Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Carrion flower

Versions (Reportage)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to you all... no red roses from me today, rather a smelly flower.
The Carrion flower (genus name-Stapelia Gigantea) is found in Southern Africa. We often see these on our bushveld trips. It is a star fished shape flower with five petals. They grow up to 40cm in diameter. It is the largest succulent plant species in the world. The flowers emit a foul smelling odour reminiscent of rotting meat and thereby attracts flies. See my second and third photos. These flies are not eaten by the plant but merely use the flies as pollinators.
Thank you to all the members who voted on my uploads especially my fairy wren. .... Colleen

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P510 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2013 - 2:03 PM
Focal Length:4.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/3.1
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto1
Title:Carrion flower
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:14 Feb 2013 - 12:36 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants
VS Mode Rating 99 (37.5% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:17
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

Comments

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:49 PM

Magic detail..
Very nice work..

Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

johnke
johnke e2 Member 156 forum postsjohnke vcard South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:54 PM

Super shot Colleen,so much detail really sharp and well presented...John.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
14 Feb 2013 - 12:59 PM

I perceive with my deeply developed sense of perception that you are uploading a lot of smelly stuff - first the dung then this most foul smelling flower !! Still I have to tell you that this is excellent Colleen !! A great write up too for the unenlightened Smile
PS I did download Picasa and it seems to be an interesting tool - still have to discover more of it Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 1:27 PM

3 Great detailed, colourful photos of this Carrion Flower
Interesting description of this unusal plant, never seen by me

Regards Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 3:20 PM

3 great images but v2 for me.SmileSmile

Cliff

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

martin174
martin174 e2 Member 926 forum postsmartin174 vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 3:31 PM

V1 for me. Great images.
Martin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

walk8
walk8 e2 Member 6walk8 vcard England
14 Feb 2013 - 4:18 PM

Superb Image

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Caziwinkles
14 Feb 2013 - 5:21 PM

These look different. Very well captured. V1 works for me. Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 5:38 PM

What an amazing flower, stunning detail and beautifully captured Grin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.