Alien Plant Farm

It’s intriguing what a macro shot can show you. On my recent walk through my garden, I took these two photos. I find them to be quite strange and almost alien-like structures. I think they make great freaky additions to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic.

This first one is a small pest with a milky sap – you can see the sap coming out of the stalk. I rather liked these little bundles surrounding the stalk. I think they are going to unfurl into more stalks and flowers, but I like to think they are mini pumpkins, LOL.

I used my Olympus OMD EM5 with the 60mm lens, set at f/11 to try to get more of the plant in focus. As a result, I had to use a very slow shutter speed (1/15s), which was pretty tricky, hand-held.

Alien Claws.
Alien Claws.

This second photo is from my Frangipani tree, these little stalks grow out everywhere, with the potential of becoming a flowering stalk. Here is a previous post with photos of my Frangipani flowers. This one was taken in much brighter conditions, at f/14 and 1/100s.

Alien Pumpkins?
Alien Pumpkins?

Please come visit us in the clinic, we love company!

x desleyjane

 

 

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Mara Eastern says:

    It’s the day of the triffid… Wonderful photos!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL!!! Thank you!!

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  2. nalinki says:

    stunning shots, I love the alien claws

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Ooooo thank you, they are a bit creepy!

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  3. DJ, you forgot to put the credit for the photos from the photographer on Flickr…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh what have I done?!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I just realized. It’s well past noon here so j forgot! Hahahahahaaaaaa!!!

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          1. Sorry!!! But not. Lol

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            1. desleyjane says:

              You’re too funny…. I spent so much time down on be ground capturing these shots, I was really not wanting to give credit to someone else!!!! Ha!

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              1. If I ever write my biography, you’ll be featured there. You’re the first who took my April 1st joke seriously!! Lol

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Oh man! That’s not what I want to be famous for!!

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                  1. Don’t worry, you don’t run the risk as I won’t ever be famous and have a biography. Relax!

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  4. Wow! Your photos captured Mother Nature meets science fiction! Incredible shots! I love the black and white too… Makes it look like a movie from the 1950’s…. Return of the Evil Martian or something like that!
    Cheers!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh that’s a fabulous comment, thank you!

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  5. :))) have a great rest of the day!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      You too Lia ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. gfchopstix says:

    Spooky! Lovely shots, DesleyJane ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Wow, really amazing and creepy ๐Ÿ™‚ Excellent shots!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Terri ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Joanne says:

    How fortunate to stumble across some Alien Pumpkins – they are glorious!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Joanna. They are pretty cute for a pest!!

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      1. Joanne says:

        I say the same thing about my children, lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

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