Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 07/19/2013


Photo taken on July 18, 2013


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Bokeh Thursday: T is For Tarweed Blossom

Bokeh Thursday: T is For Tarweed Blossom
2 more pictures in notes above! :D

Here is a Tarweed flower uncurling in the morning light. You can see why the opening bud in the previous photo looked like spaghetti, but now the petals look like curled fingers! Crazy cool!

By the way, this flower is called "tarweed" because it's completely COVERED with sticky droplets of stinky resin which looks and behaves a lot like tar when livestock walk around in fields full of these flowers. Their lower legs and belly will become nearly black with this stuff and it's extremely hard to remove! On top of that, it STINKS to high heaven! Some species of tarweed smell like lemons, but this kind smells like rotten citrus...EWWWWW!!! :D

By the way, if you'd like to see the pictures I took last year of tarweed species, here's a link!
Janet's Tarweed Images

Ernest CH, guenievre, Uta Kubik-Ritter, Richard Boucher and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Great clarity and sharp,colorful details on this superb flower macro. Janet!
5 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
This is an amazing flower, love all the captures of the various stages of bloom!
5 years ago.
Stan Askew
Stan Askew
another beauty !!!
5 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
You succeeded quite well on the bokeh assignment! Once again the information is so helpful.
5 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
5 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Wow. This Tarweed continues to look spectacular! A wonderful shot, Janet.
5 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding photo.
5 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
I love the centre of the flower and you nailed the description with 'curled fingers'...dead on.
5 years ago.
Greg Ward
Greg Ward
beautiful.
5 years ago.
Andrew Trundlewagon
Andrew Trundlewagon
Very nice, I love the detail in the centre and the tiny droplets around the edge and the curl on the petals as if they were ready to spring into action. V. cool.
5 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
I really love this great shot!

That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
5 years ago.
Terry T~Pueblo Paradiso
Terry T~Pueblo Parad…
Superb photography of this Beauty
Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
5 years ago.
Kathleen Thorpe
Kathleen Thorpe
Brilliant macro!!

Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
5 years ago.
Kathleen Thorpe
Kathleen Thorpe
Just realized it was one of yours, Janet.
5 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Vraiment beau !
5 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good floral macro with good use of depth of field Janet.
5 years ago.
guenievre
guenievre
Magnifique!
5 years ago.