Friday, May 30, 2008

A Different View


The bottom of a Queen Of The Night Tulip.I love the Kalaeidoscope effect of the inner cup.The petals are almost translucent at the base of the flower to let some light in that makes it look like a church window.
The colours are very strong with burgundy, crimson, purple, blue, white, and yellow!
The pollen stains the inner flower petals around the stamen and stigmata.
An insects eyes view of the target for pollination.These lovely Tulips have almost done flowering now.
The heavy rain has bashed the last flowers that were still standing.The summer flowers are coming slowly to take over the garden colour.

5 comments:

Lynn said...

I love this one David

snappy said...

Thanks Lynn,I'm glad you like it.Hope that Libby has a grand birthday today.I bet you will make sure its a lovely one, lots of jelly and ice cream.The sun is shining at 610am :)

Niels Plougmann said...

Gorgeous - just like you told it was. There is more to those Queen of Night tulip than meets the eye. But you captured it through your lens.

pomona belvedere said...

Oh, I'm a fool for Queen of the Night, too. You're inspiring to unleash my panoply of photos on an unsuspecting Internet...

snappy said...

Hi Nials,Thanks for the kind words.They are such beautiful flowers.The bulbs are lifted and drying now ready to be planted in October...
Thanks Pomona,Go for it releasing all your photos.They illustrate the words and its fun sharing your best photos with the world!