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Spring brings out many different kinds of flowers in New Mexico. This bird of Paradise is found throughout New Mexico on the desert blooming in the spring and occasionally the rest of the year.
The only trouble is they come and go very fast – most of them only last part of one day. This was taken on my Canon Eos Rebel XTi and Tamron 28-300mm lens in Las Cruces,NM

This was Featured in Beginners Expressions Group June 14, 2009

This was the WINNER ! In the Springtime in New Mexico Challenge in the New Mexico Group on June 30,’10.

This was in the TOP TEN of the Alphabet letter B Challenge in One single Flower on Show-2 Photos per Day Group on Sept.22 (2nd of 68)

Voted into the TOP TEN in the Art in Nature Challenge in the One Single Flower on Show Group on February 4, ’11. (7 of 83)

Voted into the TOP TEN in the Unusual Plants Challenge in the Artists Universe Group on February 9,’13. (4th of 111)!!!

FEATURED in the Addicted Photographer Group on March 10,’14.

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Never travel without a camera – always bringing my camera – feeling ‘naked’ without it!! As old as I’m getting, I still manage to shoot off some pictures.

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  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 6 years ago

    What an awsome and unusual bouquet. I love the bold mix of colours.

  • David DeWitt
    David DeWittover 6 years ago

    Thank you lacitrouille. This is the very top of the plant out in my garden. It blooms from early summer until Sept.

  • InPort
    InPortover 6 years ago

    G’day david,

    How incredibly, delicately, intricately beautiful!!!!!
    Great lighting/exposure/processing has given us an extraordinarily good study of this fleeting flower and knocked the background out very well indeed.
    Great focus, depth of field, contrast, colours, central composition and presentation.
    Excellent work that man!


  • InPort
    InPortover 6 years ago

  • jlynn
    jlynnover 6 years ago


  • David DeWitt
    David DeWittover 6 years ago

    Dennis, you have made my day!

  • David DeWitt
    David DeWittover 6 years ago

    Thank you jlynn

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 6 years ago

    Never saw one of these they are absolutely beautiful, and your capture is very fine.

  • David DeWitt
    David DeWittover 6 years ago

    My thanks to you Mary

  • Mayina
    Mayinaover 6 years ago


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