Thursday, May 24, 2012

Photo: Anatomy of a saguaro flower

I took advantage of the low height of this saguaro flower to take a macro photo of the center of the flower.  The sides are loaded with pollen.  In addition to bees and hummingbirds, bats are major pollinators of the saguaros.

The flowers will develop into fruit.

I hope that you have enjoyed this series on saguaro flowers.  It is no wonder that they are the state flower of Arizona.

This week we have photos illustrating the industry of Egyptian people and civilization posted  on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

2 comments:

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Lovely macro - the lighting is perfect! Is it natural or did you light it?

brattcat said...

lovely.

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