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La Gomera Flower #1

'Bird of Paradise' flower on La Gomera in the Canary Islands

The story behind this image

During our week long stay on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, my wife Liz and I took a day's ferry and coach excursion over to La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands just to the west of Tenerife itself.

Part of the day trip was a coach tour around the island's beauty spots, taking in the various types of flora that grew at differing altitudes on the volcanic landscape.

One of the stops that we made was at a small botanical garden, featuring a range of the local flora, including the brightly coloured and somewhat flamboyant 'Bird of Paradise' flower, pictured here.

Image data

Filename - la gomera flower 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 92mm

Exposure - 1/200 sec @ f4, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance the colours.

Location - La Gomera, Canary Islands

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Comments - Large aperture used for limited depth of field.