I'm Orange - Azalea - NZ - Port Chalmers by AndreaEL

I'm Orange - Azalea - NZ - Port Chalmers by 

Azalea any species of the genus Rhododendron, North American and Asian shrubs of the family Ericaceae ( heath family) that are distinguished by the usually deciduous leaves. Azaleas are handsome shrubs with large clusters of pink, red, orange, yellow, purple, or white flowers. The better-known native American azaleas, often cultivated, include the flame azalea ( R. calendulacea ) of the Appalachians; the pinxter flower ( R. nudiflora ) and the fragrant white azalea, or swamp honeysuckle ( R. viscosa ), of the E United States; and the Western azalea ( R. occidentalis ) of California and Oregon. Most azaleas grow in damp, acid soils of hills or mountains. The rose-purple R. canadense, a rare species with an unusually northerly range (from Pennsylvania to Newfoundland) is the rhodora immortalized by Emerson. Many of the brilliantly flowered garden varieties are native to

Panasonic Lumix Model DMC-FZ35 29 Sept 2010 Port Chalmers Spring Blooms New Zealand

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Colin.

    – AndreaEL

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 4 years ago

    Love the colour and beautiful flower!

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 4 years ago
    Absolutely beautiful colour Andrea.
  • Thank you Roy

    – AndreaEL

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    What a beauty Andrea, such a wonderful color.

  • Thank you for your kind comment.

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Yes you are and a beautiful orange at that

  • Thank you for your awesome comment.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Lynn

    – AndreaEL

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    Wonderful bright vibrant colour

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment

    – AndreaEL

  • Jurmale
    Jurmaleover 4 years ago

    So beautiful capture & color!

  • Thank you for your wonderful words and comment

    – AndreaEL

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 4 years ago

    Wonderful flower and color,fabulous capture,anna

  • Thank you Anna, glad you like it

    – AndreaEL

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikover 4 years ago

    Awaken! Gorgeous Capture!!!

  • Thank you Rose.

    – AndreaEL

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