The Common Protea

in #photography4 years ago

I took these photos on top of the hill just above the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden. They were taken with a Samsung A3 2017. I tried to capture as many aspects of the common protea as I could. Hope you like it.


The leaves look like flowers from far, but the leaves are just red because they are not yet completely developed.


Below is how the flower looks when it is dead.



Above and below shows the flower at different stages before blooming.


The flower below is in full bloom.


This last picture is what a dead common protea looks like. It may have died from the fire, but proteas are generally very fire resistant.



One of the great escapes of Johannesburg, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort, Gauteng, is almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld that is a haven for birds and a popular picnic spot for Gautengers.

It is a really great place.

Very Nice Pictures! You did a great job

Thank you.

very interesting!

This is pretty brilliant really you did very well job.

Thank you.

Nice pics! I liked to know the protea through your pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Such lovely clear pictures, the plants and flowers looks amazing. I love the rugged landscape too :)

Am really glad that you like the pictures.

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These are some incredible pictures! I loved your work!

Thank you.

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