Friday, February 17, 2012

Close... (SkyWatch Friday)


Sunset at The Getty, Los Angeles (5 Feb 2012)
... it's not really a bird, and it's not really in paradise, but I'd call it close.

35 comments:

Pat said...

I really like this shot! The Bird of Paradise flower always reminds me of my family's next-door-neighbors' house in SoCal. I thought the blooms were so elegant when I was 14 and I still think that. Wonderful silhouette against the multi-colored sky!

Carver said...

Wonderful colors behind the beautiful flower.

LadyFi said...

Wow - so gorgeous!

marit´s,,, said...

One word, beautiful,
Brilliant color.

Marit, Norway

Serline said...

Colors are beautiful like a rainbow.
Have a great weekend!

darla said...

i love this! and all your photo's of the getty make me want to go there soon. i love the getty.

TheChieftess said...

Gorgeous shot Tash!!! Now see who's showing off!!! I love the touches of blue and purple amid the fiery oranges! Looks very Southwestern!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo.

Regards and best wishes

Steffe said...

And colorful.

R1 said...

Amazing colors of the sky...i love it!

Mo said...

what a lovely capture!

Linnea said...

Wow! Stunning. Those flowers make excellent silhouettes!

Bibi said...

I think it's very, very close. Gorgeous.

Joyful said...

I love this photo! Happy SWF.

crocrodyl said...

Wow! Beautiful composition! Lovely colors and shapes!

Carola said...

Awesome colors. This flower is so beautiful. Outstanding shot!

Tanya said...

wow tash, this is gorgeous....the colors of the sky really match with the bird of paradise!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful flower and I love the name. Gorgeous sky and a lovely image. Happy Skywatching!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

it's also the official flower of Los Angeles (I hope I'm not repeating a fellow commenter)

Lowell said...

My favorite flower and you've made it into a work of art. This is so very well done! And thank you for your kind comments! Much appreciated!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

btw: knock out shot - it's going into the blogger buddies file

-K- said...

What a gorgeous photo.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful image... great composition and color. Happy Skywatching!

altadenahiker said...

Exquisite. Thank you for this.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All I can say Tash is..I sooooo wish I'd taken that shot haha! it's stunning.

flyskræk said...

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Cezar and Léia said...

Splendid colours, truly a piece of art here!
God bless you!
Cezar

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think it is a bird of paradise plant isn't it? It sure looks good with that amazing sunset.

Virginia said...

Tash, I love love this shot. Bravo!
V

Jack said...

This shot is terrific, Tash. The colors and the form are amazing. My mother-in-law lived on the PV peninsula and had a clump of bird of paradise in her front yard. I associate them with PV.

BTW, your site uses that horrible word verification format. It is very difficult to decipher and takes a lot of time, sometimes failing. You might consider turning it off.

Gunn said...

just SUPERB!

kulasa said...

aahhh this is so beautiful!!!

Powell River Books said...

Wonderful colours. I don't know if I've ever told you this story - When I was little, I somehow thought people who had bird of paradise flowers in their garden were rich. When we moved to Long Beach and Mom and Dad planted some in the back yard I knew we were finally "rich." Not really, but it sure gave me a rich feeling. - Margy

TheChieftess said...

How funny!!! I forgot until you mentioned it...I had the same feeling about Birds of Paradise...they were definitely plants for the rich!!!

Tito Eric said...

Wow! This is simply beautiful.