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The Dragon Chronicles

By ChiliMan
Hey, people Smile

Here is a long overdue upload of the dragon fruit flower from the opposite house neighbour’s pavement.

I hadn’t been well from Friday to Monday which is why I haven’t been around. Can’t even remember why I wasn’t around before that ‘cos my last upload was like 9 days ago!


V1: The bud growing over some days, with the dates.
V2: All taken on the 20th of May, with the times.
V3. A straight-from-cam shot to show where it was growing on the neighbour’s pavement. The flower was about 6.5 feet from the ground.


HUGE THANKS to Ian (youmightlikethis) and Christine (ChristineD) for their wonderful User Awards on ‘Husky’.


Now I’ve taken a lot of pics this week…which is great. But it’s gonna be torture deciding what to upload tomorrow and the rest of this week. At least I’ve got Silly Sunday’s pic sorted Smile Unless something sillier comes along!


Tags: Photo journalism General Flower Cactus Flowers and plants Opening Dragon fruit Blooming Wildlife and nature Night blooming

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mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 10:34AM
V1 is so clever!
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.2k 162 England
30 May 2012 10:35AM
Wondered where you'd got to! Nifty bit of time lapse. Interesting it flowers at night.

Unless something sillier comes along! - sounds like a scene from Monty Python (Ministry of silly walks sketch)

ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
30 May 2012 10:37AM
Thanks, Moira Smile

And I love that sketch, Grin
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 10:52AM
Good work! Nice set! IB
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
30 May 2012 11:12AM
really like the way youve shown the sequence, love the look of the flower in v2 especially the night time shots as they look good against the dark bg.
after you telling me about the dragon fruit i saw one in the supermarket, gonna have to try one out of curiosity Smile
good to see you posting, looking forward to the silly sunday shot Grin
lesley x
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 11:22AM
Love the sequence in V1 - a bit like the Ascent of Man only different.
We're both uploading dragons today Grin
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 11:25AM
First of all, I love the idea of the time lapse bud and secondly I love the way you've taken and presented it so beautifully. A work of art, for sure. v2 is also stunning - I'm amazed the way it flowered so quickly, and there you were all the time, waiting for its emergence! Welcome back Andrew with these beauties and for tempting us in that naughty way about Sunday's upload!! I just can't compete! SmileSmileSmile
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
30 May 2012 11:29AM
I've had the pleasure of watching these bloom and it is truly wonderful.
V1 is a real work of art, beautifully arranged and presented.
SlowSong Plus
14 10.5k 30 England
30 May 2012 11:36AM
V1's amazing. I thought they were drawings at first. So well done and presented beautifully and imaginatively.
Glad you're better Smile
Anna_W 11 1 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 11:46AM
A wonderful series of images and I really like the way you've presented them, especially in v1 - very creative and original. Sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly Andrew, hope you're back to normal now Smile
andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 11:47AM
the presentation is brilliant andrew wonderful detail and colours v1 for me today fantastic work hope your well on the mend now Wink
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 1:02PM
A superb sequence of shots Andrew, excellent presentation - Carole
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 1:14PM
how very interesting ...
V2 rings all my bells
User_Removed 13 80 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 1:26PM
I hope you are feeling better now, I had wondered why it'd been quiet on the 'Chiliman' front.
A great sequence of images. I saw a dragon fruit for sale the other day, never seen one before...and now you upload the flower, what are the chances? lol

franken Plus
20 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 2:26PM

Quote:V1 is so clever!

I agree Andrew.

mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
30 May 2012 2:52PM
You think you have problems with your memory Andrew ?
I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning.
In fact,I can't remember if I had breakfast at all !!
Good work.
(But hang on,I have forgotten what your upload was,so will need to look at it again !!)
(Or is it **** ?)
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
30 May 2012 4:20PM
Superb reportage! A wonderful botanical story!
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
30 May 2012 4:38PM
A super sequence of events. Well observed and great presentation.
EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
30 May 2012 4:39PM
Altogether superb work, Andrew. I especially love those taken at night with the dark bg and of those the very final one simply delights my eyes with its clarity and beauty.

So sorry you haven't been well and trust you have made a full recovery now?

barmymarny 12 1 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 5:07PM
What a fabulous presentation A. Clever unique idea. Love it! Grin

Marilyn xx
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 6:49PM
Excellent botanical reportage here.
Super presentation Andrew.. Top marks for effort!
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 11:29PM
FANTASTIC Andrew..amazing photography
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
31 May 2012 10:24AM
super work...have my UAGrin
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
31 May 2012 10:26AM
Holy cow...thanks so much, Ollie! SmileSmile
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
31 May 2012 12:59PM
Wonderful!! that is so interesting and well done.
a water lily that has climbed on top of a turmeric it would seem Smile
Brilane 16 5 12 Wales
31 May 2012 2:31PM
Beautiful shots and marvelously presented, worthy of publication in an appropriate magazine, Andrew.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
31 May 2012 9:07PM
Some marvellous montages here Andrew, you must have sat for hours watching this flower grow and change!Wink
JimV 16 6 3 Canada
2 Jun 2012 3:36AM
An absolutely stunning sequential shooting and presentation Andrew, the awards are fully deserved, I will make no attempt at picking one version over the others, as all have equal merit for me!
Rgds., Jim

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