Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I once heard someone saying that it is too easy to make a nice picture of a pretty flower...
I captured these twin Datura flowers in the Volcano Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.
I was just intrigued by the fact that the flowers were so big! The Datura belongs to the classic "witches' weeds," along with deadly nightshade, henbane, and mandrake. Most parts of the plants contain toxic hallucinogens, and Datura has a long history of use for causing delirious states and death. It was well known as an essential ingredient of love potions and witches' brews.
It was raining and my Olympus Camedia (my first digital camera of 1.3 megapixels!) was running out of juice...I kneeled to see the inside of the flowers and made this image.


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