Photo Discussion

Sort most recent comments first

To discuss a photo, sign up as a BetterPhoto member or log in.

+ Reach for the Sun +

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
<i><b>+ Reach for the Sun +</b><p>
+ Reach for the Sun +


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!

Category: Flowers


© Phillip R. Connolly
Olympus XZ-1

 
 
 
Tammy M. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2007
Contact Tammy
Tammy's Gallery
countryimpressions.net
    Gorgeous details, comp. and colors. Beautiful flowers.


To love this question, log in above
3/4/2012 6:28:01 PM

 
Ann Coates
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2008
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
 

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.


To love this comment, log in above
3/4/2012 6:38:57 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2006
Contact Bobby
Bobby's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
3/4/2012 7:15:44 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2003
Contact Phillip
Phillip's Gallery
 

 
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


To love this comment, log in above
3/4/2012 10:26:54 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2006
Contact Barbara
Barbara's Gallery
 

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.


To love this comment, log in above
3/4/2012 10:28:05 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2003
Contact Phillip
Phillip's Gallery
 

 
  Second Image
Second Image
© Phillip R. Connolly
Olympus XZ-1
 
Just suffered a drop out while image was loading.


To love this comment, log in above
3/4/2012 10:37:50 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2003
Contact Phillip
Phillip's Gallery
 

Thank you Barbara, that has settled my curiosity.

Phil


To love this comment, log in above
3/4/2012 10:48:05 PM

 
Inge Linden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/23/2004
 

Gorgeous detail and colors,such beautiful flowers,Phil!


To love this comment, log in above
3/5/2012 12:47:33 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2007
Contact Tiia
Tiia's Gallery
 

a beautiful capture!


To love this comment, log in above
3/5/2012 3:43:31 AM

 
Joy Rector
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2002
Contact Joy
Joy's Gallery
 

gorgeous


To love this comment, log in above
3/5/2012 4:23:49 AM

 
hayden Cannon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/1/2006
Contact hayden
hayden's Gallery
 

Beautiful floral capture Phil


To love this comment, log in above
3/5/2012 4:55:34 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/17/2002
Contact Jeff
Jeff's Gallery
robinsonphotoart.com
 

Outstanding color and detail Phil!!


To love this comment, log in above
3/5/2012 5:21:28 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/16/2006
Contact Nancy
Nancy's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
3/5/2012 9:00:50 AM

 
John Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2003
Contact John
John's Gallery
 

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!


To love this comment, log in above
3/5/2012 12:29:01 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2003
Contact Mary
Mary's Gallery
 

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!


To love this comment, log in above
3/5/2012 5:33:04 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2003
Contact Phillip
Phillip's Gallery
 

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

Phil


To love this comment, log in above
3/6/2012 2:29:45 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/14/2006
Contact Kitty
Kitty's Gallery
 

Gorgeous, Phil! :-) k


To love this comment, log in above
3/6/2012 4:41:28 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2006
Contact JO ANN
JO ANN's Gallery
 

Awesome Phil, great colors and details!

jo ann c.


To love this comment, log in above
3/6/2012 5:45:44 PM

 
Lydia Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/29/2006
Contact Lydia
Lydia's Gallery
lydiawilliamsphotography.com
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
3/29/2012 5:53:47 PM

 
Anthony G. Comella
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/8/2007
 

Beautiful capture!!


To love this comment, log in above
3/30/2012 3:31:22 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/7/2005
Contact Amanda
Amanda's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
3/31/2012 3:04:06 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2006
Contact JO ANN
JO ANN's Gallery
 

Let me be the first..

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Phillip!

jo ann c.


To love this comment, log in above
5/1/2012 8:10:21 PM

 
Ann Coates
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2008
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/1/2012 8:38:24 PM

 
Chris Ebben
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/9/2004
Contact Chris
Chris's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist=^..^=


To love this comment, log in above
5/2/2012 3:10:18 AM

 
Lydia Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/29/2006
Contact Lydia
Lydia's Gallery
lydiawilliamsphotography.com
 

A beauty of a finalist! Congratulations


To love this comment, log in above
5/2/2012 4:10:52 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2007
Contact Tammy
Tammy's Gallery
countryimpressions.net
 

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Phillip.


To love this comment, log in above
5/2/2012 4:19:27 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2006
Contact Bobby
Bobby's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/2/2012 5:51:54 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/19/2008
 

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this FANTASTIC image, Phillip!!! What a unique and wonderful plant!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket


To love this comment, log in above
5/2/2012 7:08:01 AM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2003
Contact Phillip
Phillip's Gallery
 

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

Phil


To love this comment, log in above
5/2/2012 1:57:05 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2006
Contact Patrick
Patrick's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/3/2012 9:04:03 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
Contact Nancy
Nancy's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/3/2012 9:51:10 AM

 
John Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2003
Contact John
John's Gallery
 

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!


To love this comment, log in above
5/3/2012 2:07:14 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2003
Contact Phillip
Phillip's Gallery
 

Thank you to Patrick, Nancy and John for you input.

Phil


To love this comment, log in above
5/3/2012 5:28:25 PM

 
Inge Linden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/23/2004
 

Congratulations on your awesome finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
5/4/2012 8:34:04 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/2/2007
Contact Heather
Heather's Gallery
 

Congrats on this wonderful gold medal win Phillip.


To love this comment, log in above
5/4/2012 8:23:30 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2006
Contact Bobby
Bobby's Gallery
 

Hi Phillip,Big congratulations my friend!!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/4/2012 10:10:43 PM

 
Ann Coates
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2008
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/4/2012 11:17:01 PM

 
Renee Doyle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2005
Contact Renee
Renee's Gallery
renee-doyle-photography.com
 

BIG congratulations to you Phil on this wonderful winner!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 12:55:42 AM

 
Inge Linden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/23/2004
 

Congratulations on your winner!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 1:59:07 AM

 
hayden Cannon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/1/2006
Contact hayden
hayden's Gallery
 

Huge congratulations on this winner Phillip, well done!


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 2:00:12 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2003
Contact Mary
Mary's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 4:31:11 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/19/2008
 

WTG, Phil!!! I was rooting for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your AWESOME 2nd Place Win!!!!! :)
Photobucket


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 5:40:54 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2008
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 9:31:49 AM

 
Lydia Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/29/2006
Contact Lydia
Lydia's Gallery
lydiawilliamsphotography.com
 

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Phillip!


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 10:41:34 AM

 
Emile Abbott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/29/2004
Contact Emile
Emile's Gallery
emile-abbott-photography.com
 

Congratulations Philip on such an awesome second place winner.


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 11:29:59 AM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2003
Contact Phillip
Phillip's Gallery
 

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

Phil


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 3:44:40 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/14/2006
Contact Kitty
Kitty's Gallery
 

WTG on this fantastic winner! :-) k


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 6:04:47 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2006
Contact Barbara
Barbara's Gallery
 

Congratulations Phil!


To love this comment, log in above
5/5/2012 7:21:40 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/19/2005
Contact Ellen
Ellen's Gallery
ellenhodges.com
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/6/2012 8:00:05 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/16/2006
Contact Nancy
Nancy's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/6/2012 1:14:00 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2003
Contact Merna
Merna's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/9/2012 9:10:16 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2006
 

FANTASTIC Phillip!!! Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/11/2012 10:07:27 PM

 
David M. Montero
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2006
Contact David
David's Gallery
 

Congratulations on scoring gold with this splendid capture Phillip.


To love this comment, log in above
5/12/2012 2:41:42 PM

 
Log in or sign up to respond | Contest | Gallery | Discussions