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Botanical Garden

By DRicherby
Not entirely sure what's going on, here... We were wandering through the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park and came across these little sprigs of pink plastic stuck into the ground. I assume they're markers for some kind of repair work but who can say?

Not the coolest thing we saw in the park — there were hummingbirds and a hawk and some rather funky plants — but definitely the most fun to photograph. Smile

All comments and criticism appreciated.


Sunday, 29th November, 2009
50mm, f/3.5, 1/100s, ISO-400

Tags: Flowers and plants Humour and fun

Voters: graceland, luckybry, gary_d and 14 more

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luckybry 10 3 Scotland
4 Dec 2009 8:01PM
grt shot well spotted and captured fantastic colours

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gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
4 Dec 2009 8:11PM
Well it makes for a nice colourful image and it will be interesting what explanations people come up with to their use. - gary
baclark 10 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2009 10:06PM
It's that very rare plant Pinkacatus Plasticus....only found in very small areas I understand! Gets the old grey cells going for sure. Was it a lie flat on the ground capture!?
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2009 10:22PM

Quote:baclark wrote: Was it a lie flat on the ground capture!?

Sure was! The friends I was with were used to such tomfoolery; we can only guess what the random passers-by thought about the idiot lying on the floor in front of the Pinkacatus Plasticus. Wink
cantona43 Plus
14 928 4 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2009 12:31AM
have the aliens landed lol a fantastic shot well spotted
teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
6 Dec 2009 10:19AM
Superb sharp detail and eye-catching tones of the "Pinkacatus Plasticus" Dave - love the colour clash with the fluorescent red marker paint. Excellent focus - can even see the detail of some blades of grass coated by the red paint.
Hope you have a humming bird or two in the pipeline? Smile
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2009 10:26PM

Quote:[i]teocali wrote:[/b] Hope you have a humming bird or two in the pipeline? Smile

Alas not — it was distinctly dusky by the time we saw them. Sad I have a photo of a grey hummingbird-shaped blob but it's not even good enough to identify the species, let alone post here...
davey_griffo 11 213 165 England
9 Dec 2009 12:21PM
Great image. Love the burst of bright colour.

It may even be some passing child's idea of a plant, placed there because they couldn't be bothered carrying the straws any more.
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
9 Dec 2009 8:18PM
Hahahaha "Pinkacatus Plasticus" - most appropriate for this strange growth! Smile
xwang 10 56 8
26 Mar 2010 9:34PM
Wonderful colour.

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