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Tammy M. Anderson Student 3/4/2012 6:28:01 PM

Gorgeous details, comp. and colors. Beautiful flowers. #1447392

Ann Coates 3/4/2012 6:38:57 PM

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. #10021916

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/4/2012 7:15:44 PM

Hi Phillip,WOW!!!What a beautiful flower my friend.Sure is a flower I've never seen before.Excellent capture!!! #10021969

Phillip R. Connolly 3/4/2012 10:26:54 PM

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 #10022139

Barbara Waldoch 3/4/2012 10:28:05 PM

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. #10022141

Phillip R. Connolly 3/4/2012 10:37:50 PM

Just suffered a drop out while image was loading. #10022144

Phillip R. Connolly 3/4/2012 10:48:05 PM

Thank you Barbara, that has settled my curiosity.

Phil #10022151

Inge Linden 3/5/2012 12:47:33 AM

Gorgeous detail and colors,such beautiful flowers,Phil! #10022205

Tiia Vissak 3/5/2012 3:43:31 AM

a beautiful capture! #10022318

Joy Rector 3/5/2012 4:23:49 AM

gorgeous #10022417

hayden Cannon 3/5/2012 4:55:34 AM

Beautiful floral capture Phil #10022486

Jeff W. Robinson 3/5/2012 5:21:28 AM

Outstanding color and detail Phil!! #10022572

Nancy L. Green 3/5/2012 9:00:50 AM

I love the wonderful color and POV here Phil, I love the way those beautiful flowers are presented against the blue sky!!! <>< #10023003

John Connolly 3/5/2012 12:29:01 PM

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! #10023298

Mary K. Robison 3/5/2012 5:33:04 PM

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! #10023718

Phillip R. Connolly 3/6/2012 2:29:45 PM

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

Phil #10025433

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/6/2012 4:41:28 PM

Gorgeous, Phil! :-) k #10025630

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/6/2012 5:45:44 PM

Awesome Phil, great colors and details!

jo ann c. #10025756

Lydia Williams 3/29/2012 5:53:47 PM

Wow, these are gorgeous, Phil! Thank you for your kind words! #10066242

Anthony G. Comella 3/30/2012 3:31:22 PM

Beautiful capture!! #10067735

Amanda J. Tanner 3/31/2012 3:04:06 AM

Beautiful orange color against the bright blue sky. Nice work Phil! #10068347

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/1/2012 8:10:21 PM

Let me be the first..

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Phillip!

jo ann c. #10116876

Ann Coates 5/1/2012 8:38:24 PM

New Zealand was good to you, congratulations on your beautiful finalist Phillip. #10117088

Chris Ebben 5/2/2012 3:10:18 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist=^..^= #10117608

Lydia Williams 5/2/2012 4:10:52 AM

A beauty of a finalist! Congratulations #10117759

Tammy M. Anderson 5/2/2012 4:19:27 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Phillip. #10117795

Bobby Ray Goodman 5/2/2012 5:51:54 AM

A big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Phillip!!!!! #10118113

Lorna Shutter 5/2/2012 7:08:01 AM

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


Phillip R. Connolly 5/2/2012 1:57:05 PM

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

Phil #10119402

Patrick Rouzes 5/3/2012 9:04:03 AM

Phenomenal, Phil! Hope to see this a big winner! Congratulations! #10120950

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/3/2012 9:51:10 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #10121057

John Connolly 5/3/2012 2:07:14 PM

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! #10121341

Phillip R. Connolly 5/3/2012 5:28:25 PM

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

Phil #10121558

Inge Linden 5/4/2012 8:34:04 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #10122437

Heather Loewenhardt 5/4/2012 8:23:30 PM

Congrats on this wonderful gold medal win Phillip. #10123481

Bobby Ray Goodman 5/4/2012 10:10:43 PM

Hi Phillip,Big congratulations my friend!!! #10123619

Ann Coates 5/4/2012 11:17:01 PM

So pleased to see this getting a Gold award Phillip. Congratulations! #10123733

Renee Doyle 5/5/2012 12:55:42 AM

BIG congratulations to you Phil on this wonderful winner!! #10123835

Inge Linden 5/5/2012 1:59:07 AM

Congratulations on your winner!! #10123871

hayden Cannon 5/5/2012 2:00:12 AM

Huge congratulations on this winner Phillip, well done! #10123873

Mary K. Robison 5/5/2012 4:31:11 AM

A well deserved Second Place Gold Winner, Phil! CONGRATULATIONS to you! #10124014

Lorna Shutter 5/5/2012 5:40:54 AM

WTG, Phil!!! I was rooting for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your AWESOME 2nd Place Win!!!!! :)
Photobucket #10124127

Patricia A. Coblentz 5/5/2012 9:31:49 AM

This is so beautiful, Philip...big congratulations on your win! #10124706

Lydia Williams 5/5/2012 10:41:34 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Phillip! #10124831

Emile Abbott 5/5/2012 11:29:59 AM

Congratulations Philip on such an awesome second place winner. #10124935

Phillip R. Connolly 5/5/2012 3:44:40 PM

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

Phil #10125204

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/5/2012 6:04:47 PM

WTG on this fantastic winner! :-) k #10125333

Barbara Waldoch 5/5/2012 7:21:40 PM

Congratulations Phil! #10125438

Ellen Hodges 5/6/2012 8:00:05 AM

Huge congrats on an extra fabulous winner, Phil!!! #10126027

Nancy L. Green 5/6/2012 1:14:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Phil on this wonderful finalist, VERY well deserved!!! <>< #10126395

Merna L. Nobile 5/9/2012 9:10:16 PM

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 #10131526

Allen O. Howard 5/11/2012 10:07:27 PM

FANTASTIC Phillip!!! Congratulations! #10134481

David M. Montero 5/12/2012 2:41:42 PM

Congratulations on scoring gold with this splendid capture Phillip. #10134925

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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!

Category: Flowers

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: reserved, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 15.27 mm, Model: XZ-1

Uploaded on 3/4/2012 6:12:28 PM

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Camera: Olympus XZ-1

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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