Exotic purple flowers


I was so excited that this Hong Kong Orchid Tree was in bloom.This purplish red flower is huge almost 6 inches across.

Title: Hong Kong orchid tree in bloom
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a photo of a Hong Kong Orchid that has not bloomed yet.I love the contrast between the reddish purple flower and the big fan leaves.

Title: Hong Kong orchid flower-bud
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Aechmea distichantha is a tropical flower native in Brazil.I love the crazy flower on this ornamental plant.

Title: Aechmea distichantha flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love purple osteospermum flowers.This daisy-like flower can be blue, yellow and purple colored.

Title: Purple osteospermum daisy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This last photo of the day is also a beautiful purple osteospermum. The common name for this flower is blue-eyed daisy.

Title: Purple blue-eyed daisy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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