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



Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

30 replies on “Alien Plant Farm

  1. 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!


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