The focal point of this picture is the elegant bird of paradise flower. However, the sun shone just at the right moment. Transforming the rather plain dark green water tank into dappled aqua. What a background!
A couple of other posts featuring bird of paradise flowers:
Inspirational bird of paradise flower
At first glance this amazing image conjured up a fantasy teal blue marble with sparse golden streaks. It is in fact the Crab Nebula.
Don’t let it’s cool blue colour fool you, the filaments in this behemoth of a nebula are estimated to be between a scorching 11,000 and 18,000 K (19,341 – 31,941 deg Fahrenheit). The image was created using 2 narrow band filters (F502N – blue, F673 – Red, added together to make a computer generated green layer) and 1 medium band filter (F547M – Cyan) obtained from the Hubble ESO/ST-ECF Archive. All data was processed using the Fits Liberator’s Linear stretch function.
Credit: Danny LaCrue & the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator.