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This Clivia was taken yesterday around lunchtime when the sun was shining brightly on it. I could not resist and had to take some photos (f13 1/80sec / natural light from window / no flash).

"Clivia is a genus of monocot flowering plants native to southern Africa. They are from the family Amaryllidaceae. Common name is Bush lily.

They are non-woody evergreen plant, with dark green, strap-like leaves. These leaves produce clusters bell-shaped flowers on a stalk above the foliage. The flowers somewhat resemble those of certain varieties of Lilium or Amaryllis. Orange is the most common colour but there are also Peach, Near White, Apricot, Red and Yellow varieties." (Wikipedia)

Hoping you stop by and enjoy this photo. All comments and critique welcome.

Thank for all the comments on my previous photos. They are always appreciated.
Have a good evening,


Tags: Gloucestershire Flowers and plants Close-up and macro House plant Clivia

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
16 Jun 2007 11:56AM
A daring shot in full sun, but you pulled it off beautifully. Dramatic coloring too.

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15 Jul 2007 6:53PM
Beautiful eyecatching image,
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 7:21PM
Agree beautiful eyecatching image,wonderful colours and lighting,superb.

janty66 9 3 England
15 Jul 2007 7:23PM
Beautiful!! Looks like they glowing, Fab colour.
Nice bit of information to go with a fantastic image. Great vivid colours nice copmposition. Clive
15 Jul 2007 7:57PM
great image with wonderful colour and detail.

rgds Bob
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 8:20PM
Fabulous glow Jean and thankyou for all the info..excellent composition.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
15 Jul 2007 9:28PM
A plant I am not familiar with-- but I should be-- very beautiful the way you have portrayed it--in full sunlight-- the bg enhances the colors-- good choice!

Barbaraj 9 450 England
15 Jul 2007 10:24PM
Great colour and shape.
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2007 7:50AM
beautiful light, colour and textures, a lovely image,
16 Jul 2007 3:22PM
great light fab colours so much detail
well taken
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
16 Jul 2007 5:41PM
Nice Macro image - like the details and light you have captured.
Regards R.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
16 Jul 2007 6:57PM
Fabulous colours and excellent use of natural light in this super image
mairit 9 1
16 Jul 2007 7:08PM
This image is just georgous....very beautiful shot,,
16 Jul 2007 8:16PM
Beautiful colour, well done..
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
16 Jul 2007 8:50PM
Lovely colors
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
16 Jul 2007 9:51PM
So Sharp and great colours.

16 Jul 2007 10:18PM
Great colour beautifuly captured
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
16 Jul 2007 11:37PM
Great vivid colours.

Best Matt
imagio 10 12 1 England
16 Jul 2007 11:40PM
Great colors and framing

catnappin 9 666 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2007 10:28AM
Pleased to make this 30. Great image and very unusual flower which I have not seen before. Thanks for the description.
17 Jul 2007 11:09AM
Stunning colours and great lighting.
trissie 10 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2007 12:44PM
Beautiful colours and light.

Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
17 Jul 2007 3:20PM
A glowing picture, excellent presentation.
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
17 Jul 2007 4:02PM
Wow! Explosive colors! Well done!
TelStar 11 116 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2007 4:35PM
The rich colours and formal definition are a delight.

bdettmer 9 1 United States
17 Jul 2007 4:36PM
What Tychee said. Great photo
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
17 Jul 2007 7:14PM
Great shot. lovely vibrant colours with excellent lighting.
crimp 9 England
17 Jul 2007 9:32PM
Great shot, beautiful colour and detail.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Jul 2007 9:39PM
Lovely light and colour.
Thank you for all the votes and comments. I really appreciate. Jean-NoŽl
AlanBW 10 20 England
18 Jul 2007 10:05AM
Stunning colours and superb light
9 1.1k United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 7:19PM
Absolutely stunning capture
macdaniel Plus
10 16 3 Netherlands
20 Jul 2007 9:59PM
Jean, always nice to see flowers displaying themselves against a dark background, esp. in this one they seem to glow like coals on a fire; always very well composed with a diogonal line in it. alfred
chrissd 10 304 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2007 6:10AM
lovely work
GlenD 9 United States
6 Aug 2007 3:47AM
Hiya Jean Noel This one's on fire!! brilliant colour
Great shot
Don't know how I missed this?
daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2007 10:34PM
Glamourous coloring, fine focus making a gorgeous picture.


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