Friday, May 4, 2012

Night Bloom



Echinopsis sp. from my cacti collection. Flowers open at night and last for 24 hours.
*
This post is linked to Floral Friday Fotos

32 comments:

Dina said...

So delicate and rare . A day for celebration!

Kate said...

Beauty blooms and then disappears! Wouldn't it be wonderful to hang on to those lovely visions a bit longer?

Arija said...

Delectably precise arrangement of petals. So often the most transient things are also the most appreciated and remembered. Lovely blooms.

Cezar and Léia said...

Querido JM, fiquei sem palavras agora, suas fotos estão maravilhosas, principalmente o close up!Parabens, vc é um fotografo muito talentoso!Eu estou achando que no Brasil essa flor tem nome de Dama da Noite, mas enfim, não estou certa.
abraços e um ótimo final de semana
Léia

Sharon said...

Oh wow, JM these are just gorgeous!

TexWisGirl said...

splendid!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la la JM these are so beautiful, you would want to keep a close eye on the buds so as not to miss this moment! Do they have a perfume also?

Lowell said...

Wow! What gorgeous photos. They are so pretty I'll bed you stay up all night just to sit and look at them! I'd pull up a chair, get a glass of wine, fix my eyes upon them, and do a little meditation. :-)

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers, such delicate colors and superb captures as always, JM! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Great way to start my day!

Sylvia

Luna Miranda said...

wow, these are stunning! i wonder if they are fragrant.

JM said...

@Perth DP and Luna: Yes, the perfume is really nice although not very strong.

Halcyon said...

Fantastically beautiful!

Kay said...

These are truly breathtaking, and even moreso because they are so ephemeral. The little petals in the middle are an extra touch of beauty. It's curious that they are night bloomers. With so much pollen, I wonder what pollinators they might attract. . .moths?

Carolina Tavares said...

linda e exótica.

Elizabeth said...

This is just so amazing!! I love the macro and the other picture too! Thank you so much for sharing these with us :D

Andrew said...

Beautiful to see..

RedPat said...

More lovely flower shots from your wonderful collection!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Lovely, they look just like mini star fish in the centre.

Shaun
Valleys ShutterBug

Crazy Tourists said...

Wow!! awesome!!!

NixBlog said...

These are stunning blooms, Jose! You have captured their delicacy beautifully.

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

Randy said...

Such a wonder.

bailey-road.com said...

They are such beautiful flowers!

Ann said...

in borneo, they bloom only for a few hours.

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow! Stunning shots!

Karl Demetz said...

These are fantastic, JM!!

Gunn said...

Real Wow-effect in your images!

Babzy said...

very nice macro ! :)

photonio said...

very nice !!!!

Francisca said...

Short and sweet. You were up to see and capture them. We savor.

Joan Elizabeth said...

So very beautiful. I never cease to be amazed by cactus flowers ... so unexpected and so dainty for such prickly plants.

Nathalie said...

Beautiful. They look like carnivorous flowers with their big mouths open and lots of sticky pistils pushing insects inside.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh wow your photos are stunning, thanks so much for sending me the link.