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Leucodendron Curves

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 23 January 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Let me introduce you to Leucodendron. I didn't know what it was either - the name was attached to the plant when I got it! :)

The rugged stems are long and the leaves fill the entire length, but at the top the petals radiate out and form a 'flower' with a center. The reds and greens help make this plant very 'winter-like.' I waited for the plant to open, but not all the stems did, until they died and then opened and presented with many beautiful dark colors. I'll interject more of these leucodendron in the near future. Enjoy the curves of this one!

2 texture layers and one color layer - all at different blending modes and opacities. Thanks for visiting!

NIKON D300 3/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I don't know this flower either. Great colours, composition and processing. I really like it.

23 Jan 2012 6:11am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Splendid texture on the petals and elegant movement in the entire flower. It's new to me, I tried to find it in a book on plants....but there was no mention.Good quality of the red colour!

23 Jan 2012 7:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 5

23 Jan 2012 8:08am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderfully sinewy and elegant Barbara! This is a new one on me! I look forward to the rest of the series! Well done! ;-)

23 Jan 2012 12:14pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderful dramatic image. Fabulous colors. Perfect composition. Love that it fills the frame. Great shapes and lines. An outstanding work!!

23 Jan 2012 12:28pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Toujours très joli sur ton blog.

23 Jan 2012 1:49pm

ღ Isa ღ from Vaucluse, France

Quel beau cliché ! magnifique ...

23 Jan 2012 2:19pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is gorgeous...What sensuous lines and fiery color! This reminds me of the swirling skirts of a Flamenco dancer!

23 Jan 2012 2:30pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

Exquisite color and fine details in this excellent image. Exceptionally well done close up!

23 Jan 2012 4:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color and I love the graceful curves!

23 Jan 2012 4:29pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

These grow here and are one of my most favourite plants. Usually the leaves are a dark red almost maroon. It's a beautiful plant. You've done this one proud, barbara. 4stars. :OD

23 Jan 2012 5:07pm

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

Sounds dangerous but it's beautiful.

23 Jan 2012 7:33pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

so very elegant, love the warm colors!

23 Jan 2012 8:19pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Splendide photo avec ces formes comme dessinées sur la toile ... compliments

23 Jan 2012 10:35pm

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

A stunning contrast with the other pic I commented on - such rich detail.

24 Jan 2012 8:05am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Oh, this is magnificent! Lovely details and colours.

24 Jan 2012 9:04am

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

The flower's shape is beautiful and you've captured it's color and detail very well.

24 Jan 2012 4:24pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Fine lines in this shot and beautiful colors! Plant is unknown to me, but definitely worth the effort of fotgraferen, demonstrates that this recording.

24 Jan 2012 9:09pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

It looks like a dancer with those beautiful curves! A beautiful photo with great post processing!

25 Jan 2012 6:32am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Quelles superbes couleurs!! j'adore++++

25 Jan 2012 11:56am

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

This is stunning! And you have discovered one of my favorite flowers. Here in N California they grow easily, along with protea. A guy comes to the farmers market with buckets and buckets of them, grown on the coast. I am amazed that they do well in Texas!! Keep these images coming!

25 Jan 2012 2:50pm

@Barbara Lee: Thanks, Barbara. Don't know if they would do well here or not - I purchased this grouping at a market. :)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic work!!!*****

25 Jan 2012 4:57pm

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Joli travail, belles couleurs

25 Jan 2012 6:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible lines and textures that you have captured in the petals! The colors and detail are amazing. Thank you for the information about the plant as well.

25 Jan 2012 10:30pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, really great. So graceful.

26 Jan 2012 5:38am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Beautiful composition and tones.

26 Jan 2012 1:48pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent clarity and nice use of texture

28 Jan 2012 1:36am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

A fantastic work of art!

29 Jan 2012 7:44pm

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ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)