Combretum constrictum are red... so are roses! by bobfoto

Combretum constrictum are red... so are roses!

okay, so not the same flower as yesterday, note the different coloured bracts (perhaps modified petals). This is a flower from Thailand called a Powderpuff but not the same Powderpuff as yesterday''s Powderpuff.

Yu save?
ooo i luv this one best.. :-)
February 28th, 2011  
Yesterday and today's shots are gorgeous. I also love to take close ups but you have it to a tee. I look forward to seeing these both as they develop.
February 28th, 2011  
Beautiful and interesting.. I love the way the whatever those ares are twined around themselves..
February 28th, 2011  
Also pretty. It's like you caught them right in the middle of unfurling with those few little bits sticking up already.
February 28th, 2011  
This is beautiful... Fantastic balance of focus and softness.
February 28th, 2011  
@robynelizabeth - Thank you Robyn :)

@Cherrill - Thanks Cherill, I will have to find another red flower for tomorrow!

@bella_ss @buggus - Oleta and Sheralee, tomorrow they will be open.

@mimma_blue - why thank you Mimma :)
February 28th, 2011  
fabulous to catch this beautiful flower at this stage of budding Jason - It really is beautiful.
February 28th, 2011  
Amazing flowers, and great pic :) I hope you get pictures of the open flowers tomorrow too :)
February 28th, 2011  
Most interesting flowers.. great pic!
February 28th, 2011  
I look forward to seeing the opened flower. I'm going away for a couple of days and will miss all the excitement, however, so hope you get an ID in the meanwhile. Is it likely to be a variety of grevillea? Just wondering...
February 28th, 2011  
@girlie - Combretum constrictum from Thailand, also known as the Thailand Powderpuff.

@melaniep - thanks Mel P :)

@alia_801 - might find a frog eh?

@murnane - why thanks Marg, the butterflies like this pretty flower!
February 28th, 2011  
Ah yes, we have them flowering here at the moment in various gardens. Wasn't sure what they were and have been on the point of asking. Thanks for that. They're beautiful.
February 28th, 2011  
I’ll tune in tomorrow! This is very interesting.
February 28th, 2011  
@girlie - close ups aren't the best for ID purposes some times...

@lisjam1 - I hope I shan't disappoint?
February 28th, 2011  
awesome colours and focus, great shot!
February 28th, 2011  
they look like little creatures ready to pounce!!
February 28th, 2011  
Beautiful and interesting. I like this close up.
February 28th, 2011  
Wonderful focus on such an interesting flower.. I'm also looking forward to seeing this one open.
February 28th, 2011  
maybe red stringy licorice...really love the detail.
February 28th, 2011  
pretty
February 28th, 2011  
So pretty!
February 28th, 2011  
totally cool plant, bet the hummingbirds love it. Love the detail surrounded with soft focus-
February 28th, 2011  
Cooool! I love the look of this plant, amazing! Great focus and colour :)
February 28th, 2011  
a fave.... I love this
February 28th, 2011  
waht an interesting looking plant and such rich colour. Very well captured with its mixture of focus and dof
February 28th, 2011  
such beautiful colour and very striking ! fab :)
February 28th, 2011  
@beelzeboss @daisy @myla @lmasinton @chelmck @exposure4u @jupiterjanes @cindy @flamez - thanks to Flamez, Cinday, Sarah, Wendy, Michelle, Lael, Myla, Kathryn and Ines :)

@loriromp - Why thank you Lori :)

@hillcrest - Cheryl, the closest we have to H'birds is a little guy called a Sunbird, and yes, they do love this plant. I am hoping to get a few Sunbird shots for my 365.

@houdiniem - I have enough friends in the garden that pounce, I do not need the flowers to join in !!!!! Aggghhhhhh!!!!
February 28th, 2011  
Is it a succulent? So sharp and insectivorous looking!
February 28th, 2011  
So alien looking...but so captivating! I love the tiny little buds that are coming out all which a way. This really is a busy little budding flower!
February 28th, 2011  
Awesome photo and awesome plant! really captivating
March 1st, 2011  
This is very captivating, I love it.
March 1st, 2011  
wonderful macro!
March 1st, 2011  
Fantastic! A fav for me )))
March 1st, 2011  
@moira - far from it Moira, it is kinda a creeping vine-like shrub. In a forest situation it was continue to grow long cane-like stems, but in a clump. It is an odd plant to look at really!

@aj1268 - this is only half of it, in the deliberately blurry background, some of the buds have already opened, hence why there are some stamens around the place...

@wbrachna - thank you Whit, cheers :)

@snowangel - Why thank you Mae. #:0)

@molizard - cheers Molizard!

@yuliya - Oh thank you Yuliya, thanks :)
March 1st, 2011  
another gorgeous shot Sir Jason
March 1st, 2011  
@sciroccojade - why thank you Miss Jade #:0)
March 1st, 2011  
Oh I love this - beauty-ful colours, lovely close up, and even some pretty water drops to finish it off. Nicely done Mr Daniels.
March 1st, 2011  
@canberrabec - 70mm of rain yesterd'y meant a few dribbles around the place. :) Thank you Doyle.
March 1st, 2011  
Love it!
March 1st, 2011  
@bremi - Thanks Karoline :)
March 1st, 2011  
The colour, the intricacies, the beauty....Nature is amazing!
March 1st, 2011  
@kalexa - Thanks Kirstin, the thing I like about nature and nature photography is the amount of potential energy that is just frozen in time like this. When these little buds bust open, the flower is nothing like what you would expect and for that amount of energy to be spent is impressive, and why? To attract birds and the bees...
March 1st, 2011  
Wow - amazing color and shapes!! classic beauty.
March 1st, 2011  
wow, i love the deep color to it!
March 1st, 2011  
@beckernoelle @fifer161 - Thanks Noelle and Hannah :)
March 1st, 2011  
wow that is an incredible flower! and a wonderful macro of it!!!
March 2nd, 2011  
Beautiful...I've never seen anything like it. The color is wonderful too ;)
March 2nd, 2011  
Stunning.
March 2nd, 2011  
I almost missed one! That could have been a catastrophe :-p
Great detail! Are you going to put the next stage up?
March 2nd, 2011  
@amyhughes @filo13 @rach_who @amz87 - Thank you Amy, thanks Jennifer, cheers Rach and thank you Amy. :)

A follow up should happen... but... they look so much cooler all bunched up like this eh?
March 2nd, 2011  
Stunning shot! It's amazing!
March 2nd, 2011  
wonderful focus. i love the color in this
March 3rd, 2011  
@srechic @meganconley - Why thank you Aranel and Megan :)
March 3rd, 2011  
Great macro shot!
March 7th, 2011  
@emeraldboots - Thanks Jill :)
March 7th, 2011  
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