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weird orchid


weird orchid
Copyright ©2007, Emerson Go
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took this at an orchid garden in davao; looks like an alien orchid to me with those tendril-like stuff in the middle. macro handheld.

Photographer: Emerson Go
Folder: Emerson Go's C8080 gallery
Uploaded: 20-Feb-2007 17:25 CET
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Camera: Olympus C8080
Exposure time: 1/500s
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal length: 90mm
Focusing method: iESP P-AF
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: level; cropped; saturation adjusted
Image resized to: 632x800

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Hello Emerson, nice picture.. but the flower is Not an Orchid, I do not know exactly which plant is it, but I am sure belong to Melastomatacea family (maybe the genus Tibouchina), which have these special and spectacular stamens. Instead of tendrils, they are more like a levers that help to discharge the pollen when the insect visits and touch the flower. I am sorry if I bored you with my botanical lesson.. Best regards, Ricardo.

Ricardo Rico at 22:08 CET on 25-Feb-2007 [Reply]