Peacock Flower, in my Apartment Complex

The Peacock Flower shrubs are in full bloom in my apartment complex these days. The showy blossoms are of different colors. I focused on this yellow one. The bright stamens extending away from the corolla seemed to make a nice composition to me. These actually bloom in clusters, but I focused on a single one. Experimenting with different camera settings, I wanted it to look as if it was emerging out of darkness. The shot was taken in broad daylight, I hope you like it.

Peacock Flower
Scientific name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Common Names: Peacock Flower, Barbados pride, Dwarf Poinciana, Barbados Flower-Fence, Red bird-of-paradise
Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (bean Family)

Camera Settings for the Peacock Flower:

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Tv (shutter speed) 1/100
Av 5.6
ISO 200
Focal length: 194mm
flash off

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35 Responses

  1. Wow, this is a gorgeous flower!

  2. Carletta says:

    Such long stamens!
    A lovely shot Indrani!

  3. kanak7 says:

    Wonderful! I've shot this flower several times but never like this. You've inspired me to try out angles that now come to mind! Those stamens look spectacular!

  4. Hilary says:

    It's a beautiful flower and you captured it in such wonderful light.

  5. Jama says:

    Gorgeous, I like it!

  6. Sylvia K says:

    Such an exquisite flower, Indrani! And I love the way you have captured it! Wonderful light indeed! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

  7. Lui says:

    That's the way to unleash your creativity and put your personal stamp on this image!

  8. wow, what a gorgeous shot! beautiful details.

  9. ewok1993 says:

    wow, this is really pretty. first time i'm seeing it and hearing about it.

  10. ladyfi says:

    That is so beautiful!

  11. Foto-Poesie vom Feinsten! Wunderschön liebe Indrani…

    Herzlichen Dank für Deine Rezension zu meinen fotos aus Locarno…

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

  12. That flower is gorgeous, it has 11 tongues, lol.

  13. Gorgeous shot, love your composition!

  14. SueAnn says:

    I love it! So beautiful!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  15. Onkar says:

    This is just terrific

  16. Carver says:

    Fantastic shot. The perspective is wonderful.

  17. Denise says:

    Gorgeous! The composition of this great, beautiful shot! Happy New Year!

  18. This photo is amazing in its beauty and technical aspects. I have never seen an all yellow one. They don't grow around here.

  19. Viola says:

    Gorgeous Indrani! 🙂

    Wish you a lovley week! 🙂

  20. Like a strange sea creature!

  21. George says:

    I like this photo very much. You did an excellent job with the color and composition. I can see how this flower got its name.

  22. chubskulit says:

    Gorgeous bloom!

    Creeping Phlox, have a nice week ahead!

  23. lovely!! have seen this flower before but didnt know its name… and i wonder why a yellow flower got the name!

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  26. ashok says:

    wonderful shot Ind!

  27. Gattina says:

    Gorgeous flower ! I think I have never seen it !

  28. Leovi says:

    I love this delightful frame for a beautiful flower. Greetings.

  29. I have never seen a peacock flower before! That is beautiful!

  30. Lovely bloom. I tried at some of the wild flowers which I shall share soon.

  31. just BeAuTiFuL!!!!!!

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