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Red Hot Pokers

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 5 January 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

These Red Hot Poker plants are native to South Africa – but thrive on the south-east coast of Australia. Here, they have spread from a garden and add a splash of warm colour to the view from this headland at Dalmeny.

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/14.0 ISO 100 13 mm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

the pokers add a vibrant splash of colour, great foreground subject for you background of blues...

5 Jan 2011 6:32am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

No one can seem to give such consistent clean images that you deliver constantly.
I love this one not marred by anything, beauty unbridled.

5 Jan 2011 6:52am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love the orange flowers and the blue sky, great shot!

5 Jan 2011 6:57am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Haha! Over here, red-hot pokers are autumn plants, so we only see them when it's grey. The colours here are about a million times brighter!. Great shot of the pokers against the azure sea

5 Jan 2011 6:57am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Pense à nous : on a froid ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

5 Jan 2011 7:07am

Brian from Canberra, Australia

Great shot, love the colour against the blue sky and sea. All the best for 2011

5 Jan 2011 7:13am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

I love these plants and this is a cracking image.

5 Jan 2011 8:06am

Joseph from Reunion

Beautiful blue !

5 Jan 2011 8:19am

marci from in, Morocco

gorgeous color!!

5 Jan 2011 8:40am

thami from Morocco

Eblouissantes ces fleurs qui épousent parfaitement le bleu marin !
Bonne journée lumineuse et chaleureuse!

5 Jan 2011 9:00am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent image of great beauty. Exotic vegetation in the foreground is perfect. Maybe I would try putting the horizon line ... seems to be leaning to the right (mine) which is a shame because the image is perfect. Ambient light and color is sublime. Congratulations friend! Best regards, Adela

5 Jan 2011 9:03am

@Adela Fonts: Thanks for your comment about the horizon line. I won't crop this image but I've worked out how to fix the horizon line in Photoshop; and I've now fixed the image I have ready for tomorrow which also had a crooked horizon!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful light and colours. Lovely framing.

5 Jan 2011 9:07am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Awesome view, great shot ! I love the vibrancy of the orangey red hot pokers which added much character here...Beautiful composition!

5 Jan 2011 10:16am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful aloe flowers and very nice blue. The colors of the sea evoke the Polynesian lagoons

5 Jan 2011 10:17am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Wow! Amazing vivid colors!

5 Jan 2011 10:29am

JCJ from Troyes, France

beautiful colors, in particular the red provides great contrast

5 Jan 2011 11:03am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful colors and a great composition . Beautiful !

5 Jan 2011 11:12am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice framing. Amazing red flowers in the foreground and lovely blue sea and a geat sky. Wonderful :)

5 Jan 2011 11:25am

guillaume from Paris, France

Love this ! Taken a picture similar during winter :http://vertigo.aminus3.com/image/2010-12-25.html

5 Jan 2011 11:40am

@guillaume: thanks for the link - that's a great shot of yours!

k@ from Paris, France

How unexpected ! Colors dance !

5 Jan 2011 12:01pm

Co33 from libourne, France

A bit of sun and hot! thank you!

5 Jan 2011 12:40pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful shot....vivid colors.

5 Jan 2011 12:49pm

Laurence from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Les fleurs du premier plan apportent un plus à ce beau paysage 5*

5 Jan 2011 12:53pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Those red plans are fabulous .

5 Jan 2011 12:57pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A little piece of paradise Stephen! Frozen, starved for colour and knowing that spring is still at least four months away make this a sight for sore eyes! Thank you for sharing!!! ;-)

5 Jan 2011 1:12pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

Such a lovely and detailed foreground leading us into the splendour of the scenery. A very beautiful composition.

5 Jan 2011 1:47pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

That's so beautiful and exotic!
Bold and strong contrast.

Here in England, there are many pink thrifts by the sea.
Pink and blue are equally lovely combination, I think. ;)

5 Jan 2011 2:06pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Very stunning capture, and with the light and colors, it stands out with such clarity, like the perfect shot! 5*****!

5 Jan 2011 2:33pm

myky from London, Canada

You have captured these unusual and exquisite flowers with a perfect backdrop for effect. Nicely done.

5 Jan 2011 3:16pm

kasra from tabriz, Iran

so nice!!! great composition!!!
I love the colors as well :)

5 Jan 2011 3:22pm


Beautiful shot , vivid colors.

5 Jan 2011 3:41pm

fereshteh from Iran

Beautiful shot& Beautiful colors.

5 Jan 2011 4:43pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magic this photo, the colors of these flowers on the blue sea are great. 5 *. Good day.

5 Jan 2011 4:46pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Ah, the red hot poker plant... The bane of a garden of mine... I like them in the wild but.... Nice juxtaposition of color.

5 Jan 2011 5:20pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Wonderful composition and colours...

5 Jan 2011 5:58pm

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

Wonderful!!!!! amazing plants never seen eny thing like it before, stunning landscape:))))))))))

5 Jan 2011 6:06pm

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

Wonderful!!!!! amazing plants never seen eny thing like it before, stunning landscape:))))))))))

5 Jan 2011 6:11pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

they certainly look beautiful, as does the whole scenery! i hope this flower is not a "hostile" ivader, killing off and replacing native plants!

5 Jan 2011 7:25pm

dulang from Santa Rosa, United States

a stunning photo. I long for that warmth...

5 Jan 2011 7:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous colors in this wonderful composition. I love the reds, green, and beautiful blues.

5 Jan 2011 8:11pm

Phil from France

Vivent les Vacances au soleil ! Ici brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

5 Jan 2011 8:45pm

Sázky from Romania

great picture,fantastic details,thanks

5 Jan 2011 8:49pm

tulip from kerman, Iran

Wow very beautiful view!

5 Jan 2011 9:19pm

Anne J. from Figtree, Australia

Wow...great colour contrast. I bet that's Narooma. I've seen it often but never taken that shot . I must get some red hot pokers. Well done

6 Jan 2011 12:00am

@Anne J.: Dalmeny is about 5 kms north of Narooma. If you haven't been there in the last couple of years, there is now an outstanding cycle/walking path along the headlands between the two towns.

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Les couleurs sont éclatantes, mais l'horizon est un peu bancal... dommage.

6 Jan 2011 3:45am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful colors!! That looks like a fabulous spot.

6 Jan 2011 4:12am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful capture!

6 Jan 2011 4:43am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

They make a fabulous splash of colour here.

6 Jan 2011 7:19am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. : ))

7 Jan 2011 6:15am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Color Spotlight". Good day.

8 Jan 2011 9:29pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

bravo pour le spotlight color ,cette photo le mérite amplement.

9 Jan 2011 9:10am

Céline from New York City, United States

Congrats on the color-spotlight ! Very cool shot !

10 Jan 2011 9:00pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Congrats on your color spotlight, I didn't even know they had a spotlight
for color until today. Color and as crystal clear as this beach.

12 Jan 2011 1:23am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

17 Jan 2011 8:25am

ben from France

wow that looks like a image from a travel catalogue.
great fresh colors and and very nice motive!

12 Feb 2011 8:30am

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