Yucca Doodle Do

© Monnie Ryan

Yucca Doodle Do

Michelle Alton 6/12/2012 5:30:53 AM

Breathtaking capture, Monnie. I learned last year from Jim Baines that this plant is TOTALLY dependent on the Yucca moth for pollination, and the Yucca moth is equally dependent on the Yucca flower for life. The problem is that the moth is becoming VERY scarce.

Keep those photos for your memory box! #1468650

Michelle Alton 6/12/2012 5:34:09 AM

Oh...one more thing: I am SO fascinated with your white-on-white detail (outstanding) and your petal textures. The black background really helps to showcase this excellent work! #10177339

Robert R. Goodman 6/12/2012 5:49:04 AM

Hi Monnie,They are beautiful when in bloom my friend.Stunning capture and beautiful Soaptree Blossom!!! #10177359

Tammy M. Anderson 6/12/2012 6:20:02 AM

Beautiful whites and details, Monnie. #10177386

Amanda J. Tanner 6/12/2012 6:36:14 AM

Beautiful Monnie! The black b/g adds a lot to the white blooms. Very Nice close up work! #10177405

frank w. degenhardt 6/12/2012 6:48:37 AM

I bet that is so special for you. We would all love to have gorgeous flowers like this in our back yard. Beautiful my friend. #10177416

Kim Kleinschmidt 6/12/2012 8:21:06 AM

WOW Monnie - just gorgeous
Exceptional capture!

David Phalen 6/12/2012 8:35:11 AM

A fabulous white capture with excellent light, colors, textures and clarity!! #10177571

Mike Clime 6/12/2012 11:27:19 AM

Pretty capture, nice light and shadows, Monnie! One of ours was in bloom last week. #10177667

Millie A. Talarico 6/12/2012 11:49:48 AM

A very unique capture, a beautiful floral indeed,Monnie! #10177701

Nancy L. Green 6/12/2012 1:07:36 PM

GORGEOUS floral Monnie, I LOVE how white they are, ours have such a yellow cast to them, also we have trouble finding them in such full bloom, the deer get them!! <>< #10177803

John Connolly 6/12/2012 1:59:04 PM

Wonderful light and outstanding detail here Monnie! A beautifully presented floral close up! #10177898

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 6/12/2012 5:12:54 PM

Ditto Mickeys comment!! #10178023

Randy D. Dinkins 6/12/2012 5:23:19 PM

Great shot, always nice to find pleasant surprises (and to be able to document :)!!! #10178038

Jack Gaskin 6/12/2012 6:16:33 PM

Sweet it's the little things that make us happiest.

Rain & cold today more tomorrow

Jack #10178120

Tammy Espino 6/12/2012 7:13:39 PM

My favorite cactus blooms! wonderful capture! #10178166

Joy Rector 6/13/2012 5:07:49 AM

beautiful #10178499

Heather Loewenhardt 6/17/2012 7:23:19 PM

Wonderful light and shadow play on this interesting bloom. #10184405

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Visits to the North Carolina Outer Banks are even more special when I get to see the yucca plants in bloom. So when we moved last summer, I was thrilled to see two of the plants right in our back yard . This is from last year, but they're just now starting to bloom again. Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 80, FocalLength: 6.10 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot G10

Uploaded on 6/12/2012 5:08:31 AM

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