Little Shop of Horrors

This wet poppy bud reminds me of the ominivorous plant Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. (“Feed me! Feed me now!”) A little more pruriently, as gladygirlca on Flickr delicately puts it, “I cannot look at this without seeing something else.

It rained over night. This morning early it was calm and still. I went out while the light was still indirect, before the sun was brash. Water drops on the flowers were great.

This Icelandic Poppy was in “Julian’s garden,” a patch in our backyard that our eight year old designed. It was hard fitting my tripod in the cramped space with other plants nearby; thanks to my wonderful Gitzo tripod that I can use almost anywhere I managed it.

ISO 200, 3 seconds at f/36, 105mm macro lens with 36mm of extension tubes.

This entry was posted in Bemusements, Flowers, Photography, Water Drops.

One Comment

  1. Turquoise bleue February 5, 2006 at 3:33 pm #

    vos photos sont à couper le souffle. il y a beaucoup de tendresse, des couleurs généreuses et profondes, de la sensibilité… j’aime le commentaire concernant le petit qui attend 1 heure 30 pour faire autre chose.
    à bientôt

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    Dionaea Papaver cross?

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