2006-03-13 - Red Hot

In terms of plant life in New Zealand, the Red Hot Pokers are the ones that stand out most in my mind. I've always liked their rather unique shape and colours. When we arrived, they were one of the first things I noticed and immediately added to my mental list of things to photograph... Maybe I was overloaded with photo opportunities but somehow, this is one of the few photos of a Red Hot Poker that I ended up with. It's not even a good photo (wrong lens) or a good specimen but it will have to do until I get another chance.