What are you my beauty ?.... by Roy  Massicks

What are you my beauty ?.... by 

Not sure what type of tree this is – it’s not a Japanese Maple. I have asked around the shops in the area and none of them can help. – * IT SEEMS TO BE A FLAME TREE *.
Photo taken by the village green, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
The building to the right is the office for Swim with the Dolphins cruises.

Fuji HS10 at 8.6mm, 1/210, f/7.1. Mode – Aperture priority, iso 100.

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  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 4 years ago

    Before I read your intro I would have said Japanese Maple for sure. Is that the same as Acer? We have identical trees in our local National Park and I’ll look out a photo and send it across.
    It’s a great shot – and how much do they charge to swim with the dolphins?

  • Thank you for replying Peter – thank you for your comments. The cost last year of swimming with the dolphins was $120 but it has probably gone up now. That is for one person !! They are out for half a day and I believe the swim is great. Have never heard any complaints.

    – Roy Massicks

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 4 years ago

    OK Roy, this one is a Flame Tree I’m told. The trunk looks to be slightly different from yours but otherwise it is almost identical.

  • I think you are right Peter, our tree trunk is in the shade and has been pruned differently but I am confident they are the same species. The ones here called flame trees are from Africa and have large red flowers a bit like poinsettias.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Not sure what type of tree it is Roy, but is sure is a beautiful capture, the leaves are stunning

  • Looks like it has turned out to be a flame tree Andrea. Thank you for your kind comments. I think the colour is from flowers, not leaves like the maple.

    – Roy Massicks

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 4 years ago

    That’s a beauty of a tree Roy, lovely colours and a great shot.

  • Many thanks Gary – it does look lovely when in full bloom.

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Flame against the blue sky… if it’s not a Flame Tree, it should be. Beautiful.

  • Flaming right Sheila…Lol! Thank you for your comment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • snapitnc
    snapitncabout 4 years ago

    its a cracking tree roy, with uniteds colours, it must be a man u tree,cheers mike

  • Mike, it’s could be Man U but without Rooney perched on top….!! Not that I think he’s a fairy, he’s too heavy ….lol! Thanks for your compliments. We
    have enough Man U fans in this family with son and two grandsons all supporting them.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Stella  Shube As
    Stella Shube Asabout 4 years ago

    Grate tree and shot! Autumn come..

  • Thank you for your comment Stella – actually now we have found out it is a flame tree and the red colour is the flowers. Picture taken mid-summer. Roy

    – Roy Massicks

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Deborah.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 4 years ago

    Lovely colours and what a beautiful tree, the cherry blossoms are out over here and they look amazing!

  • Thanks for comment Shaun, iast time we were in the Lake District the Cherry blossoms were out , fantastic.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 4 years ago

    It’s a beautiful tree whtever it is! Nice capture Roy!

  • Cheers Colin for your nice comments. Sorry for the delay, have been away.

    – Roy Massicks

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