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© Katherine Nak
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UploadedSeptember 1, 2014
TakenAugust 21, 2014
ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length38 mm

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The intoxicating fragrance of the Datura flower, comforts my soul, and brings me back to my youthful roots.
Datura, or Moon flowers, ( they only open at night), are native to Utah, and have grown wild on my property all of my life.
Early evening, on a hot day its fun to watch, what I call the Bee dance. You can see as many as six, and more Bees rolling inside the same flower. This flower is just starting to open, in a couple of hours, when the Bee's go to bed, this flower will be a large white Angel's Trumpet.

22 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (31 Aug 2014):

    I have never seen anything like this flower. So unique! I love it and all the bees.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (1 Sep 2014):

    wow!!! what a capture...great shot

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (1 Sep 2014):


  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (1 Sep 2014):

    Beautiful, I have watched one open completely before. Amazing is what it is !!!

  • chris bordeleau

    chris bordeleau gave props (1 Sep 2014):

    lovely shot and composition... great capture...

  • Daniel Zuercher

    Daniel Zuercher gave props (1 Sep 2014):

    Wow. Outstanding shot!!! Looks almost unreal.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Sep 2014):

    Well presented!

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (1 Sep 2014):

    Fantastic comp! Beautiful shape!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (1 Sep 2014):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Sep 2014):

    Excellent shot!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (1 Sep 2014):

    Live in Utah and am unaware of this flower. Does it grow in a desert?

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (2 Sep 2014):


  • John Linton

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  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (4 Sep 2014):

    A beauty!

  • Roberto Larrazolo

    Roberto Larrazolo gave props (6 Sep 2014):

    WOW! An amazing capture! Well done.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (6 Sep 2014):

    Great capture, Katherine!

  • DeeDee Creamer

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  • Michaela K.

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  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (8 Sep 2014):

    Splendid shot!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (5 Oct 2014):

    Way up on the incredible-o-meter. Wow...

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (30 Oct 2014):

    I have heard of these flowers but never seen one until now ! Absolutely gorgeous image and there is something magical about a flower that opens at night...magical like the moon and hence the name...

  • Judith Hays

    Judith Hays   gave props (18 Apr 2016):

    Harmony in Nature - Lovely Shot!

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