Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cliff Rose

Here is a photo of an endangered plant called Arizona cliffrose, or purshia subintegra. There are other types such as Kearney cliffrose and Burro Creek cliffrose.

I like the very tiny fuzzy hairs. I used a high powered macro to capture this close up.

The details were so tiny I never would have seen the fuzzy hairs.

I found this plant on my way walking to the sand dunes on Navajo lands while on my photo tour near Page, Arizona.

21 comments:

Ash said...

Stunning image, Julie! I SOOOO love it.

B SQUARED said...

Just one more reason I have to schedule a trip to the desert.

brattcat said...

It looks like a spider. Fascinating.

Rob said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love it!

Gaelyn said...

I love the Cliff Rose. In early summer when the flowers bloom the air is full of its sweet smell.
Didn't know it was endangered.
Nice macro capture.

Sharon said...

brattcat is right. It does resemble a spider.

Don and Krise said...

Photography causes you to stop and check things out that normally you would just walk right by. Beautiful shot Julie.

glenda said...

Beautiful shot. It's funny how the macro lets you see things you wouldn't see just walking by.

Jarart said...

Great macro shot!

Nefertiti said...

strange plant, it makes me a little thought has a spider ;O)

Mo said...

Very cool plant. Is there any work being done to protect it

Lois said...

It's so lovely and unusual!

robert said...

How fragile nature can be. Yet strong enough to grow upon a cliff.

Maybe another picture of you, worth to be written a book about.

A wonderful weekend for you.

Kcalpesh said...

It's amazing! I think it should be preserved and planted more! Looks really nice!

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Gunn White said...

Well seen and very well done!:-)

cieldequimper said...

Pretty and fluffy!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful! Great shot!
Léia

Thérèse said...

Very delicate. Like wind mill wings.

Jacob said...

It's amazing what one can find in the desert, which so often we think of as nothing by hot sand!

Wonderful photo, Julie!

JM said...

Beautiful and great shot too!

Jilly said...

So beautiful, so delicate and so sad to think it's endangered. Gorgeous shot.

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