The Pohutakawa only Flowers once a year at Christmas time, hence the tree is often named the New Zealand Christmas Tree because of it’s fantastic green foliage and bright red flowers.
Taken in my backyard.

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Canon 20D with 100mm Macro Lens


flower, gold, pohutakawa, red, new zealand, macro


  • Ken Boxsell
    Ken Boxsellover 5 years ago

    Beautiful DOF and such vivid colour

  • Thanks ken :)

    You’ll have to come to NZ at xmas time to try your hand at this :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Marcia Luly
    Marcia Lulyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful macro!

  • Thanks Luly :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    beautiful pohutakawa capture, makes me hooooomesick.

  • lol sorry I made you homesick – the pohutakawas were fantastic this year though :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Steve plowman
    Steve plowmanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Robyn, well done.

  • Thanks Steve ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    fabulous bloom and a great close up,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn

    – Robyn Carter

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 5 years ago

    Beautiful macro Robyn!! :o)

  • Thank you ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Hal Smith
    Hal Smithover 5 years ago

    lovely picture good depth and composition

  • Thank you Hal

    – Robyn Carter

  • cdwork
    cdworkover 5 years ago

    Wonderful dof and the red is divine!

  • Thanks – one of hte prettiest flowers in NZ I think

    – Robyn Carter

  • Judi FitzPatrick
    Judi FitzPatrickover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous color and DoF, wonderful work! Peace, Judi

  • Thanks Judi

    – Robyn Carter

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyover 5 years ago

    Wow Robyn, this is lovely, and gratz on the feature!

  • Thanks – feature? What feature?

    – Robyn Carter

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