The leaves and flowers of the Anthurium are quite shiny and reflective, so photographing them today was a bit of a challenge for me.
It was also one of those days when the sun shone brightly for a while and then disappeared a few minutes later behind some clouds. With the constantly changing light I had to resort to using either a reflector or a diffuser, but I did manage to get a few photos that I was reasonably satisfied with.
The anthurium is a popular indoor plant and symbolises hospitality. They are very adaptable and thrive in almost any indoor location with very little care, and as a cut flower they have a vase life of about six weeks. The anthurium is native to tropical parts of South America, and the name derives from the Greek ‘Anthos’ and ‘Oura’, which translates literally as ‘flowering tail’.