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Golden trumpets

By AngelaR
Thought I'd try a different angle for these flowers. No idea once more what the shrub is - can anyone help? Again from the Monte gardens, near Funchal, Madeira.

Tags: Flowers Flowers and plants Madeira Funchal Landscape and travel Monte gardens

Voters: shefield, donnaree, chrissd and 10 more

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10 May 2007 6:11PM
This is lovely - very dramatic - can't help on the name, though.
donnaree 18 36
10 May 2007 6:18PM
Has a 3-d look. Well done.

chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 6:21PM
bit of a stunner this one
Hez 15
10 May 2007 7:32PM
Hi AngelaR - Love the backlight in this shot, and the contrasting plays of light and shade. I think this plant is one of the "Datura" family (now called "Brugmansia") or Angel's Trumpets. They were always white years ago, but now lovely shades of pink, yellow, orange and red are also available as well as lavender, and some are two-toned. Yours looks like the delicious and aptly-named "Grand Marnier". It's a shame the camera can't capture fragrance - yet!
A lovely and different picture. I like it!
sandrish 18 36 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 7:42PM
Stunning image and very unusual flower. Very well taken with good lighting.

foggytwo 19 36 1 Scotland
10 May 2007 8:10PM
Unusual flower Angela and you have caught it well.I like the way you have showed the flowers from the side as well.
Herge88 15 40 6 England
10 May 2007 10:35PM
Certainly an interesting perspective, almost looks like a canopy. Well thought out shot.

Best Matt
brayzo 15 England
10 May 2007 11:08PM
Nice photo unusual well done.

AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 11:14PM
Thanks for the comments - especially to Hez for the information. Having looked via Google images, and Hez's description, I don't think these were Grand Marnier as I don't recall any particular scent. But they were certainly unusual plants and I'm sure the type is correct.

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