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Good morning...
Thank you to Marktc for his UA for my Frozen flower daisy, much appreciated...
Another flower from the game farm...Dichrostachys cinerea known as sicklebush,Bell mimosa,Chinese landtern tree or Kalahari Christmas tree.
The generic name Dichrostachys means "two coloured spike"
It is native to Africa but has been introduced to India, the Caribbean and parts of Southeast Asia.
V2 is a slightly bigger image showing a part of the tree
Summer is a riot of colour in the African bush with many wild flowers, sadly all my images have to be captured from the vehicle as to get out of the vehicle to get up closer for a better pov is asking for a lion to eat me. So I grit my teeth and make the best of a bad job with a zoom lens. I am also only given 30 seconds as Rob gets grumpy as we are there to look for animals and not flowers. Grin
Have a nice day...

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Mar 2014 - 8:10 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Chinese lantern
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:20 Apr 2014 - 8:01 AM
Tags:Chinese lantern tree, Flowers & plants
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Danny1970
Danny1970 e2 Member 1Danny1970 vcard United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 - 8:05 AM

Lovely capture of a very unusual looking flowerSmile

Danny

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lifesnapper
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20 Apr 2014 - 8:07 AM

Gorgeous images Colleen, lovely to see this exotic looking Flower.

John Smile

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CarolG
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20 Apr 2014 - 8:08 AM

What a delightful flower, Colleen, perfectly captured, as always. Carol

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LynneJoyce
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20 Apr 2014 - 8:10 AM

A fascinating flower and one I have never seen before.

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viscostatic
20 Apr 2014 - 8:36 AM

A beautiful flower Colleen and photographed against a beautiful deep green background - very nice.

Phil.

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20 Apr 2014 - 8:47 AM

A very exotic flower, Colleen. Interesting to hear how it has been deliberately spread to other climes.

I suggest feeding Rob to the lions if he gets too grumpy!Grin Then you can take your pictures in peace.

Malc

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ddolfelin
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20 Apr 2014 - 8:58 AM

Look like very good shots in the conditions you describe, Colleen.

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kathrynlouise
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20 Apr 2014 - 9:07 AM

A beauty Colleen. V1 for me GrinGrin
Definitely safety first, don't want you eaten by lions Wink
Happy easter to you and Rob Grin

Kathryn

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pentaxpatty
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20 Apr 2014 - 9:13 AM

Perfect with your zoom lens Colleen, V1 for me great blue background, have a good day,enjoy the Hot cross buns too. Patty GrinGrinGrin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 9:25 AM

wonderful colour and detail colleen v1 for me today love the bg too a cracker nice one Wink
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netta1234
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20 Apr 2014 - 9:29 AM

It's great to see some of your flowers Colleen,but I definitely don't want the Lions to get you,so you stay where you are safe to take themWink
Hope Rob is getting better after his opp.
These two images are beautiful with lovely colours and detail.
NettaSmile

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mistere
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20 Apr 2014 - 9:30 AM

A Kalahari Christmas tree. Great name for it, much nicer than sicklebush.
Well captured images Colleen.


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digital_boi
20 Apr 2014 - 9:36 AM

tisk tisk a grumpy Rob feed him to lions and move on lol two fine shots Colleen lovely dof in both

Graham

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JuBarney
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20 Apr 2014 - 9:45 AM

A beautiful shot Colleen
Ju

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tomcat
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20 Apr 2014 - 9:55 AM

Watch out for those wee catsWink

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williamsloan
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20 Apr 2014 - 9:58 AM

A great image well done

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Maiwand
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20 Apr 2014 - 10:02 AM

Well spotted Colleen. Beautiful images. V1 for me please.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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gss
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20 Apr 2014 - 10:03 AM

Great title for a sweet flower!
Happy Easter to you Colleen
Silviu

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barbarahirst
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20 Apr 2014 - 10:07 AM

How unusual and sooooo pretty

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ali63
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20 Apr 2014 - 10:08 AM

Great images Colleen, these men have no patience at all TongueTongueTongueTongue,

Ali

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Fred263
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20 Apr 2014 - 10:12 AM

Great images, Colleen. v1 is my fave. Also, as they were taken from a vehicle, they are excellent. Great narrative too.

Fred

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BIGRY1
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20 Apr 2014 - 10:17 AM

A good choice not to risk being eaten by Lions! Considering you have taken this from a vehicle and a grumpy husband moaning in your ear you have managed a great couple of images of what is a fantastic looking flowerTongueGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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Irishkate
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20 Apr 2014 - 11:08 AM

An amazing flower Colleen - they would make colourful spring cleaning dusters!
Not that any of us have time for spring cleaning!
Well taken despite restrictions.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
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20 Apr 2014 - 11:16 AM

Beautiful shots of this beautiful flower. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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Jenny-D
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20 Apr 2014 - 11:18 AM

Lovely images Colleen.
Happy Easter to you and Rob Smile

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20 Apr 2014 - 11:23 AM

Great images and I enjoyed reading your narrative Colleen...it's nice to see such an unusual flower
Elaine Grin

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TrevBatWCC
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20 Apr 2014 - 11:34 AM

A most unusual but very lovely little flower, Colleen Smile
A very Happy Easter to you both Wink
Trev Smile

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Rende
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20 Apr 2014 - 12:15 PM

Lovely macro Colleen, especially considering that it was taken from a car!
Rende

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Mollycat
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20 Apr 2014 - 2:14 PM

Lovely shot of thiis unusual bloom. You stay in the car Colleen, your much to sweet to be cat meat.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
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20 Apr 2014 - 2:46 PM

Great capture of this great looking bloomSmile

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20 Apr 2014 - 3:28 PM

New flower for me, lovely Colleen. Happy Easter.

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kuvailija
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20 Apr 2014 - 4:15 PM

Beautiful images , Colleen . V2. is my favorite! Grin--- Jukka.

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brandish
brandish e2 Member brandish vcard United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 - 4:23 PM

Good shot with a zoom lens,don't find many of these in our hedgerows,a very unusual flower head with history.
Martyn.

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20 Apr 2014 - 5:40 PM

Lovely images, Colleen.

Richard

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prabhusinha
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20 Apr 2014 - 6:29 PM

Cute images

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Mike_Smith
20 Apr 2014 - 6:56 PM

Very exotic Colleen, and very unusual too

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ChristineD
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20 Apr 2014 - 7:04 PM

Lovely capture, aren't they pretty

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Stephen_B
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20 Apr 2014 - 8:15 PM

Another lovely image Colleen

Happy Easter

Steve

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kfrances
20 Apr 2014 - 8:23 PM

Two lovely images...Kathleen

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20 Apr 2014 - 10:58 PM

the light in nš1 is fantastic, really shows the bristly bits of so well.

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