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Blooming Philodendron, '09

Posted by Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 25 April 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Not a Calla Lily, but a big Philodendron plant growing in our back yard. One great rainy day last Tuesday inspired it to begin blooming again, about the same way it did last year. Remember this and this, and this?

Nikon D80 1/40 second F/5.3 ISO 400 62 mm

philodendron

Eros from tehran, Iran

very beautiful... u are a good finder of the views really ;))

25 Apr 2009 6:34am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is a wonderful image, but are you sure it's a Philodendron?
I'd have said it was a Peace Lily.

25 Apr 2009 7:32am

@Judy: I am so sure it is a philodendron; we've got peace lilies - they are much smaller in size; look up "giant philodendron" on wikipedia or somewhere and you'll see. It is a very large plant - you've probably got these growing where you are. They are often in floral potted arrangements - the small version; another small version is called "Xanadu" around here. But the giant philodendrons are just that - giant. Here's a leaf photo I found via google.

zOOm from Paris, France

It's the first time I cahnce to see them blossoming, it's so lovely and perfect.

25 Apr 2009 9:32am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Wow! Way to go VF! Love the light, color and details!

25 Apr 2009 11:54am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

An excellent capture. Great details.

25 Apr 2009 12:14pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Absolutely beautiful. The edges of the pod look airbrushed. I love the detail of the center cone. Out of all of the images of this plants bloom I like this one the best.

25 Apr 2009 12:42pm

@Barbara: This is the one that came out just as it is, no posterizng, no bw. Natural color, with maybe just the slightest tweak of Picasa contrast enhancement.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, this is just remarkable!!! What wonderful and lovely interplay of forms, textures and tonalities!

25 Apr 2009 2:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I took a look at all three. I think that only the third one can compete with this one. It would be interesting to see this one in monochrome side by side with that third one. Very nice.

25 Apr 2009 2:13pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

yes i remember them,but this looks really gigantic and they are beautiful,i especially love the parts where the colour gradually turns from cream to green,this is really really lovely:)

25 Apr 2009 4:16pm

LAE from Chesterton, United States

Great shot, 1st time I seen one bloom !

25 Apr 2009 4:54pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

An excellent illustration of life's beauty and complexity. Beautiful.

25 Apr 2009 4:58pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Beautiful, what a lovely macro...

25 Apr 2009 7:23pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Awesome! I had no idea that these plants ever bloomed. I like the colors and dof in this photo.

26 Apr 2009 2:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Such wonders of Nature . . love that little history of the plant.

26 Apr 2009 6:34am

Oltepesi from Nakuru, Kenya

Nice macro, wonderful textures...

26 Apr 2009 9:54am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Apologies, Glenn ... and I forget that although we're only a bit over an hour north of you, you can sustain tropical plants down there. I've never seen any of these giant philodendrons up here in Brooksville. I did google them and found this one, so I believe you completely!
Have a blessed Sunday!

26 Apr 2009 11:33am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Yes and this is about what ours looks like; the bloom is close into the center of the whole plant.

26 Apr 2009 1:31pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is a stunning composition!!
My compliments to you!

26 Apr 2009 2:22pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful!!!

29 Apr 2009 12:13pm