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Island with top knot? or Broccoli 'Island'? by bazcelt

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A number of these small outcrops have been cut off by the ocean, from the soft volcanic rock, around the coastline of Mercury Bay, Coromandel, New Zealad, leaving the island behind, often with a top tuft of plants. In this case Pōhutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of red flowers made up of a mass of stamens. The Pōhutukawa is one of twelve Metrosideros species endemic to New Zealand. Known as the ‘Christmas Tree’ as that is the time of flowering. Nikon D300, 70-300.

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An amateur, but a long love of photography. A recent move to digital has seen the love ‘blossom’, and a greater enjoyment in the field. I will try most forms of photography, and gain both knowledge and fun out of the experimentation. Using a Nikon D300 and D7000, with a range of lenses, and filters. I hope you enjoy the views as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them.

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  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 4 years ago

    Very unusual mate….Well spotted and shot Baz…

  • Thanks mate. Yes, there were lots of them, all shapes and sizes around the bay. A great area for all sorts of these!

    – bazcelt

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 4 years ago

    Oooohhh! Like nature’s vase or a natural pot plant! Love it!!! I saw a small thing like this at Seabird last year.

  • Sure is Lori! They are awesome – love to go back there in summer and get them with the flowers out – that would be a fantastic sight.

    – bazcelt

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 4 years ago

    They flower too??? Awesome – never been to NZ.

  • yes, it has a flower similar in colour to the red gum, and at Christmas they form this dense carpet of red flowers all over the place. As a coastal, mainly, tree, they create an awesome spectacle. Also, there’s a similar series of books to the Gumnut Fairies based around the tree. It’s a great place for scenic and cultural material.

    – bazcelt

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Capture!

  • Thanks Tori!

    – bazcelt

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ What fantastic rock formation !! Fabulous capture !!!! :D ♥

  • Thanks heaps Evita.

    – bazcelt

  • And thanks for the fave as well.

    – bazcelt

  • sharlee
    sharleeover 4 years ago

    Love this.. nice capture.

  • Thanks for the comment and view.

    – bazcelt

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    WOW!! What a view!! Amazing where nature will grow :))

  • thanks heaps. Yes, it sure is!

    – bazcelt

  • thanks for the fave as well.

    – bazcelt

  • Alan Kenny
    Alan Kennyover 4 years ago

    Brocilli bay, well done

  • thanks for the comment, appreciated.

    – bazcelt

  • and great to get a comment all the way from Dublin! Aggh, wish I was there! Pint in hand!

    – bazcelt

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 4 years ago

    This is truly amazing, looks like a large brocolli floret or something out of the movie Avatar, I must get to NZ someday:)

  • thanks for the comment – love the ‘title’ – might have to rename the image! Yes, it’s well worth a visit!

    – bazcelt

  • donnz
    donnzover 4 years ago

    wow, that’s so cool

  • thanks heaps!

    – bazcelt

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