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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.


Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. (Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree)

This is another African Tulip tree in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Oct. 6, 2008.



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Is it the same tree or 2 different ones as some flowers are red and others orange
it looks stunning ..:o))

14 Jun, 2010

 

It's the light Mushy ... the flowers can look red sometimes, but they're really a bright orange.

Great photo Andy. My Spathodea is, as usual, the last one in the neighbourhood to bloom. Whilst all the others are literally covered, just like this one in the photo, mine has just started showing a few flowers across the top!!! I've dubbed it 'The Sloth'!!

14 Jun, 2010

 

Mushyabanna:

Bernieh is correct. It's the lighting. This photo was taken against the sun light...which isn't a good way to take photos. The flowers are a glowing orange with red around the edges of the funnel-shaped flowers. There's also a golden/yellow variety which is very common here also.

Bernieh:

Thanks! African Tulip trees are very strange. They all seem to have different bloom cycles....I've seen trees in bloom here every month of the year. However, the majority of trees have their heaviest bloom from late June - November.

14 Jun, 2010

 

Arr that explains it ..Shame it would be a fantastic tree a red & orange one..:o))

Would love to chat more unfortunately i have to go to work ..Bye for now..o((

14 Jun, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

I've posted a photo of the golden/yellow African Tulip tree flower for you.

14 Jun, 2010

 

Will have a look..

14 Jun, 2010

 

Beautiful. I've only seen a pale yellow in bloom, really impressive and interesting trees. I had to stay with that one for a while....lol.

16 Jun, 2010

 

GT:

Thanks! : > )

I believe you're thinking of the hardy Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree, which has light yellow tulip-like flowers. This tree is native tropical central Africa (the Congo region).

16 Jun, 2010

 

Beautiful array of fiery colour!

12 Aug, 2010

 

Pip_c:

African Tulip trees are among my favorite trees. They are so spectacular when in full bloom in summer.

13 Aug, 2010

 

Stunning one Andy.

26 Mar, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Thanks! :>)

27 Mar, 2011

 

Your welcome Andy :o))

27 Mar, 2011

 

its beautiful!

2 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks! This photo was take with my old digital camera. It didn't capture the true colors of the flowers.

3 Mar, 2013

 

Some colours just don't register truly, it's very frustrating! Purple iris always come out blue on my camera!

5 Mar, 2013

 

Yes, I know the feeling...and even my new camera doesn't capture purple very well, also. Purple always looks bluer, the same as your camera.

5 Mar, 2013

 

the workings of a camera are beyond me and certainly this colour issue is more than i can understand

5 Mar, 2013

 

Sometimes the cameras have to calibrated for certain colors. I know the white balance on my camera is off.

6 Mar, 2013

 

doesnt seem to matter what i do to the white balance or even vivid colours!

6 Mar, 2013

 

It could just be the camera. Is it a newer camera?

7 Mar, 2013

 

It's about 18 months old?

7 Mar, 2013

 

It's pretty new. It should have all the fancy, advanced functions.

7 Mar, 2013

 

it has lots of stuff but i have taken pictures with several different settings and still cant get the colour

7 Mar, 2013

 

I took a digital camera class about 6 years ago. There's so many setting for different situations...it's almost impossible to remember them all!

7 Mar, 2013

 

I ought to go on a course to find out more!

8 Mar, 2013

 

It may be a good idea. :>)

8 Mar, 2013



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