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FLOWERWORKS to wish you ALL a healthy 2009!


Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation of the Cape region of South Africa are the proteas.

Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes.

The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms.

Proteas attracted the attention of botanists visiting the Cape of Good Hope in the 1600s.

Together with the Springbok Antelope, the Protea had been treated as a sometimes controversial national symbol in South Africa, both during and after apartheid.
I photographed this in the studio, playing with lights yet again, flags and cutters...
I wanted it to look like fireworks.

Hope you enjoy it? Thanx, M, (*_*)

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 60mm micro Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:HAPPY NEW-YEAR
Username:magda_indigo magda_indigo
Uploaded:31 Dec 2008 - 2:40 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, Protea
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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 2:44 PM

Beautifully presented.Looks like a firework display and you have succeeded in that.
Tom.

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 2:45 PM

Gorgeous - I thought it was a firework in the thumbnail, the light has made it an explosion of colour.

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Rubydooby
Rubydooby  5 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 - 2:50 PM

Brilliant-really does look like a firework!! Happy new year to you too!
Ruby

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96205 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 2:55 PM

Visually colourful and creative with the colours contrasting with the black background
Excellent.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 3:08 PM

A magical image, Magda. Carol

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graceland
graceland  92375 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 3:14 PM

--Happy new year

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churchill123
31 Dec 2008 - 4:47 PM

Stunning, from the thumbnail I thought it was fireworks


Happy New Year to you
Linda

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 4:59 PM

A fabulous image, such eye catching colours. Happy New Year to you

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Iain_Proudfoot
31 Dec 2008 - 7:26 PM

A beautiful shot.

Warm regards, Iain.

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user_absconded
31 Dec 2008 - 8:03 PM

Very, very beautiful

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 8:28 PM

In the thumbnail I thought is was a fire work, not a beautiful fower
super shot
Happy new year
Glynnis

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 11:48 PM

Happy New Year Magda,take care,AnnSmile

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Dinda
Dinda  990 forum posts
1 Jan 2009 - 8:43 PM

Fabulous image Magda, love the depth that the black background gives it.

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headskiesfly
7 Jan 2009 - 4:43 PM

To a wonderful friend and a wonderful photographer Happy New Year.
Really does look like a firework.
Ricardo xxx

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katomy
katomy  10 Hungary
14 Jan 2009 - 10:08 PM

Happy New Year!
Best regards:
T.

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