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Late afternoon sun on Bird of Paradise


bird of paradise downtown los angeles

Almost two weeks since my last post. As much as I love my blog, sometimes life becomes clogged with “should do thises” and “must do thats” and that is what happened. Some good stuff, some not-so-good stuff, but it’s all life…

One day last week on my way to the train station after a tour I decided to hop up the stairs to The Music Center in downtown LA.

I just bought a macro lens for my dSLR and this was my very first attempt to take a photo with it.

I noticed the late afternoon sun creating shadows through the deep yellow petals of the Bird of Paradise flowers. So this is my contribution for today so you don’t think I fell off the edge of the planet. The next few weeks are very busy for me so I don’t when I’ll be back… tomorrow or next month?

“In 1952 the bird of paradise was named the city flower of Los Angeles after lobbying by seed company president and civic booster Manfred Meyberg.” Read more here.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

6 thoughts on “Late afternoon sun on Bird of Paradise

  1. I truly LOVE this photo….and just think, it was your first attempt with your new macro lens. Seeing it onscreen is a different experience from having just recently viewed the printed photo a couple of days ago (which was wonderful). Onscreen I really see the shadows coming through the flower….I didn’t notice it as much from seeing the print out. I see the advantage of viewing it both ways. GREAT WORK! Looking forward to more………


    • thanks, Babs. I’ve come to accept that prints are different from digital photos just like movies are different from the original book… each is a separate work of art…


  2. Love the Bird of Paradise. I saw a lot in San Diego. Beautiful photo!


  3. This is a very popular flower down here in Florida too….never grow tired of them♥


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