Saturday, 13 March 2010

Mystery Nature Photo (Pollen)

Pollen on a Crocus

On Saturday I issued a challenge to identify a mystery photo. Thanks for taking part and thanks for all the great guesses, some of which are quite entertaining! Chuck from Secondary Roads was the first to recognise the pollen. Then Sheila from A Postcard a Day identified the flower as a crocus. Nice work :-)

24 comments:

John | English Wilderness said...

Can you figure out what's in the photo I took this afternoon? If you can, I'm offering an above the fold ad for a month on English Wilderness and Daily Photo Gallery. Three ads are up for grabs:

1) The first ad goes to the first person to comment with one of the keywords I'm looking for.

2) The second ad will be won by the commenter with the most accurate answer. Try to be specific.

3) To win the third ad, post a similar photo on your blog and comment with the link here. The best photo wins the ad.

So what are you waiting for, good luck!

Anna said...

It looks like some kind of lichen growing on stone.

spinninglovelydays said...

Gosh, I'm stumped, but I'll give it a go anyway. Shadows, sunlight and yellow petals on floor boards?

Secondary Roads said...

It looks like pollen on a blossom, but I'm unable to identify the flower.

rainfield61 said...

They are mosses on a tree.

Martin@Cornyman's Money-Blog said...

I guess the picture is taken from a tree, wooden fence or a marble stone floor. The yellow "dots" are fungus :)

Martin@The One Minute Guide said...

A close shot of a white flower, the yellow dots are the pollen

Garth said...

pollen on wood decking planks

Sheila said...

I'd almost guess pollen on a petal, but it seems too early for that. Or could it be on a crocus perhaps?

Paul said...

I'm guessing that it is moss on some kind of tree bark. I would love to win the prize, but I think that I am pretty far off with my guess.

Liz said...

I have no idea but I'll take a wild guess. Looks like the bark of a tree. Oh, don't laugh please. :)

Icy BC said...

My brain doesn't work with guessing game, John! But I think I have seen this sort of moss or rotten thingy on the tree trunk before. I'm not sure what it's called though.

The Ancient Digger said...

It almost looks like a picture of a painting, or a train of a dress mixed with hidden faces. Mmm

Alonzo said...

I would guess that it is pollen on an butterfly or moth.

Blog Angel a.k.a. Joella said...

Looks a little like one of Hermann Rorschach's ink blot tests. lol

No seriously makes me think of moss growing on a tree trunk, but I'm just guessing.

Great contest - I'll post about for you on Blogs With Wings!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I still can't figure this out after numerous views. I'm thinking a shot of trees with leaves that you photoshopped with different colors :) That's all I've got. I'll be back, though.

The Online Activist said...

Pollen on flower

Ratty said...

I have to say I don't have a clue as to what this is. It looks like a shower curtain with algae or fungus on it. This is really a mystery to me.

Bemused26 said...

Hi John, I think this could be pollen on a flower, possibly a crocus as these are out in bloom already down here in Southampton. It is just a guess!

aldon @ orient lodge said...

Okay. My guess is that this is macro photograph of crocus flower petals with the pollen from the crocus on the petals.

Don said...

At first glance, Pollen came to mind on a purple flower . . .

John | English Wilderness said...

Thanks for all the great guesses, some of which are quite entertaining! Chuck from Secondary Roads was first recognise the pollen. Then Sheila from A Postcard a Day identified the flower as a crocus. Nice work, I've already featured your ads in the sidebar :-)

Aldon from Orient Lodge and Lucy from DSLR Images also deserve some recognition for correctly guessing the flower is a crocus. I'll feature your ads when the two winning ads have completed.

Thanks to everyone who took part. :-)

Secondary Roads said...

I had come back today to say that I believe it is a crocus. Too late. We don't have that particular variety around here. Ours are all yellow. Anyway, thanks for the tip of the hat.

earthtoholly said...

Atchooo! And great shot, John! :o)

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