Pretty Kowhai

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This is the flower of a kowhai tree. Kowhai is native to New Zealand and means "yellow" in Maori. I think the flowers are very pretty, especially since the leaves are quite tiny in comparison.


Guest - Sep 14, 2005 12:59 AM EDT
Thanks Mel and Alandra. I have discovered that these can be quite hard to photograph. There is another native that has a similar looking flower to this but red and thats called a Kaka Beak. Shirree is going to get a photo of one for you Alandra. I have one in my garden but its not flowering yet. Oh, and the blossoms are nearly out on our lane of Cherry trees so that should be a real pretty shot. I'm going to have to learn to photograph things other than flowers though for a bit of variety.
Guest - Sep 08, 2005 12:59 AM EDT
have finally got round to viewing your version of the Kowhai flowers, Lulu. Good to see the different stages of development of these plants. I think the shadows look pretty here, the reflection of the pretty leaves. Such a lovely vivid yellow, - interesting how the buds seem to have a "green cast" to them, earlier.
Guest - Sep 07, 2005 12:17 AM EDT
I just realised I didn't comment on your photo Lulu. I love the way the light (Sun) is shining through. It's a beautiful photo and composition.
Guest - Aug 16, 2005 04:52 PM EDT
Thanks Tania. I really like the positive comments that the people on this site give. If you ever have any doubts regarding a photo, just put it on here and you are bound to get some positive comments regarding it. It really gives you a boost. Yes, I will leave the shadows on this particular photo.
Guest - Aug 16, 2005 02:46 AM EDT
Leave it how it is lulu. I think the shadows add more effect to the photo. I love this one
Guest - Aug 08, 2005 06:07 AM EDT
I'm a wee bit dissapointed with all the shadows on these though. May try some fancy editing to try and fix that, but in the meantime, this photo stays.
Guest - Jul 27, 2005 04:35 AM EDT
The wee leaves look really pretty and delicate just under the flowers. Kowhai flowers are quite unique in their shape.

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