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Bird of Paradise bloom

Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 29 January 2007 in Plant & Nature.

It's been a very mild winter here in Florida the huge white Bird of Paradise in the front of our house continues to bloom...

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/2.8 ISO 200 60 mm

Kaushal from Groningen, Netherlands

Nice..really nice...I love this flower! I'll be posting one soon...(but not as colourful as this one!) Good one!

29 Jan 2007 11:16am

@Kaushal: Thanks Kaushal - this particular bloom is on a plant that is taller than my house and blooms continually!

Wayne from Melbourne, Australia

Great shot but I think a portrait format in this case would've served your purpose better because if memory serves me right BoP's have a nice slender height...and then the bloom can be on top =D

29 Jan 2007 11:20am

@Wayne: Wayne - thanks, and you are right - I anguished over posting it as there was something I felt could be better - I'll shoot some more soon. Thanks again for the valuable input!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Gorgeous shot of this exotic flower! Such detail. Would you lose that if you put the stem in as well, seeing as how its so tall?
PS. Your comment about my Pretty Little Bird: Thanks. The bird got injured shortly after I took that one,and I've posted another one of him today - very sad.

29 Jan 2007 1:13pm

@Anne: Thanks Anne! You are absolutely correct - I'm looking forward to shooting this again - it blooms year round in my front yard... I saw today's bird shot and hope all turns out well!

Still from Valence, France

Impressive detail about this fantastic plant! Superb flourishing!

29 Jan 2007 2:16pm

@Still: merci beaucoup my friend!

don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous plant. I really like the angles created. Great color too.

29 Jan 2007 2:22pm

@don: thanks Don!

susankritha from Bristol, United Kingdom

Nice one there...Interesting capture!

29 Jan 2007 3:06pm

@susankritha: Thanks - much appreciated!

Suby from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

It is a flower and not a bird? :)


29 Jan 2007 3:31pm

@Suby: Suby - not sure - I have to feed the plants and the animals around my house - maybe I got the foods mixed up and created a plant/bird LOL - thanks for stopping by - you work in some of y most favorite!

Jen from United States

Beautiful! The colors are amazing! Great work!

29 Jan 2007 4:42pm

@Jen: Thank you Jen - I appreciate it!

renee mudd from Denver, United States

it's refreshing to see flowers and a bit of beauty every once and awhile, we're all buried in snow and ice here in Denver.

29 Jan 2007 4:56pm

@renee mudd: thanks Renee - sorry you folks are having such a rough winter - we see it every night on TV and seems like a world away as we have had such a mild winter. I wish you warmth!

Myst from Bologna, Italy

Really impressive! Beautiful shot! Love it too much.

29 Jan 2007 5:49pm

@Myst: Thanks you kindly Myst!

Bronnie from Christchurch, New Zealand

Gorgeous colours, I love the chaotic lines and angles in this picture - even though the flower can be 'elegant' and you could picture in portrait with all the stem and leaves, to me it always brings up a feeling of the abundance of summer and the slightly over-the-top craziness that lazy summer afternoons bring!

29 Jan 2007 5:53pm

@Bronnie: Thank you Bronnie - much appreciated! Our "no winter" here this year has kept blooms all year! Thanks again!

Amit from Santa Clara, CA, United States

Very Well captured, and vivid

29 Jan 2007 6:17pm

@Amit: much appreciated Amit!

Pedro Ferreira from Portugal

Jerry, thank you for the comment, lovely photo very nice colors and shades.

29 Jan 2007 8:07pm

@Pedro Ferreira: pedro - you are most welcome, you have a wonderful talent - and thank you!

seventhray from Wayland, United States

Beautiful photo Jerry! I think I'll move down to florida! Warm weather, beautiful scenery.........hmmmm.

29 Jan 2007 8:34pm

@seventhray: Thank you seventhray...Come see us! We are always open to visitors!

Ahraht from Loures, Portugal

This is a "esterlícia" flower. From the Madeira islands. I see you call it Bird of paradise, lovely. Great Shot.

29 Jan 2007 9:20pm

@Ahraht: Thank you for the wonderful translation! And I appreciate the compliment on the picture!

Alexandra from Hungary

Wow, beautiful colors! It's surreal! I like it!

29 Jan 2007 10:59pm

@Alexandra: thank you kindly Alexandra!

Colour blind from Tokyo, Japan

Fantastic colours here mate. I'm impressed with the blue especially since it's my favourite colour.

29 Jan 2007 11:15pm

@Colour blind: Glad you liked it Colour blind - I appreciate that!

Darren from Japan

Nice shot mate. I have these babies back in my garden back in Australia

29 Jan 2007 11:34pm

@Darren: Thanks Darren! I would love to visit AUSTRALIA!

dawn m. armfield from flagstaff, United States

I really like all of the different colors. Stunning display.

30 Jan 2007 12:46am

@dawn m. armfield: much thanks dawn!

Martine Lapointe from Québec, Canada

It's not easier to photograph this flower, but you have a very beautiful picture!

30 Jan 2007 3:20am

@Martine Lapointe: merci beaucoup Martine!

M.E. from Encino, United States

wow! look at those colors, so vivid!

birds of paradise is my fave... I'm posting a couple of pictures in the next 2 days. if you have the time, pls check it.

30 Jan 2007 4:17am

@M.E.: I appreciate that and will look for your "bird"....

Locina from Québec, Canada


31 Jan 2007 9:40pm

@Locina: merci beaucoup Locina!

1/200 second
ISO 200
60 mm