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Datura belongs to the classic "witches' weeds," along with deadly nightshade, henbane, and mandrake. Most parts of the plants contain toxic hallucinogens, and Datura has a long history of use for causing delirious states and death. It was well known as an essential ingredient of love potions and witches' brews. (Wikipedia)

The trumpet-shape flower is pretty large (about 20cm and the opening at the mouth is around 10cm) so its quite impressive.

The photo was taken in January while walking in the mountains near the village of Duona in Taiwan (see my previous up-loads of the area if interested)

f16 1/80th sec zoom at 70mm multi segment metering cropped in Photofiltre

Thank you for your comments on my previous photos and hoping you will find the various photos of this flower attractive.

Have a pleasant evening. The week-end should be sunny and warm.


Tags: Close-up and macro Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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cassiecat 9 39 46 England
20 Mar 2009 6:58PM
its between v2 and 4 for me, cant decide.lesley

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20 Mar 2009 7:03PM
Great shots

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Mar 2009 7:21PM
This plant/flower is grown in the US as a spectacular -- both size and scent-- called Angels Trumpets-- I guess the bees like them, too ( we do not grow this on)

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
20 Mar 2009 7:37PM
Love the composition of v1, excellent use of light Jean. Raon.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1740 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 8:15PM
All beautiful, but V4 is so graceful and elegant.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
20 Mar 2009 8:28PM
Brilliant light and captures
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
20 Mar 2009 8:29PM
4 lovely shots....Sandy
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
20 Mar 2009 8:33PM
Four lovely captures JNC, so well taken.
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 8:33PM
Good use of light in these beautiful captures Jean_Noel,
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
21 Mar 2009 4:27AM
Superb captures, Jean-Noel. We have these daturas growing wild here, in various colours, from white to yellow and purple. Carol
Nettles 10 England
21 Mar 2009 7:26AM
Such a pretty flower, I like te angles you have taken it at.
21 Mar 2009 10:15AM
A beautiful set here Jean, lovely color and light, again, so behind but think I have caught up with your others,
cantona43 Plus
12 924 4 England
21 Mar 2009 11:06AM
superb set of shots with wonderful light and colour
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2009 1:49PM
Wonderful set of images, great use of the light!
Silverzone 10 2 England
21 Mar 2009 10:36PM
Lovely set v4 is my favourite. Sylvia
Thank you very much. JNC
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
27 Mar 2009 1:02PM
great shots and write up
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
31 Mar 2009 10:19PM
A splendid set of these hard to photograph flowers, I had some orange/yellow ones growing in my greenhouse last year

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