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Bird of Paradise

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 28 March 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The Bird of Paradise flower spotted on the grounds of the Hotel del Coronado on Coronado Island.

Photo captured August 15, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Diana from San Francisco, United States

The color is so natural just like the fresh one, Well done.

28 Mar 2014 5:06am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful perspective, love the colours

28 Mar 2014 9:05am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnifique plante, superbe fleur.

28 Mar 2014 9:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

There is always a splendid unreality about these . . you present it well here.

28 Mar 2014 10:12am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes, I know this gorgeous flower. Your shot is stunning in its colour and clarity!

28 Mar 2014 10:34am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Lovely detail on this.

28 Mar 2014 12:34pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

Great colors!

28 Mar 2014 1:09pm

farideh from rasht, Iran

Great and nice.

28 Mar 2014 2:02pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

The tone and light in this is beautiful.

28 Mar 2014 2:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous shot of this bird of paradise. Excellent work.

28 Mar 2014 2:53pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Woooo.... j'adore.
5*****)

28 Mar 2014 4:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Stunning Bird of Paradise! The point of view, light and color are amazing!

28 Mar 2014 5:16pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A real beauty

28 Mar 2014 6:11pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Spectacular! What great colors!

28 Mar 2014 7:54pm

Florence from Paris, France

Wonderful flower, amazing shape, a great compo Steven, ans thanks for your sweet words.

28 Mar 2014 7:59pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooooow!
very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, details, colors, lighting & title!
Lovely !!!!

28 Mar 2014 8:18pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

One of the things I remember most about a trip to San Diego is how beautiful these blooms were. Great shot.

28 Mar 2014 8:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! The colors are just gorgeous. One of my favorite flowers! Beautiful frame. This is just fabulous Steven! 5*s!

28 Mar 2014 9:01pm

Ptck from France

without pen, but with beautiful colors

28 Mar 2014 9:54pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

a beautiful close up
so nice

28 Mar 2014 10:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful image of this fine specimen.

28 Mar 2014 10:58pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

So strong and bold!

28 Mar 2014 11:09pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

This flower lives up to her name, she is absolutely spectacular ... A beautiful image and excellent POV !!!
Coincidentally one of these flowers opened yesterday in my garden ...

29 Mar 2014 12:19am

@Baldwin Vandewalle: How fortunate to have them grow in your climate! I'd have these planted everywhere if they grew in Illinois. :-)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Great shot against a beautiful sky. I like the way you framed the petals reaching for the top corners. It might have been even nicer if you had pushed aside that leaf in the lower right corner.

29 Mar 2014 1:28am

@Harry: I debated about that too, but wanted to make sure the petals reaching for the top corners were not cropped out. There was a lot of photo "pollution" to the right that I had to crop out. :-)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a gorgeous plant.

29 Mar 2014 4:47am

claudie from le havre, France

Je suis fan de ces fleurs ,elles portent bien son nom .
Elle est merveilleuse.

29 Mar 2014 9:01am

L'angevine from Angers, France

de belles couleurs

29 Mar 2014 10:29am

CreatednotFound from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Wow brilliant shot, looks like a painting!!

29 Mar 2014 3:05pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous ... beautiful vivid colors!

29 Mar 2014 6:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ditto to RBL. i like the square format

29 Mar 2014 7:38pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

A gorgeous shot of this bird of paradise!!! Excellent!

30 Mar 2014 8:38am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Splendid composition! Nice tones and colors!

30 Mar 2014 11:45am

American Ferret from Eastern, United States

Splendid capture of the bird of paradise, one of my favorite flowers ... great job :)

30 Mar 2014 8:34pm

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