African flame

By ColleenA
Good morning everyone, thank you for all your votes and comments. My pain is back and i had a most uncomfortable night so apologies up front if I do not get to your uploads as its uncomfortable to sit too long.
Today's image is a flower from the African flame tree. They grow in the warmer humid areas of South Africa. The trees grow big and have few leaves but lots of these striking orangy-red flowers
Have a great day

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Jul 2013 6:06AM
A beautiful, and very aptly named, bloom, Colleen. So sorry to hear you have had a painful night, hope it settles soon. Carol

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2 Jul 2013 6:15AM
I love these trees, one of my favourite sights in Africa. I hope that you will find out for sure what is causing your pain and soon.
A lovely image.

2 Jul 2013 6:33AM
A lovely image Colleen. It does look a tiny bit 'flat' on my screen though and I think I would increase contrast and brightness just a tad. Well worth a try and see which way you prefer it. A
S_Psharma 5 1 India
2 Jul 2013 6:33AM
Both images are equally beautiful.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Jul 2013 6:37AM
Good morning Colleen ! I am so sorry to hear that you are in pain again !! Stay strong - it will pass ! This is my favourite African tree - called Erythrina Lysistemon in Latin - also have many other names as you may well know like Coral tree or the unmentionable K tree SmileGrinGrinGrin An excellent photo. I still have to take me a couple of nice one whilst I am here Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Jul 2013 6:39AM
Both images are verry Beautiful ,and I love the colour.
I do hope your pain will go as the day goes by,Dont suffer go back to see a Doctor.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:17AM
What a gorgeous coloured flower, I would love to see the whole tree in bloom.Smile

2 Jul 2013 7:18AM
Two wonderful, pin sharp and vibrant images Colleen well captured
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:19AM
Beautiful colour here Colleen - excellent images. Smile
Hope you are better soon - like Netta says - get back to the docs.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Jul 2013 7:20AM
Hi Colleen I'm back,I've just looked out the kitchen window now and the New born Calf is having her breakfast,and looks much stronger standing up todaySmileSmile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:21AM
A beautiful flower, poor you Colleen, thinking about you,

Ali GrinGrin
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:24AM
two wonderful detailed captures colleen brilliant colours and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:49AM
So very beautiful Colleen
what a brilliant colour and I prefer the V2 version
without the dirt/pollen on, and yes I know it's natural
but it is so perfectly captured and background
Do get back to the doctor/hospital!
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 8:03AM
Hi Colleen anime flower I don't think I have ever seen before lovely colour and nice use of DOF.
Get well soon.
All the best John.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 8:08AM
what a beautiful bloom ....
sorry to read your write up though!
hope you get it all fixed up soon
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 8:44AM
Get yourself back to the doctors soon!
A lovely brilliant colour, the form of the flower showing well in V2.
9 10 10 England
2 Jul 2013 9:28AM
Thanks for this lovely image Colleen but please get well soon - don't suffer in silence do as Carole suggests and get back to the medics.
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 9:29AM
Super images
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 11:15AM
An exquisite looking plant Colleen.
I don't think I saw your original message re what happened in the first place with your pain.
Do get back to doctor and hope they'll find cause.
2 Jul 2013 11:17AM
Una flor maravillosa.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
2 Jul 2013 11:53AM
Beautiful colours, detail and background Colleen.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 12:28PM
Two beautiful blooms Colleen - lovely composition as always.
2 Jul 2013 1:03PM
Two beauties Colleen, sorry to hear your not feeling so good today, hope your soon better.

Jenny Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 1:17PM
2 great images Colleen, like the colourSmile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Jul 2013 2:09PM
Lovely work, red is hard to do, but you have mastered it!
myrab 11 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 2:10PM
Great images Colleen, such a vibrant colour.

Hope you feel better soon,

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 3:07PM
Two super images Colleen, good comp' and DOF.
Regards, Alf.
Very sorry to hear the bad news !Sad I am really sorry and cant find proper words just now, iam sure that everything goes well after all. ---Lovely red images in any case! ------ Jukka.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Jul 2013 3:30PM
What a gorgeous flower and so beautifully taken and presented. Hope your pains soon ceases, sorry to hear that.
xwang 9 56 8
2 Jul 2013 4:10PM
Wonderful colour contrast, superb red.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Jul 2013 4:16PM
lovely shot, may your warm flame give you strength!
Mike_Smith Plus
10 487 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 5:22PM
Lovely shot Colleen, hope your pain gets less, get plenty of rest
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 5:36PM
Sorry to hear you are not well ColleenSad
Lovely imagesGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Jul 2013 5:41PM
Oh dear, Colleen, hope you're soon yourself again Sad What a stunning and vivid colour this is, and very nicely captured too Smile
Take care,
Trev Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
2 Jul 2013 6:03PM
Get yersel seen to Colleen !! . Nice pic btw

2 Jul 2013 6:45PM
Beautiful flower excellent captured !
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 6:47PM
Lovely images Colleen, sorry your in pain, i will tell it to go away tonight. If it dosnt then get back to the doc.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 7:12PM
Always wondered what a Flame tree was
Now I knowWink

User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 8:35PM
Hope you feel better soon Smile
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 10:13PM
Splendid shots & esp. love V1.
So sorry to hear you are not yet better. Get well soon.
Beautiful colour and wonderful shot Colleen, I hope you get on top of your ills very quickly, get better soon ay GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 5:52AM
Wonderful image of such a unique flower with a good complimenting background! Grin
I love the contrasting background colour, with my choice V2
of this ever loving flower. Well done Colleen.
5 Jul 2013 4:25PM
two cracking captures that red is stunning Colleen


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