Sparkling poinsettias

Celeste Mookherjee

Long Beach, United States

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Poinsettia is the classic Christmas flower to many, and this capture is from the day after Christmas (and an overnight rain) at a local garden. This is not a potted plant but rather a very large shrub (about 8 feet high) that is cut back after its blooming season. It then grows back strong and healthy in time to bloom again for the holidays. The actual flower is the yellow part. The red parts are not petals but bracts (leaves). (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 400, overcast, handheld)
Views as of November 2015: 1613

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (December 2013)

Co-winner of Christmassy challenge in Nature In Its Entirety group (December 2016)
Winner of “Poinsettias” challenge in #1 Favorites group (December 2015)
Top 10 (3rd Place tie) in “Avatar for Christmas” challenge in The Best of Anything & Everything group (December 2015)
Top 10 in “Avatar of the group for December 2015” challenge in Featured for a Challenge group (November 2015)
Co-winner (2-way tie) of “Ivy, Mistletoe, Holly, Poinsettia or Hellebores” challenge in Country Gardens Come Grow With Us group (December 2014)
Winner of Poinsettias challenge in Backyard Macro and Closeups group (January 2014)
Top 10 in “Red Green or White Flowers” challenge in Monochrome in Color (December 2013)
Top 10 in “Poinsettia Challenge” in Enchanted Flowers group (December 2012)
Winner of “Poinsettias” challenge in Artistic Flowers group (November 2012)
Top 10 (3rd Place) in “My Christmas Flower” challenge in Enchanted Flowers group (December 2011)

Featured in United States Monthly Themes (12 December 2014)
Featured in Absolute Clarity (2 December 2014)
Featured in Backyard Macro & Closeups (26 January 2014)
Featured in Glitter, Sparkle & Shine (15 December 2013)
Featured in Enchanted Flowers (11 December 2013)
Featured in The Best of RedBubble (30 August 2012)
Featured in Enchanted Flowers (11 December 2011)
Featured in Gorgeous Flower Cards (19 November 2011)

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