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« on: March 07, 2012, 06:44:42 »

I have to say I've become a bit of a fan of Ochagavia. While I've only got one species, Ochagavia litoralis (only 4 sp described in the genus) it performs very well in our climate, and seems to need the cold winters to induce a flower in spring / summer.

Last season I had one flower, & only manged a couple of pic's during the relatively short flowering period. This season I was better prepared, and manged to get a number of photos of the spectacular bloom. Over this period we did get quite a bit of rain, and the snails had a good feed when the pollen was available, but they didn't seem to damage the flowers.

So here it is...an 8 week flowering period, captured in 15 photos and put into slideshow of about 15 seconds.

Enjoy  Smiley

http://www.flickr.com//photos/71503467@N07/sets/72157629530753249/show/
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 10:00:11 »

Brilllllllliant stuff Andrew! That flickr sure is a cool thing.

I too was very surprised at how quickly the litoralis flower emerged and died away on mine. I'm lucky though, as my plant has two heads on it, the other one is starting to bloom soon, so I get to watch it all again !
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 10:03:28 »

Great Andrew. This sort of sequence playing on a laptop or tablet would make a good show (educational class) exhibit???
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 10:23:36 »

Very nice Devo,

I hope it's cold enough to flower one in Brisbane.

I was told from someone in Sydney that they will only flower for her in a pot but multiply up very well when planted in the ground.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 12:31:19 »

Great sequence of photo's on flickr Andrew. A most impressive and unique flower.

Craig.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 18:57:49 »

Very nice individual photos, but when put together in a slide show..... outstanding. 

It looks like the inflo forms a bit of a stalk at anthesis.  I always thought they lay flush in the center like Fascicularia.  Too warm to bother growing them here. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 20:39:25 »

Hi everyone,

That's a great display Andrew and captured magnificently with your camera.

Who would think that such a magnificent looking floral display could come from such a vicious looking plant?

Thanks for sharing

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 04:02:05 »

Nice shots and slideshow Devo!
Yeah Lisa, it does rise out of the rosette.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 05:24:55 »

Here are a few more pic's, taken from the side.

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Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 04:16:16 »

Beautiful sequence of photos!  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 21:45:39 »

Hi Andrew,

Great stuff!  Love the plant, and the sequence of pics is outstanding.  You've done a fantastic job in keeping the positioning, the exposure and the colour-rendering so consistent through the whole sequence. It really highlights the changes in the plant, without the picture-taking confusing the issue.  I have trouble from one pic to the next, let alone with 15 pics over 8 weeks!!!!!  Again, fantastic stuff!

Cheers, Paul 
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