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Egyptian Walking Onion

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 23 May 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I grow these onions just to see the beauty of the growing bulblets. These will eventually fall to the ground and become new plants. For more information go to this site.

NIKON D300 1/40 second F/20.0 ISO 200 105 mm


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Vert Pomme from France

C'est beau cette éclosion de fleur d'oignon. Très graphique.

23 May 2009 5:14am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

How beautifully you've captured the growing bulblets! Engrossing!

23 May 2009 6:41am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Is this where the song Walk Like an Egyptian came from?

23 May 2009 1:05pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

love this - tiny bit more contrast would make it punch for me... IMHO

23 May 2009 1:25pm

@Betsy Barron: Betsy: I always, always appreciate this type of suggestion. I replaced the image with one with more contrast. Enough? Many thanks.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

What a great plant!!! And you caught this shot beautifully.....

23 May 2009 3:14pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

What an interesting plant...and the image is sharp as a tack. Well done!

23 May 2009 8:16pm

Mary from Exton, United States

This is so interesting. I would love to see it in B&W just for fun!

23 May 2009 11:47pm

PShorten from West Chester, United States

Lovely, the feeling of this one is wonderful.

24 May 2009 12:45am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Very nice, such interesting shapes and lines-Fantastic eye!

24 May 2009 12:56am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

PS- I took a look at the Egyptian Onion site---These are some crazy-cool onions! What great shapes, and interesting forms they make!

24 May 2009 12:59am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

What a fascinating plant. I am curious, now, to know if it 'walks' toward the prevailing light !

24 May 2009 2:21am

edvatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

I think it looks good, Anita. Didn't see the earlier version but the contrast here looks fine to me. And I really like the color combination. The background is perfect for this one.

24 May 2009 8:50am

Sue from United States

Yes, this is indeed an interesting plant. Don't know that I've ever seen one before. As always, beautifully captured. I agree with the earlier comment that said it might be interesting to see this converted to black and white.

26 May 2009 1:27am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

WOW!!! This is so cool, Anita. What fastinating catch.

26 May 2009 10:24am

ABW from Colorado, United States

Funky plant! Makes for some really interesting macro shots. Love the color and DOF. :)

27 May 2009 5:17pm

Nigel Clack from Gloucester, United Kingdom

You must have loads of fun snapping these!

3 Jun 2009 6:33pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing macro!

4 Jun 2009 5:11am

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.

6 Jan 2011 9:16am

1/40 second
ISO 200
105 mm