flora

king of flowers

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the king protea is a pleasant sighting while hiking

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cocoa pods

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ripe cocoa fruit, ready for picking, eastern region, ghana

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canopy below

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the view of a forest canopy from above - kakum national park

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menorah palm (almost)

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i love when genetics just decides to surprise you… this palm is in a lonely place so added some friends

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palm wine collection

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a natural distillery is left to collect the slow flow of sugary substance - highly alcoholic!

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magaliesburg tree

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thorny brush

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acacia thorns make the veld interesting

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coffee blossoms

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the blossoms of the coffee bush smell very much like jasmine

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blooms

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delicate

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nature's repellant

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ishmael puts some leaves behind his ears to keep bugs away

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mighty baobab

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once upon a time, the baobab was the most spectacularly beautiful tree, yet it was a constant complainer and the creator soon grew weary of its grievances. when baobab sought to complain yet again, the creator plucked it up and plonked it upside down in the soil, to quiet its griping.
now its roots reach to the heavens

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the little green that could

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strelitzia | 10 december, 2011
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strelitzia or hummingbird feader is one of my favorite flowers.

beachwood rd, los angeles | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/100 | f/7.1 | iso400 |
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lighting | vibrancy |
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green wall to be | 20 november, 2012
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braamfontein is undergoing some nice area and community improvements including the innovators answer to a simple green wall

braamfontein, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/250 | f/7.1 | iso200 |
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popping purple | 14 november, 2012
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jacaranda trees line the roads of joburg. in november the whole city is purple! as you drive over the fallen flowers, they go crackle and pop under your wheels…

northcliff, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 28mm | 1/125 | f/11 | iso400 |
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lighting | definition | colour highlight |
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highlighted strelitzia | 25 september, 2012
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strelitzias are my universal flower - i see them everywhere!

green point park, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 50mm | 1/15 | f/7.1 | iso400 |
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lighting | definition | colour isolation | partial saturation |
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arrival of the pollinators | 18 september, 2012
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bees swarm over all the flowers along the waterfront

waterfront, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/500 | f/5.6 | iso200 |
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spring trumpet | 11 september, 2012
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spring, and so many flowers to choose from. i look up and here’s this horn, in my face

tamboerskloof, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 23mm | 1/640 | f/5 | iso200 |
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droplet collectors | 15 august, 2012
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rain makes flowers so much more interesting as photographic subjects

rondebosch, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 28mm | 1/60 | f/5 | iso200 |
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protea in the rain | 6 june, 2012
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rainwater settles on this protea, national flower of south africa

platteklip gorge, table mountain, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 32mm | 1/1250 | f/5.6 | iso200 |
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moody rose | 26 may, 2012
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a bright rose makes stark contrast to the rainy skies over bot river

beaumont wines, bot river, western cape | location
pentax k-r | 23mm | 1/500 | f/5 | iso200 |
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red hot poker | 15 may, 2012
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these plants show up all over the place on my walks around parktown

parktown, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 35mm | 1/250 | f/11 | iso400 |
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prickly friends | 10 may, 2012
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miniature cacti stare up at me in the garden care nursery

jan smuts & bolton, parktown north, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 42mm | 1/200 | f/5.6 | iso400 |
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southern strelitzia | 2 may, 2012
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the universal nature of the planet is wondrous and comforting (referencing strelitzia)

6th & 7th, parkhurst, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 35mm | 1/30 | f/4.5 | iso400 |
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watch the thorns | 30 april, 2012
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acacias know how to protect themselves

mountain sanctuary park, magaliesburg, northern province | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/500 | f/7.1 | iso200 |
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sharp and blurry | 27 february, 2012
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one of the many photogenic plants in ravi and sundari’s garden

river street, trivandrum, kerala, india | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/160 | f/5.6 | iso400 |
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bombax

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uhuru park is covered in slik floss trees with this amazing bombax flower

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jonkershoek

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jonkershoek national park in winter - flowers and all!

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