Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Exotic Plant Life











Gunnera in the Ancient Plant Garden


22 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Look familiar but cannot recall who they are.

RNSANE said...

I laugh, Jo, as this plant is so huge, getting a macro of it is something else. I wish you had included a regular shot of it so folks could have seen that it is taller than you are! It could have easily protected you from the rain in a storm. I am always a bit hesitant to get near them for fear that they are really carnivores and no one has really found out yet.

Great macros.

Duni said...

Wow! those shots are amazing. I can almost 'feel' the texture of these plants!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Carmen, these shots were taken another day, not the day we were there. I did not include regular shots because I'm focusing on mcaros. They are NOT carnivores. The carnivores are at the conservatory of flowers.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, Some I know and some I don't. These shots were taken a few weeks ago and I wasn't jotting names but I have since started doing that. I've got two weeks of posts already scheduled but after that, most of the shots will come with names :) Thanks

Duni, Yes, the textures are very exotic. Thanks for commenting

Icy BC said...

I'm so glad that you have a new camera because you've been bringing so many beautiful flowers to show us, Jo! They are just gorgeous!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks, Icy. In a couple of weeks I'll have names for some of my posts too :) Thank you.

Out on the prairie said...

Wondered if the first was a bird of paradise or similar family. The last looks like a sea creature.

chubskulit said...

Wow what an exotic beauties!

Sadia Hussain said...

Is the second one a Canna? One usually looks at the superficial beauty of plants and flowers ; the details are amazing! And yes these are exotic!

Ann said...

Very cool plants. We don't get anything exotic around here.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Out on the prairie, The first one was around the bird of paradise so it could be. The last one does look like a sea creature :) It however was located in the garden of fragrance area of the gardens but I could not find a name. It's really cool to see in person.

Chub, thanks so much.

Sadia, You know, I don't know and I can't remember where I snapped it within the gardens but I will look for it again. You are right, we see the outer beauty and only through a camera lens can we see the inner beauty. Thanks.

Ann, we have many exotics out there and they are so much fun to see and study. Thanks.

Kass said...

It's a wonder to witness the unfolding of such exotic life.

B.Held said...

I really am loving these plant shots :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Kass, absolutely, I agree, thanks.

Brittany, Thank you :) And, thanks for the post on Red is...

RoseBelle said...

Wow, these are certainly interesting looking plants. The last two pictures look really fascinating yet lovely.

VanillaSeven said...

They all looks like those plants from the bottom of the sea. Very exotic.

lina said...

Your photos makes them look more exotic. :)

AVCr8teur said...

Such unusual looking plants. It makes me want to peel back the layers to see what is underneath.

Ratty said...

I think I say this often, but I love flower and plant closeups. Looking at them like this is what began to stir my interest in them. They look so much different this way.

Ruthi said...

wow... those are really exotic. They look interesting and scary at the same time.

DoanLegacy said...

So many interesting plants, and each one has such wonderful texture.