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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 4 April 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Calliandra is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae. It contains about 200 species that are native to tropical and subtropical regions of southern Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.

The genus comprises herbaceous perennial plants, shrubs and rarely small trees, with bipinnate leaves. The flower, as seen here, has numerous long slender stamens, and are produced in cylindrical or globose inflorescences. The stamens give rise to the common name of Powder-puff/ Powder puff Plant and Fairy Duster. These plants flower all year round, but the best blooming is in spring and summer. They can be easily pruned.

Photo captured March 7, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 105 mm

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique ponpon rouge. Très belle prise. )

4 Apr 2017 5:27am

Anne from France

Perfect shape.

4 Apr 2017 5:28am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

So nice colors and details.

4 Apr 2017 5:35am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique !!!
Bonne journée

4 Apr 2017 5:50am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Pretty flower

4 Apr 2017 5:53am

Martine from France

Que c'est joli, on dirait un éventail.

4 Apr 2017 7:40am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique macro

4 Apr 2017 8:32am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a lovely presence this has !

4 Apr 2017 9:10am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...! Wonderful !

4 Apr 2017 10:12am

Marité from France

Extraordinaire ! On dirait un plumeau...
Bonne journée !

4 Apr 2017 10:44am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


4 Apr 2017 10:54am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very beautiful capture !!

4 Apr 2017 11:06am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Gorgeous macro!!!

4 Apr 2017 12:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me - spectacular!!!!

4 Apr 2017 2:12pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, this shot just pops.

4 Apr 2017 2:41pm

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

Very beautiful

4 Apr 2017 4:00pm

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful photo and punk flower.
Beautiful mix of colors and perfect focal point.

4 Apr 2017 4:20pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lovely fan of complimentary colour

4 Apr 2017 5:17pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Fantastic composition. Amazing flower superb bokeh.

4 Apr 2017 6:30pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very beautiful image. And a fantastic shade of red, which is not easy.

4 Apr 2017 6:45pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, focus, colors, lights & bokeh!
L O V E L Y !

4 Apr 2017 7:40pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Oh we have this in Malaysia too!
But I have not seen this all red variety.
The one we normally have over there is pink and white. ;)

4 Apr 2017 9:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A spectacular image! This is just outstanding! I remember these as a child when I lived in Hawaii. We called them Powder puff. 5*****

4 Apr 2017 9:46pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

lovely. the background is a little bright, but sufficiently out of focus to actually help the red bloom stand out.

5 Apr 2017 12:25am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is lovely.

5 Apr 2017 2:08am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur quelle vue ce rouge cette finesse fantastique

5 Apr 2017 4:22am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow what a fabulous burst here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 Apr 2017 11:22am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


5 Apr 2017 1:29pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A sublime living thing, afloat in sweet bokeh.

5 Apr 2017 2:33pm

Adrienne from Round Rock, United States

I love how uniquely beautiful this is

5 Apr 2017 3:44pm

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