<< Previous Next >>

Male Flower

Male Flower
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Frigon (PierreFrigon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 225 N: 3760] (15473)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-15
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Macro
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z7590
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-22 17:20
Viewed: 2510
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Always thought a flower had both sexes. Guess I was wrong.
Diane sure has strange flowers in her garden.

PP: cropped, sharpened, resized, sharpened and framed.
For the framing, created 3 layers
Blurred bottom and desaturated, cut the external part from the middle layer with a feather of 25 and erased the unwanted parts around the parts I wanted to keep over the frame.

Flowering plants are heterosporangiate, producing two types of reproductive spores. The pollen (male spores) and ovules (female spores) are produced in different organs, but the typical flower is a bisporangiate strobilus in that it contains both organs.

In the majority of species individual flowers have both pistils and stamens. These flowers are described by botanists as being perfect, bisexual, or hermaphrodite. However, in some species of plants the flowers are imperfect or unisexual: having only either male (stamens) or female (pistil) parts. In the latter case, if an individual plant is either female or male the species is regarded as dioecious. However, where unisexual male and female flowers appear on the same plant, the species is considered monoecious.

Source: Wikipedia

Hello to those of you that are just looking.
And HELLO and THANK YOU VERY MUCH to those of you that take the time to leave critiques/comments/workshops :-).
I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses
or growing roses makes people nice.
- Roland A Beowne

Go plant a rose bush, people. P.

Please, go visit my web site.

shelbeesmom, mvdisco, manujmehta, Silke, deains, milas, jvachon, CallMeMaria, lilimih33, Refugee, jean11-3 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To kbeall: SizePierreFrigon 1 06-25 04:41
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]


color y enfoque bien logrado te felicito

**I'm blushing***...B-)....nice photo Piet! Nice details, really vivid colors, Excellent dof on this one!

Bonsoir Pierre,
Superbe cette photo et très jolies fleurs et couleurs, belle présentation et détails, Excellent cliché avec un netteté sans reproche..

  • Great 
  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 57] (1145)
  • [2008-06-22 22:44]

hi, beautiful macro of the flowers I have never seen. Wonderful composition,



hello Pierre
how are you doing friend?
this is a wonderful shot of the flower
you have captured a bright purple flower with sharp and fine details
very well presented
good shot
nice notes
Manuj Mehta

Hi Pierre,
Excellent close up of this "male" flower (next time the "female" one please :-)
Superb sharpness and fine colours. Really an eyecatcher!

  • Great 
  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-06-23 5:31]

Truly fabulous details and colours! The blurred background does marvels to make this flower really stand out

  • Great 
  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-06-23 8:22]

merhaba myfriend Dear Pierre...
Verynice shot and pov...superb colors and macro...bravo..selamlar

Hello pierre,
This 3-d framing technique is really effective here.
Wonderful colour and detail.
I love how the buds add to the whole composition.
TFS, Joni

Hi Pierre,
This male flower definitely has "a spine"!!
Very nice colors and details. Original framing too; the blurred egdes worked really nicely.

  • Great 
  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-06-23 12:55]

Hello Pierre..
Hmmm very interesting "male" flower parts you have captured here.. I love the deep colors.
You must ask Diane what the name of this flower is.. I also have some in my garden and have no clue what they are! But be sure I will not rip them up to replant!

Really cool frame


Hello Pierre!
I like very much your PP work and I like this style of frame!
Great focus, perfect detail, wonderful colours!
Best regards!

Strange indeed Pierre. I read your noteswith tongue in cheek until I came upon the Wiki section, then relaxed :). Good colour and excellent detail.

Hi Pierre,
Have never seen this variety of flower before, but it is stunning. If I may delicately ask, is it the size of a violet or a rose? Hard to tell from your beautiful macro.
Take care,

Hiya Pierre

Excellent shot here, sharp image with good colour and detail.. yes indeed I learned about plant sex when trying to grow cuecumbers. You HAVE to have a male plant or the female ones dont produce fruit!

TFS kind regards Helen

  • Great 
  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2008-06-25 13:57]

Salut Pierre,
Avec semblable présentation, difficile de ne pas sourire ! C'est plein de détails, avec une belle définition et une profondeur de champs bien exploitée. Bien vu,

Hello Pierre,a spectacular shot of this flower, it is three dimensional on my screen.
The colours and sharpness are excellent.Very good lighting on this fine specimen.
Tfs, regards Jean.

  • Great 
  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-06-28 6:55]

Hi Pierre
Buy and plant them, and don't worry about what sex they maybe, just pray they are bi-sexual.
Love your framing, it really brings out this sexy male.
WEll done

Hi Pierre, a good crisp macro of theses interesting flowers, the format suits the subject perfectly. The name of this plant is Tradescantia, a new flower every day! M, (*_*)

Calibration Check