In the Wild
|Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3)
|Date Taken: 2015-02-26|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-02-28 5:40|
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|I had not seen any of them in the wild for years and then, suddenly, there they were. I think it is Kniphofia praecox which is from Africa but has been cultivated the world over where there is adequate rain and sunshine.|
The following is a quote from Wikipedia:
Kniphofia,also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, knofflers or poker plant, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, first described as a genus in 1794. It is native to Africa. Herbaceous species and hybrids have narrow, grass-like leaves 10–100 cm (4–39 in) long, while perennial species have broader, strap-shaped foliage up to 1.5 m (5 ft) long. All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly coloured flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees. In the New World they may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles.
The Kniphofia genus is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th-century German physician and botanist."
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Agréable publication valorisant bien les sujets dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [2015-03-02 15:09]
Hi Neels,interestig specie taken in its natural habitat,good point of view and excellent details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
I missed a while, during which time you posted some great images. This photo is also extremely clear and has perfect details. Depth of field is amazing.