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By magda_indigo  
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, (*_*)

Tags: Flowers and plants Protea Flash and lighting

Voters: RAUL, Buffalo_Tom, KathyW and 22 more

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
31 Dec 2008 2:44PM
Beautifully presented.Looks like a firework display and you have succeeded in that.

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KathyW Plus
14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
31 Dec 2008 2:45PM
Gorgeous - I thought it was a firework in the thumbnail, the light has made it an explosion of colour.
Brilliant-really does look like a firework!! Happy new year to you too!
13 7.1k 18 England
31 Dec 2008 2:55PM
Visually colourful and creative with the colours contrasting with the black background
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
31 Dec 2008 3:08PM
A magical image, Magda. Carol
graceland Plus
13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 3:14PM
--Happy new year
31 Dec 2008 4:47PM
Stunning, from the thumbnail I thought it was fireworks

Happy New Year to you
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
31 Dec 2008 4:59PM
A fabulous image, such eye catching colours. Happy New Year to you
31 Dec 2008 7:26PM
A beautiful shot.

Warm regards, Iain.
31 Dec 2008 8:03PM
Very, very beautiful
31 Dec 2008 8:28PM
In the thumbnail I thought is was a fire work, not a beautiful fower
super shot
Happy new year
thorn Plus
13 124 2 Scotland
31 Dec 2008 11:48PM
Happy New Year Magda,take care,AnnSmile
Dinda Plus
13 90 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 8:43PM
Fabulous image Magda, love the depth that the black background gives it.
To a wonderful friend and a wonderful photographer Happy New Year.
Really does look like a firework.
Ricardo xxx
14 Jan 2009 10:08PM
Happy New Year!
Best regards:

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