Sunday, April 10, 2011

Macro Monday Frilly Flower

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While at Oak Alley Plantation I saw this tree (bush?) blooming. No clue what kind it is, but love how frilly the blooms are.

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Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. :) MM started on Sept 29, 2008 - THANX to all of you for helping make it such a fun start to the week!


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A ladybug paused to pose for me too.

52 comments:

  1. Very cool! It reminds me of a bottle brush. Love the color (and the ladybug, of course).

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  2. Looks like a Bottle-brush.
    If I had one so vibrant and gorgeous, I would forever be cleaning bottles :-)

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  3. Love the last shot. We call it a bottlebush. I posted something I don't know the name of either.

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  4. great shot of the flower with the little ladybug

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  5. Outstanding! what a pretty flower!
    B.

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  6. Beautiful shots. Yes, it's a bottlebrush plant. It originally comes from Australia. They grow well down here in the deep south. I'd love to go to Oak Alley someday.
    David/ Tropical Texana

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  7. this one looks as the bottlebrush flowers i saw in Australia. I like them a lot

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  8. The first flower is the Callistemon Citrinus or commonly known as the Bottlebrush or Lemon scented bottlebrush. The second flower is the Calliandra Emarginata or commonly known as the Powderpuff Plant- both are commonly grown here in my country and they bloom all year long due to our tropical heat.

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  9. Very lovely! I do like the wee ladybug...how do you do that!?! I can never get them to pose for me! ;)

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  10. Wonderful flowers and photos.

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  11. The botttlbrush is gorgeous! Wish I could grow them here in Canada!

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  12. Bottle Brush (I have one next door to me)...very pretty pictures!

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  13. Great pictures! I just love the lady bug in the last one.

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  14. I don't know what it's called, but looked up bottle brush and it certainly looks like one. The color is brilliant. Love the little lady bug perched on top. I had my very first Mint Julep at The Oaks.

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  15. Good week for flowers :-) I'm looking forward to ladybug visits, but they never stay still!

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  16. I love the ladybug shot. Great capture and perspective, nice of her to stay for a minute.

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  17. Wonderful details Lisa. I am glad the ladybug took time out of her busy day to pose for the camera!

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  18. totally love this picture. It is so different and unique. Nice job!

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  19. Definitely a "bottle brush" plant. We used to have one when we lived in Northern CA. They do NOT like freezing temps. Hummingbirds like them very much. Great shots, as always.

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  20. Although the two first once look like a bushy red cat tail, the last pictures is just gorgeous !

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  21. What a interesting flower! Great pictures!

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  22. I think it is called Bottlebrush or something like that. I saw it in Costa Rica. And would say it is a bush, but a large one.

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  23. The colour, the flower and the 'guest' , all of them make a fantastic picture!

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  24. Beautiful flower and the little ladybug is a cute bonus. :) Great photos.

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  25. Gorgeous - and to get the ladybug was an added bonus! Super!!

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  26. It's Bottle Brush....And they're pretty...blooming most of the warm season thru!!!

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  27. Gorgeous color and such an interesting petal formation. Just lovely. :)

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  28. At our Conservatory, it's called bottle brush flowers! Your photos are super pretty!

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  30. It looks like a fuzzy red catepillar! Love the ladybug too!

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  31. Very pretty! I love the color, so vibrant.

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  32. This is a pure lovely shot !

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  33. Neat plant, LOVE the ladybug!

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  34. Beautiful capture of the ladybug!

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  35. Ha-I was going to say that it looked like a mascara wand or a bottle brush..but then I read the 1st 2 comments and that plant is called a bottlebrush..how appropriate! I've never seen anything like it--great captures!

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  36. I like the bottle brush flowers. I have had one in my garden here in Spain.
    Great shots!

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  37. I have seen that in Sapin and I don't have a clue what it is but I have named it a bottle brush flower like many others:)

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  38. I ment I have seen it in SPAIN..not in sapin

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  40. Looks like a fuzzy red caterpillar!

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  41. We call 'em "Bottle Brush," but I'm unsure of the real name.

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  42. I think it is called bottle sweeper. But don't take me drooly word for it.

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  43. We don't have those around here...love the clarity and color!

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  44. Darn it! I wondered why I wasn't getting any visits I posted it at midnight my time and forgot to come back yesterday to add my link! Oh well ...

    I like your frilly flower. We don't have them here, I don't think!

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