Dioscorea villosa, pistillate inflorescences in bud, Howard County, MD, HeLoMetz

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Detailed Description

Wild Yam, Dioscorea villosa, one of the most architecturally balanced and pleasing vines that you can grow. But the tiny flowers and lack of color would seem to indicate that this might be a fly pollinated plant. Specimens and photographs by Helen Lowe Metzman Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200 USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.


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