Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The flower looks like Bird of Paradise.

Bird of paradise flower is commonly known as a crane flower in South Africa. It is because of its resemblance to the bird of paradise. These pictures were taken in Cameron Highlands.

Each flower is made up of three upright orange sepals and three highly modified vivid blue petals. Two of the petals are joined together in a structure resembling an arrowhead with the third petal forming a nectary at the base of the flower. When a pollinator, usually a sunbird, lands on the arrowhead in search of nectar, the anthers are levered clear of the flower and deposit pollen on the breast of the bird. When the bird flies to another plant, this pollen is transferred to the stigma of the new flower.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Do you know what flower is this ?

You can see this flower growing everywhere in the park or along the road side at Cameron Highlands. Anybody know what flower is this?

I shot this flower with my Canon 70-200mm zoom telephoto lens.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Colorful Hibiscus Flower

There are many varieties of the hibiscus over here, this is the five-petaled Orange Yellow Hibiscus
which I took at Cameron Highlands recently.

The Red hibiscus flower or Bunga Raya (Malay) is the National flower of Malaysia.