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Something Completely Different
  Something Completely Different
Something Completely Different
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The lady whose garden included these odd balls didn't know the plant's name. These two are each less than three inches across, and seem to be filled with air. They grow on very slender stalks, bowing in every direction whenever there's a breeze.

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Tammy M. Anderson
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    Fabulous details, Mary. Great find and interesting plant.

11/14/2012 5:00:43 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent detail and close-up capture!

11/14/2012 5:15:37 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool macro!

11/14/2012 5:24:10 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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Great seeing something UNKNOWN looks like a Potato Dumpling w/green hairs

Great Find & Capture

Jack

11/14/2012 5:37:53 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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They look very cool, excellent macro, Mary!

11/14/2012 7:28:41 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Wow, this is awesome Mary.

11/14/2012 8:16:37 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Thanks for commenting, Tammy, Jeff, Tiia, Jack, Barbara, and Ann. I appreciate it!

11/14/2012 9:28:41 PM

 
Avril Young
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wow, outstanding detailed macro Mary, I guess they must be very light..very pretty!

11/14/2012 11:44:45 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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neat find and capture Mary

11/15/2012 2:24:46 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Avril and Doug, I appreciate your friendly comments. Thanks!

11/15/2012 3:56:25 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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WOW Mary. You sure did come up with one that stumps us. What ever these beauties are, they sure make for a gorgeous picture. You did such an amazing job with the colors and enough can be said about those details. Absolutely gorgeous in uniqueness and beauty dear friend.
Have a most wonderful day.

11/15/2012 1:50:04 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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This is amazing capture, Mary! Outstanding details!

11/15/2012 2:04:04 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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What an unusual plant Mary! Beautifully captured with great detail!

11/15/2012 4:51:42 PM

 
Anthony G. Comella
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Unique, wonderful viewing!!!

11/15/2012 8:16:43 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful!!!

11/15/2012 8:21:02 PM

 
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Excellent clarity,capture and presentation,Mary!!

11/15/2012 10:41:04 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Thanks for your friendly comments, Frank, Marijana, Nadia, Anthony, Colette, and Ujjwal.

11/16/2012 3:18:03 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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What?? I thought they were twins from outer space. HEHE!
I've never seen the likes of these before. How special.
And perfectly captured, Mary.
A winner for sure.

11/16/2012 1:34:44 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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It looks like a "Cottonbush" (gomphocarpus) & has really unusual little flowers a bit like an orchid. A very unusal plant indeed. You'll have to go back when it flowers. Good work=^..^=

11/17/2012 6:58:13 PM

 
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  Mare! I know what those are!!
Mare! I know what those are!!

They are Non-aquatic Blow Fish. Very rare. Very rare. (HeeHee!)

(Just like the one I saw at Disney World's Epcot Center Pictured above!)

What do you think?

Well.....whatever they are, they are very cool and unusual.
Terrific Macro :D
-Pommy


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11/18/2012 12:03:35 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Thanks for your friendly observations, Kiki, Chris, and Pom.

Kiki ~ from your lips to... ;-D

Chris ~ thanks so much for the head's-up on its name. I found a link with photos showing every stage:
http://www.rareplants.de/shop/prodtype.asp?strPageHistory=compare&CAT_ID=1201

Pom ~ as you can see above, Chris identified the plant, but I must say it could well be mistaken for your googly-eyed blowfish...which, real or faux, is cute in its own right. ;-D
Thanks again, ladies, and enjoy your Sunday!

11/18/2012 1:50:41 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Mary,LOL!!!My friend.We have a lot of cotton but that is the first time I have ever seen cottonbush.Excellent capture,sure like to see it when it blooms!!!!

11/26/2012 9:31:31 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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:D xo

11/26/2012 12:35:35 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Thanks, as always, for your friendly response, Bobby and Pom.

11/26/2012 11:30:06 PM

 
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Hi Mary.....Lovely capture here....very unusual and I don't believe they are blow fish (LOL LOL LOL .....Laura is a kick)....saw your b'day card on her site decided to take a peak at your site....by the way happy belated B'Day! Lovely images...Have a marvelous day.

12/5/2012 5:56:08 AM

 
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