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The hills are alive ....with the sight of fynbos

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Good morning ....
Thank you for all your support yesterday, I have decided to give you a multi upload feast today to make up for yesterday...GrinGrinGrin (for the Angry birds, please view V1 only) The later versions show some of the fynbos
Kate and Mike Smith were wondering what Fynbos is...the direct translation from Afrikaans is Fine bush...the word actiually comes from the Dutch word - fine leaved plants.
I was not sure which image to lead with, but decided on the fule view so you can see how spectacular our cape mountain ranges are, you can just make out the yellow flowers.
Fynbos is recognizable by the hard tough and leathery leaves and small leaved woody plants. Fynbos are also members of 7 plant species found nowhre else in the world. Fynbos includes proteas...
7,700 plant species are found in Fynbos, of these 70% are endemnic to the area, that is they are found nowhere else in the world. Many of these are threatened by extinction. 26 species are already extinct.
The 470km2 of the cape Peninsular including Table mountain is home to 2256 different plant species - more than the whole of Great britian, an area 500X bigger. The 60km2 of table mountain alone supports 1470 species of Fynbos.
Enjoy your day, we have rain in Cape Town

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Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Sep 2013 - 10:46 AM
Focal Length:65mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:110
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The hills are alive ....with the sight of fynbos
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:27 Sep 2013 - 5:45 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 171 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:17 AM

A fantastic set of images, such diversity of flowers, bushes & green rolling hills.
I love V1 & V8 with that patch of yellow & all brilliantly composed.
Ray

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:18 AM

Every image is so beautiful I can not explain

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:18 AM

A fascinating write-up, Colleen, accompanied by a wonderful set of image, V.8 just being my winner. Carol

Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:21 AM

Likes #5,6 and 7. Very well composed. The skies look overly saturated. Wonder why

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:47 AM

From this small selection V4 is my personal favourite for the range of botanical beauties displayed there.

Caziwinkles
27 Sep 2013 - 7:07 AM

What a beautiful set of landscapes Colleen. V5 for me - it looks so lush. Mind you I do like them all - just viewed them all again. Smile

Carol

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:12 AM

A great set of images Colleen, greatr intro, V8 for me with that big splash of yellowSmile


Cliff

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
27 Sep 2013 - 7:17 AM

A late rise for me this morning Colleen - said some serious farewells till late last night WinkWink I love your photos !! After the devastating fires two years ago our mountains have still not recovered fully and no fynbos is in sight !! Normally they are coloured pink and yellow at this time !

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:23 AM

Some really beautiful work in this set Colleen.

Albert

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:28 AM

I have really enjoyed your collections this week they have been wonderful.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:44 AM


Quote: Likes #5,6 and 7. Very well composed. The skies look overly saturated. Wonder why

Perhaps because it's in Africa or your monitor needs re-tuning. Other explanations might fit.

Although my Broadband won't let me browse freely (it's powered by an inferior brand of marmalade I think), I can see enough to know these are outstandingly beautiful pictures.
Blue skies are just what I need at present.
Good job, Colleen.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:00 AM

Maybe a bit of both Peter...GrinGrin

capto
capto e2 Member 21000 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:23 AM

Lovely to see all this diversity.Smile

ivor

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:51 AM

A good one to lead with here Colleen.
A good set.
Regards Richard

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:03 AM

you have been working very hard they are all lovely.


billy

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
27 Sep 2013 - 9:05 AM

V6 does it for me Colleen. Beautiful series.

Harriet

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 9:46 AM

A beautiful set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:50 AM

No choice here....
10 fabulous images

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 9:54 AM

Fantastic set of images Colleen. They all are worthy of their own upload
Jim

digital_boi
27 Sep 2013 - 10:04 AM

v1 4 and 8 today Colleen a vote each fro sure

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
27 Sep 2013 - 10:22 AM

Beautiful set's of images Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 10:51 AM

A very interesting and informative well written pre-narrative supported by a great set of very well captured photographs showing this beautiful landscape and its interesting flora.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By NDODS at 27 Sep 2013 - 10:52 AM
Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 11:44 AM

Thank you Colleen for the botany lesson today!
A lovely and interesting set giving us an idea of your beautiful country.
Since I love bright colour I like V5 and V9 shows us the terrain very well,
but V8 has that special appeal which others are enjoying too.
KateGrinGrinGrin

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 11:50 AM

Interesting set

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1225 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 2:02 PM

Great set!

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:10 PM

A lovely set, V2 & V9 for me.
Ju

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:17 PM

Beautiful set.. very pleasant to view.. excellently taken.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:31 PM

A fine collection of this stunning landscape, Colleen, and indeed a difficult choice as to what to lead with! Wink Thanks for sharing these with us Smile
Trev Smile

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:54 PM

A wealth of different plants I can see thereSmile

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 3:10 PM

Excellent set of images with some stunning rocks on display... Good green as well! Grin
IB

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
27 Sep 2013 - 3:29 PM

It is very difficult to pic one image of those ten,but if so...... V5, should it be!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin - Very nice colours in all of them. Beautiful mountain images !GrinGrinGrinGrin --- JukkaWink.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 4:50 PM

Beautiful set of excellent captures, Colleen!
George

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 5:58 PM

What a cracking set of pictures Colleen, i have learned a lot from your posts and write ups

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 6:06 PM

A natural historians dream! Grin

P.

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:18 PM

V1 and 5 for me Colleen. A fabulous series GrinGrin

Kathryn

anglingandyq
27 Sep 2013 - 7:17 PM

All are great but I just love V8 & 9 Colleen. Top work

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:54 PM

I read your write up before looking a the set of images and was glad I did - made me appreciate them all the more.
Joan

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2155 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:57 PM

All these images ae brilliant Colleen,
it's great to see what 's growing in your lovely countrySmile
NettaSmile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:51 PM

All brilliant Colleen and a great write up..Lin

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 10:06 PM

Interesting images, you live in a beautiful country SmileSmile thank you for sharing them, have a good weekend

Ali

Skeet1Away
27 Sep 2013 - 11:29 PM

Lovely set and a fine p/f.....................


Paul.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
28 Sep 2013 - 12:06 AM

Beautiful set Colleen, you have some stunning terrain over your way.. I just love EPZ !!!! GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
28 Sep 2013 - 12:50 PM

That's just fantastically beautiful places, Colleen! It is completely different from how I had imagined South Africa in my mind ....
P.S. Thank you, Colleen!

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 10:18 PM

Can't possibly choose... But the hills are really spectacular!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:48 PM

A terrific set of images showing us the rugged terrain and plants that grow on the hills

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 4:36 AM

V5,6, 8 and 10 are my favorites. I keep telling Herman that I am in love with those mountains and now I am even more so!
M

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