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Chinese lantern

By ColleenA
Good morning...
Thank you to Marktc for his UA for my Frozen flower daisy, much appreciated...
Another flower from the game farm...Dichrostachys cinerea known as sicklebush,Bell mimosa,Chinese landtern tree or Kalahari Christmas tree.
The generic name Dichrostachys means "two coloured spike"
It is native to Africa but has been introduced to India, the Caribbean and parts of Southeast Asia.
V2 is a slightly bigger image showing a part of the tree
Summer is a riot of colour in the African bush with many wild flowers, sadly all my images have to be captured from the vehicle as to get out of the vehicle to get up closer for a better pov is asking for a lion to eat me. So I grit my teeth and make the best of a bad job with a zoom lens. I am also only given 30 seconds as Rob gets grumpy as we are there to look for animals and not flowers. Grin
Have a nice day...

Tags: Flowers and plants Chinese lantern tree

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20 Apr 2014 8:05AM
Lovely capture of a very unusual looking flowerSmile

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20 Apr 2014 8:07AM
Gorgeous images Colleen, lovely to see this exotic looking Flower.

John Smile
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
20 Apr 2014 8:08AM
What a delightful flower, Colleen, perfectly captured, as always. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 8:10AM
A fascinating flower and one I have never seen before.
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 8:36AM
A beautiful flower Colleen and photographed against a beautiful deep green background - very nice.

Phil.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
20 Apr 2014 8:47AM
A very exotic flower, Colleen. Interesting to hear how it has been deliberately spread to other climes.

I suggest feeding Rob to the lions if he gets too grumpy!Grin Then you can take your pictures in peace.

Malc
20 Apr 2014 8:58AM
Look like very good shots in the conditions you describe, Colleen.
20 Apr 2014 9:07AM
A beauty Colleen. V1 for me GrinGrin
Definitely safety first, don't want you eaten by lions Wink
Happy easter to you and Rob Grin

Kathryn
20 Apr 2014 9:13AM
Perfect with your zoom lens Colleen, V1 for me great blue background, have a good day,enjoy the Hot cross buns too. Patty GrinGrinGrin
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 9:25AM
wonderful colour and detail colleen v1 for me today love the bg too a cracker nice one Wink
andy
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
20 Apr 2014 9:29AM
It's great to see some of your flowers Colleen,but I definitely don't want the Lions to get you,so you stay where you are safe to take themWink
Hope Rob is getting better after his opp.
These two images are beautiful with lovely colours and detail.
NettaSmile
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
20 Apr 2014 9:30AM
A Kalahari Christmas tree. Great name for it, much nicer than sicklebush.
Well captured images Colleen.


Dave.
20 Apr 2014 9:36AM
tisk tisk a grumpy Rob feed him to lions and move on lol two fine shots Colleen lovely dof in both

Graham
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 9:45AM
A beautiful shot Colleen
Ju
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 9:55AM
Watch out for those wee catsWink

Adrian
A great image well done
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
20 Apr 2014 10:02AM
Well spotted Colleen. Beautiful images. V1 for me please.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
gss 3 1 Romania
20 Apr 2014 10:03AM
Great title for a sweet flower!
Happy Easter to you Colleen
Silviu
20 Apr 2014 10:07AM
How unusual and sooooo pretty
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 10:08AM
Great images Colleen, these men have no patience at all TongueTongueTongueTongue,

Ali
20 Apr 2014 10:12AM
Great images, Colleen. v1 is my fave. Also, as they were taken from a vehicle, they are excellent. Great narrative too.

Fred
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 10:17AM
A good choice not to risk being eaten by Lions! Considering you have taken this from a vehicle and a grumpy husband moaning in your ear you have managed a great couple of images of what is a fantastic looking flowerTongueGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 11:08AM
An amazing flower Colleen - they would make colourful spring cleaning dusters!
Not that any of us have time for spring cleaning!
Well taken despite restrictions.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 11:16AM
Beautiful shots of this beautiful flower. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Brian
20 Apr 2014 11:18AM
Lovely images Colleen.
Happy Easter to you and Rob Smile

Jenny Smile
20 Apr 2014 11:23AM
Great images and I enjoyed reading your narrative Colleen...it's nice to see such an unusual flower
Elaine Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
20 Apr 2014 11:34AM
A most unusual but very lovely little flower, Colleen Smile
A very Happy Easter to you both Wink
Trev Smile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
20 Apr 2014 12:15PM
Lovely macro Colleen, especially considering that it was taken from a car!
Rende
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 2:14PM
Lovely shot of thiis unusual bloom. You stay in the car Colleen, your much to sweet to be cat meat.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 2:46PM
Great capture of this great looking bloomSmile

Cliff
20 Apr 2014 3:28PM
New flower for me, lovely Colleen. Happy Easter.
20 Apr 2014 4:15PM
Beautiful images , Colleen . V2. is my favorite! Grin--- Jukka.
Good shot with a zoom lens,don't find many of these in our hedgerows,a very unusual flower head with history.
Martyn.
20 Apr 2014 5:40PM
Lovely images, Colleen.

Richard
20 Apr 2014 6:29PM
Cute images
Mike_Smith Plus
9 333 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2014 6:56PM
Very exotic Colleen, and very unusual too
20 Apr 2014 7:04PM
Lovely capture, aren't they pretty
20 Apr 2014 8:15PM
Another lovely image Colleen

Happy Easter

Steve
20 Apr 2014 8:23PM
Two lovely images...Kathleen
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Apr 2014 10:58PM
the light in nš1 is fantastic, really shows the bristly bits of so well.

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