Thursday, 9 February 2012

Flower Photography: Magnolia


Magnolia also known as "Yoloxochitl" is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. It is named afterFrench botanist Pierre Magnol.
Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles. To avoid damage from pollinating beetles, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are extremely tough. Fossilised specimens of Magnolia acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago, and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating to 95 million years ago. Another primitive aspect of Magnolias is their lack of distinct sepals or petals: Magnolias possess undifferentiated flower parts for which the term "tepals" was coined. ~SOURCE




31 comments:

  1. beautiful shot, Che. i love pink magnolias, so charming.

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  2. I really wish they grew here...they are so beautiful! thanks for linking in and sharing today! I love to see everyone sharing and inspiring each other!

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  3. I´m longing for a Magnolia in my garden. Have a nice weekend, Eva Linnea

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  4. Beutiful!!
    Have a nice weekend

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  5. VERY very pretty. I love how you framed its beauty and delicate color.

    Today, I have two art pieces....one church and one iris. You'll need to scroll down a bit on my blog entry to view. Do come by and visit if you can find time. CLICK HERE Have a great Friday.

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  6. Such a lovely magnolia! Very fine photo too. Last Spring most magnoliaflowers were destroyed by the late hard frost......
    Have a nice weekend.

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  7. A beautiful shot of a beautiful flower.

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  8. Great effect with the black/white bkgrnd and the color image framed and placed inside.

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  9. What a beautiful flower. I like how you have framed it.

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  10. Beautiful image. I love your use of the frame.

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  11. Lovely! I really like the frame!

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  12. Love the bokeh and tilted frame around your beautiful magnolia. Thanks so much for linking your work to Photo Art Friday!

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  13. Lovely photo!! Have a nice weekend/Gela

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  14. Yes, Cher, that's the magnolia! They come in different varieties, and the white is pretty too!

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  15. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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  16. I love magnolia trees, I told myself that one day I will have to plant in in my garden :)

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  17. Beautiful photo. I like the framing.

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  18. Gorgeous magnolia, I can't wait for them to bloom here.

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  19. Lovely soft image with lovely bokeh!

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  20. Beautiful image, and I am astonished at the information! Thank you for sharing!!

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  21. Beautiful! I saw them a few times here in the sunny island of Singapore during a flower show, unfortunately our heat is not so suitable for them and they don't mass bloom.

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  22. Very lovely processing. Thank you. Visiting from PAF. Karen

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  23. Hi Cher,
    visiting from Flowers Today #181.

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading your information about the Magnolia. During my own research trying to identify one I had photographed during 2011 I missed all the really interesting bits I've now enjoyed discovering about thanks to you.

    Main disappointment right now is not having the time to connect to the links you have provided for further discoveries. But then... I can do that another time hopefully.

    The photo is beautiful. They are a lovely Flower to enjoy.

    I like the words included with your Header... inspirational they are. Worth remembering too.

    Thanks for participating in Today's Flowers... has been good to be here.

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  24. i have been on the look out for Magnolias around here. i love your photo.

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