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Inside a devil’s claw flower

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While I was doing my best to overcome depth-of-field problems in photographing the inside of a devil’s claw flower, Proboscidea louisianica, I roused a couple of bug nymphs that had apparently been way down inside the floral tube but that came out and consented, willy-nilly, to be photographed. If I were their size, I’d probably want to get down into the recesses of that colorful tube too. Notice the grains of sand adhering to the flower thanks to the goo produced by glands in this plant.

The date was August 30th, the place the North Fork of the San Gabriel River near Tejas Camp in Williamson County.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 16, 2012 at 6:09 AM

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