Thursday, April 23, 2009

Closing time

 
Lampranthus is a genus of south african succulents pretty common around here, whose flowers close at night; these shots were taken around 5pm when petals start moving

23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom dia JM!
What a beautiful delicate flowers!
Fantastic colour!I loved it!
Kind Regards
Léia

Olivier said...

elles sont magnifiques , avec une couleur superbe. Je ne connaissais pas cette fleur.

they are magnificent, with superb color. I did not know this flower.

Sharon said...

Beautiful color!

willow said...

Uh-oh. Now the Leonard Cohen song is going to be in my head all day!

Lois said...

What a gorgeous color!

Jacob said...

These look rather like the thistle I posted a few days ago, but these are so much prettier. What wonderful color. I don't think I've seen these before; you're fortunate to have them where you live.

As usual, your photography is splendid!

Jarart said...

Fantastic color and beautiful shot.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Very Unique!

Earth Day

m_m said...

Wow, beautiful photos. I would like to be so close these incredible flowers to take some photos to my Macro Photos blog:)

Lovely!

nobu said...

Beautiful colour!

Lisa Wilson said...

What brilliant color!

cieldequimper said...

Good grief, they are flowering already! I love these!

joo said...

JM, what incredible colour they have!
I love them.

Virginia said...

WE have something similar here but the blooms aren't this large or spectacular. What a gorgeous bouquet. THanks JM!
V

Peter said...

Wow, the colours!

(A little bit disappointed that I can't - try to - read Léia in Portugese this time!)

Marc said...

Lovely!

marley said...

What colour! Wow!

Tarolino said...

Such gorgeous flowers and so thickly growing as well. A whole cloud of them and the colours and texture is fabulous.

Tricia said...

gorgeous, i love that color!

Diba said...

whats a beautiful flower! very attractive!

humanobserver said...

lovely flowers. Perfect for presentation.

Snapshutter said...

Fantastic colors.

Neva said...

Beautiful.....