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A lollipop in Lilliput

A lollipop in Lilliput

Another example of a small lollipop cactus (see next), but here I couldn't resist adding a touch of alliteration in the title.

The reference arises from the latitude-longitude set by Jonathon Swift for the land of miniatures called Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels (1726). It coincides with St. Peter's Island in the Great Australian Bight to the west of Adelaide.

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Bernard Bosmans10-Aug-2007 01:28
Your imaginary travels have taken you to wonderful glowing places without any need of a travel agency, magic work Brian.
silvia marmori12-Jun-2007 12:00
uhh.. such beautiful.. that backlight is great!
i did like Swift's Gulliver.. but didn't remember , shame on me, he gave those references!.. nice title, then..! v
Thierry Lucas11-Apr-2007 19:20
Very nice capture.
Good light and colors.
Naomi Sheaffer11-Apr-2007 12:55
I love the backlighting, which seems to illuminate the flower from within. V
Cindi Smith10-Apr-2007 23:56
Love it. What a beautiful light and coloring! Very well done, Brian!
marie-jose wolff10-Apr-2007 17:30
fantastic with this backlight!
Silvia Roitman10-Apr-2007 14:11
Andrew Vincent10-Apr-2007 10:37
Beautiful light and colour, a nice little tale. Vote.
Yvonne10-Apr-2007 09:05
The lighting is quite magical Brian - the red & green is superb!
Eric Carrère10-Apr-2007 05:31
Fantastic !
Soenda10-Apr-2007 03:58
The backlighting does make this image an intense glow like Rudolph's imaginary nose. And while the red portion is shaped like a sucker, I cringe to think that anyone might be sufficiently misled to take a lick of cactus.

How wonderful that Johnathon Swift gave actual coordinates for Lilliput. I'm sure that I glossed right over them when I read the Travels. Surely the practical-minded Aussies are unlikely to go to war over the proper end to open a boiled egg. Nevertheless, it's fun to know.

And this IS a lively little lighthearted likeness of a lollipop look-alike. I love it!
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