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Featured in Great Plains of North America 3/21/2010
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Flowering Bush, Common to Argentina but addapted to the desert Southwest USA, principle to Texas, however can be found in New Mexico, of the Legume family, but not related to streitzia as would be found on the Hawaiian Islands, in the Southwest it is used as an ornamental bush, and has been used as a decorative perennial ! Olympus E-510 moments, Spring is in the air, oh ! how it is! View large also suggest Wikipedia for further details !

It’s darn right amazing what the world about us looks like through a 300 mm lense, here I was litterly chasing this New Mexico RoadRunner around the neighborhood, when I realized that it was not one but three, make a fool of me, I wondered how it was getting around so quickly, well ! from on top of neighbors roof to the ground is about 3 second’s, since it is a bird that doesn’t fly, it ’s like the flying squirrel, has a decent gluide path ! As i made my way to where it landed, suddenly distracted by this unusual bush, So I did have to get across the street to take the picture , that I wanted to capture, I crossed my finger and eyes, in hopes that I could stop the effects of the inconsistant breeze, Minimal post process, amazing at 24 foot away, leaning against tree, (my monopod)! oh well ! sharing the smile is fun ! Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. May Blooms !


  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    Golly gosh, I’ve been meaning to zip over to look at this since you posted it, can’t believe we are on 2 different continents & have captured the same species of tree, these weird coincidences are getting to be regular occurances. Love ya!

  • Charming ! I have no clue as to what name it goes by, will inquire with my neighbor , I’ve made a print of this as thanks for sharing the plant with the neighborhood ! Thanks ! Sweetness for the visit as well comment ! :-))

    – Paul Albert

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    What a beauty, Paul … stunning stunning detail and focus!!!!! Gorgeous!!!

  • Hi Sweetie ! I tried not to give away the size of this, as encouragement to view other examples, oh ! but the charm of this plant, learning to simplify and photograph attention ! Finally got a handle on the BG ! XO :-))

    – Paul Albert

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    Hey, I didn’t mention how good you shot is! My plant was only young & not much foliage/blooms when I saw it, i must go back & see how it is now (2 years on), sure hope it looks this nice :)

  • Why do you make me chuckle, thought in my head, " do come back the picture does not age " praise is not as important at my age, the smiles shared are the best encouragement !

    – Paul Albert

  • David DeWitt
    David DeWittover 5 years ago

    I grow lots of bird of Paradise but your specimen is by far the tightest, healthiest I’ve seen! Beautiful. Fortuantely, they don’t move and will pose very nicely for you!!

  • Thank You ! David, I’ve made a print already and presented to my neighbor, in turn she offered me one of the shoots, the fun part she ask me where I got the picture from, and I thanked her for the opportunity and she ran out," litterly " and looked at her bush in astonishment, Her Mom, is convolesing and doing well at 93 years young. my gift to those unable for them that arn’t able to go outside and view ! I sure do love that SMILE ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoover 5 years ago

    Paul, this a a gorgeous tree. You have done well on capturing in a photo.

  • Good Morning ! Scott, and Thank You ! for the warmly received comments as well favoriting of " Desert Bird of Paridise " My appreciation shared with pleasure ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 5 years ago

    Lovely image. Thanks for the info too.

  • Thank You ! Sonia, always a joy to have you come and visit the precious moments, as well receiving the appreciated comments. paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Kathleen Stephens
    Kathleen Stephensover 5 years ago

    PaulAlbert, I had so many shots of this plant and I love them all! As David said, yours is one of the tightest I have seen. Shooting them is akin to shooting an octopus and macros are really a challenge. Great photo!

  • Thank You ! Kathleen for your warm visit as well shared comments, an update to the comment response to David, is that I have recently planted one of the floral wonders next to my home as an offshoot seedling, we shall see what a green thum I possess, have noticed that this plant appears to an attraction to the resident Bees ! again Thanks ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thank You Monica ! delightful visit Appreciated comment ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 5 years ago

  • A most delightful surprise from returning from our vacation, Thank you Monica !

    – Paul Albert

  • Geno Rugh
    Geno Rughalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding kapture. This truely is a piece of art.

  • Thank You Kindly ! Kangerugh, Agreed with you life has many treasured moments, smiling being one of them ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

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