1. Reminder: Please user our affiliate links to get to your favorite stores for holiday shopping!

Plants: Bushes, Leaves, Fruit, Veggies, Herbs, et al

Discussion in 'Nature' started by spdavies, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    I looked but couldn't find a thread for all the "other" parts of the plant kingdom
    besides the ever popular flowers and trees.
    So I'm starting one.
    I hope it finds a receptive and participating audience.
    If I am duplicating some other thread, please let me know.
    I will retire to my corner.

    I'll start off with a couple of my own.
    Aloha.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    G2_00334_SPDWeb2.
    Panasonic G2 / P14-45 (@31)
     
    • Like Like x 6
  3. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    G2_00424_SPDWeb2.
    Panasonic G2 / P14-45 (@45)
     
    • Like Like x 9
  4. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

    512
    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Ivor
    It's not an attempt at true macro photography, it's merely a 'close up'.
    WasponLeaf.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  5. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    Itchybiscuit -

    Thanks for helping get things started.
    By the way, like your nom-de-plume and your funny sig.
    Is that a quote from somewhere?

    Stephen
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    P.S. Apologies if you actually are an old ex-leper requesting alms.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

    512
    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Ivor
    Aye Stephen, it's from Monty Python's 'Life of Brian' - Michael Palin plays a leper who's been cured by Jesus without 'so much as a by-your-leave', 'ups and cures me!'. :wink:

    I made up the name myself as an antidote to trying a million and one usernames before one is accepted - Itchy is all over the internets. :thumbup:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=U74s8nFE7No
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
    • Like Like x 5
  9. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    Jackfruit
    Largest tree-borne fruit in the world, up to 80 pounds
    G2_00331_SPDWeb1.
    Panasonic G2 / P14-45 (@29)
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015
    • Like Like x 6
  10. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    Harvey,

    Interesting plant - do you perhaps know what it is?

    Stephen
     
  11. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    Damn, I didn't realize there would be homework.

    I looked through a few books, and I can't come up with a name. The location would be the upper Mojave Desert, if that will help anyone else. The pods look a lot like miniature Tomatillo's, except they are empty.

    I found it, it's Mexican Bladder Sage. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutellaria_mexicana
     
  12. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    Ha! Homework! - Crack me up, brah!

    Didn't mean to imply responsibility - I certainly don't take any! :p

    If I have to identify any of the stuff I photograph,
    I'm in deep water . . .

    The info I do share I come by accidentally
    or look it up out of curiosity, like you mention.

    Anyway, thanks for the effort -
    and more so, thanks for the laugh! :)
    Aloha, Stephen
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
  13. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    Oh, and a Big Thanks for contributing to my moribund thread!

    I don't know if I've duplicated another location
    or if there aren't other weird photogs like me
    that like to shoot random plants, weeds
    and parts other than flowers and trees.

    Or maybe it takes time for awareness of a thread to happen.

    It's just a selfish experiment for me, cause I like to shoot that stuff
    and would like to have a home for it on the forum.

    Anyway,

    Cheers,
    Stephen
     
  14. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    I take lots of plant photos, so I will be adding more. I'm also red /green color blind, so I can't always tell if a photo would be correct for the Show Green thread. Another venue is always good.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    Yes, I hadn't thought of that -
    I guess Show Green is a venue for these types of photos.

    I had interpreted it as more of a thread for the color green generically,
    which could include plants obviously,
    but also green clothing, lollipops, jello, cars, auroras, etc.

    This thread would be more specific to the plant world.
    And would include other colors, like red apples for instance.
    Or purple plums, or yellow bananas, or little brown poofy things in the desert . . . :p
    (Curious - with the red/green thing - what does my first image above look like to you?)

    Well, we'll just have to see how it goes . . .
    Thanks for contributing.

    Cheers,
    Stephen
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
  16. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    I can tell there is green and pink, but they are fairly saturated colors. It's the mores subtle shades that I have difficulty with.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    • Like Like x 10
  18. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    • Like Like x 7
  19. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    960
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hawaii
    Stephen
    Thanks, Wendy, for coming on board -
    though I'm surprised you had anything to show from your garden -
    it's such a limited and impoverished plot, as we all know . . . :p

    Stephen
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015