_Caladium bicolor_ is a popular garden plant in Tonga (Brazilian origin)

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Ghiocela on July 6, 2008

Create beautiful images nature, Ian! I thought at that distance is about a map with the main and secondary streets! Cheers, Simona

Ian Stehbens on July 6, 2008

It is great to share the colours of life with you, Simona.

Thanks for your appreciation.


EVA_L on July 8, 2008

Great, Yan, wonderful combination of colours and it looks like the heart of the plant or blood circulatory system!

Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on July 8, 2008

It seems that you do not have this plant growing in your garden, Eva? I thought it would appeal to you, so I am delighted to have you respond. I like showing you these little wonders.


©Toodleberry on July 9, 2008

There's something sci-fi about it. I like this. Good shot Ian! You seem to be very well versed in the sciences from what I've read of your comments. My boyfriend is a certified meteorologist if you're interested. His professor just wrote an article in BAMS (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society) who makes reference to his Phil's website in print and a link online. Thought you might find it interesting.

Your collection and your captions are really interesting to go through. I myself am not a science enthusiast, so you do a good job conveying to the everyday man.


Ian Stehbens on July 10, 2008

Thanks for introducing me to that special friend of yours, Phil Lukzac, Chris! I have enjoyed a couple of his articles already including his discovery of a beautiful lake! I am not a professional meteorologist but quite well versed in that science at least to undergraduate level, and have enjoyed the exploding field of knowledge that has been meteorology in my lifetime. We once relied on ground measurements till aircraft came along and flew in the lower atmosphere, then they went to 12000M then with satellite and space shuttles the whole realm of knowledge was almost unrecognisable. Take knowledge of sea temperatures for example, and the capacity to transmit information immediately around the globe or the links to astronomy and it is an endless science.

I am pleased that you not only understand my notes but also find them of interest.

Kind Regards, Chris and to Phil.

Ian, the Sydneysider, but still a Brisbanite when it comes to football and eventual retirement!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 11, 2008

Yes Toodleberry is right Ian, These are the red Martian spores spreading their deadly threads-- slowly creeping, smothering, killing.

I am sure you will recognise the theme.


Ian Stehbens on July 11, 2008

If we could reproduce it, Jim, it would make a very good and dynamic screen saver.

Zabb Csaba on July 16, 2008

Beautiful flower. Wonderful colour, composition and detail!

Greetings from Hungary, Csaba

Ian Stehbens on July 16, 2008

Thank you Csaba. It is a joy for me to be exchanging images and appreciation with you. Ian

M and R on July 19, 2008

Interesting shot. R

Ian Stehbens on July 19, 2008

Thanks Robyn. I presume you know caladiums well. My grandmothers both grew them. I used to admire them as a child, especially when they were arranged among the variety of maiden hair ferns that Grannie tended. We would water them together. Great memories.


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