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Capture: Peak Pohutukawa

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  • Hilary Stace,

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    The pohutakawa wall outside parliament is at its best when the politicians have gone

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3204 posts Report Reply

  • Ben McNicoll,

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    A couple from around the base of Mt Aubrey, in Whangarei Heads (across the water from Marsden Point).

    Grey Lynn • Since May 2007 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    pohutakawa wall outside parliament

    Garden Danger!
    Reds in the beds!!

    Getcha best burghers at Pohutakaways

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ben McNicoll,

    across the water from Marsden Point

    ...very refined!
    Do these ones go deep purple?
    ;= )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    FOund another in the can from a recent trip to Ohope, at the Ohiwa Harbour end. This camping ground was planted with trees all reaching a reasonable size for shade. We got there the day it opened for the season, and there were more trees than humans.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Using the camera’s vivid setting.

    Post-photographic saturation seems legit in this case. It's quite hard to capture the eyewitnessed intensity of a fresh blooming -- as if the phone camera won't accept that anything is that vivid.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes,

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    A few from Mangere Bridge – my favourite bus stop for a while. Sad to see on my work travels about Auckland how many trees have been shaped to accommodate power lines. This taken earlier in December

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes,

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    And on my bike ride to work - taken on cheap phone so maybe not the best pics - but an absolutely beautiful ride there ...

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes,

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    and home again in the dark..... these are pohutakawas...

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes,

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    and more on the ride.... continues for next few photos

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes,

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    still riding...

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes,

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    ..still riding....

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes,

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    Then a wonderful walk up Mangere Mountain....

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    cheers for the aurea!

    had never seen one till the biggie in our yard flowered... now i see them everywhere in wellington.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Patrick Xavier,

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    Thorndon, Wellington.

    Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Patrick Xavier,

    i'm soooo glad you got that tree. it's consistently the best in wellington.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jean Hughes,

    ..still riding….

    Ride on!!

    What a fab collection of pohutukawa (everyone). Keep em coming.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Looking for a new angle.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Without the sun, such a deep deep red.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

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    Banks Peninsula poot: this pohutukawa amazed me when I saw it by the side of the side of the road in the north-facing Le Bons Bay near the sea. I had not thought they flowered so well and became so large this far south. Apparently the Peninsula is getting toward the southern limit – does anyone knows of more southerly specimens?

    The colours in this are true, so I guess is could be a southern rata, though I don't know how to tell the difference.

    This was taken on holiday in January 2007, before my father died and the city fell down, and I always look at it with a little sadness and the memory of a simpler time. While we were staying in the bach, a piwakawaka flew inside, looping around my head, one hot evening. We knew.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2896 posts Report Reply

  • Patrick Xavier, in reply to Che Tibby,

    That whole line is right outside my house. (I like the southernmost one the best this year.) I wait in anticipation every year for the flocks of dive-bombing tuis, scaring the crap out of the resident starlings. WCC pruned all these trees between Xmas and NY. They seem to have done a good job,

    Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes,

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    and another on the ride - I think the ride to work at this time of year may be the reason I go to work!

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Jean Hughes, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    I love that dark red one - especially when mixed with new bright green leaf

    Mangere • Since Nov 2006 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Patrick Xavier,

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    While I think of it, Belinda Ellis’ amazing ICONZ collection includes the above representation of a pohutukawa flower (icon 35).

    Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jean Hughes,

    I think the ride to work at this time of year may be the reason I go to work!

    a bit like David Hood and his botanical garden walk to work, could lead to excessive dawdling....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

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