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This beautiful floral I captured in the town of Akaroa, South Island, New Zealand, during our recent holiday. I believe it to be of the Grevillea/Proteaceae family, but I cannot put a name to it. I'm sure there are some BP members out there who could help me with identification!

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Tammy M. Anderson
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    Gorgeous details, comp. and colors. Beautiful flowers.

3/4/2012 6:28:01 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Beautiful orange colours against the brilliant blue sky. Does look like some sort of a Grevillea but other than that I can't help you.

3/4/2012 6:38:57 PM

 
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Hi Phillip,WOW!!!What a beautiful flower my friend.Sure is a flower I've never seen before.Excellent capture!!!

3/4/2012 7:15:44 PM

 
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Thank you Tammy, Ann and Bobby for your kind comments. I will provide another image with a different aspect to help with the ID.

Phil

3/4/2012 10:26:54 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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They look gorgeous, Phil!

It's a Protea, Leucospermum, but impossible to say exactly which one, as there are so many. Could be cordifolium or a hybrid, or some other Leucospermum.

3/4/2012 10:28:05 PM

 
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3/4/2012 10:37:50 PM

 
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Thank you Barbara, that has settled my curiosity.

Phil

3/4/2012 10:48:05 PM

 
Inge Linden
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Gorgeous detail and colors,such beautiful flowers,Phil!

3/5/2012 12:47:33 AM

 
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a beautiful capture!

3/5/2012 3:43:31 AM

 
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gorgeous

3/5/2012 4:23:49 AM

 
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Beautiful floral capture Phil

3/5/2012 4:55:34 AM

 
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Outstanding color and detail Phil!!

3/5/2012 5:21:28 AM

 
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I love the wonderful color and POV here Phil, I love the way those beautiful flowers are presented against the blue sky!!! <><

3/5/2012 9:00:50 AM

 
John Connolly
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A beautiful floral scene and capture Phil! Your new little XZ-1 camera does a great job! I am glad you got your identification sorted!

3/5/2012 12:29:01 PM

 
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Marvelous, delightful --- any adjective that means this floral is not just eye-catching, but outSTANDing, Phil!
The vibrant blue and orange make such a beautiful combination, the clarity is superb, and your pov is the cherry on the soda. If your "new little XZ-1 camera" (per John) produces shots such as this, you picked yourself a gem!

3/5/2012 5:33:04 PM

 
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A big thank you to everyone who has commented on my image and offered help with ID. as I really apreciate your input!

Phil

3/6/2012 2:29:45 PM

 
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Gorgeous, Phil! :-) k

3/6/2012 4:41:28 PM

 
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Awesome Phil, great colors and details!

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3/6/2012 5:45:44 PM

 
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Wow, these are gorgeous, Phil! Thank you for your kind words!

3/29/2012 5:53:47 PM

 
Anthony G. Comella
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Beautiful capture!!

3/30/2012 3:31:22 PM

 
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Beautiful orange color against the bright blue sky. Nice work Phil!

3/31/2012 3:04:06 AM

 
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Let me be the first..

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Phillip!

jo ann c.

5/1/2012 8:10:21 PM

 
Ann Coates
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New Zealand was good to you, congratulations on your beautiful finalist Phillip.

5/1/2012 8:38:24 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist=^..^=

5/2/2012 3:10:18 AM

 
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A beauty of a finalist! Congratulations

5/2/2012 4:10:52 AM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Phillip.

5/2/2012 4:19:27 AM

 
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A big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Phillip!!!!!

5/2/2012 5:51:54 AM

 
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Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this FANTASTIC image, Phillip!!! What a unique and wonderful plant!!! WTG!!! :)
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5/2/2012 7:08:01 AM

 
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A big thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on my photo, I really appreciate your input.

Phil

5/2/2012 1:57:05 PM

 
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Phenomenal, Phil! Hope to see this a big winner! Congratulations!

5/3/2012 9:04:03 AM

 
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist, best of luck in the next round!!!

5/3/2012 9:51:10 AM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations on your finalist Phil, this is a great capture!

It was good to catch up with you yesterday, and wasn't it a nice lunch!

5/3/2012 2:07:14 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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Thank you to Patrick, Nancy and John for you input.

Phil

5/3/2012 5:28:25 PM

 
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist!

5/4/2012 8:34:04 AM

 
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Congrats on this wonderful gold medal win Phillip.

5/4/2012 8:23:30 PM

 
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Hi Phillip,Big congratulations my friend!!!

5/4/2012 10:10:43 PM

 
Ann Coates
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So pleased to see this getting a Gold award Phillip. Congratulations!

5/4/2012 11:17:01 PM

 
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BIG congratulations to you Phil on this wonderful winner!!

5/5/2012 12:55:42 AM

 
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Congratulations on your winner!!

5/5/2012 1:59:07 AM

 
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Huge congratulations on this winner Phillip, well done!

5/5/2012 2:00:12 AM

 
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A well deserved Second Place Gold Winner, Phil! CONGRATULATIONS to you!

5/5/2012 4:31:11 AM

 
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WTG, Phil!!! I was rooting for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your AWESOME 2nd Place Win!!!!! :)
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5/5/2012 5:40:54 AM

 
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This is so beautiful, Philip...big congratulations on your win!

5/5/2012 9:31:49 AM

 
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Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Phillip!

5/5/2012 10:41:34 AM

 
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Congratulations Philip on such an awesome second place winner.

5/5/2012 11:29:59 AM

 
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I would like to thank, Inge, Heather, Bobby, Ann, Renee, Hayden, Mary, Lorna, Patricia, Lydia and Emile for your very kind comments.

Phil

5/5/2012 3:44:40 PM

 
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WTG on this fantastic winner! :-) k

5/5/2012 6:04:47 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations Phil!

5/5/2012 7:21:40 PM

 
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Huge congrats on an extra fabulous winner, Phil!!!

5/6/2012 8:00:05 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Phil on this wonderful finalist, VERY well deserved!!! <><

5/6/2012 1:14:00 PM

 
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Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile

5/9/2012 9:10:16 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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FANTASTIC Phillip!!! Congratulations!

5/11/2012 10:07:27 PM

 
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Congratulations on scoring gold with this splendid capture Phillip.

5/12/2012 2:41:42 PM

 
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