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Hello.....from Adelaide
I discovered these amazing flowers in my sister in laws garden yesterday late afternoon. I photographed them in light rain and bad light.
They are known as Angels trumpets or Angel stars as you will see from one of the versions that from below they are star shaped. Their botanical name is Brugmansia and are highly poisonous. just touching them can cause numbness in the fingers for a few hours. They grow on huge bushes and the flowers range from 6"-20" tall and 6" wide. These were about 8" high. I found them difficult to photograph because of their size and huge leaves. They enjoy warm days and cool nights and are tropical.
They come in various colours of White, peach, pink,orange or yellow. Some bushes display up to two colours . This one had white and peach together.
have a nice day

Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Dec 2013 - 5:42 PM
Focal Length:155mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Angels trumpets
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:4 Dec 2013 - 1:07 AM
Tags:Angels trumpets, Australia, Flowers & plants
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taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 1:50 AM

I like the isolation in v1---all wonderful images!

S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 2:26 AM

A very fine set of images v4 looks best to me.

Hermanus  3 South Africa
4 Dec 2013 - 4:15 AM

Hi Colleen !! Lovely images these !! We have the white and pink varieties growing on our neighbour's pavement. Always full of black bugs so I never placed an image yet Smile Nice and hot here the last few days - I think summer is finally hereGrin

handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 4:20 AM

What an extraordinary set of photos, Colleen. From the images, I have no idea just how large the flowers are. And how toxic. Australia seems to be full of poisonous plants and animals. And thank you for your kind comments.


Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 4:22 AM

Beautiful set of this unusual flower. Wonders of nature. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 4:53 AM

Trust you to find something dangerous, Colleen.
At least you were forewarned.
A great set of pictures!

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 5:03 AM

Medicine world extracts Ipatrium bromide alkaloid to treat Asthma from this type of plants

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 6:03 AM

We have these beautiful flowers here, too, Colleen, aren't they something specialSmile I love V.4, closely followed by V,1, Carol

Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 6:40 AM

It would appear that it's not just the cricketers in Australia that are poisonous....oops.

A lovely shot Colleen, very well presented.


WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
4 Dec 2013 - 7:01 AM

A fine set of images. Well done Colleen.

4 Dec 2013 - 7:11 AM

A lovely mini series here - V1 for me. Smile


HarrietH Plus Member 5279 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
4 Dec 2013 - 7:22 AM

I think this flower belongs to the hemlock family and we know what hemlock did to Socrates.
There are a lot of these flowers here in gardens, in fact a lot of the flowers that seem to grow so well in Australia grow beautifully here in Cascais. There are fashions in flowers just like anything else and I have seen a lot of red "bottle brush" being grown and my daughter's street has some frangipane trees.
Lovely shot Carol, I look forward to lots and lots of Australian pics.


Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 7:29 AM

Has to be V1 for the seclusion Colleen
a lovely selection of images
hope hubby feeling a bit better today

DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 7:36 AM

What a superb collection of images, Colleen.
Hope you're having a great time in Australia.


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 8:19 AM

A great set of such a pretty bloom...
From my time living in Australia I don't remember them...
Wonder if they were introduced

ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 8:40 AM

Beautiful images of these pretty flowers,

Ali SmileSmile

kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
4 Dec 2013 - 9:03 AM

Now we have Agels trumpets and Angel(s) images!Wink- I was just told ,that it is "pasuunakukka" in Finnish (tromboneflower) - Very funny. - But a fine image with the C. bokeh. Have a nice stay in A. ,Colleen !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

4 Dec 2013 - 9:15 AM

My vote goes to V4. Smile

Jocelia Plus Member 4Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 9:19 AM

Yep, definately a beautiful set. Haven’t seen these in Perth yet.
The only poison blooms I know of are Olianda…..WinkWinkWink

kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 9:39 AM

A beautiful set Colleen, V1 for me also GrinGrin


EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 9:41 AM

Interesting information and beautiful images - especially V4.

4 Dec 2013 - 10:20 AM

Good set with V4 my favourite



marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 - 10:27 AM

I didn't realize taking photos could be so dangerous, a great set of images anyway, well captured.

Mary Grin

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 - 11:55 AM

Gorgeous! V1 for the individual delicate flower! V4 for the full bunch! GrinGrinGrin Love them!
Love the title! On Nov 12th I have uploaded one from my mums garden in Portugal but it's a different colour! I called it a very different name! Tongue
Regards, Isabel

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 12:10 PM

Like the shapes to these Colleen.
I am surprised they are poisonous though.
Looks can be deceiving right enough !!
Good set.

Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 3:08 PM

Lovely set of images Colleen, great titleSmile


Last Modified By Nikonuser1 at 4 Dec 2013 - 3:08 PM
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 5:04 PM

Superb macro captures of these Angel trumpets, Colleen !

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 5:15 PM

And they look so innocent too! Wink Beautiful close-ups, Colleen, and think V4's my fave Smile
Trev Smile

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 - 6:20 PM

A set of beauties!


EileenH  2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 - 7:04 PM

Beautiful setSmile


tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 7:21 PM

There is something ominous about V4, which says keep awayWink


Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 - 7:44 PM

What a lovely set Colleen. Lovely but naughty flowers. Cathy

Last Modified By Holmewood at 4 Dec 2013 - 7:45 PM
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
4 Dec 2013 - 9:22 PM

Superb set of macro of this lovely flower. Love V1, Colleen.

jacquig  1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 - 10:22 PM

Lovely images and very interesting description, Colleen. I particuarly like v1 - so ethereal and haunting. Smile

Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
5 Dec 2013 - 12:18 AM

V1 stunning in it's simplicity...beautiful...a flower I wouldnt like to get to close to !!!!! Have fun in Adelaide..Grin

Lynette GrinGrin

DilysT Plus Member 4DilysT vcard United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 - 7:28 AM

How beautiful.... And thanks for the interesting info!

5 Dec 2013 - 2:46 PM

Never heard of them before Colleen, probably because I live in sub-Arctic Scotland. Max temperature today 1C. Beautiful images though and V3 my favourite.


BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2013 - 10:40 AM

A beautiful set.


lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2013 - 6:16 AM

A wonderful set Colleen, all with their own merits.

John Smile

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2013 - 5:36 PM

I have some of these growing in my greenhouse at home, with their odd shape they are notoriously difficult to photograph well but you have done a fine job here, bravo

annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2013 - 7:26 PM

we got some pink and yellow dayturas. they are lovely flowers, , I like to take them looking up Smile so that you can see the inside. Their leaves are very poisonous btw.

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