Stunning photo - reminds me of New Year Eve!Thanks for your sweet comment - I love your blog - wonderful photos. See you later!
Very cool... that would look fabulous in a black frame.
WOnderFul PicTuRe... YOu must have a macro lens. Can't wait to see more.Kate - The Garden Bell
I've never seen this flower before - its beautiful
Randi is right - they do look like fireworks! Gorgeous photos! How is progress at Tumbledown?
wow thats really beautiful :)u may view mine here
aloha RO,what a nice capture, how did you get the detailed shot, with some software for the stamens?
RO:What a divinely detailed capture! It almost makes the stamens the focus of attention - and when you stop to consider, they are so oft overlooked in photography.
wooah...exquisite!! eye-candy!You rock girl..!Kiki~
Teza, I love the stamens on this plant, they are like glorious exploding fireworks, beautifully illuminated against a backdrop of white petals. I'm having a week for macro shots of stamens. They are hard to capture, and unless I was busy poking my lens at them I would miss all their subtleties too. The image below of Kleinia abyssinica is not one of my best but I included it in my valentines post because if you look closely at it many of the stamens look like tiny hearts.Hi Noel, I used a 105mm macro lens to get the close up shot of the stamens.Hi Dan, progress at Tumbledown has been slow this month; I've been battling with a succession of illnesses. I have been suffering quite badly with migraines of late and have been referred to see a neurologist next week. Fingers crossed it will be sorted soon. I've been busily hacking down elders and overgrown shrubs for some time. I am making a small dent in the undergrowth but it is going to take some time before I can reach anything that I would call order!Thanks for all your lovely comments, RO xx
Ooh, pretty - I like that one - not come across it before.Sorry for the lack of comments lately - I have been reading your blog posts (and Aspi's guest posts :-D) but not had sufficient brain to be able to think of anything to say.I haven't forgotten I said I'd suggest some gardens to visit - my favourites will hopefully be appearing on my blog in the near future :-*
very cool pictures. jim
I love it when I find new plants that I have not encountered before. And these certainly are amazing.Jen
Beautiful capture.. this ought to be made into a card with the fireworks type feature would great sent for all celebrations!http://www.gardenersreach.com/post/Amazing-Butterflies.aspx
what a fantastic flower...and photograph of it. I need a nice new macro lens...and maybe a new camera to go with it.
Great photos of natural fireworks on display. I salute your macro shots. Those petals are just secondary for aesthetics, and only to protect these delicate parts. I hope for your soonest release of migraine pains. God bless and take care.
Wow...and a new plant to 'google about' gail
Such a beautiful photo and I love how the bright yellow contrast so nicely with the white petals. I hope you will be sharing more macro shots with us soon :^)
Wow, stunning photos. I've added myself to your followers, afraid I might miss something wonderful :)
What an amazing photo!! :D
That, Madam Orchid, is one helluva picture.
Great picture, and just so Frizzy!
oh yes - that is gorgeous = smile on my face x
Gorgeous! Wonderful detail of the stamens!
RO,This is indeed a stunning portrait. This is quite the bloom, and after a bit of research, I am thrilled to discover that this can be grown as a houseplant, likes partial shade, and the yellow stamens spread open when touched. Thank you so much for introducing me to this amazing plant. :)
Thank you for sharing your stunning photos! It IS time to get back outside and enjoy MotherNature's reawakening. I also have a diligent feline yard manager, lol. From Portland, Oregon (the SECOND best Gardening Capitol in the world!), Liz
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