100 views on 28th May 2011
Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa. Common names include Strelitzia, Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise, though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia. Its scientific name commemorates Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of King George III.
Flower photographed on 1st May 2011 in the glass-house at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens, Wisley, Surrey, England.
Camera details: Nikon D7000 with 18-200mm lens at 56mm. 1/125s, f/5.6, iso400, raw. Software: Capture NX2.