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Capture: Peak Pohutukawa

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  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

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    Glorious.

    It’s a pretty reliable spot for sunset goodness.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    two's company
    tree's a crowd
    or is that a tyred cliche?

    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    The pohutukawa flowering all over Wellington has shown how big and magnificent some of these trees are.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3226 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    two’s company
    tree’s a crowd
    or is that a tyred cliche?

    Treading lightly...Looks a bit bit flat. Overhanging branches like that need to be chopped off so that this ropey thing with a circular rubber device on cannot be used to accelerate an attached humanoid to dangerous speeds just in case: 1. They fall off 2. the branch breaks. This is a serious H&S issue and I will be taking it up with Adolf Council.

    This idea that people are free to "invent" dangerous fun for their children should be outlawed.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Tony P,

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    Our very first bloom from a tree that's been in a couple of years. Nice day here in Napier.

    Napier • Since Mar 2013 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Late to the party without a photo, but perhaps a technical observation. I was wandering around the other day having finally found the clip-on sunglass things for my glasses and it seemed to me the polarising really brought out the contrast.

    Bearing in mind I do have idiosyncratic eyes - some really minimal red/green issue that only shows up doing colour vision tests or noticing pohutukawa or rata blossoming on a forest hillside. When I look at the blossom I also tend to feel like my eyes are responding to something brighter than I'm actually seeing but that may be normal.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lyndon Hood,

    I also tend to feel like my eyes are responding to something brighter than I'm actually seeing but that may be normal.

    I think that's the effect for us others too - ultra-vivid beyond reason.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Silk tree.... no relation?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    on the QC...

    Silk tree….

    Not a Bush Lawyer then?
    in the Fabaceae family, they get around...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Ah, Fab-aceae. Like, I bean thinking....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    I bean thinking…

    Legguminosae ?
    pod diet tree…
    Not just any old ‘broad bean’ then…
    … but a scarlet runner!

    </fixed nitrogen>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Sebastian,

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    I believe the red Flax goes well with the Pohutukawa - and under-reported …

    Berlin, Germany • Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Stewart,

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    Foreshore at the Maketu estuary.

    Pt Chev • Since Feb 2012 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    This thread makes me very happy!

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Lyndon Hood,

    Late to the party without a photo, but perhaps a technical observation. I was wandering around the other day having finally found the clip-on sunglass things for my glasses and it seemed to me the polarising really brought out the contrast.

    I reckon. The key is sunglasses with brown lenses. They tend to bring up reds -- and the pohutukawa look truly striking through them.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Richard Stewart,

    is that near the surf club?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    There's a still point at the top

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Stewart, in reply to Sacha,

    Further up the estuary, near the pie factory. Damn nice chili beef and cheese pie too.

    Pt Chev • Since Feb 2012 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Richard Stewart,

    ah, 100m from my old home. their smoked fish one rocks too.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Rainy day in December.
    Mr Leggs said “Don’t look.”

    Saw this oystercatcher on a pohutukawa carpet. It seemed fitting this shorebird is half on the red carpet and half on the green.
    Never been this close to one before. A chance to see the beauty of the blue black feathers.

    It can’t have been there that long, only a few stamens have fallen on the bird. And if we’d been five minutes later we wouldn’t have seen the rubbish collectors pick it up.

    Oystercatcher dreaming of Cape Reinga?

    (I can’t believe we have all these great pohutukawa pictures and none from Cape Reinga yet)

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    ...and none from Cape Reinga yet

    from Te Rerenga Wairua (1984)
    animated peak pohutukawa at 10.40, good buddy
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    plus kelp!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    animated peak pohutukawa

    Dazzling! watched from start to that wonderfully clean finish.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    A request:

    As some of you know we work on branching in plants (figuring out how it is regulated), we regularly give seminars and we like to have a couple of pictures of trees with different branching patterns to introduce the topic.

    For years now we've been on the lookout for the perfect picture of a Pohutukawa, For us the perfect picture would have several characteristics:

    One that shows the random sprawling nature of the branches (pretty much a must have, it is after all the point of the image for us)
    One that is in full bloom (because it's pretty that way)
    Preferably a single tree on its own
    No powerlines
    no cars
    no people (although not absolutely critical if they are small and not identifiable)
    no roads
    pretty much no manmade things to distract from the tree.

    Preferably against a beautiful piece of NZ scenery (we give talks overseas and like to convince our colleagues to come and visit NZ)
    Good resolution (it is likely to be on a big screen)

    So amongst all the photos that folks have taken here does anyone have such a perfect tree that they'd be willing to let us use in talks (with image credit of course)?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    frozen photon traces…

    …the perfect picture would have several characteristics:

    What about a control one also, with a measuring / survey stick for scale and possibly a colour chart for leaf and flower matching (date as well, plus GPS, soil salinity, acidity, etc?)

    PS: looks pretty fractal to me – for ‘random sprawling nature’ I read ‘adventitious sun seeking’…

    PPS: please ignore all pushes to deregulate branch bi & trifurcation, thats one canopy ya don’t wanna open…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

    First NZ band to record a song with ‘Pohutukawa’ in the title? A novelty in its day.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

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