nice pic, TFS Ori
- [2008-04-27 14:38]
To me, this wild plant reflects spring. I always loved the complexity of its shape.
Wonderful natural colours, great POV.
Very well done
This plant is very graceful. I love the curve, almost like an arch, a very regal one. There's something soft, yet tough about this photo. The spiral, the stem inside that is protected - it is about life, vulnerabilty, and the ability to weather life's storms. Lovely photo.
Are you still being my Angel sir? I know the area like the back of my hand. I was hospitalized for the first real time on Turney Road, although I had to live all the way on the west side..and driving there to see my doctor for meds was quite the chore..and be4 freeways of course...I mean Brookpark road? Oh no! Then we have this Jack....which I was , as a child mostly fascinated with in it's so unique way of growing. We almost celebrated these...as I remember my first girlfriend and I...at around age 7 or 6 but we are talking 1950 early on....we used to simply take one another and show what we had found without picking or anything...we just shared as if it were a gift to each other of our find....You are quite blessed in your talents...and I have yet to figure out why you are here at this time in my life...it is amazing to me..perhaps nothing to you..but believe me...you are like a waking living photographer of my childhood!
Nice shot of that little guy, and I do mean guy, if it's a small plant, as all the small ones have male flowers. As they age and grow larger, they change to female. If growing conditions deteriorate and they go back to being small, they change back to male again.
They're abundant in the woods near my house, one of my favorites too. We also have a close relative of that one, Green Dragon, Arisaema dracontium, another favorite of mine. I like the Arums in general, Skunk Cabbage being another relative of Jack in the Pulpit that grows here that I like.
Both God (with the plant) and yourself (with the image) made good work. Very spectacular image, which immediately reminded me to the Eurasian Arum species (A. maculatum is the most common), due to the flower structure. And after making a search on your species on the net - voila, it also belongs to the Araceae family. Photographically, simple yet effective composition with great DoF, quite suggestive. Congratulations and thanks for again teaching something new to me.
Kind regards from Ireland, László