These lilies grow in direct sunlight, open early in the morning and are closed by late afternoon. They secrete a sweet nectar which serves two purposes a) it brings in large flying insects that help in the cross pollination b) it attracts small crawling insects that get trapped in the nectar and are digested by the plant. The flora is amazing in Thailand.
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Jaap (0) 2004-05-13 17:44
Superb colours, sharpness and dof. It almost looks like an insect is trapped and being digested already. Perhaps by not cropping the second flower off some of the attention the bigger flower deserves (colour/sharpness) goes lost because your eyes are drawn to the other flower. On the other hand I do like the difference in colour between the two flowers portaited and the way it is cropped as it is. A very nice photo.
mogens-j (56) 2004-05-13 18:06
Excellent picture Rande. So many details and absolutelu wonderful colours (the blue one looks like it could be swedish;-)). I am not quite sure, but I think I would crop out the purple lili. In my opinion it is a little disturbing but that is of course a personal matter and not very important. I still like the picture a lot.