Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge

Spring is not here yet but some of my houseplants are announcing its arrival.


The first shot is of a Bougainvillea, which is a native plant of South America, present in Brazil, Peru and Argentina. Bougainvilleas are ornamental plants in areas with warm climates. I keep it inside because it is frost-sensitive.

I read an interesting fact about the plant. The first European to describe this plant was Philibert Commerçon, a botanist accompanying French Navy admiral and explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville during his voyage of circumnavigation in 1789.  There is a possibility that the first European to observe these plants was Jeanne Baré, Commerçon’s lover and assistant, who was an expert in botany; because she was not allowed on ship as a woman, she disguised herself as a man in order to make the journey (and thus became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe).


The second shot is a dead leaf of an orchid. While having breakfast, I watched when one leaf fell on the table. I noticed how the petals looked rough and detailed, as well as that was a very subtle reflection on the table.

I am joining Lens and Pens by Sally, who hosts each Monday the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge. Following the link you will learn all you need know about it.

The schedule theme for this week’s challenge is: Macro


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24 thoughts on “Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge

  1. Beautiful!! I love bougainvillea! My grandfather had them growing all over his backyard in San Diego, along with honeysuckles and night-blooming jasmine. Such a magical backyard. None of those flowers here in Sacramento–too cold/too hot. Very well-done and brought back the memory of my g-pa!

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    1. I’m so glad the photo brought these memories back to you !
      It’s definitely not suitable for our weather, but I keep a small tree inside the house, also for sentimental reasons. It reminds me of Brazil.
      So interesting to read that you have an emotional link to it as well. Loved it. Thanks.

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  2. Oh Lucile, your photos are magical! So much so, that they brought sunshine and 10 degrees Celsius to NYC ! It’s a miracle!


  3. Your orchid is especially beautiful with the rough edges… I’m sorry it died but it’s still beautiful in this state too


  4. Both the bougainvillea and the orchid are beautiful. I love the colors. So interesting to read about Jeanne Bare. She must have been something to disguise herself as a man in those long ago times.


  5. Very lovely. I joined Sally’s thing once or twice, using my iPad. But I keep saying I’m going to buy a smartphone, and don’t! Don’t really like taking photos with the iPad (or carrying it).

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    1. Thanks. I can imagine. Not handy. I sometimes have other photos that I’d prefer to use but having to use the iPhone sometimes is very limiting. My first choice is def not a smartphone camera. Is pretty good but not the same quality.

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      1. Yeah, and you can’t even mount that iPad on a tripod. And no way phone quality approaches camera quality. But some folks are becoming “stars” using phones. I’d like to have one just so “some” camera is always with me.

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