Birds of Paradise, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.
Here are some Birds of Paradise flowers at Longwood Gardens opened on the left with their ‘plumes’ on the top and ‘beaks’. I don’t remember ever seeing them closed up, but they certainly are very bird-like.
Actually, from the angle of your shot, they remind me of deer! 😀
Oh wow, they DO look like birds, actually like a Crane! I’ve always been fascinated by these flowers, they’re just so unusual. The only time I’ve ever seen them were in the greenhouse in Niagara Falls. xoxo