Red Hot Poker flower with a Agapanthus flower in the background.

The plant is a members of the lily family, Liliaceae.
This flower comes from Africa and is a perennial called kniphofia,
Kniphofias come in a range of colours including red, orange and yellow to almost lime green and white or a combination of these colours.
Red and orange variety is called ‘Winter Cheer’.

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Country Bumpkin 13/Jan/2014

Photo taken in Melbourne – Australia
Canon EOS400D,
Tamron Macro Lens 90mm
Camera hand held
RAW details:
exposure bias -0.33 ev
exposure 1/640 f/ 7.1 iso 100
I use natural and reflected daylight.

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Photo taken 8th January, 2014


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  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watson8 months ago
  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro8 months ago

    great colours

  • Much appreciated Heloisa

    – Joy Watson

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...8 months ago

    I love the color contrast of orange against the blue agapanthus – striking! We have a lot of these red hot poker flowers in Southern California as well, and I’ve always liked them.

  • Thanks Celeste, and thank you also for viewing my work. These are growing in a nature strip in a side street which I found on a walk near home with the camera.

    – Joy Watson

  • AlexandraZloto
    AlexandraZloto8 months ago

    This is lovely Joy!! I saw many of these in Colorado this summer…didn’t know the name.
    I ckecked out your website when I clicked to “view large”. Great website, amazing images!!
    Love your work Joy!

  • Thanks so much Alexandra for viewing my website. So happy that you viewed it large. All images on the site can be viewed large. Happy you now know the name. Joyx

    – Joy Watson

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchell8 months ago

    When i was a kid these were my favourite, because someone else grew them. I still like it when someone else photographs them.

  • Thanks Fred, appreciated.

    – Joy Watson

  • maggie326
    maggie3268 months ago

    stunning looks even better in large

  • Thanks Maggie

    – Joy Watson

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj8 months ago

    Gorgeous work Joy!

  • Thanks Ana

    – Joy Watson

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci8 months ago

  • Thanks John

    – Joy Watson

  • Shulie1
    Shulie18 months ago

    This is gorgeous against the purple flowers!

  • Thanks Steph

    – Joy Watson

  • mclarkson
    mclarkson8 months ago

    Wow! Excellent capture Joy! Such a lovely contrast against the Agapanthus! My Red Hot Pokers are also all flowering now, a gorgeous show.

  • Amazing, flowering at the same time. Thanks

    – Joy Watson

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