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The Strelizia flowers are out in full force here in Swellendam at present - a lovely bit of warmth in very cold conditions Smile
Thank you so much for all who kindly voted and commented on my Cabbage White yesterday - my first attempt at photographing a butterfly Smile
Have a great day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Aug 2013 - 1:15 PM
Focal Length:33.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Strelizia Regina 2
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:1 Sep 2013 - 4:12 AM
Tags:Bird of paradise, Flowers & plants, South africa, Strelizia Regina, Swellendam
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Votes:78
Voters:handlerstudio · S_Psharma · iosatel · abeeror2 · ColleenA · CarolG · dven · Diggeo · Badgerfred · RobertTurley · fentiger · User_Removed · DicksPics · cazozphil · stuart1963 · Lillian · barbarahirst · CaroleS · marshfam19 · Caziwinkles · widtink · georgiepoolie · RonnieAG · LynneJoyce · chrissie3 · mashwood10 · 213hardy · nonur · rayme330 · netta1234 · HarrietH · achieverswales · feefeepootle · Lynniesefforts · Nikonuser1 · lonely_oryx · cats_123 · digital_boi · Joline · jaktis · sparrowhawk · moiral · taggart · ugly · ChristineD · ali63 · myrab · Chinga · ValeryAst · morpheus1955 · craggwildlifephotography · jdinne · anglingandyq · jovanovic · thedon1941 · JuBarney · PaulLiley · EileenH · AlexAppleby · Ade_Osman · User_Removed · andylea · alligatorpants · fificat100 · Mike_Smith · footloose · Tish1 · jasonrwl · Potra · BIGRY1 · CHRISB911 · Jenny-D · SammyRatFan · boov · ChiliMan · annettep38 · Ayoob · Glostopcat ·
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 4:32 AM

What an extraordinary flower and a lovely composition, Herman. What a photogenic place you live in.

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 4:47 AM

Beautiful image.

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iosatel
iosatel  2 Belgium
1 Sep 2013 - 5:16 AM

Beautiful colours, well composed!

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abeeror2
abeeror2  3 Spain
1 Sep 2013 - 5:33 AM

Very well composed, lovely bright colourful image.Grin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 6:10 AM

Such stunning flowers, Herman, and perfectly captured. Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 6:11 AM

Morning Herman, our garden is also full of them, now if the rain and wind would just stop for a few days I could also get out and photograph them. Beautifully capturedGrinGrinGrin

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dven
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1 Sep 2013 - 6:50 AM

Stunning colours and detail

dven

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Diggeo
Diggeo  2 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 7:11 AM

Very nice capture of this beautiful flower, Herman!!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
1 Sep 2013 - 7:20 AM

Beautiful flower Herman, fine capture,
Fred.

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DicksPics
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1 Sep 2013 - 7:49 AM

What a beautiful flower, Herman - an excellent capture.

Richard

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cazozphil
cazozphil  2
1 Sep 2013 - 8:02 AM

A very beautiful capture. I do love the bird of paradise it is a striking flower.
Carol

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:07 AM

Such a beautiful and exotic flower
beautifully captured with the light in behind Herman
Lillian

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:20 AM

Looks lethal

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:23 AM

These are fascinating flowers, well capturedSmile

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Caziwinkles
1 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

Beautiful exotic flower - very striking - and easy to see why they are called 'bird of paradise' too. Great image Herman. Smile

Carol

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widtink
widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

Exotic and very special Herman SmileSmile

Rod

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:43 AM

Such an exotic looking flower to my eyes and what a delight to see them growing naturally: here they cost about £5.00 for one stem.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:49 AM

Love these flowers and how nice to see them in their natural habitat.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 8:52 AM

Beautiful picture of a wonderful flower.

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:00 AM

Nicely framed, super shot, Herman. What a flower!

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:04 AM

A beautiful flower, beautifully captured, Herman - one of my favourites.

Ray

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:47 AM

A Beautiful detailed imageSmile
NettaSmile

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achieverswales
1 Sep 2013 - 10:16 AM

Beautiful flower captured Herman.

Regards.

Trev.

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
1 Sep 2013 - 11:13 AM

Good one Herman !! Was just about to upload my one of these,.....we call them Bird of Paradise...but umm , nup ...not gonna now Tongue...yours is just beautiful GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 11:14 AM

Excellent image Herman, well capturedSmile


Cliff

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lonely_oryx
1 Sep 2013 - 11:21 AM

A beautiful flower

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114364 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 11:38 AM

always remind me of our holiday in SA GrinGrin

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digital_boi
1 Sep 2013 - 11:42 AM

they always make a fine splash of colour Herman fine capture

Graham

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 11:53 AM

The bright colors would take the chill off. A beautiful specimen, it must be wonderful to see so many when they are in full bloom.
(just out of curiosity, what is the temperature in your very cold conditions?)

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1 Sep 2013 - 12:07 PM

Lovely colours

Peter

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1 Sep 2013 - 12:17 PM

amazing flower beautifully captured

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
1 Sep 2013 - 12:17 PM

Beautifully colourful shot Herman. Moira

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ChristineD
1 Sep 2013 - 2:18 PM

Fabulous colourful capture



Thank you to you for adding to the amazing amount of awards and CC's on my Gladioli

Christine

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 2:20 PM

How lucky you are to have them growing where you live, they are so beautiful,

Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 3:09 PM

Stunning! Amazing colours and shapes Herman... IB

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
1 Sep 2013 - 3:35 PM

This flower has a very funny look, Herman ... it looks like a bird with a crown on its headSmile
Regards Valery

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morpheus1955
1 Sep 2013 - 3:59 PM

Wonderful image Herman, fabulous colours

Hugh

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1 Sep 2013 - 4:05 PM

nice one Herman

David

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
1 Sep 2013 - 4:19 PM

This is stunning Herman..............

John

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
1 Sep 2013 - 4:35 PM

A stunning plant and very well captured Herman

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thedon1941
1 Sep 2013 - 5:39 PM

Great close up of my favourite flower. I was 62 before I actually saw one on the plant in the Canaries. Wonderful. Don

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JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 5:40 PM

A beautiful plant and so well captured.
Ju

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PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 5:48 PM

An amazing plant. Great shot. paul

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EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 6:13 PM

Beautiful image Smile

Eileen

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fificat100
1 Sep 2013 - 8:40 PM

This is a beauty, Herman. Love Strelitzia - a queen of flowers! SmileSmile

Lavina

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Mike_Smith Plus Member 8231 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 8:45 PM

Cracking image Herman, we call them Bird of Paradise

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footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:20 PM

Excellent flower image Herman,top man!
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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:34 PM

I love these 'Bird of Paradise' they are the essence of sunshine and such beautiful colours.

It's cool this evening here Herman and was cool this morning when I got up, had to put on my dressing gown; makes me feel sad for the fading summer............... Does Ryan Air fly to South Africa Blush [A cheap and tacky airline, that charge you extra if you want a seat, or use the toilet, and you simply can't afford their extra charges for luggage, cheaper to buy a whole new wardrobe when you get there].


Tish

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jasonrwl Plus Member 5816 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 10:32 PM

Such a great flower Herman and well captured
Jason

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Potra  2 Venezuela
2 Sep 2013 - 12:02 AM

Lovely Herman!
M

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 12:09 AM

You have the most amazing flowers in your country!Grin
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2 Sep 2013 - 9:44 AM

brilliant composition and colors look vivid. nice feeling

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CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 1:36 PM

a striking image with great colour

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4 Sep 2013 - 1:56 PM

Beauty

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annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2013 - 10:59 PM

looks a bit like an artistic rocket launcher, fantastic colours and a great POV.

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