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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

Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
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
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
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 Plus Member 2103 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.

S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:18 AM

Every image is so beautiful I can not explain

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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  33 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 Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 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.

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


Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 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


Hermanus  3 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 Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:23 AM

Some really beautiful work in this set Colleen.


SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 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 Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 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 Plus Member 3310 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:00 AM

Maybe a bit of both Peter...GrinGrin

capto Plus Member 32825 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:23 AM

Lovely to see all this diversity.Smile


Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:51 AM

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

williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:03 AM

you have been working very hard they are all lovely.


HarrietH Plus Member 5279 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
27 Sep 2013 - 9:05 AM

V6 does it for me Colleen. Beautiful series.


Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 9:46 AM

A beautiful set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:50 AM

No choice here....
10 fabulous images

canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 9:54 AM

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

27 Sep 2013 - 10:04 AM

v1 4 and 8 today Colleen a vote each fro sure


lesliea Plus Member 6lesliea vcard Australia
27 Sep 2013 - 10:22 AM

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

NDODS Plus Member 54350 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 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 Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 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.

27 Sep 2013 - 11:50 AM

Interesting set

Quoise Plus Member 2573 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 2:02 PM

Great set!

JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:10 PM

A lovely set, V2 & V9 for me.

xwang  632 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:17 PM

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

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC 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  5289 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 2:54 PM

A wealth of different plants I can see thereSmile

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 3:10 PM

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

kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija 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 Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 4:50 PM

Beautiful set of excellent captures, Colleen!

Mike_Smith Plus Member 8240 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  3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 6:06 PM

A natural historians dream! Grin


kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 6:18 PM

V1 and 5 for me Colleen. A fabulous series GrinGrin


anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
27 Sep 2013 - 7:17 PM

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

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE 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.

netta1234 Plus Member 3259 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

sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:51 PM

All brilliant Colleen and a great write up..Lin

ali63 Plus Member 3697 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


Skeet1Away Plus Member 472 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 11:29 PM

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


Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts 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  3 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 Plus Member 4216 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 10:18 PM

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

Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 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  2 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!

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