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Trunk flower

I have named it "trunk flower" as the flowers bud directly out of the oldest trunk wood of this substantial tree, of which there are several in Bangkok's Lumpini Park.

To me it is a very sensuous flower...its shape, texture, colouring, blood-red "veins" and extremely voluptuous lips all contribute to a hair-raising reaction from me as I approach the bloom...can this be flora fetish...does it make me a menace to society...


b&w version

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I have started to look at Northern Vietnam in a photo essay on my
other Shutterchance site.
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Trunk flower

I have named it "trunk flower" as the flowers bud directly out of the oldest trunk wood of this substantial tree, of which there are several in Bangkok's Lumpini Park.

To me it is a very sensuous flower...its shape, texture, colouring, blood-red "veins" and extremely voluptuous lips all contribute to a hair-raising reaction from me as I approach the bloom...can this be flora fetish...does it make me a menace to society...


b&w version

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I have started to look at Northern Vietnam in a photo essay on my
other Shutterchance site.
===

comments (16)

Your fetish with insects might make you more of a menace. Gorgeous flower too and unusual place to bloom from in my experience.
Ray: Its a startling bloom on the trunk of an unusual-looking tree, Mary...even the leaves are unusual.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2010, 06:18
Well it depends if you were 100% honest about the hair raising. If that is all, then there would be no menace to society.

A very interesting flower type - to grow out of the trunk.
Ray: You know me....Honest Ray.

[grin]
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2010, 07:00
A fabulous shot Ray: and I aint seen nuffink like this ever before!
Ray: It is actually quite common in Thailand, Chris. Might be presently my favourite flower.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Feb 2010, 07:46
THANK YOU for showing this on SC, Ray. It is one of my favorites of yours...in fact, a Likey!
Ray: Thanks Ginnie.
Such a beautiful and original plant Ray, but it could be a menace to society!
I prefer the colour version.
Ray: Thanks, Richard...it is a gorgeous flower and a very interesting tree.
It is indeed a wonderful creation Ray, so you are probably not too dangerous
Ray: Just in case...I'll keep taking my medication. Thanks, Bill.
  • aussie
  • Australia
  • 26 Feb 2010, 09:47
Amazing looking flower, fantastic capture.
Ray: Thanks, Aussie. It is a fabulous flower.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Feb 2010, 10:25
This is just gorgeous!
Ray: Thanks Cherise. I think so, too.
An unusual floral photo, Ray. Absolutely astounding how it can grow from the trunk like that.
Ray: Look for it when you visit Thailand, Beverly...it is one of the amazing things about the country.
Pure beauty Ray.
Ray: That is pretty much the way I feel about it, too, Ron.
Fascinating, Ray - great macro.
Ray: I am delighted that you like it, Tom.
triffid ... but also triffic (terrific)

richard
Ray: Funny thing, Richard...the Triffid idea did come to me first time I saw this bloom.
It is a lovely flower Ray, what a strange place for it to grow.
Ray: It is worth looking for next time you go strolling through Lumpini Park, Brian.
The B&W works equally as well as the colour.
Ray: I thought this was one of those rare occasions where B&W held its own against colour. Thanks, Nigel.
interested about the F4 here......

I am guessing the 100-400 .. would not F7.1 have gotten that little more DOF and also the bokeh you were )probably) looking for?

Nice image though, like the story and colours and milky silky feeling to it all....
Ray: Actually, Rob, it is the 100mm macro...there was not so much light available here so I opted for a bit more shutter speed. I might go back with a tripod one day.....
visually compelling capture, lovely colors, tack sharp in just the right place!
Ray: They are amazing flowers, John, growing as they do directly out of the old wood of the trunk and major branches of the substantial tree.

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