Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants, mostly shrubs, and can grow long shoots, which were identified by Charles Plumier in the late-17th century, and named by Plumier in 1703 after the German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566). The English name fuchsias is frequently misspelled “fuschias”.
There are about 100–110 species of Fuchsia. The great majority are native to South America, but with a few occurring north through Central America to Mexico, and also several from New Zealand, and Tahiti. One species, Fuchsia magellanica, extends as far as the southern tip of South America, occurring on Tierra del Fuego in the cool temperate zone, but the majority are tropical or subtropical. Most fuchsias are shrubs from 0.2–4 m (8 in-13 ft) tall, but one New Zealand species, Kotukutuku (Fuchsia excorticata), is unusual in the genus in being a tree, growing up to 12–15 m (39-49 ft) tall.
~Wikipedia
Fuchsias

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I began my photographic hobby at the age of 12, developing and printing 120, 620 &35mm B&W, forever learning and refining the fascinating art of photography. Now at 78 I still continue with increased enjoyment using digital medium – and still learning.
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Comments

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 7 years ago

    stunning shot Tom,,,, well done

  • margotk
    margotkalmost 7 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic photo, Tom with incredible DOF.

  • Robert Worth
    Robert Worthalmost 7 years ago

    mmmmmm delicious – love the colours, DoF, focus, lighting and the slight refelction

  • maka1967
    maka1967almost 7 years ago

    excellent macro! really beautiful. incredible pistil – never looked at a flower this way.

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldalmost 7 years ago

    Beautifully done,Tom!!!

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyalmost 7 years ago

    What a beautiful fuschia! The clarity and light are perfect, very well done.

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskialmost 7 years ago

    Well done Tom fantastic macro,This is so close to perfect.

  • Camerashy
    Camerashyalmost 7 years ago

    Stunning photograph……….what more can I say

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your generous comments , the Fuscia is a beautiful flower there are so many variations but all delicate and colourful they are my favourite flower , the Agapanthus is next and it is considered a pest in Australia :-)

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinalmost 7 years ago

    I love your flowers…awsome shot here

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