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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Matter of Seconds


2 pm

We are three weeks into autumn now yet each day the passionfruit vine opens more flowers, many of which begin to set fruit. As I have shared before, the flowers spring open within a few minutes, making it difficult to catch happening.

This afternoon I noticed two flowers had sprung open already while I was searching under some nearby zinnia leaves for ladybugs. I was hoping to witness the wonder of another passionfruit flower opening before their season was finished. Looking around I found this bud above as a promising prospect so decided to stay and watch it a few minutes - I'm pleased I did.


54 seconds later


20 seconds more


11 seconds later


9 seconds more


54 seconds later


Just 4 seconds later


A total of 2 minutes 32 seconds from the first photo above to the last! That's 152 seconds. By morning the flower will be shrivelling and mostly closed. God's handiwork is awesome!

So did I find any ladybugs??? You'll have to come back soon to find out......

31 comments:

Giga said...

To wygląda, jak na filmie, gdzie w przyspieszonym tempie pokazują rozwój kwiatu. Niesamowite ! Wspaniale to pokazałaś na zdjęciach. Pozdrawiam wiosennie, bo u nas dzisiaj się zaczęła.*** It looks like a movie, where in an accelerated development of the flower show. Incredible! It's great you showed in the pictures. With best wishes.

kulasa said...

magnificent series of photos, you just made my day beyond lovely! God's creation is indeed awesome and yes I will come back to check on any ladybugs :-)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Passion flowers are amazing and you were so lucky to be able to witness the event with your camera, fabulous photos.

Gone Country said...

Amazing! I had no idea they opened up that quickly and then don't last very long. They're beautiful flowers!

Judy said...

Absolutely amazing! This would be neat to see in a video.

geanina said...

absolutely amazing! greetings :)

Rosemary said...

Wonderful, beautiful - a joy to see. I have taken heart from what you said about macro photography and have started practising, thank you.

Sweet said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!:)))
Amazing serie of images.
Well done!

Sylvia K said...

Superb, beautiful series as always! Your macro shots never fail to amaze me! Have a lovely evening!

Sylvia

Anita Johnson said...

And we are heading into spring, a very early one too. Last year we had snow into early April, but today it is HOT! These photos are stunning!

Marisa said...

Excellent Images!

Mathilda said...

Wunderbar festgehalten und super Fotos!!

LG Mathilda

marijke said...

Must be fantastic to watch the birth of this flower. Beautiful flower.
gr. Marijke

Marion said...

I fully agree, beautiful pictures!
Best regards, Marion

cris photos said...

Incrivel, bela e perfeita a natureza.
Gostei da sequência de fotos.

beijos.

thefisherlady said...

and to be there to catch the glimpse... that is the gift from our Father's hand

So glad He put you three together... the flower, camera, and you!

Karin M. said...

Wow .... those are amazing shots,
magnificent observation, a lovely flower ...
Greeting Karin

Wenche said...

Wooow, amazing and magnificent. Impressed :0)

Marie said...

This was wonderful! Such perfect timing! I know you were happy to catch it just before it opened!

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful series, it is a spectacular flower and amazing that it opens so quickly.

hawknitr13 said...

magnificent pics!!!

Dave said...

Well done Karen. A clever series of photos of the passionfruit flower opening. - Dave

Linda R said...

These look amazing.. :)

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

That's amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

Christina said...

This post makes me think that we should all slow down a little and take more notice of our surroundings. It doesn't take long to see something wonderful :) Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

You watched a miracle - so glad you took the time. Sometimes waiting and watching are so satisfying. What fabulous shots! Thank you!

Liz said...

God's handiwork certainly is amazing! So much beauty and wonder.

Isabelle said...

That's all it takes to see nature's miracle unfolding... glad you were there to witness.

Seeing Each Day said...

I so enjoy these series entries. That's amazing in terms of the time span.

Ruby said...

Exceptionally beautiful series. Loved the opening of the petals. Cheers, ruby

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