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The Sex Life of A Christmas Cactus

Photography Flowers/Plants posted on Nov 10, 2014
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We were having coffee today and I got caught up in the blossoms of the Christmas Cactus on the table in front of me. I pulled off one of the flowers that were beginning to shrivel and crumpled it between my fingers. A fine shower of yellow pollen and what looked like they might be seeds fell to the dark placemat below. We've still got a few fruit flies hanging around and I wonder if they could have fertilized the flowers and if the seeds would grow. Since I have way too many plants already, I decided to pass up on the experiment. It was very tempting, though. My husband thinks I have a dirty mind (he likes it, though) so perhaps that was why I focused my camera on the plant's sexual organs, the stamen and pistils. Nah,I thought it would just make a good picture. I hope you enjoy it.

Comments (6)



10:05AM | Mon, 10 November 2014 pic. After many many years, mine finally died of an unknown disease. Maybe it was just old. I never did get another one. This image makes me smile!



10:25AM | Mon, 10 November 2014

Beautiful shot - very intense colors & an interesting structure. A little fuzzy in full size zoom, though, so I prefer the unzoomed version...



10:34AM | Mon, 10 November 2014

Good shot !



11:06AM | Mon, 10 November 2014

Outstanding capture!!



2:58PM | Thu, 13 November 2014

Wonderful colors and light.



3:28AM | Sun, 16 November 2014

Outstanding work and flower

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Photograph Details
F Numberf/8.0
ModelCanon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed1/50
ISO Speed6400
Focal Length124

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