E.J.Wilkins

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Romã flower/tree

Taken in Portugal last summer.

I asked a gentleman in the park the name of this tree/flower it was "(something) Roma", which I think is a Pomegranate.

Romã flower/tree

Taken in Portugal last summer.

I asked a gentleman in the park the name of this tree/flower it was "(something) Roma", which I think is a Pomegranate.

comments (27)

Bud and budded. Very interesting
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
  • Martin
  • USA
  • 17 Apr 2007, 00:23
That's a wild looking flower! The bud almost looks like an orange. Interesting!
EJWilkins: It was quite spectacular. There were several trees with different coloured flowers.
i need to shoot more of this. Nice
EJWilkins: Look forward to seeing the results smile
  • Larry
  • North Carolina, USA
  • 17 Apr 2007, 01:05
Really stunning, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Larry smile
Wow, who would have thought. Nice shot Ellie
EJWilkins: I had no idea what it was, ended up spending ages looking through Google. It would be interesting to see if the fruit actually grow on these trees.
This is a great capture Ellie. Very well focussed.
EJWilkins: Thanks Thomas smile
  • alex
  • clean apartment in boise, idaho
  • 17 Apr 2007, 05:21
that's probably the most interesting looking flowering anything i've ever seen. it looks...meaty. and yet there are those tender petals on the inside. very interesting.
EJWilkins: grin Glad you've got your apartment clean and comfy.
I took loads of pictures of these flowers, several different trees all with different colours, they were just beautiful to look at.
It looks like a flamenco dancers skirts. So tropical looking...
EJWilkins: That's a nice thought, flamenco dancers smile
Well catched Ellie. Splendid colors !
EJWilkins: Thanks Roland smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 17 Apr 2007, 06:43
You know, Ellie, you have a wonderful new camera but I must say that yesterday's and today's shots are proof that your old camera is fantastic! This is so lucid and detailed, with perfect DOF.
EJWilkins: Oh yes Ginnie, you're right, the Z5 is a jolly good camera, especially for close ups. The dslr is a lot more versatile though, and a bit more complicated to use.
  • Louis
  • 17 Apr 2007, 07:55
This is a pomegranate flower and budding fruit. I have them in my garden as well. And I agree with Ginnie about the old and new camera's. Hope you kept the old one - they still come in handy. Or did you loose the tug-of war with the heirs?
EJWilkins: Lucky you to have this in your garden smile
Nope, l didn't lose .. I plan to keep both cameras, even though the heirs want to inherit early!!
It had never imagined that “Granada” as it is known him in Spain, gave this so pretty flower! I like this photo.
EJWilkins: There were some plants with deep red flowers and some with almost orange coloured flowers. They were all beautiful to look at. I am learning new words every day, thanks Jose smile
Alex has got the right of it for me I've never seen anything like this before and it takes Ginnie and Louis to remember the old and the new ! I don't care when you shot this or with what camera, thankyou for showing me something new wink
EJWilkins: I hadn't seen anything like these flowers before either, they were so beautiful and different colours too. Some trees had deep red flowers, others were almost orange.
wink .. about noticingcameras!
what a beautiful and odd flower.
EJWilkins: Yes, it was, thanks Chantal smile
You have a good eyes . . I love this shot
EJWilkins: Thanks Shakara smile
  • zOOm
  • 17 Apr 2007, 11:29
Hi Ellie, this is another great flower, nice details on the petals !
EJWilkins: Thanks Florence smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Apr 2007, 13:38
Beautiful flower...looks like pomegranate, which is native to this part of the world [funny coincidence...we rarely eat it, but the kids are snacking on a pomegranate a I "play" on the computer right now].
Somehow, your dappled background accentuates the flower and bud. Great image.
EJWilkins: I remember eating pomegranates when I was little, but they now seem too much trouble with all the pips, more fun when you're younger wink I didn't know where the plant grew wild, it wasn't something I'd thought of. Thanks for that info Ray smile
BEAUTIFUL DOF ELLIE
EJWilkins: Thanks Nicola smile
  • Deb
  • 17 Apr 2007, 15:27
Such an unusual bloom...it's really pretty. The bud looks like some kind of fruit indeed!
EJWilkins: I thought just the same about the bud, didn't like to pull one off the tree to see what was inside.
I'm thinking ballerina when I see this - beautiful petals smile
EJWilkins: OOoh yes, now there's a thought .. the frilly dress smile
one word..."crisp"
EJWilkins: smile Thanks Dotun
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 17 Apr 2007, 19:54
This is one fat blossom. wink Wonderful!
EJWilkins: AN absolutely luscious blossom, thanks Julia smile
  • L.Reis
  • Lisbon
  • 17 Apr 2007, 20:46
I've never seen it before...The colours are just great as well as the detail. Very nice shot!
EJWilkins: These were growing at Alcantara, where I took this picture http://www.ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/34422.htm It was opposite where the Tall Ships were, up a huge flight of steps.

Thank you so much for dropping in and taking the time to leave a comment smile
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 17 Apr 2007, 21:34
The thumbnail looks like a dumpy, cross-legged person nodding off to sleep on a fluffy cushion.

This is a super shot, Ellie. I used to experiment a lot with red and green because, especially - but not exclusively - on slide film, it can really look 3D.

It's clear you have a good eye for a shot.
EJWilkins: My goodness me, you've got a vivid imagination!
I've never taken slides, although my Dad used to. We've got loads of boxes of them that I ought to look at carefully some time. Thanks for the compliment Colin. smile
  • chris p
  • Heard the first cuckoo today!
  • 17 Apr 2007, 22:43
Looks just liike my pomegranate too wink the flowers dropped before setting though sad Nice one Ellie
EJWilkins: Tsk, I should have asked you what it was! I hope you have some luck with them this year smile
Beautiful ! Simply beautiful smile
It's a beauty.

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