This Reminded Me Of Noah's Arc
One of the things about visiting different countries is that the local flora is always fascinating. This shot was taken in Malaysia, during our family holiday last July. We were on the tropical island of Langkawi when I first spotted these flowers growing in a clump near the beach.
They caught my attention because of the grace of the long, tapering petals and the manner in which they seem to be flung at random to all points of the compass. These white tendrils formed beautiful arcs against the dark green foliage underneath and in the background.
It was only after I moved closer to take this shot that I spotted the delicate, long pistils with the dark pods. I had my 18-125mm lens on the camera, which is a great all-purpose lens. Despite the deep shadows in the vicinity, the strength and contrast of the colours really dictated the way I composed these two shots.
Do I know what the flowers are called? Er, no, but if you have any clues, do let me know.
Visit Luiz Santilli Jr for the home of Today's Flowers.