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Monday, April 26, 2010

An indigenous beauty


a gorgeous Strelitzia  - indigenous to South Africa and commonly
known as Bird of Paradise.
this was taken whilst on my walkout at the Voortrekker Monument
(Pilgrims monument) recently ... see post below for more
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Copyright 2010 Gena D Images for thinking aloud

18 comments:

Firefly said...

Stunning photo. I want to get some strelitzia plants for my garden.

Jayne said...

Great shot of a stunning flower. :)

Tabib said...

Nice close-up.

Hootin' Anni said...

I have a huge plant of B.o.P. in my back yard...it's just now starting to bloom for the season.

Here is mine...PENELOPE the pelican

Hope your Monday is treating you well!

Ed said...

Beautiful, I took some pics of them in California, I really like the color in them..:-)

dibear said...

A Bird of Paradise, how lovely. :)

Kiki said...

So stunning and gorgeous...I always love to see what you will show us next!! brilliant macro! Love the colors too!
kiki~

aoki 2000 said...

What beautiful work and what will convey a sense of life

Jay said...

Very striking! They use them in floral decorations here now, but it always seems to me such a shame to cut them.

BK said...

An interesting view of the Bird of Paradise; first time I am having such a close look at it.

chasity said...

beautiful colors and perfect clarity.

Kala said...

And what a beauty it is. Love the colors Gena!

Manang Kim said...

Birds of paradise is very pretty. Great macro shot!

MacroMonday~Nuts

Far Side of Fifty said...

Absolutely stunning! :)

chloephotography said...

beautiful macro

Sean said...

In Aus I see lots of Streitzia here... I am starting to think that I am missing out on something...

Brenda said...

beautiful! Love the background.

Denise said...

Fabulous flower and so aptly named. Thanks for sharing with Today's Flowers.

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