Purfylle: My Sunday Shot 17

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My Sunday Shot 17

glochidia
ISO 100 | f 5.7 | 1/400
lens 50-250mm 

26 comments:

  1. this is superb stella. i love it. prickly pear? they have ripped out most of it along the highways here. there used to be heaps.

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    1. Well spotted! You're so good with your plant and animal knowledge. It's everywhere over here still. I wouldn't like to have the job of ripping it out. I wonder if they had to burn them after ripping them out to stop them from growing?

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  2. I actually looked up "purfyelle" in the dictionary--I guess I will have to tool around your blog a bit more to figure out what it means. Love the cactus, BTW.

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    1. Purfylle means 'to embellish' and used to be used in a myriad of ways to describe everything from embellishment such as embroidery to decorative architectural features. The spelling has changed a lot over time and today is mostly commonly spelt purfil and is used to describe the pretty scroll work on violins. The spelling with a y and double l is rather old fashioned. You can find out more on the Purfylle about page :o) I'm so excited you were curious!

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  3. Prickly pear! I made myself so ill on these as a teen touring in Africa, bad memories!

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    1. Oh dear! You must have enjoyed them at first.

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  4. Lovely photo. I have never heard of prickly pear

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    1. They're part of the opuntia family which is the cactus for growing the cochineal insect.

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  5. Amazing detail, I love the contrast in colours

    Thank you for linking up

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  6. Pretty. Nicely shot macro of a prickly pear!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/flying-high.html

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  7. Cool. Are they flowers or berries.

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    1. They're a fruit about the size of a small plum

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    1. If you're brave enough to get past all the nasty glochids in the skin they are very nice to eat.

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  9. Lovely color highlighted by that good weather =)

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    1. The weather is always good here, were dreaming of rain.

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  10. These are really tasty and consistency of a fir kiwi.

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    1. I've only eaten dragon fruit before, the glochids on these are just too intimidating. I'm sure there's a trick to it.

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  11. Great photo. I,too, looked up the definition of your title.... happy that you explained it to Brooke. Enjoy your day!

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    1. I'm on a mission to bring purfylle back into common use!

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