Glowing Royal Poinciana anthers stand out against its blazing backlit red petals

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    I love looking closely at structure, at color, at the play of light. And at the surprises that come when we step way from our day-to-to, get-things-done perspective.

    This was an especial delight. A familiar tree here in South Florida but I walked up very close to a low hanging branch and zeroed in of the heart of this wonderful bloom. As the light sparkled off the filaments and anthers I could hard hold still to record the shot... and know that I could see it again. And show it to you.

    Biscayne Park, FL
    www.susanfordcollins.com

    MjYj ~ IamJ, norcam1, gdraskoy, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. applelike 97 months ago | reply

      Your picture is a winner!

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    3. Schristia 97 months ago | reply

      Your picture is a winner!

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    4. Armagan Orki 97 months ago | reply

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    5. DeusXFlorida (10,211,658 views) - thanks guys! 97 months ago | reply

      WOW! Lovely photo!

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    6. francesco_43 97 months ago | reply

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    7. birdrman 97 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition and color! Bravo!

    8. donsutherland1 97 months ago | reply

      Great shot.

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    9. S. Bhaskara Rao India 97 months ago | reply

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    12. cre8ive-M 97 months ago | reply

      beautiful red and dreamy!

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    16. kmw1018 [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      Please consider posting this into our group...
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