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09-JUN-2006

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09-JUNE-06

SEX IN QUAIL BOTANICAL GARDENS ENCINITAS CALIFORNIA
THE CORPSE FLOWER IS IN FULL BLOOM AND STENCH
2 BOTANISTS FROM THE FULLERTON ARBORETUM DROVE TO QUAIL GARDENS WITH FRESH POLLEN FROM THEIR CORPSE FLOWER THAT BLOOMED 2 DAYS http://campusapps.fullerton.edu/news/2006/268_corpseflower.html
AGO.HERE YOU SEE ONE OF THE BOTANISTS POLLINATING THE CORPSE FLOWER WHILE HIS COLLEAGUE IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO AVOID THE WHIFF OF ROTTEN MEAT COMING FROM THE FLOWER.

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Guest 20-Jun-2006 20:30
Oh I feel their pain, these flowers really do smell as bad as their expressions show. Well done Herbert, good capture
Phil12-Jun-2006 11:48
good heavens, what would OSHA say about this? - a great catch and interesting
shatterbug12-Jun-2006 05:42
LOL! I feel his pain! :^O
Dougie Young11-Jun-2006 08:52
Good catch, rather them than me..:>
David Royall11-Jun-2006 00:56
Voted...
poochdad10-Jun-2006 21:47
*grin* glad I'm not going to be sitting in the car next to those guys on the journey home!
Tom Munson10-Jun-2006 21:34
Terrific ahot and story.
Buz Kiefer10-Jun-2006 18:03
Read about it but have never seen a photo of one that I recall. Thanks Herb.
JD10-Jun-2006 13:55
What an amazing flower!
Cindy Flood10-Jun-2006 13:21
Wow. I've never seen this flower or heard about it. Very interesting.
ewa toll10-Jun-2006 11:16
nice shot
Rosi Blaurock10-Jun-2006 10:43
Nice shot.
Karen Stuebing10-Jun-2006 10:35
Fun and education capture. I don't think I'll add one of these to my garden. :)
laine8210-Jun-2006 09:02
And within the blink of an eye it will be gone !!
Linda Zhang10-Jun-2006 07:27
Great shot, Herb! I love the expression on the face of the fellow to the right.
QUERIDO10-Jun-2006 07:02
amazing shot
Guest 10-Jun-2006 03:46
Excellent capture Herb!
Dan Chusid10-Jun-2006 03:36
Oh damn!
I hate it when you drop your car keys into
stinky plants. Makes the ride home THAT
much worse!!!
Yi Feng10-Jun-2006 03:21
That's amazing!
Bryan Murahashi10-Jun-2006 03:16
Terrific capture of this giant blossom. Like the expression as he does his last exhale.
Char10-Jun-2006 03:16
Wonderful shot Herbert it looks like it's some kind of sitcom. LOL V
Sheila10-Jun-2006 01:46
Great shot. You were lucky to be able to see one in flower.
Elaine (etfitz)10-Jun-2006 01:30
Amazing!
Robin Reid10-Jun-2006 01:19
Channel 8 news featured this plant tonight. I felt good that I had been already fully briefed and oriented by you!
purpod10-Jun-2006 01:03
I saw this puppy on the news & you couldn't get me to take a sniff! Xllnt shot, Herb!
Douglas Stucky10-Jun-2006 00:53
Wow!! What a flower!!
Yvonne10-Jun-2006 00:43
Superb shot of the corpse lily!
Coleen Perilloux Landry10-Jun-2006 00:37
Wonderful shot and commentary, Herbert. That variety stinks so much you think a dead rat is in your nose.
Tom Darby10-Jun-2006 00:28
Thats just amazing!
sandy barbour10-Jun-2006 00:15
Wow, is that for real, that thing is huge!
joanteno09-Jun-2006 23:57
So is this artificial pollination? Neat shot
Focus09-Jun-2006 23:45
Great shot....and thanks for the commentary!!!
estralita09-Jun-2006 23:14
Looks like something from outerspace! Interesting shot!
Robin Reid09-Jun-2006 22:48
Really! Quite interesting Herb.
emmii!!!!!09-Jun-2006 22:25
wow... that's amazing.
i've never seen a 'flower' like this before!
great capture!
Dan09-Jun-2006 22:21
Herbert,
Nice shot, I can vouch for the rotten smell, I was "lucky" enough to see one in bloom a couple of years ago.
Dan
Cindi Smith09-Jun-2006 22:07
Great shot! I hear these really stink! I love the expression on the young man's face! V