Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bird of paradise

Pentax K10D + Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 + extension tube

The Strelitzia, also called "bird of paradise flower", must be one of the strangest looking plants on this planet. The flower's bright orange and blue colors and strange resemblance to an exotic bird make it standout in any garden. Even though it is originary from South Africa, it is able to survive outdoors Winter exposure in Southern Europe. This photo was taken late October.

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