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:

Click to enlarge and see

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!


  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


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

  13. Gorgeous shot, love your composition!

  14. SueAnn says:

    I love it! So beautiful!

  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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