Tropical delight

By ColleenA
Good day......
Back to flowers today.....found these unusual flowers growing in the Lily pad hot house at the Adelaide botanical gardens. they are about a foot long and the bush is full of them....see the versions....up close and the big picture.

Andrew from Singapore has kindly ID'd this flower as Heliconia rostrata....commonly known as Hanging Lobster claw....this can clearly be seen in one of my versions........thank you Andrew
Enjoy your weekend

P.S Aplogies if I missed or only voted on your upload the last few days, our internet wifi is intermittent...more off than on....grrr

Tags: Flowers and plants

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18 Jan 2014 7:32AM
V1 all the way for me, Colleen.
Never seen this flower before.

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Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 7:47AM
A beauty Colleen. Lovely colours.
It looks like a mina lobata to me - but not sure as that is more like a vine.
Whatever you have really captured it well Colleen. Smile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 7:52AM
Very beautiful what ever it is Colleen. V1 is stunning. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2014 8:00AM
Heliconia rostrata. These flower freely in our garden and are very low maintenance. One of the plants the sunbirds regularly visit for a feed Smile

What wonderful shots of them! I like the treatment in V1, especially, Colleen. And look at the mass of them in V4! V2 is my favourite of the bunch, though.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:02AM
Lovely flower and so well captured Colleen
love the colours V1 for me
Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:08AM
Great set of images. Ted. GrinGrin
Don't know what this beautiful flower is called Colleen but a great set of images anyway.

Mary Grin
User_Removed 4 10 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:16AM
The shape and soft works well to add an arty feel to the shot.

mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
18 Jan 2014 8:18AM
Well named, delightful images Smile

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jan 2014 8:29AM
Well done, Andrew! What a beautiful, and unusual flower, Colleen, and expertly captured, especially V.1. Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
18 Jan 2014 8:36AM
THANK YOU Andrew for the ID, I thought you may be the one who knew what it is as Singapore is full of exotic tropical plants.Grin
18 Jan 2014 8:56AM
Super set Colleen, V1 also my favourite,
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2014 9:14AM

Quote:THANK YOU Andrew for the ID, I thought you may be the one who knew what it is as Singapore is full of exotic tropical plants.Grin

Fortunately you picked one I know very well Grin
8 10 10 England
18 Jan 2014 9:14AM
I love the V2 close up.
Stunning set of floral images, Colleen. V1 and v2 are great.
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:37AM
Excellent capture of this beautiful plant
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:01AM
How unusual...
And such a display of colour..
18 Jan 2014 10:08AM
Good morning Colleen another fine set v1 for me
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:46AM
V4 for me, love the fact that it is natural and in context.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 11:04AM
A beautiful set & V4 for me.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Jan 2014 11:09AM
A very lovely flower, and three very lovely captures too, Colleen Smile Think I go for V1 also as my fave Wink
Trev Smile
Such a stunner Colleen, the colours are so vibrant...another wonderful set Grin

Lynette Grin
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 11:36AM
Lovely set, V1 is beautifully elegant
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 11:37AM
Difficult to choose a favourite of these very beautiful and interesting flowers.
V1 is lovely though.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
gwynn56 6 87 England
18 Jan 2014 12:39PM
beautiful set of images Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 150 16 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 12:45PM
Super set of images Colleen, V1 just takes itSmile

18 Jan 2014 1:27PM
A beautiful set Colleen but V1 for me, simply stunning GrinGrin

18 Jan 2014 2:22PM
V1 and 4 for me Colleen nice work

ukgubbi 6 5 India
18 Jan 2014 2:45PM
V4 is very captivating. Great set
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 2:54PM
See what you mean about the colloquial nameSmile

Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 3:12PM
A Beautiful collection of images and well presentedSmile V1 for me

very well taken images well done.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Jan 2014 3:29PM
Lovely contrasting colours

18 Jan 2014 3:30PM
Very beautiful flower
6 3 8 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 5:03PM
What a beautiful flower! Great colours all roundGrin
gss 4 1 Romania
18 Jan 2014 5:14PM
Good captures!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 5:24PM
Super images of this vibrant flower Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
10 467 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 5:32PM
Beautiful set of pictures Colleen, they grow some weird and wonderful plants in Australia
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
18 Jan 2014 6:43PM
Never seen this gorgeous flower before.
A brilliant set with lovely colours and detailSmile
18 Jan 2014 7:15PM
A fabulous collection, Colleen - I saw one of these at the Eden Project in Cornwall a couple of years ago!
Your images are stunning!Smile

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 7:44PM
Lovely set V4 for meSmile

viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:04PM
Wonderful patterns and great use of selective focus Colleen. V1 my favourite.

dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 525 England
18 Jan 2014 8:33PM
V1 is lovely. I've had internet gremlins twice this week so you have my sympathy Smile
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
18 Jan 2014 8:36PM
These colours work so well together Colleen!! Good set of varied images V1 for me today!!
18 Jan 2014 8:57PM
Great set Coleen. Love v4. Cathy
18 Jan 2014 9:08PM
Gorgeous - you are so good at this Colleen!
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
18 Jan 2014 9:26PM
A beautiful flower but your presentational skills produce some excellent images, Colleen.

capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:54PM
Lovely colourful set.Smile
19 Jan 2014 9:24AM

John Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 10:43AM
Exquisite images and a stunning flower on show! Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Jan 2014 10:50PM
You can see why these brightly coloured and pretty little flowers get their name, a lovely set Colleen

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