Hello friends in TE.
It is strange to see an orchid tree. This one around my workplace was starting to bloom. The tree is known as Bauhinia blakeana or Hong Kong orchid tree.
The most beautiful orchid tree. The tree was originally described as a new species in 1908 after being discovered on the near Hong Kong around 1880 and was named after a Hong Kong governor Sir Henry Blake who had a strong interest in botany. The tree is of medium size with alternate large heart shaped leaves. Large deep-purple flowers appears from January to May. The beautiful display of slightly fragrant orchid-like blooms makes the tree so desirable for the landscape. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. The species is believed to be sterile and will not set seed so the plant will not drop long pods as other orchid trees do. The flower of Bauhinia blakeana was adopted as the emblem of Hong Kong in 1965.
Thanks for viewing!
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gildasjan (38208) 2012-05-14 9:23
Une délicate fleur rose bien mise ne valeur de vant cet arrière plan flou.
Miguel82 (7757) 2012-05-14 9:55
This a bohinia flower, it comes a middle size tree and give average size peas
very good close up and pov
Fine colors and excellent sharpness
mohammad_H (6588) 2012-05-14 10:34
زیبا و قشنگ و خوش بو
بوی گل را من در ایران حس میکنم
رنگ زیبا وضوح بسیار خوب
کاری متفاوت و بسیار خوب
تنوع در عکس
Beautiful, sweet odor
I feel the flowers smell in Iran
Beautiful colors, very good resolution
Different and very good work
Variation in image
pajaran (36190) 2012-05-14 11:12
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima o lepom cvetu ...
Dobar ostrina snimka naglasena na motivu, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Mnogo lep cvet.
Very interesting and good text with the given data on a beautiful flower ...
Good image sharpness emphasized the motif, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations.
Many beautiful flowers.
All the best.
papagolf21 (76515) 2012-05-14 11:44
Bonsoir, cher ami Jusni,
Que diable vient faire cette orchidée dans cet espace !
J'ignorais qu'il existait des arbres à orchidées.
Très belle image et un grand merci pour la note d'accompagnement édifiante.
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-05-14 14:02
Perfetta la messa a fuoco sull'orchidea e perfetta gestione della DOF che ha creato un bellissimo effetto cromatico. Complimenti.
Un caro saluto
jmdias (45780) 2012-05-15 3:08
we have a similar native tree here in my hometown, it has white flowers and it is named "cow-feet" because the shapes of its leaves.
I liked the framing you used it, catching the flower between the trunks, good light and sharpness to show the beauty of the flower.
jhm (122410) 2012-05-15 4:30
Flowers are always very amazing nice subject.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.
Good composition nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
raszid62 (18196) 2012-05-15 16:20
A beautiful orchid. Demonstration even depth of field, wonderful colors and well composed image.
Photo I really like.
Orkid yang cantik. Demonstrasi yang lebih mendalam bidang, warna-warna indah dan imej yang baik terdiri. Foto Saya suka.
adramad (27550) 2012-05-16 7:25
That delicacy and beauty of this picture, the little flower is perfect with its beautiful color and large leaves, which stand magnificently on the bottom a bit fuzzy, which enhances but this branch.
Lovely range of colors, perfect sharpness and brightness. Well done.
Have a good day.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-05-16 21:18
Classic example of macro-closedup photography, nicely positioned of a clinical shot The entire field, far & near gives a correct visual perception and feeling in our brain. Fabulous clarity, the detail is perfect of a lovely orchid that looks excellent in green setting particularly I love the crispness and such splendid colors. Great cool shot with the right treatment, Congrats.
clic (10991) 2012-05-17 7:49
Not a picture seen here but...a subtle floral photographic poem, masterfully depicted with soft tones and pastel colors.
Those three "parallel diagonals" are most impressive!
A piece of art!
agulberk (3790) 2012-05-17 20:06
Salam my dear friend.
Very good close- up captured of a wonderful flower with incredible elegant designs and colors like a poem together large leaves. I like it very much.
"It is as if all the blossoming trees are beautifully composed odes speaking poetically through the tongue of disposition reciting the manifest praises of the Glorious Creator.
Or, it is as if all the blossoming trees have opened thousands of gazing eyes and have caused thousands of others to open in order to behold, not with one or two eyes but with thousands, the Glorious Fashioner's wonders of art which are being broadcast and exhibited, and so that attentive people will gaze on them, too.
Or, it is as if all the blossoming trees have beautified their verdant limbs with the finest adornment for the moment of their parade and for their own particular festivals in the general festival of spring, so that their Glorious Monarch will contemplate the gifts, subtle wonders, and resplendent works of art He has bestowed upon them; and so that He will present to creation's gaze the bejewelled instances of His mercy, in springtime, and on the face of the earth, which is the exhibition of Divine art; and so that He will proclaim to mankind the wisdom in the creation of the tree." ( from Risale-i Nur)
Thanks for sharing
Have a nice friday