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<b>Wild Cucurbita Flower</b> *
28-OCT-2004 Nugar

Wild Cucurbita Flower *

Ancon

Today, while walking from my car to my office, I noticed this huge flower. It was at least 5", maybe 6" in diameter. It turns it is a Cucurbita, most probalby Cucurbita maxima, known here in Panama as zapallo. I think it is a pumpkin. I would think it is not really wild. Maybe someone threw the seeds beside the sidewalk.

Canon PowerShot G3
1/160s f/4.0 at 12.7mm iso50 full exif

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Nugar07-Nov-2004 13:38
Thanks Anabela!
bela4507-Nov-2004 10:38
Zuchini flowers are edible, italians dip them in batter and fry them
This looks like one of those:-)
Great yellow!
Nugar02-Nov-2004 11:13
Thanks LittleDog :)
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 01:42
Very nice! ~ Littledog22
Rod 30-Oct-2004 04:28
That's more like it Nugar, that shot now has Pizzazz & it's now worthy of my vote:-)
Nugar29-Oct-2004 20:30
Ok Rod, I made some changes based on your suggestions. I hope you realize now you're required to vote for me. :)
Nugar29-Oct-2004 20:05
LOL! You should see the original! *This* is enhanced. I left my compensation as -2/3 when it wasn't needed. I may move this to the exhibition later. Waht impressed me was the huge flower it is.
Rod 29-Oct-2004 19:28
I think you could lift this shot with your PS skills Nugar. I think it could do with a little more contrast or lower the curves.It needs a little something more. Nice shot:-)