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Bird of Paradise

By Chinga
It's said that the red Bird of Paradise plant originates from Hawaii. But I have seen it in Tailand and in the Seychelles as well. It grows well in tropical humid weather.
But the portuguese Bird of Paradise (Strelizia Reginae or "Estrelicias") in Madeira - the flowers are mainly yellow but just as exquisite and exotic.
This is an unopened sample I got as a gift the the other day, so I took some shots in the garden as the sun came in the morning. Some are reversed just to show a different prespective. Hope you like it.
Shots taken in my garden - London.

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: 213hardy, luckybry, dwarf and 32 more

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dwarf 13 52 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2012 6:24PM
I loike this , quite abstract and lovely colours
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2012 6:31PM
this is a brilliant set isabel fantatic detail and colours brilliant tones v1 and v3 for me today two stunners nice ones Wink
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
27 Jan 2012 6:34PM
A variety of strelitzia I am not familiar with, Isobel, we see strelitzia reginae growing in profusion here. Very striking red and green markings, a well captured set. Carol
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2012 6:35PM
Wonderful flower, I seen something similar in spain and Ibiza too but in an orangey colour, Think my favorite is V3, Like the colours and contrast and comp in this one Smile
27 Jan 2012 6:44PM
A very nice set, but a good choice for V1.

John Smile
27 Jan 2012 7:08PM
A super set of this beautiful plant.

mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
27 Jan 2012 7:20PM
Wonderful colours Isabel.
Like the shapes too.
Good set.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
27 Jan 2012 7:55PM
Excellent series of shots Isobel. All of them are really lovely.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
27 Jan 2012 8:00PM
Exceptional focus on v1!
Mendipman 9 3 England
27 Jan 2012 8:05PM
Great series, very nice colour and detail on the flower. Smile

marktc 10 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2012 8:43PM
Terrific set of images Isabel, reminds me somehow of little shop of horrors!
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
27 Jan 2012 10:55PM
Wish i was in Alvor looking at these right now Isobel,lovely colours and detail .I have tried to grow these from seed a couple of times but failed so far.
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
28 Jan 2012 12:18AM
The little droplets enhance these interesting series nicely, you positioned the open 'beaks' very well!
N0 1 and 3 for me for the excellent contrast between red and green!
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
28 Jan 2012 1:01PM
Beautiful flower Isabel, nice set showing it in it's glory.


28 Jan 2012 6:10PM
V3 for me and the droplet add so much to the photoes.

Best Wishes
Mike_Young 14 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 7:37PM
Lovely set, beautiful colour and form
Ayoob 9 Australia
29 Jan 2012 4:40AM
Gorgeous,wonderful set and detailed images Chinga.......Grin
accipiter 11 61 England
29 Jan 2012 10:43AM
Interesting set. A
31 Jan 2012 1:16PM
A wonderful composition of this Bird of Paradise. Contrast and colour beautiful. Detail with the drops magic. Well done. WesternRed.
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
31 Jan 2012 7:10PM
'Superb set of sharp, vividly-colored, & beautiful Macros,' Isabel~

Ciao~ Pietro Smile
brilliant !
1881 9 India
8 Apr 2012 5:46PM
Great work.

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