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Cape wild flowers.

By accipiter  
Today is for the flower people!
The spring flowers of the Western Cape are legendary. I will put on a few over the next couple of uploads. Most of the shots were taken on Paarl mountain. Unfortunately I suffer from a terrible ignorance of their names and my book on Cape flowers has not yet been found in the chaos of boxes in storage. I will have to order another.
V1 is a bulb - rather gladiolus like but only about 12 inches high with these large showy flowers growing in and among the other fynbos vegetation not as obvious as it looks
V2 is a memeber of the Cape ground orchids - a Disa.
Many thanks for the support for the karoo uploads.
Hope you enjoy them. A

Tags: Flowers Africa South Cape Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Spring.wild

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2010 8:36AM
great comp wonderful colour and detail a cracker nice one Wink

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tashi 7 2
13 Nov 2010 9:09AM
Two lovely images. great colour and detail. Very beatifully captured indeed.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
13 Nov 2010 9:25AM
Two lovely images with colours and detail.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Nov 2010 9:31AM
Two stunning flowers, beautiful colours and markings, and so well captured and presented. Very much look forward to seeing more of your beautiful flora. Carol
13 Nov 2010 9:49AM
Lovely shots
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
13 Nov 2010 10:37AM
Simply beautiful
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
13 Nov 2010 11:55AM
As you may well imagine, you've really caught my attention even more than usual with these 2 beautiful images and the promise of more floral ones to come! Today's are stunning.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Nov 2010 1:40PM
Both astonishingly different and lovely---I love the little face in v2
imagio 11 12 1 England
13 Nov 2010 2:40PM
Lovely colours on V 1, both great tho

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
13 Nov 2010 2:45PM
Two lovely bright and superbly detailed shot. V1 appeals just that little bit more.
13 Nov 2010 3:38PM
Number 1 for me. Eric.
9 10 10 England
13 Nov 2010 4:17PM
Two lovely flower images.
fantastic love it lots regards
13 Nov 2010 4:56PM
Two lovely images! beautiful colors in V1.
13 Nov 2010 4:57PM
Both are lovely photos..
13 Nov 2010 5:03PM
Both of them are beautiful but i like v1 better.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2010 5:19PM
If I were choosing a flower to photograph, I could not have chosen better than this - the shape is interesting and you have good detail with the colour just right for cheering us all on this dull day
13 Nov 2010 5:23PM
A excellent capture
13 Nov 2010 7:37PM
Two very beautiful images A

goso 11 2 1 Australia
13 Nov 2010 9:48PM
Lovely work Arthur...Bill
Nikola 7 1 India
14 Nov 2010 5:31AM
Excellent capture.
Ray42 10 3 England
14 Nov 2010 7:36AM
Two stunning flowers
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2010 9:21AM
both of these are lovely and beautifully presented
14 Nov 2010 9:32AM
V2 for me, a lovely looking flower.

John Smile
xwang 9 56 8
14 Nov 2010 10:02AM
I like both of them, beautiful colour and shape..
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2010 10:50AM
Great pair Arthur. Brilliant colours. You cater for everyone in your portfolio. Paul
Cor 9 Belgium
14 Nov 2010 11:06AM
V1 on the first place +++++
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
14 Nov 2010 11:31AM
Two great images but I do prefer Ves.2 . Clear with beautiful markings.I wasn't so keen on the background of version 1
14 Nov 2010 11:44AM
Two flowers in contrast nature, well done.
14 Nov 2010 12:27PM
Excellent color. The flowers are gorgeous.
Regards, Oleg.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2010 7:34AM
Two lovely flowers, It would be nice to see them in the wild, in abundance...
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2010 6:13PM
Two real beauties
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2010 9:18AM
I love wild flowers and these two are beauties.

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