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The seed of a Cycad. From Wikipedia:Cycads are seed plants whose fossils are first found in the early Permian period. They were very common in the Mesozoic era, the age of the dinosaurs, and are still living, but are now much less common.
V2 - a Stag horn plant - I do not know their real name Smile They get their sustenance from the air.
Thank you so much to Isabel and Alex for gracing my Pincushion with their UA's - and also to all who took the time to vote and comment !!
Heavy rains and snow is predicted for us for the next few days - bye bye Spring, hello winter Smile

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 - 11:21 AM
Focal Length:25.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cycad & Stag Horn
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:19 Sep 2013 - 3:53 AM
Tags:Cycad, Flowers & plants, Stag horn
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 4:37 AM

Both images are very very beautiful for me v2 is better.

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 174 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 4:54 AM

Morning H. Two really lovely images V1 for me cuz it looks like a sun burnt pineapple

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

Hallo Herman! Two beautiful captures. Amazing POV in V2!!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 6:11 AM

V.1 is amazing, Herman, is it edible? I love V.2, it always amazes me how these ferns exist. This one looks so healthy, and certainly lives up to its name Smile Carol

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
19 Sep 2013 - 6:19 AM

I had forgotten about the staghorn fern my grandmother had them and I never really took any notice of them just the name. A marvel and I am so glad to hear they are still going strong Vi is a novelty for me, what an amazing world and we learn so much here. Thanks Herman.

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

A wonderful colour V1. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.
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I will imform Jocelia that you were asking after her.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 6:46 AM

Two fascinating images of two remarkable plants.

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Caziwinkles
19 Sep 2013 - 6:50 AM

What a fascinating looking plant. Never heard of it before Herman. Two great images. Smile

Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 6:51 AM

Yes Herman, awful weather predicted and us being on the edge do Africa will get the brunt of the rain and winds...we are off to Hermanus for the weekend ..the whale festival is on, at this rate we won't see them at all.
Two wonderful images, love them both....

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 7:03 AM

WOW...I took pictures of the same earlier this year but the colour was nothing like this!!! Mine was a pale-ish orange. And I didn't know this was a seed. Always thought it was a fruit or something. Super shot.

Lovely shot of the staghorn fern in V2 too. I love staghorns. Elkhorns too, which are the furry variety of this fern.

Andrew

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 7:25 AM

2 great images Herman, a great write up, V1 for meSmile


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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 7:26 AM

Beautiful images,

Ali

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 - 8:21 AM

A fantastic couple of images Herman. Love the colour in V1
Jim

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 8:37 AM

Love the red of Cycad, but the image of the Stag Horn plant has something special for me. Is it a Platycerium, Herman?

Lavina

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 8:40 AM

two intriguing images....
I am learning alot from your excellent images

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
19 Sep 2013 - 8:44 AM

You have some wonderful plants - and beautiful pictures of them.

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digital_boi
19 Sep 2013 - 8:46 AM

v1 is good Herman as I have never seen one before but I love v2 special good work


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nonur
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19 Sep 2013 - 8:52 AM

Both are beautifully taken, Herman. What a gigantic fruit, amazing plant.

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cats_123
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19 Sep 2013 - 9:09 AM

Love V2... GrinGrin

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
19 Sep 2013 - 9:10 AM

Two very Lovely images Herman ! GrinGrinGrin + all the facts ! Once a teacher, always a teacher !SmileSmileSmileSmile ---- Quite warm here,but a thunderstom approaching Distan rumble from the south . --- Have a nice day in spite of the weather! ----- Jukka.

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WhiteRose1
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19 Sep 2013 - 9:39 AM

Two wonderful plants that we'd probably only see in the glass house at Kew!! GrinGrin

Dave

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sparrowhawk
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19 Sep 2013 - 9:49 AM

great duo but have to agree v2 just has the slightest edge over v1

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JuBarney
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19 Sep 2013 - 9:54 AM

Quite amazing plants, both of which only grow inside here,& so well captured.
Ju

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 10:05 AM

Gosh.. where can you see such vibrant colour? Superb, beautifully taken.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
19 Sep 2013 - 10:53 AM

Both are excellent Herman, but I like more the composition of V2.
Effrossini

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 11:00 AM

Great images. I've learnt something new thanks for the information. paul

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morpheus1955
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19 Sep 2013 - 11:25 AM

Two cracking images

Hugh

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Andysnapper
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19 Sep 2013 - 11:27 AM

Very interesting shots Herman, like them both.

Andy

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achieverswales
19 Sep 2013 - 11:40 AM

Two new ones again for me Herman, V2 my choice.

Regards

Trev.

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mashwood10
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19 Sep 2013 - 12:07 PM

Good stuff Herman !!

PamGrinGrin

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19 Sep 2013 - 12:11 PM


Quote: What a fascinating looking plant. Never heard of it before Herman. Two great images. Smile

Carol

totally agree

David

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lonely_oryx
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19 Sep 2013 - 12:21 PM

V 1 for me. Excellent lighting

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 - 12:26 PM

Two great images Smile

Eileen

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 1:34 PM

Thought you'd found a colourful fir cone! Two excellent shots Herman.
Joan.

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capto
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19 Sep 2013 - 2:05 PM

Two fine and interesting shots.Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 2:16 PM

Interesting shots here Herman.
Well lit and coloured.
Good ones.
Mick.

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SUE118
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19 Sep 2013 - 2:40 PM

Wow two impressive shot's.Smile

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GeorgePlatis
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19 Sep 2013 - 2:43 PM

Beautiful images and interesting writing !
George

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 - 3:21 PM

Super shot...

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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
19 Sep 2013 - 3:38 PM

Lovely images,V2 for me.
debu

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 3:44 PM

2 lovely images Herman. You have some weird and wonderful things over there Tongue

Kathryn

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19 Sep 2013 - 4:08 PM

Two beauties, Herman - it's so good to see what grows in other countries!

Richard

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19 Sep 2013 - 4:24 PM

Two wonderfully different species of plant both of which make for so very interesting images Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 - 6:53 PM

Two amazing plants, Herman.

P.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
19 Sep 2013 - 6:58 PM

Two fascinating images

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 Sep 2013 - 7:48 PM

A fascinating plant in v1

Peter

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pks
pks  10 England
19 Sep 2013 - 8:19 PM

like them both well taken

peter

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netta1234
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19 Sep 2013 - 8:27 PM

Two great imagesSmile
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19 Sep 2013 - 9:01 PM

Two wonderful plants Herman, love V2 so unusual..Lin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 9:14 PM

Two beauties Herman!! When I first saw V1 my first thought was what does it taste like!! It does look good!!

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jasonrwl
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19 Sep 2013 - 11:32 PM

That's some seed! 2 great shots Herman

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
20 Sep 2013 - 12:14 PM

You always showcase amazing things of your country. nice

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 3:12 PM

Two very interesting images... Marvelours colours and shapes on show! Grin
V2 makes an interesting abstract. V1 I have never seen! Grin
IB

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20 Sep 2013 - 9:35 PM

Two great images, both composed very wellGrin
Ryan

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21 Sep 2013 - 1:44 PM

I've never seen this unusual plant before, thanks for sharing these shots with us

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annettep38
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23 Sep 2013 - 7:18 AM

looks like a pineapple in road safety clothes Smile
great floral images !

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