Graeme L Scott

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Lilium (members of which are true lilies) is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers. Lilies are a group of flowering plants which are important in culture and literature in much of the world. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, though their range extends into the northern subtropics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilium Flower Close-up Flower Head Beauty In Nature Orange Color Stamen Nature Orange Lily EyeEm Nature Lover
Oxalis purpurea is a species of flowering plant in the woodsorrel family known by the common name purple woodsorrel. It is native to southern Africa, including South Africa, but it is known on most continents as an introduced species. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant. This perennial herb grows from bulbs and produces a few basal leaves and flowers. The leaf is made up of three hairy leaflets of various shapes which are dark green in color, turning streaked and spotted with brown as they dry. The solitary flower arises on a stemlike peduncle and has five petals which may exceed two centimeters in length. The flower may be white to pink or purple-red. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_purpurea Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Close-up Purple Nature Pollen Oxalis Purpurea EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover
A daylily is a flowering plant in the genus Hemerocallis /ˌhɛmɪroʊˈkælɪs/.[2] Gardening enthusiasts and professional horticulturalists have long bred daylily species for their attractive flowers. Thousands of cultivars have been registered by local and international Hemerocallis societies.[3] Hemerocallis is now placed in family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, but used to be part of Liliaceae (which includes true lilies). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylily Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Flower Head Yellow Close-up Stamen Nature Daylily EyeEm Best Shots
The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden. They occur scattered either as isolated or clusters of boulders within a stretch of beach where they have been protected in a scientific reserve. The erosion by wave action of mudstone, comprising local bedrock and landslides, frequently exposes embedded isolated boulders. These boulders are grey-colored septarian concretions, which have been exhumed from the mudstone enclosing them and concentrated on the beach by coastal erosion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moeraki_Boulders Land Sky Nature Cloud - Sky Rock Rock - Object Beauty In Nature Beach Moeraki Boulders New Zealand Landscape EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Selects
Arctocephalus forsteri, the Australasian fur seal, South Australian fur seal, New Zealand fur seal, Antipodean fur seal, or long-nosed fur seal, is a species of fur seal found mainly around the South and Western coasts and offshore islands of Australia, and the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. The name New Zealand fur seal is used by English speakers in New Zealand; kekeno is used in the Māori language. Males have been reported as large as 160 kg; their average weight is about 126 kg. Males can be 2 metres long. Females are between 30–50 kg on average, and can be as long as 1.5 metres. Pups are 3.3–3.9 kg on average, and between 40 and 55 cm long. At 290 days old males are about 14.1 kg, and females are about 12.6 kg. They have external ears and hind flippers that rotate forward, which visibly distinguish them from other seals. They have a pointy nose with long pale whiskers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctocephalus_forsteri Animals In The Wild Rock Seal Nature Marine Fur Seal New Zealand Katiki Point
The spotted shag is a medium-sized marine bird. They are usually between 64 and 74 centimetres (25 and 29 in) high and weigh between 700 and 1,200 grams (25 and 42 oz). Their bodies are very slim and they have a very distinctive black, decurved, double crest growing on their nape and their forehead. They have a long, slender, orange-brown coloured, hooked bill and yellow-orange feet. The feathers on their bodies are grey and blue. The adults have small black spots on their backs and wings, which gave them their name. Their irises are brown, while the ring around the iris is blue. They have a small patch of bare facial skin between their eyes and bill, which turns green-blue just before breeding season. Furthermore, non-breeding adults do not have crests and have paler underparts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_shag Bird Flying Mid-air Water Sky Spread Wings Beauty In Nature Animals In The Wild Spotted Shag EyeEm Nature Lover
The familiar large gull throughout New Zealand. Adults have white head and underparts with black back, yellow bill with red spot near tip of lower mandible, and pale green legs. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/southern-black-backed-gullhttp://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/red-billed-gull Water Bird Nature Flock Of Birds Seagull Wooden Post Black Backed Gull Red Billed Gull Waikouaiti New Zealand EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Gallery
The pied stilt is a medium-large wader with very long pink legs and a long, fine, black bill. The body is mainly white with black back and wings, and black on the back of the head and neck. In flight the white body and black on the back of the neck are conspicuous. The underside of the wings is black, and the long pink legs trailing behind are diagnostic. http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/pied-stilt Animals In The Wild Water Bird Nature Beauty In Nature Wading Pied Stilt EyeEm Nature Lover Waikouaiti New Zealand
The mallard (/ˈmælɑːrd/ or /ˈmælərd/) (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae. The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females (hens or ducks) have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Both sexes have an area of white-bordered black or iridescent blue feathers called a speculum on their wings; males especially tend to have blue speculum feathers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard Bird Water Young Bird Duck Duckling Mallard Duck Waikouaiti New Zealand EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm
A large black swan, usually seen floating on water. When the wings are lifted, or when flying, pure white flight feathers are visible, which are black-tipped in immature birds. The bill is a bright red with a terminal white band, the eyes are red, and the legs are dark grey. Both sexes are alike, but the female is noticeably smaller than the male. Cygnets are grey with a black bill, and newly-fledged young are dull greyish-brown with a brown eye. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/black-swan Swimming Water Bird Black Swan Nature Water Bird Young Bird Cygnet Hawksbury Lagoon New Zealand EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Gallery
P. vialii is a rosette-forming herbaceous perennial to 40cm, with hairy, oblong-lanceolate leaves and erect stems with a terminal conical spike of light violet flowers 1cm in width, opening from red buds. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/42021/Primula-vialii-(So)/Details Flower Purple Close-up Beauty In Nature Petal Nature Primula EyeEm Nature Lover
White, near white or white blend Species. Registration name: Dupontii Bred by André Dupont (Du Pont) (France, 1817). Hybrid Moschata, Miscellaneous OGR, Species / Wild. White, ages to blush . Moderate, musk, sweet fragrance. Average diameter 2.75". Medium, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered, cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Arching, bushy, climbing, spreading, upright, well-branched. Medium, matte, medium green foliage. 5 leaflets. Height of 7' to 10' (215 to 305 cm). https://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.1682 Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Flower Head Stamen White Color Blossom Springtime Nature Spring EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm
A. rivularis is a clump-forming perennial with deeply 3-lobed leaves and erect, branched stems bearing umbels of saucer-shaped white flowers, tinged blue on the reverse, in late spring and early summer. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/1259/Anemone-rivularis/Details Flower Close-up Petal Beauty In Nature Nature White Color Anemone EyeEm Nature Lover
Signal Hill (Maori: Te Pahuri o te Rangipohika) is a prominent landform in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. It is located close to, and due north of, the head of the Otago Harbour and reaches an elevation of 393 m (1289 ft). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Hill_(New_Zealand) Sky Tree Water Cloud - Sky Scenics - Nature Nature Sea Beauty In Nature Panoramic Land Blue Horizon Dunedin New Zealand EyeEm Nature Lover
Rhodohypoxis is a small genus of tuberous flowering plants in the family Hypoxidaceae, native to southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland). The small flowers, no more than 15 cm (6 in) high, are constructed so that their centres are not visible. Some species are in cultivation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodohypoxis Beauty In Nature Flower Petal Close-up Flower Head Nature Leaf Purple Springtime Rhodohypoxsis EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
Allium acuminatum, also known as the tapertip onion or Hooker's onion, a species in the genus Allium and is native to the Western United States and Canada. It has been reported from every state west of the Rocky Mountains, plus British Columbia. Allium acuminatum produces bulbs that are spherical, less than 2 cm across and smelling like onions. Scape is up to 40 cm tall, wearing an umbel of as many as 40 flowers. The flowers are pink to purple with yellow anthers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_acuminatum Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Head Purple Bunch Of Flowers Allium EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm
ALSTROEMERIA RED BARON: A long stemmed species of Alstroemeria, producing stunning bright red flowers with the usual black markings on the petals and a contrasting golden yellow centre. Easy to grow in a sunny free draining situation, Invaluable for its picking qualities. https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/outdoor-garden-conservatory/plants-trees/perennials/listing-1837733366.htm Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Close-up Red Flower Head Drop Dew RainDrop Nature Leaf EyeEm Nature Lover
'Purple Sensation' Allium, sometimes called Persian Onion, is a big favorite, with 4" purple, globe-shaped flowers that appear just before spring gives way to summer. A vivid bloomer, 'Purple Sensation' prefers full sun but will also share its amazing color in partly-shaded areas. Highly attractive to pollinators, but unappealing to deer. (Allium aflatunense). https://www.americanmeadows.com/flower-bulbs/allium-flower-bulbs/allium-bulbs-purple-sensation Flower Purple Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Head Petal Nature Springtime Allum EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm EyeEm Best Shots
Medium red Hybrid Wichurana. Registration name: Bonfire Exhibition name: Bonfire Bred by Eugène Turbat & Compagnie (France, 1928). Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1930 as 'Bonfire'. Climber, Hybrid Multiflora, Hybrid Wichurana, Polyantha, Cl., Rambler. Red. 20 to 25 petals. Double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/pl.php?n=12748 Flower Petal Flower Head Beauty In Nature Rosé Rose - Flower Nature Close-up Red EyeEm Nature Lover
The shorter selections of Cranesbill Geranium are valuable edging or rock garden plants. This variety forms a bushy mound of fine-textured green foliage, bearing a bright display of soft-pink flowers, veined with deep pink, in late spring and well into the summer. Plants stand up well to a wide range of soil and climate conditions, including hot, humid weather. Easily divided in spring or fall. One of the best choices for massed plantings, filling in quickly to create a bushy groundcover. Often shows good bronzy-red fall colour. http://www.perennials.com/plants/geranium-sanguineum-var-striatum.html Flower Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Head Petal Nature Pink Color Geranium EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
Red blend Hybrid Tea. Registration name: DICjoon Bred by Patrick Dickson (1926-2012) (United Kingdom, before 1981). Red. None / no fragrance. 20 petals. Double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.24367.1 Red Flower Beauty In Nature Rosé Rose - Flower Close-up Flower Head Nature Drop Water Wet EyeEm Nature Lover
Tulipa sprengeri (Sprenger's tulip) is a wild tulip from the Pontic coast of Turkey. It is quite rare and possibly extinct in the wild, but widely cultivated as an ornamental. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulipa_sprengeri Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Red Flower Head Close-up Nature Stamen Tulip EyeEm Nature Lover
'Vanity' is a shrub rose, to 1.8m tall, bearing sprays of large, fragrant, single to semi-double pink flowers in summer, repeat-flowering into autumn. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/98377/i-Rosa-i-Vanity-(HM)/Details Flower Petal Flower Head Close-up Pink Color Nature Stamen Springtime Rose - Flower EyeEm Nature Lover
The white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) also known as the white-fronted heron,[2] and incorrectly as the grey heron,[3] or blue crane,[2] is a common bird throughout most of Australasia, including New Guinea, the islands of Torres Strait, Indonesia, New Zealand, and all but the driest areas of Australia. It is a medium-sized heron, pale, slightly bluish-grey, with yellow legs and white facial markings. It can be found almost anywhere near shallow water, fresh or salt, and although it is prompt to depart the scene on long, slow-beating wings if disturbed, it will boldly raid suburban fish ponds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-faced_heron Bird Animals In The Wild Flying Clear Sky Spread Wings Blue Sky Heron EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots Catlins Nz EyeEm
Pied shags mainly inhabit coastal habitats about much of New Zealand. Adults have the crown, back of the neck, mantle, rump, wings, thighs and tail black, although on close inspection the upper wing coverts are grey-black with a thin black border. The face, throat, sides of neck and underparts are white. The long, hooked beak is grey, the iris is green, and legs and feet black. On breeding adults, the skin in front of the eye is yellow, at the base of beak is pink or pink-red, and the eye-ring is blue. Non-breeding adults have paler skin colours than breeders. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/pied-shag Bird Tree Branch Nature Spread Wings Pied Shag Perching Animals In The Wild EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Catlins Nz EyeEm Best Shots
Jack's Bay is a small settlement in The Catlins, an area on the southeastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located six kilometres southwest of Owaka, close to the mouth of the Catlins River. A popular holiday spot with a seasonal population, there are numerous cribs (holiday homes) at the settlement. Jack's Bay is noted for a large blowhole, known as Jack's Blowhole, a 55-metre-deep blowhole that formed when part of a sea cavern's roof collapsed. The blowhole is 200 metres from the sea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack%27s_Bay Water Motion Beauty In Nature Sea Nature Wave Power Breaking Beach Jack's Bay Catlins Nz EyeEm Nature Lover
The bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae. The genus name Limosa is from Latin and means "muddy", from limus, "mud". The specific lapponica refers to Lapland.[2] The English term "godwit" was first recorded in about 1416–7 and is believed to imitate the bird's call.[3] The bar-tailed godwit breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the Old World, and winters on coasts in temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and of Australia and New Zealand.[4] Its migration includes the longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar-tailed_godwit Bird Water Sea Beauty In Nature Godwit Catlins Nz EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
The bar-tailed godwit is the most common Arctic migrant in New Zealand. It is a large long-legged wader, predominantly brown above, pale below, with a long tapering and slightly upturned bi-coloured bill, pink at the base and black towards the tip. Males are markedly smaller with shorter bills than females. While some overlap in size and bill-length does occur, most of the time sexes can be separated in the field. In non-breeding plumage both sexes alike: crown and hind neck pale brown with dark streaks; scapulars and coverts brown with dark centres and pale fringes giving streaked appearance; lower back, rump and tail barred with brown. Underparts pale with grey-brown wash and fine streaking on neck and flanks. In flight uniform colour and pattern, wing stripe often indistinct; feet partly project beyond tail. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/bar-tailed-godwit Flying Beauty In Nature Bird Nature Spread Wings Flock Of Birds Mid-air Godwit Catlins Nz EyeEm Nature Lover
This map shows the migration route taken to and from New Zealand by eastern bar-tailed godwits. They leave from Alaska in the northern autumn, and until recently it was assumed they followed a coastal route southwards that would allow them to feed and rest along the way. But there is now conclusive evidence that most take the direct route south across the central Pacific to New Zealand. Unlike seabirds, they cannot rest on water or feed at sea, so this 11,000-kilometre journey is the longest non-stop flight undertaken by any bird. The return flight to Alaska includes a stopover in the Yellow Sea so they arrive in good condition to breed in May. https://teara.govt.nz/en/map/9184/bar-tailed-godwits-migration-route Grass Nature Green Color Bird Godwit Catlins Nz EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
The spur-winged plover is a large stocky wader with pronounced yellow bill and wattles, and yellow eye ring. Black on the crown and hind neck becomes a black collar extending to sides of the breast. The rest of the head, neck and under parts are white, the mantle, back and coverts are uniform light grey-brown contrasting with a white rump. The black tail has a white base and thin white tip. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/spur-winged-plover Bird Grass Green Color Nature Side View Plover Owaka Catlins Nz EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm
The royal spoonbill (Platalea regia) also known as the black-billed spoonbill, occurs in intertidal flats and shallows of fresh and saltwater wetlands in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. It has also been recorded as a vagrant in New Caledonia. The royal spoonbill lives in wetlands and feeds on crustaceans, fish and small insects by sweeping its bill from side to side. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_spoonbill Bird Water White Color Nature Beauty In Nature Royal Spoonbill Catlins Nz Estuary EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
The stately royal spoonbill is one of six spoonbill species worldwide, and the only one that breeds in New Zealand. This large white waterbird was first recorded in New Zealand at Castlepoint in 1861. Sightings increased through the 1900s, with breeding first recorded next to the white heron colony at Okarito, south Westland, in 1949. Since then it has successfully colonised New Zealand from Australia and is now widespread, breeding at multiple sites on both main islands, and dispersing to coastal sites across the country after the breeding season. In flight, birds hold their neck outstretched and trail legs behind, looking rather awkward, like a "Dr Seuss" cartoon bird. http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/royal-spoonbill Bird Flying White Color Beauty In Nature Nature Royal Spoonbill Spread Wings Catlins Nz
The royal spoonbill (Platalea regia) also known as the black-billed spoonbill, occurs in intertidal flats and shallows of fresh and saltwater wetlands in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. It has also been recorded as a vagrant in New Caledonia. The royal spoonbill lives in wetlands and feeds on crustaceans, fish and small insects by sweeping its bill from side to side. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_spoonbill Bird Nature Water Bird Beak Beauty In Nature Royal Spoonbill Catlins Coast EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm EyeEm Best Shots
The genus Pulsatilla contains about 33 species of herbaceous perennials native to meadows and prairies of North America, Europe, and Asia. Common names include pasque flower (or pasqueflower), wind flower, prairie crocus, Easter flower, and meadow anemone. Several species are valued ornamentals because of their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, and plumed seed heads. The showy part of the flower consists of sepals, not petals. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsatilla Close-up Beauty In Nature Blue Nature Flower Head Petal Sunlight Pulsatilla EyeEm Gallery EyeEm Nature Lover
S. peruviana is a more or less evergreen bulbous perennial to 30cm tall, forming a rosette of narrowly lance-shaped dark green leaves, with starry violet blue flowers 1.5cm wide, borne in large, conical racemes in early summer. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/16860/i-Scilla-peruviana-i/Details Flower Purple Beauty In Nature Petal Close-up Flower Head Nature Blossom Springtime Scilla Peruviana EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm
Tiarella cordifolia, the heartleaf foamflower, heartleaved foamflower, Allegheny foamflower, false miterwort, or coolwort, is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant native to North America. The flowers are white, small and feathery and form a long terminal cluster on a leafless stalk. The inflorescences are 15–30 cm (6–12 in) tall, with the flowers borne in close, erect racemes. The flowers have 5 petals (entire) and 10 stamens (long and slender), giving the flower cluster a fuzzy appearance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiarella_cordifolia Flower Beauty In Nature Close-up Nature Flower Head White Color Petal EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Selects
Echium wildpretii is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. It is an herbaceous biennial plant that grows up to 3 m (10 ft) in height. The nominal subspecies is endemic to the island of Tenerife, and is found mainly in Las Cañadas del Teide. The subspecies E. wildpretii subsp. trichosiphon occurs at high altitudes on La Palma. The common names are tower of jewels, red bugloss, Tenerife bugloss or Mount Teide bugloss. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echium_wildpretii Red Beauty In Nature Flower Close-up Flower Head Bunch Of Flowers Echium Wildpretii EyeEm EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover
Spathiphyllum is a genus of about 40 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. Certain species of Spathiphyllum are commonly known as Spath or peace lilies. They are evergreen herbaceous perennial plants with large leaves 12–65 cm long and 3–25 cm broad. The flowers are produced in a spadix, surrounded by a 10–30 cm long, white, yellowish, or greenish spathe. The plant does not need large amounts of light or water to survive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spathiphyllum Flower Petal Close-up Beauty In Nature Flower Head Nature Lily Springtime Stamen Spathypyllum EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm
Paeonia officinalis, the common peony, or garden peony, is a species of flowering plant in the family Paeoniaceae, native to France, Switzerland and Italy. It is an herbaceous perennial growing to 60–70 cm (24–28 in) tall and wide, with leaves divided into 9 leaflets, and bowl-shaped deep pink or deep red flowers, 10–13 cm (4–5 in) in diameter, in late spring (May in the Northern Hemisphere). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paeonia_officinalis Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Flower Head Close-up Nature Yellow Purple EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
Camassia quamash, commonly known as camas, small camas, common camas, common camash or quamash, is a perennial herb. It is one species of the genus Camassia and is native to western North America in large areas of southern Canada and the northwestern United States, from British Columbia and Alberta to California and east from Washington state to Montana and Wyoming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camassia_quamash Flower Purple Close-up Petal Flower Head Nature Springtime Pollen Camassia EyeEm Nature Lover
Helianthemum nummularium (known as common rock-rose[1]) is a species of rock-rose (Cistaceae), native to most of Europe. It is an evergreen trailing plant with loose terminal clusters of bright yellow, saucer-shaped flowers. In the flower centre is a tight cluster of orange stamens, which are sensitive to the touch, and spread outwards to reveal the tall stigma in the middle. The plant is common on chalk downs, and occasional in other grasslands, always on dry, base-rich soil. The wild species has yellow flowers, but garden varieties range from white through yellow to deep red. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helianthemum_nummularium Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Red Flower Head Close-up Pollen Nature Helianthemum EyeEm Nature Lover
Lake Waihola is a 640 ha tidal freshwater lake located 15 km north of Milton in Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. Its area is some 9 square kilometres, with a maximum length of 6 kilometres and a mean depth of 0.75m. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Waihola Beauty In Nature Landscape Sky Nature Cloud - Sky Day Yellow Green Color Tree Non-urban Scene Land Lake Waihola EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
Magnolia × soulangeana (saucer magnolia) is a hybrid plant in the genus Magnolia and family Magnoliaceae. It is a deciduous tree with large, early-blooming flowers in various shades of white, pink, and purple. It is one of the most commonly used magnolias. in horticulture, being widely planted in the British Isles, especially in the south of England; and in the United States, especially the east and west coasts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_×_soulangeana Flower Close-up Beauty In Nature Petal Flower Head Leaf Nature EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
'Album' is an upright, clump-forming perennial with bluish-green leaves composed of obovate leaflets. Dense, frothy clusters of white flowers, with prominent white stamens, produced in panicles on glaucous stems in late spring or early summer. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/68487/Thalictrum-aquilegiifolium-Album/Details Close-up Beauty In Nature Pink Color Flower Head Nature Spiky Thalictrum EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
Blue Flax is a favourite perennial, performing especially well in hot, sunny areas. This compact selection forms a bushy mound of small, ferny green leaves, bearing loads of small sky-blue flowers for weeks on end. http://www.perennials.com/plants/linum-perenne-blue-sapphire.html Flower Flower Head Petal Beauty In Nature Close-up Nature Blue Linum EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover
Aesculus hippocastanum is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, synoecious (hermaphroditic-flowered) tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree. The flowers are usually white with a yellow to pink blotch at the base of the petals;[3] they are produced in spring in erect panicles 10–30 cm tall with about 20–50 flowers on each panicle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculus_hippocastanum Flower Close-up Beauty In Nature Nature Petal Flower Head White Color Springtime EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
Acer pseudoplatanus, known as the sycamore in the United Kingdom and the sycamore maple in the United States,[2] is a flowering plant species in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, broad-leaved tree, tolerant of wind and coastal exposure. It is native to Central Europe and Western Asia, from France eastwards to Ukraine, northern Turkey and the Caucasus and southwards in the mountains of northern Spain and Italy. The monoecious (or bisexual) yellow-green flowers are produced after the leaves in early summer, in May or June in the British Isles,[16]:396 on pendulous panicles 10 to 20 cm (4 to 8 in) long with about 60–100 flowers on each stalk.[12] The fruits are paired winged seeds or samaras, the seeds 5 to 10 mm (0.2 to 0.4 in) in diameter, each with a wing 20 to 40 mm (0.8 to 1.6 in) long developed as an extension of the ovary wall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_pseudoplatanus Beauty In Nature Nature Leaf Green Color Close-up Flower Tree Yellow Flower Head Acer Tree EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover
Scilla peruviana, the Portuguese squill, is a species of Scilla native to the western Mediterranean region in Iberia, Italy, and northwest Africa. Although the epithet peruviana means "from Peru", it is strictly a western Mediterranean species. Linnaeus named the species in 1753, noting an earlier name given to the plant by Carolus Clusius, Hyacinthus stellatus peruanus. It is said that Clusius misunderstood a statement that the bulbs came from a ship called "Peru" and thought that they came from the country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scilla_peruviana Green Color Beauty In Nature Nature Close-up Flower Leaf Flower Head Bud Scilla Peruviana EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm EyeEm Best Shots
The Taieri Plain (also referred to in the plural as the Taieri Plains) are an area of fertile agricultural land to the southwest of Dunedin, in Otago, New Zealand. The plain covers an area of some 300 square kilometres, with a maximum extent of 30 kilometres. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taieri_Plain Sky Sunset Landscape Scenics - Nature Beauty In Nature Field Orange Color Cloud - Sky Nature EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover
'White Beauty' is an herbaceous perennial to 30cm, with elliptic, slightly mottled, rich green leaves and stems bearing several creamy-white flowers 5-6cm in width, marked with reddish-brown in the throat, in late spring. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/95032/Erythronium-californicum-White-Beauty/Details Flower Beauty In Nature Petal Close-up White Color Nature Spring Flower Head EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots
The genus Ranunculus – buttercups – is a diverse group with over 400 species of annuals, biennials and perennials from many different habitats that typically have yellow, cup-shaped flowers. One species, only occasionally offered as an ornamental, is R. gramineus, variously listed as grass buttercup, grassy buttercup, grass-leaved buttercup or mountain buttercup. R. gramineus received the Royal Horticulture Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 2005. https://wimastergardener.org/article/ranunculus-gramineus/ Flower Yellow Petal Flower Head Beauty In Nature Nature Close-up Ranuculus EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover
Papaver /pəˈpeɪvər/[2] is a genus of 70–100 species of frost-tolerant annuals, biennials, and perennials native to temperate and cold regions of Eurasia, Africa and North America. It is the type genus of the poppy family, Papaveraceae. The flowers have two sepals that fall off as the bud opens, and four (or up to six) petals in red, pink, orange, yellow, or lilac. There are many stamens in several whorls around a compound pistil, which results from the fusion of carpels. The stigmas are visible on top of the capsule, and the number of stigmas corresponds to the number of fused carpels. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papaver Flower Petal Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Head Nature Orange Papaver Poppy EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover
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Tui are boisterous, medium-sized, common and widespread bird of forest and suburbia – unless you live in Canterbury. They look black from a distance, but in good light tui have a blue, green and bronze iridescent sheen, and distinctive white throat tufts (poi). They are usually very vocal, with a complicated mix of tuneful notes interspersed with coughs, grunts and wheezes. In flight, their bodies slant with the head higher than the tail, and their noisy whirring flight is interspersed with short glides. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/tui Animal Wildlife Tree Bird Perching Nature Tui Branch Low Angle View
The South Island pied oystercatcher (SIPO) is the most abundant oystercatcher in New Zealand. The conspicuous black and white plumage and long red bill make this a familiar species. It is found on most estuaries, with numbers greatest during the period December to July. Fewer birds remain in coastal areas during the rest of the year, with most of the population moving to inland South Island riverbeds and farmland to breed. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/south-island-pied-oystercatcher EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover Tidal Wetlands Beak Bird Blueskinb Eating Newzealand Piedoystercatcher Water
The variable oystercatcher is a large heavily-built shorebird. Adults have black upperparts, their underparts vary from all black, through a range of ‘smudgy’ intermediate states to white. They have a conspicuous long bright orange bill (longer in females), and stout coral-pink legs. The iris is red and eye-ring orange. Downy chicks occur in two colour morphs; they have a black bill, pale-mid grey upper parts with black markings, and either grey or off-white underparts. First-year birds have a dark tip to the bill, browner dorsal plumage, and grey legs. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/variable-oystercatcher Blueskin Bay, Otago Peninsula EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Selects Tidal Wetlands Variable Oystercatcher Beak Bird Black Color Nature New Zealand Walking Wild
Hoopers Inlet is one of two large inlets in the Pacific coast of Otago Peninsula, in the South Island of New Zealand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopers_Inlet EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover Astronomy Beauty In Nature Milky Way Nature Night Scenics - Nature Sky Space Star Star - Space Tranquility Water
A large black swan, usually seen floating on water. When the wings are lifted, or when flying, pure white flight feathers are visible, which are black-tipped in immature birds. The bill is a bright red with a terminal white band, the eyes are red, and the legs are dark grey. Both sexes are alike, but the female is noticeably smaller than the male. Cygnets are grey with a black bill, and newly-fledged young are dull greyish-brown with a brown eye. On land swans walk slowly and are ungainly. In flight, the birds labour and their conspicuous white flight feathers elicit a whistling sound. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/black-swan EyeEm Best Shots Animal Wildlife Beak Bird Black Swan Hawksbury Lagoon Nature Swan Water Water Bird
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Trillium (trillium, wakerobin, tri flower, birthroot, birthwort) is a genus of perennial flowering plants native to temperate regions of North America and Asia. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillium" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillium</a> EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Gallery Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Flowering Plant Green Color Leaf Nature Petal Trillium
Argyranthemum (marguerite, marguerite daisy, dill daisy) is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Asteraceae. Members of this genus are sometimes also placed in the genus Chrysanthemum. The genus is endemic to Macaronesia, occurring only on the Canary Islands, the Savage Islands, and Madeira. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyranthemum" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyranthemum</a> Daisy EyeEm Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal
P. mlokosewitschii is an herbaceous perennial to 60cm tall, with broad, bluish-green, divided foliage and bowl-shaped lemon-yellow flowers 10-12cm wide, with deep yellow stamens, in mid-spring. <a href="https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/12162/i-Paeonia-mlokosewitschii-i/Details" rel="nofollow">www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/12162/i-Paeonia-mlokosewitschii-i/D...</a> EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Leaf Nature Peony  Petal Pollination Yellow
Greigii Group tulips have large, single, bowl-shaped flowers in the range yellow to red, often with contrasting margins, and flower in early and mid-spring; the grey-green leaves are usually mottled with purple or maroon 'Toronto' is a bulbous perennial to 20cm, with broad, purple-mottled leaves and solitary deep coral-red flowers, with an orange zone towards the base within. <a href="https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/81418/i-Tulipa-i-Toronto-" rel="nofollow">www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/81418/i-Tulipa-i-Toronto-</a>(14)/Details EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Selects Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal Stamen Yellow
Erica cerinthoides is a species of heath native to South Africa (the Cape Provinces, the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, the Northern Provinces), Lesotho and Swaziland.[1] Common names include fire erica, fire heath, red hairy heath, rooihaartjie or klipheide. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erica_cerinthoides" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erica_cerinthoides</a> EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Gallery Beauty In Nature Close-up Erica Flower Flower Head Nature Red
One of the few rhododendrons whose flowers approach blue, this 1939 introduction bears showy spherical clusters of wide-flaring, flat, bright lavender flowers from early to mid-spring. This dense, upright, chest-high shrub has small elliptic dark green leaves that go bronze in winter. It was hybridized by J. J. Crosfield of Embley Park, England. <a href="http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/rhododendron-blue-diamond-crosfield-hybrid/" rel="nofollow">www.learn2grow.com/plants/rhododendron-blue-diamond-crosf...</a> EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover Rhododendron Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal Purple Springtime Sunlight
The small seaside settlement of Karitane, set in rolling country near the mouth of the Waikouaiti River, is a popular holiday retreat for Dunedin people. Karitane is renowned for its scenic beauty, golden beach, tranquil environment, and Maori and European history. It was the location of a pre-European Maori kaik (undefended village); close by is the site of Huriawa Pa, a fortified Maori village strategically set on a rock promontory above the coast. European sealers and whalers began to arrive as early as the 1820s and a whaling station was established at Karitane in 1837. Today, Karitane is a base for various ocean activities, including kayaking and fishing charters. A walk along the beach and the walkways of the Huriawa Penninsula will often provide encounters with fur seals or sea lions, as well as the wide range of sea birds. <a href="https://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/karitane/" rel="nofollow">www.newzealand.com/int/feature/karitane/</a> EyeEm EyeEm Best Shots Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Day Land Landscape Scenics - Nature Sea Sky Sunrise Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water
Waikouaiti Beach is located two kilometres drive from State Highway 1 and is accessed through Waikouaiti township. The beach has a scattering of local residents and the most popular all year round activity is fishing. Surfers also will use the beach during winter but swimming is isolated to the summer months. The beach is the shape of a squashed horse shoe and there will usually be a calm end of the beach. <a href="http://www.findabeach.co.nz/beaches/waikouaiti/about/" rel="nofollow">www.findabeach.co.nz/beaches/waikouaiti/about/</a> EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEmNewHere Beach Beauty In Nature Grass Karitane Land Nature Outdoors Scenics - Nature Sky Water
The seaside settlement of Karitane is located within the limits of the city of Dunedin in New Zealand, 35 kilometres to the north of the city centre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karitane EyeEm Nature Lover Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Horizon Horizon Over Water Karitane Nature Orange Color Scenics - Nature Sea Silhouette Sky Sun Sunrise
Spend an enchanted evening exploring the illuminated wonders of the Glenfalloch Night Garden. Spring blossoms and sparkle combine for a magical experience! <a href="http://www.glenfalloch.co.nz/glenfalloch-night-garden/" rel="nofollow">www.glenfalloch.co.nz/glenfalloch-night-garden/</a> EyeEm EyeEm Gallery Blue Garden Glenfalloch Illuminated Lighting Equipment Nature Night Outdoors Purple Tree
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Pleione formosana (Taiwan pleione or windowsill orchid) is a species of flowering plant in the Orchidaceae family, native to southeastern China as well as northern and central Taiwan. It is a deciduous perennial, terrestrial orchid growing to 15 cm (6 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, with spherical pseudobulbs that produce a single folded leaf. The pink flowers, borne in spring, have fringed white lips that are strongly marked and mottled with brown on the inner surface. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleione_formosana" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleione_formosana</a> EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal Pleione RainDrop Springtime White Color
Gladiolus huttonii (N.E.Br.) Goldblatt & M.P.de Vos syn Homoglossum huttonii N.E.Br is found on sandstone slopes in the southeastern Cape and flowers winter to spring. It has red to orange flowers with the lower tepals sometimes yellow. <a href="https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Gladiolus_huttonii" rel="nofollow">www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Gladiolus_hu...</a> EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Gladiolus Nature Orange Color Petal
Chionodoxa luciliae (syn. C. gigantea), the Bossier's glory-of-the-snow or Lucile's glory-of-the-snow, is a bulbous perennial from west Turkey flowering in early spring. After flowering, it goes into dormancy until the next spring. The Latin name is in honour of Lucile, the wife of the Swiss botanist Pierre Edmond Boissier. Like all members of the genus Chionodoxa, the bases of the stamens are flattened and closely clustered in the middle of the flower. In the related genus Scilla, the stamens are not flattened or clustered together. The differences are not considered by some botanists as sufficient to create a separate genus, so they include this species in Scilla. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chionodoxa_luciliae EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover Scilla Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal Purple
'Rowallane' is a small shrub, with obovate leaves and dark red flowers followed by yellow fruits. https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/chaenomeles-x-superba-rowallane EyeEm Nature Lover Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal Red
Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe. Common names include wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed, and smell fox, an allusion to the musky smell of the leaves. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing 5–15 centimetres (2–6 in) tall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemone_nemorosa EyeEm EyeEm Selects Anemone Flower Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal White Color
Magnolia stellata, sometimes called the star magnolia, is a slow-growing shrub or small tree native to Japan. It bears large, showy white or pink flowers in early spring, before its leaves open. This species is closely related to the Kobushi magnolia (Magnolia kobus), and is treated by many botanists as a variety or even a cultivar of that. However, Magnolia stellata was accepted as a distinct species in the 1998 monograph by Hunt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_stellata EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover Magnolia Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal White Color
This extremely rare NZ parrot is about to raise it's head and howl like a dog to the delight of visitors. Sirocco (hatched 23 March 1997) is a kakapo, a large nocturnal parrot, and one of the few remaining kakapo in the world. He achieved individual fame following an incident on the BBC television series Last Chance to See in which he attempted to mate with zoologist Mark Carwardine. Subsequent featuring of the incident on television channels around the world and on YouTube resulted in Sirocco becoming internationally known. In his home country of New Zealand, Sirocco has attracted thousands of people during 'personal' appearances. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirocco_(parrot) EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Gallery Feathers Beauty In Nature Bird Orokonui Parrot Sirocco
This camellia is of Japanese origin from the Kantô area and old trees are plentiful around Shikoku. First listed and illustrated by the Yokohama Nursery Co in their 1905 catalogue as Camellia japonica grandiflora. As this name had previously been used in the Floricultural Cabinet in 1826 it is invalid for this camellia. The Japanese name Sodekakushi does not appear to be published before 1912. It was imported into England by Gauntlett’s Nursery from the Yokahama Nursery Company and renamed Gauntlettii In the Gauntlett Nursery Catalogue, 1909-1910. Described as a new Japanese camellia, large, single, white flowers, 10-12.5 cm across when expanded, with a tuft of rich, golden stamens. A flower of good substance, of delicious, soft appearance. https://humecamellia.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/the-family-tree-camellia-japonica-gauntlettii-and-the-man-behind-the-camellia-george-edward-luckman-gauntlett/ Camellia EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature White Color Yellow
Fritillaria meleagris is a Eurasian species of flowering plant in the lily family. Its common names include snake's head fritillary, snake's head (the original English name), chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, guinea flower, leper lily (because its shape resembled the bell once carried by lepers), Lazarus bell, chequered lily, chequered daffodil, drooping tulip or, in northern Europe, simply fritillary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritillaria_meleagris EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots Beautiful EyeEm Nature Lover Fritillaria Meleagris Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal Photography
The yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia measuring 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length. It has a short crest on the top of its head. Its plumage is mostly brownish black and it has prominent yellow cheek patches and a yellow tail band. The body feathers are edged with yellow giving a scalloped appearance. The adult male has a black beak and pinkish-red eye-rings, and the female has a bone-coloured beak and grey eye-rings. In flight, yellow-tailed black cockatoos flap deeply and slowly, and with a peculiar heavy fluid motion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-tailed_black_cockatoo Cockatoo Animal Head  Beak Bird Black Close-up Feather  Looking At Camera
The firefinches (Lagonosticta) are a genus of African birds in the Estrildidae family. The genus Lagonosticta was introduced by the German ornithologists Jean Cabanis in 1851.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as the African firefinch.[2] The name combines the Ancient Greek words lagōn "flank" and stiktos "spotted".[3] The genus contains 11 species. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefinch Animal Animals In Captivity Bird Branch Cage Close-up Firefinch Perching
Pulsatilla vulgaris (pasque flower, pasqueflower, common pasque flower, European pasqueflower, Dane's blood) is a species of flowering plant belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), found locally on calcareous grassland in Europe.[2] It was considered part of the Anemone genus, to which it is closely related. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsatilla_vulgaris Pulsatilla Vulgaris Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Purple
The flowering plant genus Ipheion (starflower, spring starflower) belongs to Allioideae, a subfamily of the family Amaryllidaceae.[2] The World Checklist of Selected Plant Families no longer recognize the genus, regarding it as a synonym of Tristagma,[3] although The Plant List accepts two species. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipheion Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Ipheion Petal Stamen Yellow
Magnolia campbellii is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree growing to 30 m, rarely to 45 m, tall, with smooth grey bark. The leaves are 10–23 cm (rarely to 33 cm) long and 4.5–10 cm (rarely to 14 cm) broad, fuzzy underneath and with an acute apex. The flowers are very large, 15–25 cm (rarely 35 cm) diameter, with 12-16 tepals, which vary from white to dark pink. They appear very early, before the leaves, opening from late winter to early spring. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_campbellii Magnolia Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal White Color
The blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest (especially varzea, but also in open sections of terra firme or unflooded forest), woodland and savannah of tropical South America. They are popular in aviculture because of their striking color, ability to talk, ready availability in the marketplace, and close bonding to humans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-and-yellow_macaw Animal Head  Bird Cage Close-up Gold And Blue Macaw Macaw Parrot Perching
The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large red, yellow, and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Range extends from south-eastern Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands of 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_macaw Animal Wildlife Beak Bird Close-up Macaw Multi Colored Nature Parrot Red Scarlet Macaw
The red-winged parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus), is a parrot native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. It is found in grasslands, savannah, farmland, and woodland. The red-winged parrot is typically about 30 to 33 cm (12–13 in) in length. Both sexes have bright red wings and a bright green body. The male birds have a black nape, lower blue back and rump with a yellow tip on their tail, an orange bill and grey feet. The female birds have a yellowish-green body and the wings have red and pink trimmings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-winged_parrot Green Color Red Animal Animal Wildlife Bird Close-up Parrot Parrots
The crested pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) is a bird found widely throughout mainland Australia except for the far northern tropical areas. Only two Australian pigeon species possess an erect crest, the crested pigeon and the spinifex pigeon. The crested pigeon is the larger of the two species. The crested pigeon is sometimes referred to as a topknot pigeon, a common name shared with the reddish crested Lopholaimus antarcticus of Eastern Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_pigeon Animal Beak Bird Close-up Crested Pigeon Gray Nature Side View
The kea is a large, strong-flying, olive-green parrot with scarlet underwings and a slender grey-black bill. Sexually dimorphic, female body mass is about 20% less than males and the bill is shorter. Juveniles have yellow ceres and eyelids, which fade to grey as the bird matures. The commonest call is a long, loud, high-pitched descending cry which may be broken “kee-ee-aa-aa”, or unbroken “keeeeeaaaa”. Many quiet contact calls are given. Juvenile calls are less stable in tone, being more of a loud uncontrolled whooping or squealing. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/kea Alpine Green Color Animal Bird Close-up Kea Nature Parrot
Crocus (English plural: crocuses or croci) is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. The spice saffron is obtained from the stigmas of Crocus sativus, an autumn-blooming species. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to Xinjiang Province in western China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocus Beauty In Nature Close-up Crocus Daffodils Flower Flower Head Flowerbed Grass Petal Purple
A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese (桜 or 櫻; さくら).[1][2][3] Currently they are widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, Nepal, India, Taiwan, Korea, China, West Siberia, Iran and Afghanistan.[4][5] Along with the chrysanthemum, the cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_blossom Cherry Blossom Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Springtime
The spotted shag and closely related Pitt Island shag are the only yellow-footed shag species endemic to New Zealand. Adult spotted shags in breeding plumage are elegant and colourful, sporting a Mohican-like double crest, bright green-blue facial skin and blue eye rings. The species gets its name from the small black spots that appear near the tip of each back and wing covert feather during the breeding season. Spotted shags are entirely marine, breeding on the coasts of the North, South and Stewart Islands, and feeding in waters out to 16 km. Outside the breeding season, spotted shags form large feeding and roosting flocks of up to 2000 birds. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/spotted-shag Spotted Shag Taioroa Head Animal Wildlife Bird Black Color Nest New Zealand Rock
The white-faced heron is a medium-sized heron with primarily blue-grey plumage. As the name suggests it has white on the face and the front of its neck. The back is medium blue-grey with the chest and underside more brown-toned. In breeding plumage, white-faced herons have strap-like grey plumes on the back, and shorter pinkish brown plumes on the breast. The dagger-like bill is dark grey, dull yellow at the base, and the legs are pale yellow. In flight the white-faced heron usually tucks its head back towards its shoulders in the characteristic heron posture, but it will also fly with the neck out-stretched. Its open wings show contrast between the pale grey fore-wing and dark grey main flight feathers on both the upper and lower surfaces. Immature birds lack the white face. http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/white-faced-heron Hoopers Inlet Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Bird Grass Gray Heron Heron Nature
The pied stilt is a medium-large wader with very long pink legs and a long, fine, black bill. The body is mainly white with black back and wings, and black on the back of the head and neck. In flight the white body and black on the back of the neck are conspicuous. The underside of the wings is black, and the long pink legs trailing behind are diagnostic. Juvenile birds look similar to adults but the back of the head and neck are mottled fawn or brown and off-white and there is no black band. The wings are not quite as black as in the mature bird. http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/pied-stilt Hoopers Inlet Otago Peninsula Tidal Wetlands Animals In The Wild Bird New Zealand Pied Stilt Reflection
Very large, snow white, semi-double, peony-like blooms contrast beautifully against the glossy, dark green foliage. Excellent as an evergreen specimen in a woodland garden, as a privacy screen, or in a container. Cut flowers are lovely floating in a bowl of water. A prized mid-to late season bloomer for milder regions. https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/573/swan-lake-camellia/ Camellia Beauty In Nature Extreme Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal White Color
Miniature Daffodils are diminutive versions of standard daffodils. They have been selected or cultivated from existing species or varieties, and retain the basic form, blooming habits, colours, and the hardiness of these standard varieties. For example, "Little Gem" and "King Alfred" are both varieties which belong to Division 1 (Trumpet Daffodils). "Little Gem" resembles "King Alfred" in all respects except size, to the extent that it is sometimes even sold under the name "Mini King Alfred". http://www.theplantexper Beauty In Nature Close-up Daffodil Flower Macro Petal Pollen Yellow
A hardy, dense shrub that is suited to many uses. Considered slow growing, they eventually fill out to be wonderful fillers or hedges and provide colour in those dull winter months. http://www.mooresvalleynurseries.co.nz/page/catalogue.aspx?prodid=314BE419-AA5D-4F03-993D-B73DEAA20776 Camellia Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Red
Many of the bees in New Zealand are introduced honeybees and bumblebees, brought here to pollinate crops. But amongst the 41 species found here, there are 28 little-known native bees. These bees, which range in size from 4-12 millimetres long, belong to three different genera: Leioproctus, Hylaeus and Lasioglossum. The diversity of bees here is very low compared to most other countries. https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/20174685/new-zealand%27s-smallest-bees Native Bee Close-up Endemic Flower Insect Macro Yellow
It is an evergreen shrub or small tree. The leaves are bright green, 10–25 millimetres (0.39–0.98 in) long, oval with a rounded or notched tip.[2][3] The species was first described from Japanese cultivated plants of an unknown origin; these are dwarf shrubs that only grow to a height of 1 metre (3 ft 3 in), possessing small leaves less than 18 millimetres (0.71 in) long. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buxus_microphylla Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Stamen Yellow
Single flowers are arranged along an elongated, unbranched axis (raceme) forming a lax inflorescence produced on terminal branches which clamber up neighbouring plants for support. Usually Diascia patens has a smattering of small dark pink flowers, however there are forms from the Little Karoo with salmon blooms. http://pza.sanbi.org/diascia-patens Beauty In Nature Close-up Diascia Patens Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Pink Color