Gloxinia – Close-Up Photoshoot

The gloxinia are one of my favorite flowering houseplants. Right now I have a purple one that’s in bloom so it seemed like a good time to take some pictures. I was amazed at some of the close-up shots. There’s no Photoshop tricks to these pictures; a very short focal length gave me these interesting results. When you get close to a gloxinia flower you can see the unusual shaped stigma of the pistil and the fused anthers of the stamen. As you focus deeper into the flower, it looks like you’ve entered another dimension!

Flowers are great to look at but I especially like to get really close and see the details of the flower in detail! (You can click on the photos to enlarge them)

Gloxinia

Gloxinia

Note the Bow Shaped Stigma

A Four Lobed Bow Shaped Stigma

 

Moving into the Flower The Stigma

Moving into the Flower
The Stigma (this one has three lobes)

 

Moving Deeper into the Flower The Fused Anthers

Moving Deeper into the Flower
The Fused Anthers

 

All the Way to the Back of the Flower

All the Way to the Back of the Flower

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