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S_Psharma 5 1 India
3 Jun 2013 6:36AM
Beautiful image excellent composition.

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Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 6:50AM
Superb 'Bird of Paradise' Herman - this image truly lives up to it's name. Smile

Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
3 Jun 2013 6:50AM
Beautiful and unusual Herman, I like it.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
3 Jun 2013 6:55AM
One of SA's most striking plants..beautifully caught..

Everyone's friend Google says:-
[It has been reported that the abakwaMthethwa clan in KwaZulu-Natal use the strained decoctions from the inflorence to treat inflamed glands and venereal diseases. The seeds are also used in the Cape to sour milk. Delphinidin-3-rutinoside (used for colour) has been isolated from the petals and proanthoncyanidin polymers (flavonoids, antioxidants) from the leaves.] GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 6:58AM
Gorgeous capture of the lovely flower that we know as Bird Of Paradise. I took pictures of my friend's Strelitzias in Spain, the white ones this time, on plants that are 5 metres high!
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
3 Jun 2013 7:07AM
A great capture Herman, ours are also spectacular in the garden but not sure after all the rain and hail yesterday. Look forward to the snow pics when it clears. The heavy rain pelting against the windows woke me up numerous times during the night. Great words of wisdom this morning Herman.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 7:11AM
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
3 Jun 2013 7:26AM
Beautiful image HermanSmile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
3 Jun 2013 7:30AM
Weirdly beautiful Herman GrinGrin . Look forward tae yer snow pictures . You must live at altitude ??

3 Jun 2013 7:33AM
A beautiful image, Herman!
And great thought for the day!

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 7:35AM
Great and beautiful plant/flower Herman
love the colours of them
only flower in pots here every 7 years!!Sad
3 Jun 2013 7:37AM
Stunning flower and image well taken Herman
3 Jun 2013 7:39AM
A beauty Herman,
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
3 Jun 2013 7:39AM
Amazing plant beautifully taken Herman.


PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 7:45AM
What an amazing flower. Coincidentally I saw one of these on a recent visit to Spain. Great shot. paul
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 7:58AM
Beautiful "Estrelicia" our National Flower in the Islands of Madeira and Azores! Lovely shot Grin
3 Jun 2013 8:05AM
Beautiful Herman GrinGrin

3 Jun 2013 8:06AM
They are stunning Herman well captured - and a great thought for the day Have a good oneSmileSmile
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
3 Jun 2013 8:11AM
Beautiful image, nice thought, Herman!!
3 Jun 2013 8:13AM
Beautiful, ours are just coming into bloom now.

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:29AM
I really love these Herman and, I even know what they are called, well, not the Latin obviously, I am English, we don't do languagesGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Another great capture!!!!

9 10 10 England
3 Jun 2013 8:41AM
These flowers are amazing aren't they! This one makes me think of a rather snooty dowager lady all decked up for that "special" event. SmileWinkWink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 Jun 2013 8:44AM
Striking shapes and colour. They certainly have impact, Herman.

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:54AM
3 Jun 2013 9:00AM
You have captured excellently this very beautiful and unique flower, HermanSmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:35AM
One of my favorite plants Herman, a super image, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:43AM
Super image Herman, wonderful colours and excellent detail

A lovely capture with this Bird of Paradise.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 10:13AM
Looking good.....
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
3 Jun 2013 10:15AM
Wonderful framing and capture, Herman.
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
3 Jun 2013 10:18AM
I love the Strelitzia as ist is so exotic and this one it no exception.
The plant is murder is you have to trim it though…...GrinGrinGrin
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 10:38AM
Super image of one of my favorite flowers, i had one of them in a pot in my sitting room for many years.
Regards, Alf.
jdinne 15 16 England
3 Jun 2013 11:45AM
Great colour and very nice shapes Herman, great capture.

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 12:32PM
It really does look like an exotic bird Herman - beautiful flower and beautiful image. Great thought for the day!
3 Jun 2013 12:46PM
Super image of this stunning Strelizia Herman
Regards Brian
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Jun 2013 1:04PM
These have to be one of the most impressive flowers. Great capture Herman......Sandy
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 2:45PM
You show us some wonderful flowers Herman. Thank you.
3 Jun 2013 4:49PM
A very interesting photo, Herman ... This is very similar to the fabulous bird's head with a crown on her head!Smile
Thank you very much!Smile
Regards Valery
3 Jun 2013 5:10PM
Fabulous image!
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
3 Jun 2013 5:19PM
they really resemble tropical birds, especially in the POV you have chosen here
Well done Herman,a lovely photo! GrinGrinGrin Actually ive seen strelitzias several times in Canary islands,but nice to see it also here`! ---- Jukka.
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 5:46PM
Striking flower, Herman.

Saw these growing outdoors in Italy last year.

luckybry 8 3 Scotland
3 Jun 2013 8:27PM
Big LIKE Herman
6 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:58PM
I have never seen one of these like so many of the wonderful species you share with us. Another cracking flower shot, nice oneWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Jun 2013 9:25PM
Love the colours in these beautiful plants Herman..Lin
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:39PM
A beauty, only seen under glass here.Smile

3 Jun 2013 9:40PM
Great image, Herman.

Just relayed your thought for the day to Mrs H, her response " Golly- thought that was just wind!"Tongue

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 10:13PM
A very beautiful flower,

3 Jun 2013 11:03PM
That is beautiful Herman. Lovely colours. Cathy
Lovely image great colours Herman
CHRISB911 12 54 1
4 Jun 2013 7:50PM
excellent capture

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