Selenecerius megalanthus flower

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  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Commonly called Pitahaya here, yellow dragonfruits in the rest of the world. It bloomed at midnight and I regret not being able to send the smell along with the photo. Hands down one of the most magnificent things I've ever had bloom in my garden.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Fun, I'm sure. Proportions?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    About 5 inches across and about 4 deep (once the stem is factored in)
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    What lighting was it taken with? And what would it look like if taken with ordinary flash (or if it survived to daylight)?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    It didn't survive to daylight (eaten by errant bats, I suspect), however in normal light it was a white flower. That photo was taken with a handheld par64 VNSP (very narrow spot) spotlight at about a 50% dimmer level; the light source was about 3 feet from the flower.
     
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    lovely lighting :)
     
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    fabulous pics!!! i absolutely LOVE the lighting on the second one!!
     
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    Nice pics Beth!!

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