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S_Psharma 5 1 India
19 Jun 2013 4:37AM
Nice picture very well captured.

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 6:00AM
I like both shots Herman. I wonder if I'd get away with planting. Poinsettia in Spain. Must ask the gardener.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
19 Jun 2013 6:08AM
Morning Herman, what a difference it is to experience winter in Durban, so nice and warm.
A great capture Herman, you don't often see the white ones as much as the red. Loving your quotes everydayGrinGrin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 6:14AM
Love the quote.... shame about the fly though Herman... takes the edge off of a nice image.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
19 Jun 2013 6:31AM
A lovely flower and a lovely quote.

19 Jun 2013 6:52AM
A nice image.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
19 Jun 2013 6:55AM
you should charge for visitors!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin
19 Jun 2013 6:57AM
A beauty Herman. They always remind me of xmas Grin

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
19 Jun 2013 7:09AM
Like them both HermanSmileSmileSmile
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 7:12AM
Lovely images Herman - the size of the poinsettia bush is amazing - I was visualising a small plant! Smile

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 7:20AM
Beautiful image,

19 Jun 2013 7:21AM
Nice images Herman . Did not realise they grew so big .
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 7:23AM
Like Carol, I too was visualising a small plant and I don't think I have come across a white one before. All I know about Poinsettia is that once the red leaves have gone; if you keep them in a dark place, the red leaves will come back for next year, but sadly most people just through them away.................... In the UK they are a house plant, that's why I know a little bit.

You have two friends in V1...................... two magic images and once again you have taught me something.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jun 2013 7:43AM
I much prefer the pale lemon poinsettias to the red ones, Herman, so different and a much more gentle colour. V.1 shows it off so well, and V.2 gives an excellent idea of how large these plants can grow. Carol
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Jun 2013 8:13AM
Lovely image, Herman. It's the first time that I see them grow so tall. Thanks for putting V2 on.
19 Jun 2013 8:15AM
Here, in the south of Russia, it is called "Christmas Star"Smile passing one more thought about friendship, Herman: A bad friend is like a shadow - on a sunny day he is constantly with you, and he disappears immediately as soon as a cloudy day has come...Smile
Regards Valery
9 10 10 England
19 Jun 2013 8:38AM
Super image with the wee visitor.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 8:40AM
2 great images Herman, like the insect in V1 well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
19 Jun 2013 8:58AM
Two good captures Herman - complete with wildlife Wink!!!!
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 9:18AM
Two super images Herman, I never knew they grew that big Smile

19 Jun 2013 9:32AM
Well shot Herman, I think the fly adds more interest

19 Jun 2013 10:04AM
did not know white ones existed good one

19 Jun 2013 10:59AM
Very nice Herman lovely captures!
19 Jun 2013 11:28AM
An exotic flower, at least seen from Finland. Well done Herman! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- And for fun! WinkWinkWink Jukka.
19 Jun 2013 11:30AM
Great images Herman and a thoughtful comment about friends. A
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
19 Jun 2013 12:15PM
I do prefer v1 especially with the visitor
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
19 Jun 2013 1:31PM
Good shots Herman.
And I think a good friend would be one who mends my broken fence !!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Jun 2013 1:42PM
Not so sure these poinsettias would work as houseplants in my home, Herman GrinGrin An unusual colour for me.

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 3:06PM
I like the criss cross effect of the leaves, it creates a nice pattern while the fly adds an extra focal point. The greens are so muted and the image all about pattern so I imagine you could make a fine mono conversion out of this. Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jun 2013 4:02PM
I have seen the bushes in Florida-- Where I live they come in pots around Christmas time-- White, red and multi colored-- Thanks for the larger view!
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 4:10PM
Great image Herman and I like the added beastie! Good thought for the day!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 4:55PM
Two lovely shots and you certainly have some wonderful plants in your garden.
19 Jun 2013 5:06PM
Great images Herman and I just love your quote
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
19 Jun 2013 5:23PM
Like this image & lighting....

Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 5:46PM
Lovely cool palette, Herman.

19 Jun 2013 6:55PM
Beautiful captures Herman !
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 7:09PM
Hi Herman, two nice shots, we dont get these as big as yours, at Christmas the shops are full of them her but only as pot plants for inside your house. And they are very difficult to keep, every one i have had has died within a few weeks
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 Jun 2013 7:16PM
Well timed capture Herman. A lovely shot.Grin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Jun 2013 7:55PM
Nice captures Herman.


jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Jun 2013 7:58PM
Not so colourful, but great anyway

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Jun 2013 9:35PM
Wow...they're pretty big! Thanks for V2, Herman. Wonderful shot in V1 and lucky timing with the critter! Smile

HI Herman, the flies do the photo.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Jun 2013 7:15AM
I have never seen these plants other than in a pot at Christmas: seeing them like trees in their natural state is so interesting, Herman.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Jun 2013 12:09PM
Nice one Herman; I like the fly; adds the visual spice Smile
Humblebee 6 1 England
20 Jun 2013 3:27PM
Love the quote, Herman, and haven't seen a 'white' poinsettia before and it looks good, insects always add interest - my red Christmas poinsettia is finally on its last legs, cannot keep them for love nor money Wink ... Carol Grin
20 Jun 2013 6:29PM
Great bushes & great to see them growing naturally.
In the UK we only see them in pots, imported for the Christmas period
Regards Brian

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