Royal Poinciana Blossom

Royal Poinciana Blossom

Ruby Tuesday

Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Back in May, I posted a photo of buds on a branch of a Royal Poinciana tree in my garden.  The trees now are in full bloom, bearing masses of brilliant red-orange blossoms.    In this wide-angle photo of my back garden, you can see the Royal Poincianas in the background.  Today's photo shows what an individual blossom looks like.

28 comments:

ellen b said...

What a beautiful blossom that is.

Ryanne said...

yes, iI agree, it is very beautiful, very vibrant.

Raven said...

Wow! What a beautiful flower! Just exquisite. I enjoyed scrolling down the page too. I love your moon and clouds photo with that dramatic red in the corner.

napaboaniya said...

That is one extremely beautiful flower :)Perfect for Ruby Tuesday!!

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness that is lovely!

Greyscale Territory said...

What a glorious pic of a radiant flower! Love this!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I can't imagine having an entire tree covered in these blossoms - it must be an incredible sight.

me ann my camera said...

The vibrancy of the colours make this truly a beautiful photograph.

WillThink4Wine said...

Splendid as a backsrop and exquisite up close! Hawaii certainly has much beauty!!

DrillerAA said...

Beautiful shot!
Lovely portrait of a lovely flower.

Dianne said...

there's something about unopened blossoms that I love, it's like visiting newborn babies at the nursery

such a perfect photo

and I love Buster, he has a very dignified profile

Ladynred said...

What a beautiful flower indeed! such vibrant color!!!
Home and Garden

Michelle said...

What an exotic flower and well done..
Rambling Woods

For The People said...

Oh Wow, that is so beautiful! Had to close my mouth on that one! Have a blessed day!

Carletta said...

Gorgeous! Well photographed.

Ralph said...

I like this photo, in the Macro. What appeals to me is the blurry background which enforces the attention needed to clearly view the artists intent.

I miss an SLR, prior to the wheelchair, I used Pentax K1000 (all manual) and an 80-205 lens. It is wayyyy too heavy to handle these days, hope to have a digital SLR some day.

Askew To You said...

Gorgeous! :D

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

BNS said...

Hello to all my Ruby Tuesday friends. Thank you for visiting and adding your comments. I appreciate the feedback.

@ Ralph -- I hope you can get a DSLR camera soon. It's amazing how much lighter they are than the old SLR cameras.

Bobbie

the teach said...

A lovely blossom and I've always loved the name, Poinciana! Happy Ruby Tuesday, Bobbie!

Tink *~*~* said...

I love seeing the poinciana in bloom. I live in SW Florida and I'm going to try and grow some from seeds someday.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Roger said...

Awesome ♦Ruby Tuesday♦!

Great flower shot!

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jientje said...

You make gorgeous pictures, I really enjoyed scrolling around here!

The Urban Buddha said...

Great red colour and nice contrast between the flower and the background! :)

Jinghui said...

A very beautiful flower, lovely colours ! Well captured with nice bokeh !

You had an awesome nikon lens !

BNS said...

Thank you all for visiting. I think I have managed to visit all your Ruby Tuesday posts, too. What a talented group this is!

@ Tink - I wish I could send you some seeds. Our trees produce an over-supply of the seed pods every year. We have to gather them up and haul them away to the dump. It seems such a shame.

@ Jinghui - Yes, the Nikon 105.mm is my favorite for these kinds of shots.

Bobbie

2sweetnsaxy said...

Such a pretty flowers. I'm almost flowerless in my yard right now and my heart just isn't in it. Keep up the good work with the yard, flowers and the photos.
:-)

Patti said...

What a stunning photo of a beautiful blossom. It's perfect for Ruby Tuesday ~

BNS said...

@ 2Sweet - No flowers in your yard? Don't you live in southern California? Well, regardless, you certainly seem to know where to find great flowers to photograph when you are out and about. ;-}

@ Patti - Thank you very much.

Bobbie