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Taken during my trip to Bontebok National Park the other day. Two flowers that are prolific in the fields and lower mountain area here at this time.
Thank you so much for the positive and humorous comments and votes on yesterday's upload Smile
Have super day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Sep 2013 - 11:03 AM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Protea & Fynbos
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:3 Oct 2013 - 4:25 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Fynbos, Protea
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:29 AM

Both images are very very beautiful.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3369 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:37 AM

Two beautiful captures Herman. Think v2 just does it for me Grin

Kathryn

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:41 AM

Both lovel images Herman. Unusual plants to our eyes, nice to see other countries floraGrinPeter.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 5:21 AM

Beautiful images! V1 is spectacular Herman... Never seen a furry one! Grin
Amazing what Nature offers if we are looking with the eyes that "see"...
Bravo Maestro!
IB

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Oct 2013 - 5:32 AM

A great composition in v2

Peter

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:34 AM

I've never heard of Fynbos...lovely little pink pipes!

Both excellent shots but I must say V2 is sooo the winner here if it were a competition Smile

Andrew

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:46 AM

Two beautiful images Herman. V2 is perfect!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:57 AM

Two wonderful images, Herman, you have some very beautiful flowers in your part of the world. Carol

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:14 AM

Two gorgeous, most unusual blooms, beautifully captured. I love the 'furry' on V1, but the colour and daintiness of V2 takes it for me, Herman, but only just!

Lavina

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:29 AM

Morning Herman, I see we are both promoting the beautiful flower of the Cape....
Two beautiful images, great captures, like your dof isolating the flowers showing them off to perfection

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
3 Oct 2013 - 6:36 AM

Two lovely captures of these flowers depicting a delicate pink. In V1 its looks almost on fire!. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:44 AM

2 lovely flower studies Herman, very Spring-like. V2 for me as well, great composition.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:58 AM

Both beautifully composed, one robust and bold, one delicate, both delightful.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:06 AM

I love to see your flower images Herman and these again today are gorgeous with a lovely bg .SmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:12 AM

2 great images Herman, like both, But V2 just has it todaySmile


Cliff

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Caziwinkles
3 Oct 2013 - 7:17 AM

V1 for me Herman - that furry fluff on top just makes it so different. Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:34 AM

Excellent images Herman.

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 7:43 AM

Two fantastic images Herman. Very colourful and well captured
Jim

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barbarahirst
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3 Oct 2013 - 7:49 AM

It is wonderful seeing these different wonders
THANKYOU

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Jenny-D
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3 Oct 2013 - 8:39 AM

Very beautiful images Herman.

Jenny Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:50 AM

2 beautiful flowers - both are new to me.
Well captured Herman
Helen

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:50 AM

The excellent use of dof isolates the flowers and brings them into prominence in a most satisfying way, Herman. Very well done.

Ray

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EMJAYCEE
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3 Oct 2013 - 8:55 AM

Two excellent captures Herman with lovely colour and clarity.
Joan.

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digital_boi
3 Oct 2013 - 9:01 AM

both excellent Herman but V2 does it for me love the dof

Graham

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3 Oct 2013 - 9:40 AM

Both are lovely, love v2 for its dof.

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
3 Oct 2013 - 10:32 AM

Pop out from screen , very well captured images , Herman....GrinGrinGrin

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3 Oct 2013 - 10:48 AM

to absolute gems ! as i told Carolg i have had to contact my doctor again today as i'm still not improving as quick as i'd hoped and have only one day left of my meds that i was given by the medics along with steroids they suggested i might be better to get an antibiotic tailored for chest infections rather than a broad spectrum antibiotic 1 thank you so much for your love and suppport

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 10:50 AM

Two lovely images, lovely to see these unusual flowers you post Smile

Eileen

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3 Oct 2013 - 12:34 PM

It's the lovely smooth bg that sets off these exotic beauties.Smile

ivor

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leontari
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3 Oct 2013 - 1:36 PM

Two excellent images Herman, but V2 is really outstandingSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 2:06 PM

You do have some wonderful light in your neck of the woods Herman !!
Splendid shots.
Mick.

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3 Oct 2013 - 2:16 PM

excellent images herman,love v2,well captured indeed.ray

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Daisymaye
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3 Oct 2013 - 2:22 PM

Two very well captured and lovely images Herman.

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taggart
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3 Oct 2013 - 2:25 PM

I am learning so much about re: botany in your area--- wonderful images!

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
3 Oct 2013 - 3:34 PM

Beautiful composition Herman,
lovely colours too. Well done@.

Basith

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GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:39 PM

Wonderful flowers, excellent captured!
George

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:54 PM

Terrific images Herman,

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
3 Oct 2013 - 5:14 PM

Beautiful pictures but I think the Fynbos is gorgeous.

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NDODS e2 Member 43443 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:39 PM

Two beautiful floral compositions, each of which has been very well observed and photographed with great colour and detail within.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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3 Oct 2013 - 6:26 PM

Two beautiful Plants Herman, well captured!!

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3 Oct 2013 - 6:28 PM

2 lovely images Herman.

Myra

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Sreidser08
3 Oct 2013 - 7:32 PM

Great shot Herman SmileSmile

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3 Oct 2013 - 7:37 PM

two lovely captures Herman
David

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nonur
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3 Oct 2013 - 8:18 PM

Two fabulous images, Herman. V2 is excellent, I love its clarity, colours and compo.

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3 Oct 2013 - 9:21 PM

perfect

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3 Oct 2013 - 9:33 PM

Two lovely shots Herman. V1 my favourite. Love the colours. Cathy

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jasonrwl e2 Member 4245 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:17 PM

Your flower shots have definitely gone up a motch recently Herman - both very good
Jason

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Irishkate
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5 Oct 2013 - 12:48 AM

The Protea is an exotic beauty - so amazing.
Colleen has been introducing us to Fynbos - I guess this is one of many varities.
Mus tbe awesome to see in profusion.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 6:45 PM

V1 for me - I agree with jasonrwl, your flower shots are getting very good!

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13 Oct 2013 - 3:22 AM

I refuse to choose between these two fabulous shots.Wink
M

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16 Oct 2013 - 4:57 PM

You've some unusual but beautiful looking flowers that is for sure

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