Day 207

Exif Data: Nikon D5000; Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 55 mm; ISO 250; f/5,6; 1/1000 s.

This is one of the species of heliconias, a flower that can be found in the tropical forests; they are also known as false birds of paradise because of their similarity to the birds of paradise.

Their name is derived from the Greek word “Helikonos”, there are about 100 to 200 different species of this flowers that are native to the tropical forests in South America, Mexico, the Pacific Ocean and the west of Indonesia.

These herbaceous plants range from 0.5 to 4.5 meters tall depending on the species; their leaves range from 15 to 300 cm.

If you look at it, you will see that the sky is reflected on the water drops that are on the flower.

Wanted to dedicate this post to some the people, who made me change my opinion about flowers being a boring subject, their flower shots are so colorful and detailed; thanks CyndiMelanie,  George and Pix!

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola!

Esta es una de las tantas especies de heliconias, una flor que puede ser encontrada en los bosques tropicales de Sur América, México, islas del pacífico y el oeste de Indonesia.

Hay entre 100 y 200 especies diferentes de Heliconias y la mayoría de ellas se encuentran en regiones húmedas; es muy normal ver éste tipo de flores creciendo a la orilla de un rio, bosques tropicales donde entra muy poco el sol, y hasta en las orillas de muchas carreteras.

La planta donde crecen está entre los 0.5-4.5 metros de alta dependiendo de la especie, mientras que sus hojas varían entre 15 y 300 centímetros.

Si miran la foto cerca, van a ver que el cielo está reflejado en las gotas que están sobre la flor.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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20 thoughts on “Day 207

  1. And your florals are stupendous, Pablo! The detail in this photo is incredible and I love the composition! The color is pretty fabulous as well. In fact, there is nothing wrong with this shot and everything right, in my humble opinion!
    p.s. thanks for the ping back!

  2. I really like the sharpness of the water drops. Did you use a tripod? Is it a crop from a wider photo?

  3. Las heliconias, por su colorido y forma son muy fotogenicas, has logrado aqui un detalle magnifico, las gotas de agua resaltan la belleza de esta bella expresion de la naturaleza!!!!!!

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