enigma by Jan Stead JEMproductions
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Two mysterious but wonderful flowers have bloomed in our garden for the first time this Spring and no one I ask knows what they are. But they’re absolutely stunning.
They come from a bulb type of plant with a broad leaf, not unlike an iris.
Its a real puzzle. Hence the title of this image!

P.S.
If anyone can work it out from this shot, not only are you amazing, but I’ll be rapt and delighted!

Makes a great card!

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An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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  • Kurt  Tutschek
    Kurt Tutschekover 6 years ago

    wonderful shot. perfectly chosen dof.

  • Thank you Kurt. I was simply captivated by this amazing flower, which was comprised of lots of tiny flowers in a conical arrangement.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 6 years ago

    Beautiful colours Jan – I just love blue especially this deep colour. Lovely presentation and image.

  • Hi Bev, thank you so much for dropping by and leaving such a wonderful comment. I love blue too and this flower just cried out for its own photo shoot, a bit like a super model
    I’m so glad you like it.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 6 years ago

    such wonderful colours. your angle is great, really brings out those gorgeous dots of yellow.

  • Thank you Marion. The colours of this flower are incredible and a joy to capture. Yes, I love the dabs of pollen on the end of the stamens too. So glad you like it.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 6 years ago

    Lovely flowers and photo Jan. I’ve no idea what they are though. Hilary Dougil or Dennis Gay may be able to help you

  • HI Sharon. Sorry I’ve been so long getting back to you…this project I’m working on at the uni is beginning to take a lot of my time, but it’s only about 4 or 5 weeks from the end now. (YIKES!).
    I thought these flowers, (actually a whole bunch forming one flower, if you get what I mean), were quite stunning too. And I agree, Hilary would be likely candidate to be able to name it! lol!

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 6 years ago

    No clue about the name but these are simply amazing and so well captured!!!

  • THank you so much poupoune…they are truly amazing, aren’t they? I was simply stunned and surprised to find them in our garden…never been there before! Apologies for my dealy in replying to you ~ both work and also readying a selection of my photos for exhibitions this weekend and next seem to occupying every spare moment right now.

    : )

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 6 years ago

    The stamens appear to me to be waving hello! Filled with life, fantastic image, and sorry cannot help with name.

  • Oh I love the imagery of your description!! Thank you for your wonderful compliment, although I have been very slow in replying. Once work slows down a little and my two small displays/exhibitions are over, I’ll have some more time to spend on here.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    It is certainly very beautiful, but not an English one, if it has a bulb then it isn’t a member of the Iris family either, they grow from Rhizomes. It looks like a hyvrid Gentian., glorious colour. hugsxxx

  • Hilary,thank you for your comment, observations and, of course, obedience!!! ; )
    Now I’m not sure if it grows from a bulb or a rhizone…it’s leaves look rather like those of an iris and it’s the first time its flowered since we’ve been here, about 4 and a half years.
    hybrid Gentian?? hmmmm…I’ll check that out.

    I’ll get back to you if I solve the mystery. But thank you for your great contributions and thoughts Hilary…you’re amazing!

    : )

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    If it has leaves like an Iris, it is probably of that family, Crocosmia has leaves like an Iris and is of that family also. hugsxxx

  • Hilary, is there no end to your knowledge of all things botanical and floral? :O

    Crocosmia sounds suitably exotic for such a stunning example.

    Thank you…who knows ~ I may be forced to change the title?
    ;)

    : )))

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 6 years ago

    Beautiful show, well framed, great color!

  • hello again! I’m so pleased you like this one…it certainly delighted me when it first appeared in our garden, totally out of the blue. Ummm no pun intended!
    But yes, the colour is great.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    but Crocosmia sweetheart is bright orange haha. hugsxxx Just has the same leaves. xxx

  • Maybe I won’t change the title just yet! Not sure, but I have a feeling its not orange!!
    Unless, of course the downunder version is a totally different opposite colour!!! haha.
    Maybe I’ll have to go to the extreme of getting out a gardening book!

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions


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