Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro…sex

Posted: February 8, 2016 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge
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Oh, I wish I knew what you expected to see when you arrived.  It is about sex, plant sex, stamens and pistils at dawn (or any other time.)  Without pollen, our world would be in trouble, even though the number of allergies would be down drastically.  However, don’t worry.  Wikipedia assures us that “Most cultivated plants with showy flowers are entomophilous”,  (pollinated by or having spores distributed by insects), “and do not cause pollen allergies” and this flower is nothing if not showy.  So feel free to get as close as possible.  This beauty was being shown at our local library by the Naperville Garden Club.

This week really is “Macro” on Sally’s blog.  First, I’ll show you the macro, then a bit more of the flower.  Enjoy!

© janet m. webb 2015


© janet m. webb 2015

  1. nowathome says:

    you made me laugh!! 😀

  2. macmsue says:

    🙂 I took a perfect one for your theme on Saturday, two snails!

  3. You made me laugh too! Good one, Janet! And your photographs are, as always, excellent. What phone camera are you using now?

    • Amanda, sharing beauty and laughter is, to me, the perfect combination. I’m still using my iPhone 5s and probably will be for the foreseeable future. I’m not willing to pony up for a new phone just for the camera improvements and I just bought lenses and other goodies for my Nikon. I’m happy with this camera.


      • Well, why would you upgrade – especially when it takes such beautiful shots. And it is sometimes a pain to learn all the new ways to do things with a new phone. I was forced to upgrade due to technical issues and an enthusiastic husband who loves to upgrade! But I do think my previous to that model took the best photos… it had a sad ending in a salt water puddle at the beach! But the Samsung S 4 note is not so bad, either.

      • I can see that a salt water puddle would be a problem! My husband’s a tech guy, but he’s not too worried about getting another phone, although if I wanted the 6s, he’d get it for me in an instant. Before the 5s, we had old flip phones and he insisted I get the iPhone for the camera. Now that we have them, he really likes them, but doesn’t really use the camera at all.


      • It sounds like your husband and mine would get on. They want to get the new gadgets ostensibly for the ‘better camera’ and then don’t use it to take photos! I loved those old flip phones. They fitted into any pocket of any outfit easily!

      • My husband like them because they looked like the Star Trek communicators. 🙂 With the iPhone, he wanted the camera for me, but he uses the internet part.

      • Yep. “Kirk to Enterprise – Scottie, ready to beam up!” LOL

  4. Galen says:

    Outstanding macro photograph! I read one time that all the beautiful flowers around us exist for only one purpose… sex. And the hibiscus struts it’s stuff like no other! I love photographing these beauties! (

  5. Flowers are in our thoughts, Must be the depth of winter and its grey and stark landscape. Your image really did get up close and personal. Well done. Nature is cunning and clever with her ability to get the attention of insects. Happy Photo Challenge.

    • My walks in the park now are filled with the stark, almost sepia/monotone beauty of winter, beauty I plan to show on my blog soon. But I can feel the colors under the ground, just waiting to emerge in spring…which isn’t that far away any more. 🙂


  6. Nato says:

    Great shots! Love the detail and colors:)

  7. Beautiful shots. Love these macros

  8. thirdeyemom says:

    Love it and catchy title! I bet you got a lot of hits with this one! 🙂

  9. de Wets Wild says:

    Terrific macro-shots, Janet!

  10. Dan Antion says:

    Nice job on this challenge!

  11. Hot! Hot! Hot! The Acachia pollen is giving us all fits just now thanks for the reminder of its job in this world.
    I actually thought my photos this week of flowers interior a bit risqué but didn’t dare say it. You rock!

  12. pommepal says:

    Is that a Hibiscus? The first image had me guessing, and your heading (chuckle, chuckle, nudge, nudge) I’m amazed at the clarity with a phone., maybe I should upgrade my old IPhone 4 (4-5 year old!!! But it still works, just doesn’t have all the bells and whistles))

  13. I spent 10 years working in a teaching hospital associated with a medical school. Our medical library had 100,000 volumes and the most requested book in that system was on the subject of the female reproductive system…The book was filled entirely with the most amazing electron microscopy images.