Photo taken with Huawei P7 phone
Linked to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge
I also linking this post to Cee’s Flower of the day
Bottlebrush plants (Callistemon spp.) get their name from the spikes of flowers that bloom at the ends of the stems, bearing a strong resemblance to a bottle brush. Grow them as shrubs or small trees that grow up to 15 feet. Most bottlebrush varieties bloom over a long summer season in shades of red or crimson.
This challenge is run by Susan from Musin’ with Susan‘s blog and it’s s all about macro photography. Click on the photo for a bigger view
I used my Canon PowerShot SX210 IS to take this photo (without a tripod).
The Octopus Tree Schefflera actinophylla is an evergreen tree growing to 15 m tall. It has compound medium green leaves in groups of seven leaves. It is usually multi-trunked, and the masses of bright red flowers develop at the top of the tree. The Octopus Tree produces up to 1000 individual flowers generating large amounts of nectar which attracts nectar-eating birds and insects. The thousands of fruits produced each containing many seeds are eaten by many birds in particular by Black Collard Barbets and by monkeys, seed dispersal is predominantly carried out by birds.