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Frangipani

Flowers on a large Frangipani tree, hanging over the fence and into the lane.

Frangipani are native to Thailand; cultivation is a popular hobby; a work colleague has a side business in Frangipani cultivation, and he told me his sales catalogue contain more than 5000 varieties.

Frangipani

Flowers on a large Frangipani tree, hanging over the fence and into the lane.

Frangipani are native to Thailand; cultivation is a popular hobby; a work colleague has a side business in Frangipani cultivation, and he told me his sales catalogue contain more than 5000 varieties.

comments (16)

  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 6 Jan 2008, 00:29
Ray this is a likey for me so vibrant gives you the happy feelingsmile
Great Macro.
Ray: So pleased it affects you that way, Tracy.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2008, 01:52
Lovely macro, Ray. Sorry we never got a chance to connect while I was in Thailand! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Ray: mai pen rai [I am guessing you picked up a little Thai language from you bried stay here].
I had an excellent New year break up-country. I trust you had a positive experience in Thailand?
  • Mary MacADNski
  • escaped the cabin for a day - fever abated
  • 6 Jan 2008, 02:05
Do they all smell wonderful?
Ray: Some varieties have little or no fragrance. These ones, though, had a sweet and surprisingly delicate odor.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 6 Jan 2008, 02:13
I'm sure lots of people will appreciate this burst of color on their screens in these grey winter days, Ray. Do you have a picture of the fruit from this tree too?
Ray: I can't recall having photographed fruit, VZ, and cannot even recall having seen same. But I will now look out for a frangipani fruit foto opportunity. Thank you for your comment.
  • Kathryn
  • Florida
  • 6 Jan 2008, 04:26
Ray, a beautiful array of soft shapes and colors that warm me. Thanks.
Ray: Thank you, Kathryn. Frangipani flowers are rarely subtle...bold colours and fleshy petals are common features.
LIKEY, this is incredibly beautiful!!!
Ray: So pleased you like this image, Patrick.
Just the job, on a cold grey morning! Fine macro and vibrant, warming colour. (:o)
Ray: Exporting a little of the abundant Thailand winter sun, Rosalyn. [grin]
  • Stan
  • 6 Jan 2008, 09:08
Nice combination of texture, colour and detail. I'd vote for a large print.
Ray: A very generous remark, Stan.
I like the way you have filled the screen up too.
Ray: I am not noted for subtle images, Nigel. [grin]
Very nice macro Ray. I like the way you filled up the screen with such beautyfull warm colours
Ray: Thank you for this generous response, Richard.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2008, 13:02
Image after image, Ray, you give us "corkers." See, I've turned British on you! smile Your special touch is always a delight to behold,and I'm just saying that 'cuz it's true!
Ray: [grin] ...and I was expecting you might be a bit Russian after spending time with VZ! So pleased you like this one, Ginnie.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jan 2008, 15:03
The color and the macro are jaw dropping Ray.
Ray: Frangipanis tend to be very colourful, Scarlet.
Thank you for your comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jan 2008, 16:03
Yow, that is not a side business anymore! Excellent abstract of these beautiful flowers. Excellent detail as well.
I grew up with a frangipani tree/plant/whatever in front of my window. That one had a sweet fragrance and I can't remember the fruit - maybe it has a small seed pod.
Ray: so pleased you like this, Louis. And, thank you for your remarks.
I can almost smell it!
nice one.
Ray: Yeh...this variety has a delicate, sweet, odor.
Thank you for your kind comment, Jamoula.
A firework of colours !
Ray: Frangipanis are often dressed in fireworks colours.
This is a beautiful flower called Plumeria. Its the national flower of Hawaii. Isn't it beautiful??? I love it for its design and simpleness.Regards fome Sil and Happy New 2013!!!!
Ray: Thank you, Silvia, and I hope your 2013 is happy, challenging and fruitful.

Plumeria is another name for the Frangipani...it is a beautiful bloom and is extremely common in Thailand. We have several frangipani trees in out garden.

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