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New Mystery Flower
 
 
Gord MacEachern
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    Its a lovely flower Mary, beautifully captured!!

10/14/2012 4:43:04 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful details and colors, Mary.

10/14/2012 4:54:50 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent detail and capture Mary!

10/14/2012 5:08:47 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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No idea what it is, but it looks like it's a bit droopy..

10/14/2012 5:20:18 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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This looks like the amazing Night Blooming Cereus - a massive white fragrant flower that blooms after about 10:00pm at night, so this is the 'morning after'.

Wonderful image!

10/14/2012 5:28:45 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool close-up!

10/14/2012 6:14:09 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Marilyn's exactly right, Mary - that's what it is! I once stayed up into the wee hours of the night to see one bloom unfold completely on my plant - the fragrance was heavenly and it was one of the best "flower shows" I ever attended! Great capture, as Marilyn puts it, of "the morning after".

10/14/2012 6:35:11 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Mary,not like any cactus flowers I've ever seen my friend.Beautiful image!!!!

10/14/2012 8:26:13 AM

 
Anthony G. Comella
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Terrific colors and a wonderful view!!!

10/14/2012 9:18:56 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely florals here, Mary, great clarity!


Dominick

10/14/2012 9:50:01 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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It's a beauty, Mary!

10/14/2012 5:56:09 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Marilyn and Val, thanks so much for providing the name for this.
On the Internet, I learned that Night Blooming Cereus is also called " Oueen of the Night". It's earned its title ~ here's a youtube link to watch it bloom with time-lapse photography:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbzi8XydHQc

Thanks for commenting, ladies, and thanks also to Tiia, Bobby, Anthony, Dominick, and Barbara, for taking the time to comment on this. I appreciate your friendly feedback!

10/15/2012 12:52:40 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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I just realized: I never thanked Gord, Tammy, Jeff, and Carolyn for commenting. Thank you!!

10/15/2012 1:15:04 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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WOW! Is this a beauty or what! Really fantastic in beauty, details and colors, Mary.

10/15/2012 2:37:34 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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New to me and from the sounds of it, I am missing out on the beauty of this gorgeous flower in looks and in fragrance. If this is how gorgeous it looks in the closed stage, one can only dream of what it looks like in full bloom. Such lovely colors and presentation dear friend.
Have a wonderful day.

10/15/2012 3:41:24 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Gorgeous light, detail and colour Mary!

10/15/2012 7:40:13 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Thank you very much, Kiki, Frank, and Nadia. I appreciate your friendly comments.

10/16/2012 12:17:42 AM

 
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