Captured the red outstandingly! (Hmm, that word doesn't look right, but I'm going with it anyway...)

Digital cameras usually have problems with reds because the CCD and CMOS sensors are sensitive to infrared. The filters that they use to prevent the infrared from interfering sometimes distort the red end of the spectrum, especially in intense light.

Good job!

K T Cat said...

All, thanks for the compliments! I'll make sure I let my daughter know you liked her photos.

She just took the camera out and blasted away with it. Most of the photos were too close to the flower or were blurry, but these two came out great. Like jlbussey, I was amazed at how vividly it captured the red. When I checked my blog later in the day it was like getting slapped in the face with all that saturated red in this post!

:-)