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By pamelajean
With their open, heart-shaped flowers and tropical disposition, it's no wonder that anthuriums have come to symbolize hospitality. It is a warm flower that inspires happiness and abundance.

They are grown for their brightly coloured flower spathes and their ornamental leaves.
The red heart-shaped flower is really a spathe or a waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow. The anthurium flowers appear as a roughness on the spadix as compared to a smooth spadix.

Shot indoors with tripod and natural light.


Tags: Flowers and plants Horn Arum Waxy Liliopsida Araceae Magnoliophyta herbaceous epiphyte anthurieae Alismatales tropical America

Voters: TonyDy, franken, BillRookery and 46 more

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TonyDy Plus
14 55 3 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2017 5:06PM
Very good shot, Pamela.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2017 5:15PM
Lovely work, Pamela.

civitas 10 England
22 Mar 2017 5:21PM
A great capture

Lovely rich colours.
22 Mar 2017 5:53PM
Beautiful image ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
22 Mar 2017 5:57PM
These are really lovely, Pamela...and in my favourite colour too! Smile Excellently presented, and the background complements them very well Smile
Trev Smile
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
22 Mar 2017 6:05PM
Beautiful Pamela, excellent colour and detail,
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2017 7:11PM
Pamela... stunning! the clarity is so outstanding
up to your usual high standard
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2017 7:39PM
Outstanding presentation Pamela.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
22 Mar 2017 8:09PM
Superb, Pamela - looks almost 3D.

cabbie Plus
15 31 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2017 9:34PM
Outstanding Pamela

Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
23 Mar 2017 1:20AM
This is so lovely Pamela.
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2017 8:01AM
These are a difficult flower to capture because of its colour and texture. I have seen good and very bad, this is the best I have seen, well done.

RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
23 Mar 2017 8:42AM
I agree with all that Carole (CaroleS) has said: lovely floral image.
Fefe Plus
11 81 48 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2017 9:59AM
Excellent shot!
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2017 11:21AM
Happy to be 30th here... Beautiful image and beautiful colours!
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bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
23 Mar 2017 8:39PM
Vibrant colours - great clarity and detail - rather lovely Pamela.
capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2017 10:12PM
A beautifully executed flower image.Smile

Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
26 Mar 2017 4:42PM
Luscious, with beautiful presentation.
Mike_Smith Plus
15 962 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2017 6:45PM
Stunning floral capture Pam, beautifully presented
BIGRY1 10 3 8 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2017 6:24PM
Great colours and a wonderful presentationWink
4 Apr 2017 6:55PM
A wonderful image against a very pleasing background. Thanks also for the technical info.


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