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The Strelizia flowers are out in full force here in Swellendam at present - a lovely bit of warmth in very cold conditions Smile
Thank you so much for all who kindly voted and commented on my Cabbage White yesterday - my first attempt at photographing a butterfly Smile
Have a great day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Aug 2013 - 1:15 PM
Focal Length:33.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Strelizia Regina 2
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:1 Sep 2013 - 4:12 AM
Tags:Bird of paradise, Flowers & plants, South africa, Strelizia Regina, Swellendam
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 4:32 AM

What an extraordinary flower and a lovely composition, Herman. What a photogenic place you live in.

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 4:47 AM

Beautiful image.

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iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
1 Sep 2013 - 5:16 AM

Beautiful colours, well composed!

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
1 Sep 2013 - 5:33 AM

Very well composed, lovely bright colourful image.Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 6:10 AM

Such stunning flowers, Herman, and perfectly captured. Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 6:11 AM

Morning Herman, our garden is also full of them, now if the rain and wind would just stop for a few days I could also get out and photograph them. Beautifully capturedGrinGrinGrin

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 6:50 AM

Stunning colours and detail

dven

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 7:11 AM

Very nice capture of this beautiful flower, Herman!!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
1 Sep 2013 - 7:20 AM

Beautiful flower Herman, fine capture,
Fred.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 7:49 AM

What a beautiful flower, Herman - an excellent capture.

Richard

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cazozphil
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1 Sep 2013 - 8:02 AM

A very beautiful capture. I do love the bird of paradise it is a striking flower.
Carol

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:07 AM

Such a beautiful and exotic flower
beautifully captured with the light in behind Herman
Lillian

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:20 AM

Looks lethal

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:23 AM

These are fascinating flowers, well capturedSmile

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Caziwinkles
1 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

Beautiful exotic flower - very striking - and easy to see why they are called 'bird of paradise' too. Great image Herman. Smile

Carol

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

Exotic and very special Herman SmileSmile

Rod

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:43 AM

Such an exotic looking flower to my eyes and what a delight to see them growing naturally: here they cost about £5.00 for one stem.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:49 AM

Love these flowers and how nice to see them in their natural habitat.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
1 Sep 2013 - 8:52 AM

Beautiful picture of a wonderful flower.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:00 AM

Nicely framed, super shot, Herman. What a flower!

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:04 AM

A beautiful flower, beautifully captured, Herman - one of my favourites.

Ray

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2168 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:47 AM

A Beautiful detailed imageSmile
NettaSmile

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achieverswales
1 Sep 2013 - 10:16 AM

Beautiful flower captured Herman.

Regards.

Trev.

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
1 Sep 2013 - 11:13 AM

Good one Herman !! Was just about to upload my one of these,.....we call them Bird of Paradise...but umm , nup ...not gonna now Tongue...yours is just beautiful GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 11:14 AM

Excellent image Herman, well capturedSmile


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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 11:21 AM

A beautiful flower

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104009 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 11:38 AM

always remind me of our holiday in SA GrinGrin

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digital_boi
1 Sep 2013 - 11:42 AM

they always make a fine splash of colour Herman fine capture

Graham

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 11:53 AM

The bright colors would take the chill off. A beautiful specimen, it must be wonderful to see so many when they are in full bloom.
(just out of curiosity, what is the temperature in your very cold conditions?)

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Sep 2013 - 12:07 PM

Lovely colours

Peter

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sparrowhawk
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1 Sep 2013 - 12:17 PM

amazing flower beautifully captured

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
1 Sep 2013 - 12:17 PM

Beautifully colourful shot Herman. Moira

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
1 Sep 2013 - 2:18 PM

Fabulous colourful capture



Thank you to you for adding to the amazing amount of awards and CC's on my Gladioli

Christine

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 2:20 PM

How lucky you are to have them growing where you live, they are so beautiful,

Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 3:09 PM

Stunning! Amazing colours and shapes Herman... IB

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
1 Sep 2013 - 3:35 PM

This flower has a very funny look, Herman ... it looks like a bird with a crown on its headSmile
Regards Valery

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 3:59 PM

Wonderful image Herman, fabulous colours

Hugh

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Craggwildlife e2 Member 572 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 4:05 PM

nice one Herman

David

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
1 Sep 2013 - 4:19 PM

This is stunning Herman..............

John

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anglingandyq
1 Sep 2013 - 4:35 PM

A stunning plant and very well captured Herman

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thedon1941
1 Sep 2013 - 5:39 PM

Great close up of my favourite flower. I was 62 before I actually saw one on the plant in the Canaries. Wonderful. Don

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 5:40 PM

A beautiful plant and so well captured.
Ju

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 5:48 PM

An amazing plant. Great shot. paul

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 6:13 PM

Beautiful image Smile

Eileen

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:40 PM

This is a beauty, Herman. Love Strelitzia - a queen of flowers! SmileSmile

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Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:45 PM

Cracking image Herman, we call them Bird of Paradise

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footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:20 PM

Excellent flower image Herman,top man!
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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:34 PM

I love these 'Bird of Paradise' they are the essence of sunshine and such beautiful colours.

It's cool this evening here Herman and was cool this morning when I got up, had to put on my dressing gown; makes me feel sad for the fading summer............... Does Ryan Air fly to South Africa Blush [A cheap and tacky airline, that charge you extra if you want a seat, or use the toilet, and you simply can't afford their extra charges for luggage, cheaper to buy a whole new wardrobe when you get there].


Tish

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jasonrwl e2 Member 432 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 10:32 PM

Such a great flower Herman and well captured
Jason

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
2 Sep 2013 - 12:02 AM

Lovely Herman!
M

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 12:09 AM

You have the most amazing flowers in your country!Grin
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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
2 Sep 2013 - 9:44 AM

brilliant composition and colors look vivid. nice feeling

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CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 1:36 PM

a striking image with great colour

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 - 1:56 PM

Beauty

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2013 - 10:59 PM

looks a bit like an artistic rocket launcher, fantastic colours and a great POV.

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