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October 2009

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Saturday, October 31, 2009 Quite Odd

Strelitzia reginae, or Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise the scientific name commemorates Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of King George III. You remember King George III lost the American colonies in our revolution, and then went quite mad. They made a movie about his madness it won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nigel Hawthorne) and a few other things. But this seems to be a snail.

Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise) and snail
Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise) and snail
Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise)

Ah, a rosebud and a tiny, nasty fly. One thinks of William Blake.

Rosebuds, tiny fly

A nearby fountain

Monkey fountain in the public rose garden at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Maple Drive in Beverly Hills

Above it all

Red Flowers, Blue Sky
Red Flowers in Black-and-White

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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