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It's said that the red Bird of Paradise plant originates from Hawaii. But I have seen it in Tailand and in the Seychelles as well. It grows well in tropical humid weather.
But the portuguese Bird of Paradise (Strelizia Reginae or "Estrelicias") in Madeira - the flowers are mainly yellow but just as exquisite and exotic.
This is an unopened sample I got as a gift the the other day, so I took some shots in the garden as the sun came in the morning. Some are reversed just to show a different prespective. Hope you like it.
Shots taken in my garden - London.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 May 2010 - 9:08 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Bird of Paradise
Username:Chinga Chinga
Uploaded:27 Jan 2012 - 6:08 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Specialist / abstract
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dwarf
dwarf  652 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Jan 2012 - 6:24 PM

I loike this , quite abstract and lovely colours

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 6:31 PM

this is a brilliant set isabel fantatic detail and colours brilliant tones v1 and v3 for me today two stunners nice ones Wink
andy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 6:34 PM

A variety of strelitzia I am not familiar with, Isobel, we see strelitzia reginae growing in profusion here. Very striking red and green markings, a well captured set. Carol

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 6:35 PM

Wonderful flower, I seen something similar in spain and Ibiza too but in an orangey colour, Think my favorite is V3, Like the colours and contrast and comp in this one Smile
Diane

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 6:44 PM

A very nice set, but a good choice for V1.

John Smile

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
27 Jan 2012 - 7:08 PM

A super set of this beautiful plant.

Len

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 7:20 PM

Wonderful colours Isabel.
Like the shapes too.
Good set.
Mick.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 7:55 PM

Excellent series of shots Isobel. All of them are really lovely.
Ron

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 8:00 PM

Exceptional focus on v1!

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HeathMcDonald
27 Jan 2012 - 8:05 PM

Great series, very nice colour and detail on the flower. Smile

Heath

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 8:43 PM

Terrific set of images Isabel, reminds me somehow of little shop of horrors!

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 10:55 PM

Wish i was in Alvor looking at these right now Isobel,lovely colours and detail .I have tried to grow these from seed a couple of times but failed so far.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2012 - 12:18 AM

The little droplets enhance these interesting series nicely, you positioned the open 'beaks' very well!
N0 1 and 3 for me for the excellent contrast between red and green!

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achieverswales
28 Jan 2012 - 1:01 PM

Beautiful flower Isabel, nice set showing it in it's glory.

Regards

Trev.

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queengu21
queengu21  4 Israel
28 Jan 2012 - 6:10 PM

V3 for me and the droplet add so much to the photoes.

Best Wishes
Ely

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Mike_Young
28 Jan 2012 - 7:37 PM

Lovely set, beautiful colour and form

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
29 Jan 2012 - 4:40 AM

Gorgeous,wonderful set and detailed images Chinga.......Grin

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accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 10:43 AM

Interesting set. A

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
31 Jan 2012 - 1:16 PM

A wonderful composition of this Bird of Paradise. Contrast and colour beautiful. Detail with the drops magic. Well done. WesternRed.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 7:10 PM

'Superb set of sharp, vividly-colored, & beautiful Macros,' Isabel~

Ciao~ Pietro Smile

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monkeytravels
25 Feb 2012 - 11:00 PM

brilliant !

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1881
1881  2 India
8 Apr 2012 - 5:46 PM

Great work.
SANJEEV

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