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Chuparosa blossoms        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Chuparosa is a common plant in desert washes in the American southwest.   Its tubular red flowers are very popular with hummingbirds and nectivorous insects.   These were growing in Anza-Borrego State Park, east of San Diego.

  • second from bottom: Nikon F100, Sigma 180 f3.5 macro lens, Ektachrome 100VS (2001)
  • others: Canon 1D4 or 5D4, Tamron 180 mm macro lens, fill-in flash (2011, 2017)