Day 83 - Bird of Paradise


Our complex is a host to many beautiful plants and flowers as you have seen by some of my other posts. Today's choice was the Birds of Paradise. These flowers are amazing!



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34 comments:

Chelsea said...

Lovely macro!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is stunning.Great photo work.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very beautiful colors ...

karren said...

Those Birds of Paradise are so pretty! I loved seeing them growing in Hawaii. Nice shot you got.

Cheryl said...

The colors in this photo are awesome! Nice job!!!

Ky said...

I love your edit. Makes an otherwise weird flower look very interesting.

Helen said...

Gorgeous shot. The colours are amazing!

gottaluvboyz said...

No words....just beautiful! The colors are just out of this world!

lisa said...

Oh Misty, this is just gorgeous!!
I just love these flowers, but they are so hard to come by here, so it is just wonderful to see photographs of them.
I LOVE the way you composed this!

Lois said...

Lovely colors and focus.

kbreints said...

gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Wow! So pretty!
I'm diggin' your new blog header, by the way!

Amy said...

This is gorgeous. I don't think I've ever seen one of these before.

Mari said...

Very pretty! So many colors on one flower!

Chesney said...

I LOVE these...what vivid colors! Spectacular!

Sandra V. said...

Fantastic image! You are so lucky to have these flowers around you!

Mel said...

I have never seen one of these before. Absolutely beautiful!

Melissa said...

Wow, that is just stunning! I LOVE the colors. How lucky are you to have all these beautiful plants to look at!

Anne U said...

Amazing.

Kristin said...

This reminds me of the days when I lived in Hawaii. Oh how I wish I could be there again now for all the amazing photo opps, and here you have them right in your backyard!

To answer your question about my moon picture, I used my 70-200mm. I find I hardly ever use that lens, but when I need it, it sure comes in handy. I'd forgotten that it was a full moon until I got on the computer that night...maybe it was good I was on the computer that night :o) I don't have my tripod unpacked and handy, so I just made do with what I had and got really lucky with the clouds parting perfectly for those few seconds and actually having my settings somewhat right. I started with some suggestions from other bloggers but made some adjustments after doing some test shots on a street light and listening to my gut and I really had to make some big changes from what others had done, so it made me feel good to know that I could think on my own and figure it out. What a journey this has been.

And btw, thank you for your sweet, sweet comment after my feed settings got tweaked. You don't know how much you made my day. Ditto to you my friend. :o)

Maryvel Friesen said...

So, so, amazingly beautiful! Isn't God's creation simply the greatest? You are so lucky to be surrounded by such a beauty!

Flower Photography said...

I have always loved this plant :-)

Jennifer said...

Stunning color!

longneys said...

Such vibrant colours. Great DOF. Basically, a beautiful capture.

Jaime said...

Oh wow... beautiful! I don''t think that I've seen one of those before now.

pcphotoblog said...

stunning

cggrlogan said...

I would love to see one of these growing naturally as I've only seen them in a floral bouquet.

Becky Sue

traceyjj said...

I love the way the photo fills the whole frame. Beautiful colours and shapes here. Lovely image.

Scrappy Grams said...

exquisite!

Brooke said...

A stunning photo and great match for yellow orange! Thanks for linking up!

Cat @ No Wooden Spoons said...

amazing!! simply amazing!! I love the colors and depth of field you captured!

Cheri said...

amazing. it almost shames me to post my pictures in this group of fantastic photographers.

Bel said...

It's beautiful. We also have this flowering plant at the garden, but it does not have any bloom this year.

Tina said...

Wow! Beautiful macro shot. LG Tina