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Copyright: Tabajara Kaiser (taba) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-07
Categories: Insects, Rain Forest, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-04 12:09
Viewed: 3093
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 10
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I do not know the name of this flower, but it was a big one and I like the smell of it and problably I was'nt the only one, with the bees around..
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Ciao Tabajara, welcome on TN, great macro of lovely flower, unknown for me too, fantastic flying guest, nice blurry BG, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, friendly Silvio

Wonderful image. Sharp and excellent colors.
Welcome to TN.

Hello tabajara.
This is a beautiful flower new to me and you have rendered the tone very well. Fine sharp petals with fine details.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hallo Tabajara
This beautiful flower you share with us is as a Kniphofia uvaria and is also known as Tritoma, Torch Lily or Red Hot Poker due to the shape and color of its inflorescence. The leaves are reminiscent of a lily, and the flowerhead can reach up to 5 feet in height. There are many varieties of torch lily, and they bloom at different times during the growing season. The flowers are red, orange, and yellow. Your specimen that attracted so many insects is truly lovely. Unfortunately I cannot help you with the precise species.

It is quite common in South Africa and we know it as a "vuurpyl" with means rocket if one translate it directly. Thanks for sharing this colourful image. Best regards.

It originates from South Africa, and has been introduced into many parts of the world, such as North America, New Zealand and Europe as a garden plant

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-01-06 20:17]

Hello, the thumbnail captured me with the color and sharpness of the image. When I clicked on it and it expanded I was surprised to see the insects too. An added bonus. Super color and great compostion.

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