Bougainvillea is a genus of flowering plants native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina (Chubut Province). Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus. They are thorny, woody vines growing anywhere from 1-12 meters tall, scrambling over other plants with their spiky thorns. The thorns are tipped with a black, waxy substance. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season. The leaves are alternate, simple ovate-acuminate, 4-13 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colours associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow. Bougainvillea glabra is sometimes referred to as "paper flower" because the bracts are thin and papery. The fruit is a narrow five-lobed achene...etc..wikipedia
And here http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/75445/bougainvillea
*see my Here WS other choice another supplementary captured
** The picture comes from the picturesque village of Galaxidi! Here Info
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madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-11-16 9:56
Wow!! great scene....
beautiful framing with the window & flowers....
awesome colours & great contrast with pink flowers & blue,white window...
excellent sharpness & POV.... Tfs!
mesutilgim (92414) 2011-11-16 10:15
Very nic capture, with natural framing !
The pink and purple bougainvillea's creates a nice framing.
Many good and usefull notes as well.
TFS and best regards
bema (26409) 2011-11-16 10:24
Geia sou Georgios,
in combination with the other colors, this bougiavillea looks real fine, a great palette of colors.. beautiful village too..
thanks for sharing, see you around, filika Bernd
marcan44 (6307) 2011-11-16 10:42
splendido accostamento di colori delle bougainville con il blu delle finestre.
Il vicoletto leggermente in ombra e la luce alla fine danno profondità e prospettiva all'immagine.
Presentazione e POV molto eleganti.
saxo042 (37792) 2011-11-16 13:23
The dark blue window shutters and the blue-red flowers are beautiful together, in a perfect colour harmony. The whole composition is very pleasing and the summer heat is quite apparent here.
divail (8334) 2011-11-16 18:42
Quelle belle scène, c'est une vision du paradis! Les volets bleu conrastent bien avec les fleurs aux couleurs soutenues.
jjcordier (79295) 2011-11-16 23:04
Cet arbuste fleuri t'a permis de réaliser un joli cadrage. Un très joli village. L'image me semble un tout petit peu trop claire (sur mon écran en tout cas!)
mkamionka (34663) 2011-11-17 1:47
I had the pleasure to visit Galaxidi very long time ago, but all the photos over there I took with an analog bad quality small camera so they are not good to show in public. I am so glad to see a picture from this charming place. The streets seem to be so full of sun. Amazing flowers make a great decoration of the house.
Very pretty composition, well done!
dino94 (822) 2011-11-17 3:19
beautiful composition where the bougainvilleas guides the glance to visit the image.
The opposition between the blue of the window and the pink of bougainvilleas is more beautiful effect. On the other hand limps it red on the left disturbs a little too the glance (see the WS that I propose to you).
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-17 7:06
What a lovely post! Full of great intensive colors and light. Very well seen and executed details. Well done!
Kielia (24077) 2011-11-17 8:43
this is once again one of these colorful impressions of yours that are always a pleasure for the eyes. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. I also enjoyed reading your interesting note. My compliments!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-18 3:24
The flowery facade and the street are very pleasant to see. The composition is very skillful. The neatness and the depth are very good. Excellent light, colors, and neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Cricri (115557) 2011-11-18 10:33
Ce petit arbre a fleur qui garni la fenêtre et l'entrée du chemin est vraiment magnifique, beau contraste avec le bleu des volets, une image bien composer et plein de charme
npecanhuk (73530) 2011-11-18 15:40
Lovely and beautiful picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and management of (difficult) light!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (101774) 2011-11-18 23:45
beautiful place. I like the flowers and windows. Good captured place. Colors are superb. I like it a lot, WS also.
Have a nice day.
claudeD (37334) 2011-11-21 9:49
amazing colors for this interesting plant. I like your colposition very much. Very well seen and done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
sacavem (18620) 2011-11-23 6:30
Thanks for posting this beautiful shot from Galaxidi.
A wonderful composition with excellent light. The colors of this picturesque town are very well depicted in your photo. A truly wonderful photo.
PaulVDV (26708) 2011-11-24 14:30
A very beautiful corner in that town. The blue of the window shutters and the pink of the bougainvillea go very well together. What I like the most is that the overhanging branches of the bougainvillea create a kind of natural arch in the street.
Best regards, Paul
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-01-12 18:22
A very attractive street scene. Love how you've positioned the bougainvilla at the top of the frame as it gives a nice colorful border. Those blue and white windows are a nice accent and highlight to the image as well. I think you could manage to lower the curves and levels of the image as I find it a bit overexposed-It will just bring in rich tones to everything especially the bricks. TFS
Miguel82 (27281) 2012-06-04 20:01
This is a superb alley
Typical mediterranean houses and nice flowers
have a nice day
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-14 11:25
Πολύ ενημερωτική η σημείωση σου για τήν πανέμορφη μπουκαμβίλια αλλά εμένα αυτή η φωτογραφία μου θυμίζει το μικρό πανδοχείο του "Γανυμήδη" στο Γαλαξείδι, ενα πολύ ρομαντικό μικρό πανδοχείο με έντονα τα στοιχεία τής φωτογραφίας σου. Ονειρεύομαι ότι κάθομαι σε αυτήν την αυλή, κάτω απο τήν μπουκαμβίλια και γεύομαι το παραδοσιακό πρωινό με τίς χειροποίητες μαρμελάδες και το φρέσκο ψωμί!Πουθενά στον κόσμο δεν υπάρχουν τέτοιες μοναδικές γωνιές σάν αυτή!
Νά είσαι καλά πού με τίς φωτογραφίες σου ξυπνάς τίς αναμνήσεις μου!
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- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-16 9:51