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My previous upload showed the leaves of the castor bean plant (Ricinus communis). Here is an image showing the spiny fruit capsules and the flowers.

I had to get up on a ladder to take this photo. My plant is about 9 ft tall!

Thanks for comments and clicks on yesterday's "Nature's Umbrella". It's very much appreciated.

All C&C welcome. Have a great one!

Anne

Camera:Fuji FinePix E900
Lens:Fujinon 4x optical zoom lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Beauty with spines
Username:AnneWorner AnneWorner
Uploaded:14 Nov 2007 - 1:34 AM
Tags:Castor bean plant, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Plants, Poisonous plants, Wefi
Votes:65

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 1:36 AM

For those who missed yesterday's upload of the leaves of this plant, there is more information about it here
Anne

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Bob_V
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14 Nov 2007 - 1:38 AM

Lovely colour in this presentation, superb detail and border.

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robertb
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14 Nov 2007 - 1:56 AM

Really like the photo and the presentation. Link to the info is interesting.
Bob

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 2:32 AM

What a superb plant to have growing in your garden.......only in Texas eh! Nicely composed shot Anne, with excellent focus and complimentary frame, well done!
Rgds., Jim

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 2:36 AM

Oh, My-- a fantastic plant-- love the color and all those spines-- but 9 feet tall---but , of course, in TEXAS it would have to be wouldn't it!

I would lik e to see one of these one day!

Jennnnn

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14 Nov 2007 - 3:17 AM

Wow what a plant, well captured, great colours
Mark

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Brilane
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14 Nov 2007 - 3:25 AM

Excellent shot, mind how you go on those ladders.
Brian

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CarolG
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14 Nov 2007 - 5:03 AM

Lovely Capture, Anne. We have these plants here in Crete, too. Carol

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Badgerfred
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14 Nov 2007 - 8:07 AM

Lovely image Anne, nice colour and detail,
Fred.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2007 - 8:26 AM

This is delightful Anne.

I love the way you have presented it,

John.

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halena2
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14 Nov 2007 - 8:51 AM

Very well catured,very good colour & detail.
Terry.

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GalleryGirl
14 Nov 2007 - 9:19 AM

Super looking plant. Just like a firework exploding.
Marilyn x

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Bodiewil
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14 Nov 2007 - 9:44 AM

Be careful on that ladder, a wonderful plant and a wonderful capture.

Dave

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danbrann
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14 Nov 2007 - 9:47 AM

Ladders + photography = Dedication. Well done.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 10:05 AM

Oh Ann, I haven't seen this plant for a very long time, my mum used to have them in the garden when I was a child. Beautiful capture,
Johanna

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mrswoolybill
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14 Nov 2007 - 11:29 AM

First, sorry I did a click-and-run yesterday.
I like the two images, very informative as a pair and very beautiful individually.
Moira

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imander
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14 Nov 2007 - 11:53 AM

never seen these before, they looks so funky
ian

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JYBluesman
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14 Nov 2007 - 12:07 PM

What an exotic looking plant Anne. Superb capture lovely colours and info. Jeff

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Nettles
Nettles e2 Member 7Nettles vcard England
14 Nov 2007 - 12:22 PM

An excellent and super colourful shot with nice presentation.
Well done up that ladder, it was well worth the effort.
Annette

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riprap007
riprap007 e2 Member 101568 forum postsriprap007 vcard England37 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 1:37 PM

we have castor Oil plants with white flowers in the garden, I presume they are related? beautiful colours

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Cormy
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14 Nov 2007 - 1:52 PM

Lovely colourful shot.

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Joline
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14 Nov 2007 - 3:18 PM

Wow....that could be a shade tree! They say everythings bigger in Texas, and I guess this proves it.

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mikbee
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14 Nov 2007 - 3:57 PM

And they are some spines.Good colour and detail here.
Mick.

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jaecat
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14 Nov 2007 - 4:09 PM

great colour,and love the spiney heads of the flower.cool shot,well done

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SRSmith
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14 Nov 2007 - 4:24 PM

Lovely light, color, and detail, Anne. Beautiful!

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ChristineL
14 Nov 2007 - 5:04 PM

a very interesting plant and nine feet tall !! nice capture,
Chris.

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davidhu
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14 Nov 2007 - 5:43 PM

Good on colour and texture.
Dave

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glyndwr
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14 Nov 2007 - 6:03 PM

Nice work, well controlled DOF.

Robert

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JudeC
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14 Nov 2007 - 6:26 PM

Brilliant shot of an unusual plant - JudeC

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Hop-A-Long
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14 Nov 2007 - 6:48 PM

Great colour and detail. Excellent shot.
Andy

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Maiwand
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14 Nov 2007 - 6:51 PM

A very neat composition of a most unusual plant/ tree. What a lovelt colour it is. Great shot Anne.
Ron

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Digicat
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14 Nov 2007 - 7:35 PM

well worth the climb! nice one

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rmr
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14 Nov 2007 - 7:44 PM

superb colour,detail and presentation
mark

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helenlinda
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14 Nov 2007 - 7:48 PM

Never seen one of these before
Lovely coloured plant
Helen

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nickyv32
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14 Nov 2007 - 8:30 PM

Great shot. Saw one of these growing in the Churchyard of a Wedding I did ealier this year. First time I had ever seen one. Lovely.
Nicky

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derekv
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14 Nov 2007 - 8:58 PM

Love it, Anne, great colours, detail and composition.
Derek

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14 Nov 2007 - 9:24 PM

You and your camera do get about in that beautiful garden. Love it
Mavis

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MandsH
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14 Nov 2007 - 11:47 PM

Be careful going up those ladders. Excellent image, I've not seen one of these before
mandy

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Andree_Borrel
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15 Nov 2007 - 2:01 AM

WOW awesome image

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leons29
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15 Nov 2007 - 3:16 AM

This is another great piece of work, well done. I really like it.
Leon

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PatrickSmith
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15 Nov 2007 - 4:46 AM

Looks good to me too.

Patrick

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imagio
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15 Nov 2007 - 8:01 AM

Superb capture Anne

Bernie

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15 Nov 2007 - 12:10 PM

Hi anne .Lovely colour and detail in this .Beautiful well capt .
Mike

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dianah
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15 Nov 2007 - 2:44 PM

I have never seenthis before..what a beautiful colour even if it does have spines..nine feet is quite a height.
Di

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Gomez
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16 Nov 2007 - 12:16 PM

Ouch! Fab shot!

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robincoombes
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19 Nov 2007 - 6:46 PM

Like it

Robin

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TanyaBright
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20 Nov 2007 - 4:26 AM

Lovely sharp capture.
Tanya

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