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Moon Flower Photo Contest Finalist
Moon Flower
Moon Flower

I went to the web and found out a few things about this flower that are quite interesting. One it usually blooms at night and the flowers are closed during the day unless it is overcast and I lucked out as it was windy & cloudy when I photographed it.

Datura Inoxia or D.wrightii or D. meteloides.
It is also named Hindu Datura, Indian Apple, Jimson Weed, Sacred Datura, Devil's Trumpet and Thorn Apple.

It comes in pure white or with the purple edge as in my image. The whole plant is poisonous.
You can find more information & see different photos at

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Sue Overson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/17/2010


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4/23/2013 5:51:33 AM

Merna L. Nobile
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2003

Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile

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4/21/2013 4:09:04 PM

BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2006

Wowza! Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist Sharon!

jo ann c.

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4/4/2013 11:03:23 AM

Renee Doyle
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Gorgeous floral Sharon! Congratulations!

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3/29/2013 2:07:30 AM

Terry Cervi
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Sharon, your florals are just amazing! The detail and color are outstanding!!

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3/28/2013 5:46:13 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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Delighted to see this , Sharon. Congrats & good luck, my friend!

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3/27/2013 9:32:17 PM

Joannie Bertucci
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Sharon, you know how I feel about your floral images but I think I have to say this one is your finest! Stunning presentation! Congratulations dear friend on your amazing finalist ! I got one too! :-) Faved!

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3/27/2013 4:56:52 PM

Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2006
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Congratulations for your beautiful finalist!!!

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3/27/2013 2:45:39 PM

Patricia A. Casey
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Stunning! What a beautiful capture of this wonderful plant & flower.....thank you for viewing my cactus bloom...hope to have more before too long..they're just about to bloom here in Arizona. Beautiful gallery too, Sharon...

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3/21/2013 6:35:07 AM

Susan M. Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2004

This is so gorgeous in detail, lighting, DOF & colors! It definitely has that WoW factor, Sharon! Great work and thanks for the background info :)

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3/21/2013 6:22:29 AM

Karen Celella
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Gorgeous, Sharon.

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3/7/2013 4:16:47 PM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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I agree with Dominick...this is outstanding. Hope to see it again!

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2/28/2013 4:38:39 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2006
    Outstanding details and presentation, Sharon!


2/28/2013 2:45:17 AM

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