Herald of life & dearth
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-09-03 13:01]
Nice one Callie, is this the one we spoke of? The crop is unique it gives it an abstract look. Wonderfull story about our spring you told. For me one of the nicest flowers ever. Thanx for posting.
- letr (130)
- [2004-09-03 13:24]
Great composition Callie ,like the colors and the diagonal composition with the action taking place here..very good !!
- Lourens (1195)
- [2004-09-03 13:28]
Very nice, Callie! I like the way you have cropped this image - showing the most impressive part of the flower. I can only imagine what that bee is doing there.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-09-03 14:01]
Very good Callie.
Beautiflu colours , great composition and good sharpness.
Very good note.
The colours are something to behold. My only niggle is that I wish the blue 'petal'(?) were in focus along with the bee. Otherwise it's great, I also wish I knew what the complete flower looked like. Good stuff.
- Robbrown (6106)
- [2004-09-03 15:47]
Nice one callie, we only get to see this one in a florist shop or a hot house, so it is nice to see it from its native country where it should grow best.
I like the way every thing points inwards to the Bee.
P.s thanks for rembering the leaves.
- Esox (972)
- [2004-09-03 16:06]
What wonderfull colors!
Great composition, and exposition.
The bee is the killing detail.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-09-03 16:21]
I made an earlier comment that we tend to ignore the beauty of plants and flowers. I intend to post some as well to try and rectify that. After having said this I notice this beautiful post. I love Strelitzias and their flowers are close to my heart. Thanks for posting - I'm adding it to my theme of Flowers of SA
- nwoehnl (28)
- [2004-09-03 17:20]
Being quite poetic on our notes today, are we? ;-) A wonderful springtime catch, Callie, very fresh-looking in its beautiful colors and the added treat of the bee performing some acrobatics on the Strelitzia. Very nice one.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-09-03 17:52]
Gran imagen... y pequeño insecto.
Los colores de estas flores siempre me fascinaron y tu lograste captarlos con precision y nitidez.
Excelente tu nota tambien.
Gracias por compartirla.
Great image... and small insect.
The colors of these flowers always fascinated to me and your you managed to catch them accuracy and clearness.
Excellent your note also.
Thanks for sharing.
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-09-03 18:31]
The colours of this flower are amazing and have been very well captured.
I like the detail of the bee going in.
Very good composition and DoF.
A great note too,I've never seen or heard of this flower before now.
Very well done and thanks for sharing.
- Lesley (2988)
- [2004-09-03 21:34]
What a lovely shot! The composition is very strong and the shape of the Bird of Paradise is simply elegant. The colors add a "wow" factor and the little bee is just the sweetest touch! Very nicely done.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2004-09-04 1:04]
Composition plaisante de cet "oiseau du paradis" avec la petite abeille fouineuse, belles couleurs.
Well done !
- extramundi (13176)
- [2004-09-04 5:47]
Very beautiful shot of a very beautiful flower.
This looks really artistic.
It´s a pity the blue part of the plant is out of focus, but the rest is perfect. A nice one.
- Hanssie (0)
- [2004-09-04 11:56]
This is art...
Fine colours and good cropping ! Very nice picture of this beautiful Strelitzia and burying bee.
Greetings from the Northern Hemisphere, Cal !
- DiaAzul (152)
- [2004-09-06 18:03]
Is it my imagination, because there are so many pleasantries in the previous posts, but this picture looks really out of focus. In fact the only bit in focus is in the lower right hand corner. The note is long winded too.
Composition is nice - colours are good, shame the focus didn't follow.
Sorry this may seem harsh, but the comments are getting out of hand on TN.
- touristdidi (2490)
- [2004-09-10 5:03]
Exellent clarity, and beauty!
- Jean-Luc (73)
- [2004-09-12 18:07]
C'est spectaculaire et c'est d'une réelle beauté.
Bravo Callie pour cette splendide vue dont les couleurs et la composition m'ont enchanté dès le premier regard!
- naturELLE (38)
- [2005-11-02 7:58]
elle est vraiment magique cette photo! elle perturbe car on croirait que c'est un dessin géometrique. les couleurs sont très belles, et l'abeille marque son charme!