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Of Stamens and Pistils

Of Stamens and Pistils
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot SX110IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-18 11:54
Viewed: 3449
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is some kind of poppy, but do not know the ID.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Flower Parts

Flowers are important in making seeds. Flowers can be made up of different parts, but there are some parts that are basic equipment. The main flower parts are the male part called the stamen and the female part called the pistil.

The stamen has two parts: anthers and filaments. The anthers carry the pollen. These are generally yellow in color. Anthers are held up by a thread-like part called a filament.

The pistil has three parts: stigma, style, and ovary. The stigma is the sticky surface at the top of the pistil; it traps and holds the pollen. The style is the tube-like structure that holds up the stigma. The style leads down to the ovary that contains the ovules.

Other parts of the flower that are important are the petals and sepals. Petals attract pollinators and are usually the reason why we buy and enjoy flowers. The sepals are the green petal-like parts at the base of the flower. Sepals help protect the developing bud.

Flowers can have either all male parts, all female parts, or a combination. Flowers with all male or all female parts are called imperfect (cucumbers, pumpkin and melons). Flowers that have both male and female parts are called perfect (roses, lilies, dandelion).


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-18 11:59]

Hi manyee. I am not to sure about an ID but i think you are right with the Poppy. This picture just fills the frame with bright colours. You have taken this with such sharp focusing and fine detail. This would be A Bees heaven.Well done TFS.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-18 13:24]

Hola Manyee.
First class Macro. Lovely photo.

Hi Manyee (again).

Without words! ... a macro explosive!

Beautiful colors, great definition, seems made with a DSLR!

Congratulations my friend, very talented photographer!



I can see it is a poppy....I yearn to grow these up here..a friend grew them in Mendocino....one day all the tops were gone...my friend said he knew it was time for picking them and thought they might disappear...magic...but that's the special quality of Mendocino...

Hallo Manyee
The details captured of the inside of this flower are unbelievably beautiful and really striking. It looks as if it was dusted with icing sugar, and I am sure it is haven for many insects. A striking image with super sharpness and great focus. A lovely macro. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Beautiful and dramatic shot!

great close up, interesting bluish pollen! TFS Ori

Hi Manyee

looks like a poppy to me. Stunning colours, excellent sharpness, amazing details. Great composition.


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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2009-07-21 3:27]

Hi Manyee, congratulation for this wonderful close up. Very great work.
Regards Rose

Bonjour Manyee,
Très belle macro finenement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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