Tuesday, March 9, 2010

D-68 Tropical Flowers

Remember the flowers I bought for myself - actually a gift from my in-laws (here) well, today I took pictures of one of the tropical ones. I think I have a few more good days left with these.

O.K. I must purchase a flower book so that I can identify flowers. Sorry, I don't know the name of these.
tropical flower

Macro shot

Pages read: 91 - 110 Selecting and using lenses (read chapter 4)
Looked at Aralani Photography


Leslie said...


snaphappee said...

Aren't those amazing? Those are Bird of Paradise. They are so exotic to me!

Asiam Designs Photography said...

I first saw this flower when I was in Barbados... I love it!

It is a Heliconia, which originated in tropical America is often called 'wild banana' in the Caribbean. It is related to the edible banana, its leaves paddle-shapped, a characteristic of the banana family. The brightly coloured floral parts are really large bracts and arise alternatively from the stem. In some types the stem is erect while in others they hang downwards. The bracts are long lasting and often used in floral decorations. This shrub grows wild in a number of Caribbean islands, it usually blooms from June to August and can grow in full sun or shade, reaching a neight between 8 - 15 feet.

Gary Schmeidler said...

Beautiful Sandra, especially like the second one against the dark background!

Amanda said...


Jennifer said...

Love that.. used to deal with that flower when I work for flower shop.


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