Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Paradise

Strelitzia reginae: variations on a theme
































Paradise is big, dog is small.








Heliconia rostrata - 1st movement









2nd movement










3rd movement









4th movement








Hunger









Loneliness









Desire







Beauty







The fire within

45 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL post
    so lovely colorful flowers,
    wow!! my compliments ...

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  2. What lovely and unusual flowers, made even more fascinating by your unique brand of photography!

    And of course, gorgeous Angelina! :) Hope she enjoyed her b-day cake!

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  3. GORGEOUS photos as usual! I love seeing all of your photos. You do good work!

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  4. Your flowers are impressive as always. I like the most colorful versions - last Strelitzia and 2nd Heliconia.

    The 4th Heliconia, almost white, is also very interesting and inspiring. Composition of this photo is virtuos.

    Another good shot is the one with these nightmarish hungry plants - what's their english name?

    Keep doing so good work!

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  5. This time loneliness is my favourite. It's so chic! And as usually I admire your little dog:)

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  6. It feels like the 7 sins, but in this case 7 beauties! I love Paradise!! hungry is awfully cute! And of course your wee one is a doll as ever!

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  7. Fire within is breathtaking. Love all your photos. Buddy sends his love.

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  8. My mother's favorite flower is the bird of paradise. Beautiful!
    and hello there sweet Angelina:)

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  9. Prospero, your titles are as unique as your photography ! it must take a while to come up with the titles? or does it come automatically as you see the photograph ?
    Bye the way I wish I could share my courgettes with you but you live so far away !!

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  10. Beautiful! I like the first strelitzia - so flamelike.

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  11. Hugs to Angelina and what pretty, pretty flowers today.

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  12. Absolutely stunning!!! As usual.
    I love your photos,and cannot wait to see what you come up with next.

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  13. Fascinating how you got that bird of paradise to light up like that. The teeth on the Venus fly traps look like long eye lashes and the 2nd lobster claw looks like glass. But I think today Beauty is the show stopper.

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  14. Oh My Gosh!
    Absolutely the most artistic eye I have seen in a very long time. I love the venus fly trap, and the daisy (lonely), and I liked the way the plants move. You are so gifted. I am so thrilled that you are BLOGGING. I am so privledged to be able to view your artisitic eye. Some day I can say I knew you when. Stop back by again soon. I will be posting more as the week goes on, and ofcourse a big post for the 4th of July. "Country Hugs", Sherry

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  15. Love the 4th Bird of Paradise! The colors are great. I love Hunger too and of course, Angelina :)

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  16. Beautiful snaps. I loved the series and way it is alternated with color and monochrome.

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  17. Hello Prospero, the bird of paradise flower looks even more gorgeous with the effects that you have put into the photos! Each time when I see this flower, I always wanted to pluck it out to let the 'bird' (flower) fly off. And as always, very nice variation of capturing the moments of the flower. Have a great day!

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  18. I'm enjoying your photographs...keep up the good work!! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. The Heliconia movements are incredible beauty, especially the 2nd and 3rd!

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  20. These are some really beautiful pictures with nicely thought titles. "The Fire Within", "Beauty", "Desire", "Lonliness", "Hunger", "Paradise is big, Dog is small" are special.. I loved these pictures...

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  21. However could anyone beat you at this game? :-)
    Marvellous!

    PS thank you for the comment!

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  22. Such exzotic! One would think - such beautiful plants don't need any work to picture - you prove them wrong - your colors come from paradize! I am hungry like those carnivor plants for your pictures. Thank you!

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  23. Gorgeous is all I can ever come up with when I visit...thanks for the suggestions for the patio...

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  24. Oh.. Desire and Fire within ... hmmm, strikingly zinnia.... lovely shots.

    ~ bangchik

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  25. Very well done, Prospero!

    By the way, what did your fortune cookie say about the green bench?

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  26. Hi Prospero, one would assume that the heliconia would look good in all its splendour only.But your pics prove otherwise. Loved the movements and the same goes for 'desire' and 'loneliness'. Or 'the fire within' and 'hunger'. Your words, your images...amazing combination!

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  27. Gorgeous shots - all of them! And I still love your cute little dog!

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  28. It is an overture of beauty. I can return and play it over and over.

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  29. You have a very beautiful, understated site.

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  30. Each image is wonderful and full of the spirit of life~

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  31. What beautiful captures! Each one is just so wonderful and forces you to really look and feel. Just beautiful beyond words!

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  32. Hunger! The familiar but amazing Venus Flytrap... It all looks so benign but their mechanism of trapping is merciless. Wonderfully captured!

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  33. Beautiful photos and captures. =)

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  34. New visitor. I will be back~ Your work is stunning. Your descriptions, titles, leave me in awe.
    Fabulous!

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  35. Your photos are beautiful and I enjoy you play on words.
    Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.

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  36. What wonderful photos of flowers I've never seen and which names I didn't know! Strelitzia reginae flower is so beautiful and interesting. And what colors it has. It looks like the flowers produce the light from the inside. I am also impressed with the Heliconia rostrata flower. Its shape and colors are great. And Hunger; I've never seen something like that before. It looks amazing. Ziniah flowers which you named as Loneliness are also gorgeous and one of my favorite flowers. I really enjoyed in this wonderful collection of flowers. your photos are beautiful and interesting as always.

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  37. I Am always amazed the way you capture the pictures !! Another fantastic post..Flowers are really beautiful and colorful !! Great Post..Do check my another blog also i.e.Unseen Rajasthan

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  38. Wonderful shots! 'Lobster Claws' are the most amazing flowers! I brough some seeds from Costa Rica but I had no luck with any of them...

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  39. Last Paradise and Hunger - stunning and humorous in that order!
    I love Christina's comment:
    'each one forces you to really look and feel'
    She's absolutely right!


    Carletta’s Captures.

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  40. I'm late to the party, but I just had to say that these photos are truly magnificent. I just love Paradise - what fire....You have such a talent for capturing beauty.

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