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Rattan bower

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Rattan Vine Tangle Creating a Natural Bower 6816

Rattan (Berchemia scandens) can form such intricate tangles that the vines shown here in Great Hills Park on October 6th formed a bower all their own. Because not a lot of light penetrated the enclosure, I used flash to illuminate its interior. Given the cramped space inside the bower, I couldn’t step back more than a couple of feet from what I was photographing, so I put on my 16–35mm lens and zoomed out to its widest setting to fit in as many sections of the vines as I could.

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I’m attending the Native Plant Society of Texas symposium today. You’re welcome to leave comments, but I may be late in replying.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM

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