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Uploaded: 12/03/05 1:04 AM GMT
Bat Flower
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I wanted to share this strange bloom I encountered (at the Conservatory in San Francisco) with all of you. If you want to know more about it:


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12/03/05 1:36 AM GMT
That is a freaky looking flower- looks almost like a Man-O-War. I don't think that I would want this in my garden at home. But this is wonderful photo of a flower that I have never seen before. Thank you for sharing with us. :)
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12/03/05 1:37 AM GMT
Cracky - I had to look at this for a while to shape an opinion. I am sure that if I were to give this flower to a girl. . . .well. . .I most probably would not get a thank you kiss! Kinda looks like an Angry Martian thing. Those almost look like Hosta leaves, but the bloom is unusual. Its almost as if the danglers guide the seeds to fall directly below the bloom. Nice shot. Cant say Iv seen one of these before. Please do more.
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12/03/05 2:27 AM GMT
Wow...very wierd! Unlike anything I've ever seen anything like it. Great capture.
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12/03/05 5:55 AM GMT
Wow -- that thing is surreal! It really makes a lovely picture, too; what with the blackish (things?) against the vivid green backdrop. I don't usually care for flower pics, but I'm weirdly partial to this thing. Great shot!
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Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk. -Jack Handy
12/03/05 10:50 AM GMT
Wow, I would love to know what its called and where it grows the best. I sure dont like the looks of it, with those "tentacles" its a bit eerie...but its kewl you took the photo and posted it here..for us all to be astonished a bunch...(I guess) lol....verena
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My part is to improve the present moment.....
12/03/05 12:45 AM GMT
What a weird flower... looks like something out of Lil' Shop Of Horrors.. lol... great shot though.. very clear, good colour, light and composition... good work
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"I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination" / Jimmy Dean
12/04/05 3:33 PM GMT
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12/07/05 11:47 PM GMT
Wow very scary looking bloom, looks as though its going to eat you at any moment. I would love to know what it is. Excellent picture, the colours are great, and the interest factor is 100%. One of my faves now, and will have to see if I can find out what it is lol.
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Very very new to this, and only have a bog standard fuji 2mb digi camera.
12/15/05 2:52 AM GMT
Thats probably the most bizarre flower i have ever seen. If you find out please let me know where its from! high marks for good focus and unique subject.
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