Long lashes

Here’s another view of some of the native Azaleas at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  If the brilliant orange isn’t enough to get your attention, I know the long stamen extending out of the center must be!

This is another case where I have to wonder, why?  Some flowers have deep cups, some are convex curves with many tiny blossoms and this one has long fingers reaching out from the body of the plant.  Usually, the birds or insects that pollinate will want to land while trying to eat the goodies inside.  Maybe this is a ploy to get them to hover over the pollen and blow it off the plant or get it stuck on wings?  You have to assume that the design works somehow since these plants seem to have no problem continuing on from season to season.

It certainly is amazing, though, to think of how many ways there are that nature deals with so many different situations.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
300mm @ f18 –  1/100 sec – ISO 200

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

2 thoughts on “Long lashes”

  1. On the account of your blog soon reaching its first anniversary, I want to congratulate you and tell you how much I enjoy your photography. You live up to your goal to capture God’s perfect beauty in creation and you are doing it very well 🙂 I wish you many more years of blogging and hope to see your beautiful photography for a long time 🙂

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