Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip

Family: Bigoniaceae
There are many African Tulip trees growing in pockets of wilderness by the side of our roads outside the city area. I see these beautiful flowers whenever the days are hot and the skies are blue and long to be able to take good pictures of their flaming red flowers. I had never managed to because they were just so far away and I could not stop my car on a busy expressway or road as and when I pleased just to take pictures.
These trees were isolated ones that I had chanced upon that were within the reach of my camera lenses. On these rare occasions, I was given the luxury of taking my time to focus on their flowers, leaves, seed pods and shape.

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