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African Flame Tree [ Spathodea Campanulata ]

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The African Flame Trees started flowering in Swellendam and make quite a splash where they are planted. The flowers are borne on a flower stalk that pushes up above the leaves giving and impression of a tree on fire :
V2 - part of a tree.
Thanx for all the kind V&C's on yesterday's upload - it really surprised me Smile Special thanx to **** [ DicksPics], Sue [Sue118], Trev [ achieverswales ] and Brian [ Brian65 ] for their treasured UA's Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 - 545.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Feb 2013 - 9:15 AM
Focal Length:39.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:African Flame Tree [ Spathodea Campanulata ]
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:15 Feb 2013 - 3:29 AM
Tags:African Flame Tree, Flowers & plants, Swellendam
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 3:33 AM

fantastic colours herman brilliant detail love the comp v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 4:18 AM

I prefer the closeup, as well. Great color Herman. Are these in your garden?

Peter

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 4:26 AM

What a lovely intense colour!
I love the frilly bits!

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johnke
johnke e2 Member 156 forum postsjohnke vcard South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 4:45 AM

Morning Herman Lovely inage and color. 37 has been the norn since xmas. The sun is relentless....John

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wwandrag
wwandrag e2 Member 1wwandrag vcard South Africa
15 Feb 2013 - 4:46 AM

Brilliant - it looks 3D

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
15 Feb 2013 - 5:06 AM

Wonderful captures I wonder how it gets that nameGrin. They look
ablaze to me. Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 6:04 AM

Beautiful flowers, Herman, and well captured. We have something similar here, but the flowers are smaller. Carol

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 6:39 AM

Love the composition in V1 today Herman, very pretty flowers.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 6:49 AM

Beautiful herman. Gorgeous colour and V1 for me too Grin
Kathryn

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ugly
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15 Feb 2013 - 7:15 AM

I do like the detailed image more...
Great colours and very sharp and clear...

Dave

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 7:18 AM

What a beautiful flower and you've captured it very well.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
15 Feb 2013 - 7:19 AM

Rich red colour Herman, wonderful composition and details. V1 for me today, is a superb oneSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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Youngjedi75
Youngjedi75 e2 Member 2Youngjedi75 vcard United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 - 7:43 AM

Herman you sure have some beautiful flowers over there. This image is just wonderful Grin isn't nature great? Grin fine job.
Andy Grin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Feb 2013 - 7:44 AM

Excellent colour I can see why it got the name, well done Herman, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 7:59 AM

Wow, do they do these in red. Excellent shots.

Andy

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 2406 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 8:02 AM

Looks like a cracking tree Herman , nicely captured Wink

Rod

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 8:14 AM

So well done, Herman. It's thoughtful of you to upload a larger view as well to give an idea. You are so lucky to live in a place like that where there is a great variety of flora and fauna. Two stunning shots and I love that tree.

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
15 Feb 2013 - 8:17 AM

Stunning Herman. I so wish we could grow some of your beautiful plants here.

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platzy
platzy e2 Member 2platzy vcard United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 - 8:23 AM

Lovely vivid colouring, it's great to see summer flowers this time of year, both are superb images.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 8:36 AM

I really like the yellow edging to the petals in v1 - can't see it at all in v2, so its good to see both images SmileSmile
Helen

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Badgerfred
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15 Feb 2013 - 8:53 AM

Excellent colour and detail in these super images Herman,
Fred.

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Meheecho
Meheecho e2 Member 2275 forum postsMeheecho vcard United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 - 9:08 AM

A lovely vibrant image
Steve

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
15 Feb 2013 - 9:35 AM

What glorious flowers! I like v2 best as you get an overall impression of their beauty.

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agednovice
15 Feb 2013 - 9:35 AM

Ver 2 for me Herman,but a version of the whole tree I think, would be spectacular.

Frank

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capto
capto e2 Member 21475 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 9:49 AM

What a fantastic tree, so nice to see things that we don't have here.Smile

ivor

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 9:55 AM

What a stunning tree there in V2
but you certainly lead with the right image..brilliant
Lillian

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 9:56 AM

This is a much better flower than we get on the Flame Trees here
Lovely captures, full of colour……..

Jocelia

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 10:21 AM

Beautiful texture in v1

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morpheus1955
15 Feb 2013 - 10:32 AM

Fabulous shots Herman, gorgeous vibrant colours, V1 is my favorite but only just Smile

Hugh

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 10:42 AM

An aptly named tree, stunning detail & colour a beauty Herman,
Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 10:53 AM

Wonderful colours for a cold day here Herman, they have the right name, V1 for me.


Regards

Trev.

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User_Removed
15 Feb 2013 - 11:01 AM

Two super images Herman.
Regards, Alf.

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
15 Feb 2013 - 11:03 AM

Buen color y excelente datalles..

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bcawood
bcawood e2 Member 2bcawood vcard South Africa
15 Feb 2013 - 12:09 PM

Great Pov in V1, super detail and colour, love it Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 1:12 PM

It looks similar to an azalea. A very beautiful and bright red.......Sandy

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 1:42 PM

Love the close-up. What a brilliant flower. Must be a glorious sight to see this well-named tree in its full glory, Herman Smile

Lavina

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 2:37 PM

WOW! these are wonderful ---love the shape and red color!

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Dinky65
Dinky65 e2 Member 1Dinky65 vcard United States
15 Feb 2013 - 2:52 PM

Very pretty.

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 - 4:26 PM

Two superb and colourful images Herman
Jim

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
15 Feb 2013 - 4:35 PM

lovely image

bryan

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 - 5:23 PM

2 lovely images Herman, very hard to choose a favourite.

Myra

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 5:33 PM

Oh!!!What a lovely image,Beautiful colour and the yellow edging to the flower.
It is Gorgeous and deserve's my AwardSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
15 Feb 2013 - 5:41 PM

Buitifull pic , lovely colours

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 10:44 PM

A beautiful flower and stunning colours.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 - 10:46 PM

Very colourful shot Herman, love the close-up image.
ElenaSmileSmile

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 12:00 AM

What a beautiful flower,superb colour Herman..Lin

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Feb 2013 - 6:10 PM

Beautiful

Peter

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
3 Mar 2013 - 8:29 PM

Beautiful image Herman-----MilkyWink

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