Bird of Paradise, II

Posted by Susan (Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States) on 21 August 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Another shot of the incredible flowers outside my door.....


Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Susan,
this recording is even more beautiful than those of yesterday. Super bright colors. Beautifully.
Dear greetings Christel

21 Aug 2009 6:22am

@Christel: thanks very much!!!

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

stunning colours and composition

21 Aug 2009 7:14am

@jamesy: thanks deb......

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

One of my fave flowers... so pretty...

21 Aug 2009 11:44am

@Fliss: Ah, glad you liked it.... nice to see you out here !!!!

Bishop from Houston, United States

superb color!

21 Aug 2009 1:47pm

@Bishop: Thank you !!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France


21 Aug 2009 2:31pm

@Calusarus: Thanks !!

Zaluska from Ostroleka, Poland

Beautiful flower, very nice colour!

21 Aug 2009 3:03pm

@Zaluska: Thanks very much !!

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Certainly this is not as dramatic as yesterday's amazing post - nevertheless - an excellent composition with good detail. Keep 'em coming, Susan.

21 Aug 2009 3:45pm

@Stephen Phillips: Thanks much Stephen...appreciate your opinion !!

willow from Chelsea, United States

Gorgeous! I have a shot of one of these as my computer background right now. They're such odd and wonderful flowers.

21 Aug 2009 11:19pm

@willow: they are great flowers...... i need to get a shot of the bush out front, before they all die!!!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Another stunner.

21 Aug 2009 11:33pm

@john4jack: thank you !!

willow from Chelsea, United States

ps - my only advice on the polarizer is to get a good circular one (mine is a tiffen) and to use it often. I almost always have it on my lens when I'm shooting outside, but it really only makes a big difference on the days when the sky is amazing , but would come out overexposed if you didn't use the filter. It really enhances blues and greens the most.

21 Aug 2009 11:43pm

@willow: i'll have to go dig mine out......i was confused when i bought it, cause it talked about how it should "move" when using on a telephoto lens.....I'll have to go back and see if I can figure it out again!!! thanks for the info!!!

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

All I can say is ....Beautiful.

22 Aug 2009 1:19am

@Lee: thanks much Lee !!!

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Susan, I had left a comment earlier on this photo, but it is gone? I had written that I find this a hard flower to photograph, but you have captured it beautifully. Very beautiful pic!! : )

22 Aug 2009 3:17am

@Dawn: ok, maybe your brain is older than mine!!! I found a comment, that you find this flower hard to photograph, but it's on yesterday's post.....
maybe that's the one you were talking about??? If so, too funny!!!! And to be honest, they are not the easiest flowers to shoot, and i'm not even sure why...i was going to go outside, and go try again while the bush still has some "live" blooms, but right now, there is a wicked thunderstorm going i will have to wait awhile before i can try...hope there's still something left on the bush when the storm ends !! :)

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