Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fuzzy Wuzzy

This is a delicate and beautiful flowering plant that I photographed the other day with my SONY point-and-shoot digital camera. It came out pretty well, I thought, considering I wasn't using a tripod. I imagine the "fuzz" or tiny hairs covering the plant are to protect it in some way. I don't know what it's called--as usual I was too busy shooting to stop to write things down. I'm sure one of you gardening buffs out there must know what it's called! If you do, give me a shout, and I'll be grateful. I'm wondering if it's exotic or endangered, as I don't remember ever seeing it before.

Hope you have had a peaceful Halloween evening, with only sweet, smiling faces appearing at your door!

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26 comments:

  1. Absolutely wild-looking beautiful flower. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I am glad to have you as a reader. I am now a fan of yours as well and I'm adding your blog on my feed list. Have a candy-filled Halloween!

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  2. I don't know its name but I know it is a great shot. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. That is so pretty! I'm not a gardening buff so I can't help ya there. I love the colours and the fuzziness!

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  4. Wonderful photo collection and great blog. You win one more fanatical reader

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  5. Hi miss ladybug,

    As it turns out, we had no trick-or-treaters, and the streets were empty. I have a feeling there's been a policy of zero-tolerance put out by the local police, in view of recent years of Halloween vandalism. A tragedy for all the innocent kids who are being deprived because of other's bad behavior.

    Great to meet you! I look forward to your posts!

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  6. I've been enjoying your photography and writing for a few weeks now.
    I wonder if the hairs are for catching insects?
    Thanks.

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  7. Thanks, kRiZ. I guess it didn't turn out badly, considering I didn't use a tripod and my tiny SONY digital is so light that it's hard to hold steady.

    Weird little plant, isn't it...

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  8. Hi drowseymonkey,

    I love the fuzz too! Thanks for stopping by... :-)

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  9. evlahos,

    what a wonderful compliment! thank you so much! i'll be over soon to visit your blog, too!

    lynda :-)

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  10. Hi James,

    The fuzz could be for catching insects but I didn't see any sign of any kind of insect. Of course, the plant could have been sprayed. If I had written down its name, I could have researched it. But I never make time for that once I start shooting!

    Thanks for visiting--hope you come back again soon.

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  11. Very cool. I'm loving the macro shots.

    ~Oswegan

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  12. Oswegan,

    Thanks for viewing and commenting--hope you'll come back soon!

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  13. Hi Lynda: This is another spectacular photo. It seems to be calling us to Christmas!

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  14. Timothy, it does remind me of a Christmas Cactus, gone wild with fuzz!

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  15. I don't know whether it's apt to call plants adorable but this one is :)....
    lovely colour and composition Lynda ....

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  16. I've never seen it before either. At the first glance I thought this was one of your paintings. I think it deserves the touch of your magic on canvas. Don't you?

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  17. Kim, it certainly is unusual. I've never seen a plant as fuzzy...

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  18. Mihaela, thanks for the vote of confidence but I think...no, I KNOW, the camera can capture this a lot better than I!

    Thanks for visiting!

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  19. This is very nice shot of the plant, love the fuzzyness. Lynda if you have enough light and if it is point and shoot camera, then you don't really need tripod. I have slr with 100-500mm lens and I avoid tripod as much as possilbe, its pain to attach and drag around. Even for my moon photos, I just freeze my arms for split second, lol.
    Oh and last tip, digital photos are free, so when I photograph plants, I try to find name tags and photograph them too. And if there is nothing there, then I am like you just too busy too look until someone will say oh you got .... lol. Great post, and great photo as always, Anna :)

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  20. Thank you for stopping by, Anna, and thanks for your tips. My problem is that this particular camera is so LIGHT that it's hard to hold steady, especially for getting a sharp macro! I hold my breath so long--I'm bound to create a stir by passing out in some public place, one of these days...lol

    Nice to see you, Anna!

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  21. Such a gorgeous photo, Lynda! I love how all the hairs are so defined. It looks so soft that I want to reach out and touch it. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  22. Hi Cindy. It gives me that very same feeling--it's very tactile. I guess none of us knows what this plant is called!

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  23. Although I´m a gardener I´ve never seen this before, I´ll check out my Encyclopedia.
    Visiting your exceptional blog always provides me with wonderful images, colors, words and I leave with a smile in my heart...
    Thanks Lynda, among other things, for being so prolific!

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  24. Hi Mariana! Thanks for your very kind words! I was wondering how you are doing, and it's great to see you, my friend!

    And for now, it will remain "Fuzzy Wuzzy" the mystery plant!

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  25. LOVEEE this fuzzy flower shot!!! amazing colors!!!
    love your blog..the music makes me feel like im right there..enjoying nature!!!!
    hugs..
    sandy

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  26. Sandy, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! :-)

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