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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:07 AM

Stunningly beautiful - Birds of Paradise

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2012/nov/30/birds-of-paradise-in-pictures





UK Guardian

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Reply Stunningly beautiful - Birds of Paradise (Original post)
malaise Nov 2012 OP
brer cat Nov 2012 #1
malaise Nov 2012 #2
barbtries Nov 2012 #3
malaise Nov 2012 #6
barbtries Nov 2012 #14
madokie Nov 2012 #4
malaise Nov 2012 #7
madokie Nov 2012 #9
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #5
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #8
-..__... Nov 2012 #13
Hamlette Nov 2012 #10
MineralMan Nov 2012 #11
Hamlette Nov 2012 #18
secondwind Nov 2012 #12
malaise Nov 2012 #15
secondwind Nov 2012 #16
malaise Dec 2012 #28
midnight Nov 2012 #20
Hamlette Nov 2012 #19
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #24
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #27
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #30
Bombero1956 Nov 2012 #17
malaise Dec 2012 #25
BlueCaliDem Dec 2012 #26
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #21
whistler162 Nov 2012 #22
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #23
Zorra Dec 2012 #29

Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:32 AM

1. almost too beautiful to be real.

Thanks for starting my day off with a touch of joy.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:38 AM

2. The birds are gorgeous but the cameras

and photographers aren't too shabby either.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:09 AM

6. Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:55 AM

14. hey malaise

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:40 AM

4. Seeing beautiful birds like this

pains my heart that we people are not doing enough to protect our fellow creatures of this beautiful planet.
Take man out of the equation and this world would be a much prettier place for all the rest of the inhabitants.

Our problems all comes down to man's greed!

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Response to madokie (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:11 AM

7. It's not just greed

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It's our arrogance, sense of superiority and our sense of entitlement.

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:30 AM

9. I stand corrected

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:41 AM

5. WOW

They are beautiful! Thanks.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:22 AM

8. And they all have elaborate courtship rituals...

.... as well as elaborate plumage. Really amazing.


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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:55 AM

13. Ever watch the BBC program about "Birds of Paradise"...

 

that guy is my favorite one...



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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:47 AM

10. They do kind of look like their namesake.

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:50 AM

11. I think that naming worked the other way around, really.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:57 AM

18. fly by, I was making a funny

I must have known there was a "real" bird of paradise that the flower was named after but I'm come to associate the name with the flower, not the bird.

google image for bird of paradise and it's 90% pics of the flower

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:52 AM

12. I researched the Strelitziaceae family this semester (Botany class) and here is

my humble interpretation of 3 of the five species in this "family"... for my final Botany project... I am an aspiring botanical artist, studying at Wellesley in my old age..

The one on the lower right is highly resistant to frost, and it comes from Madagascar....

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Response to secondwind (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:56 AM

15. WOW!!

You're very good!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:33 AM

16. thank you, I love what I do! the one on the lower right has less plummage, and

it all sticks straight up... not like it's other cousin.

Would you believe all of this is on 9 x 9 sketchpad paper?

Nature is amazing!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:33 PM

28. We have so many varieties of

of that plant in the Caribbean

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:12 PM

20. Wow is right-beautiful work..

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Response to secondwind (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:58 AM

19. beautiful!!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:29 PM

24. I didn't know there was a narrow leafed bird of paradise plant!

I agree your work is very nice.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:47 AM

27. You. Are. AWESOME!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:03 PM

30. Kewl!

So how to I get my white one to bloom in the house?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:42 AM

17. Beautiful Plumage!!

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Response to Bombero1956 (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:14 AM

25. Lovely

Thanks

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Response to Bombero1956 (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:44 AM

26. Breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you so much. eom

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:14 PM

21. beautiful

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:14 PM

22. Nice hoep they don't......

fly up my nose!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:15 PM

23. Beautiful birds

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:57 PM

29. Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn't it, ay?

Beautiful plumage.

Somebody had to do it.

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