This is a Bromeliad growing in the Longwood Gardens Conservatory.
The image was backlit.
Added several textures by Kim Klassen.
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Lovely rich presentation and the lighting makes it feel like a discovery !
24 Jan 2013 6:06am
@Ronnie 2¢: It was a discovery for me, growing quietly next to more flamboyant flowers. The light was coming from the windows in the back.
so beautiful !
24 Jan 2013 7:23am
@Sophie: I'm glad you like it.
Beautiful processing and light.
24 Jan 2013 8:46am
@Aubélia: Thank you. This was an experimental shot, which turned out well.
Very interesting processing! Nice job!
24 Jan 2013 10:38am
@Sergei Z: I had fun processing it. Glad you like it.
excellent result! so wonderful colours and compo.
I also don´t know the name, but i think it´s somehow related with pineapples.
24 Jan 2013 12:30pm
@daniela scharnowski: Thanks for your information. Perhaps I'll remember to ask someone next time I visit. I'm glad you like it.
24 Jan 2013 5:08pm
@Bettina: Thanks. I was pleased with it.
Beautiful close up. Like the colors and framing. Well done!
24 Jan 2013 5:35pm
@Rafael: Thank you for visiting and commenting. I'm glad you like it.
very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & texture!
24 Jan 2013 6:29pm
@omid: Thank you, Omid. I'm glad you like the work I did.
now that I´ve took a look into google, I´m rather sure it is a pineapple plant, flowering. there are a lot of varieties, whatever, your image can´t get better with that information :) have a beautiful day.
24 Jan 2013 6:56pm
@daniela scharnowski: Thanks. I looked up pineapple plant flower, and it does look very similar.
Lovely close up - the textures and shapes are beautiful
24 Jan 2013 7:21pm
@Ruthiebear: Thanks! It was fun to work with.
I love your point-of-view. I feel as if I am part of the plant, nestling right next to that amazing orange bloom. As always, lovely texture work.
24 Jan 2013 8:32pm
A fabulous photo and treatment. A great result.
24 Jan 2013 9:20pm
@Steve Rice: Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
Very skilful use of ambient backlight, Anita. Love how the blossom has gained center stage in your composition.
24 Jan 2013 9:35pm
it looks like a dragonfruit.. but whatever it is, i like the 'fieriness' of it all.. :) nice work!
24 Jan 2013 10:23pm
@rian: Thanks. I'll have to find out the actual name. I like the term "fieriness."
Exquisite ... with very attractive light!
25 Jan 2013 1:20am
@RBL: Thank you, Ruthie. This photo encourages me to try more backlit photos.
simply exquisite !
I discover your photoblog, and I love all your work !
25 Jan 2013 9:18am
@christen: Thank you so much for your kind words. :-)
ça rend bien
25 Jan 2013 9:49am
@L'Angevine: Thank you.
belle realisation!! amitié
25 Jan 2013 4:48pm
What a gorgeous..color-filled composition. Wonderful processing!
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