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WPC Unusual: Pigtail anthurium

Spotted orange pigtail anthurium on Black and White background
Pigtail anthurium original photo in color

Pigtail anthurium original photo in color

This picture was captured on the Stephward Estate Country House in Uvongo, KwaZulu-Natal a few weeks ago. Not only was it my first introduction to this unusual heart-shaped plant with its tightly coiled spadix, but it is also the first time that I thought of using image-editing software for a purpose other than the usual cropping, resizing, etc., functions.

I published both the original and the altered photo to compare the two and I must confess that the use of the color-popping Lightroom tool to accentuate the vibrant color of the plant was an excellent idea.

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18 Comments

  1. Unusual indeed! It looks like a pig’s tail. Wys jy nou net wat n bietjie verandering aan n foto kan doen! Uitstekende voorbeeld van ongewoon.

    • Dankie 🙂 Ek is selde lus vir soveel moeite en gelukkig is dit ook nie regtig nodig met ons fotos waarvan 90 buite in sonlig geneem word nie. Dis net vir Instagram dat ons cropping en watermarking doen, so eintlik is ek onnosel met hierdie soort sagteware.

  2. Dis mooi verby – die grys laat die blom blom!

  3. Sjoe, dis mooi

    • Is oranje nie die pragtigste kleur nie? Ek is ‘n oranje, geel en rooi persoon. Wonder wat sê dit van my psige 😀

      • Outgoing?

        • Nie soveel teenoor of tussen mense nie, maar oor dit wat die lewe my aanbied om te geniet. Daaroor kan ek raserig opgewonde raak.

        • Ek het nou die dag ‘n toets gedoen. Ek us mos ‘n ‘rooi’ mens. Die uitslag was, extremely extrovert. Ek weet nie of ek hééltemal daarmee saamstem nie, ekbis eerder soos ‘n duikboot wat soms my verskyning maak, maar dán haal ek behoorlik in! 😁

        • Dis nogal ‘n goeie beskrywing 🙂

  4. Sjoe dis besonders. Volpunte vir jou inskrywing

  5. What an unusual looking flower, I’ve seen nothing quite like it 🙂

    • Neither have I. I’ve only encountered the more common type of anthurium before. Here’s an interesting fact – the coiled “pigtail” is actually “a spike of minute flowers closely arranged round a fleshy axis and typically enclosed in a spathe, characteristic of the arums.” (Google Dictionary). This means that the heart-shaped part is not the flower, but actually the spathe in which the small flowers on the fleshy axil is enclosed. Nature is wonderful.

      • Yes wonderful, I work inside a building for 8 hours and can’t wait for the weekend so I can get outdoors in the countryside.

  6. Een kurkentrekker 😄 Heel bijzonder.

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