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.

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

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Below is how the flower looks when it is dead.

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

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The flower below is in full bloom.

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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.

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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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One of your other posts about "macro photo of plant on moss" made me more interested and i had to visit your room to see if it was more posts like this.

Then i saw the kind of posts you post, and i love it, so now you have a new follower.

In time i will look at every single post you post from nature.

I hope you have a great day when you read this. :)

Thanks, I did have a great day. You have some pretty interesting posts on your wall. I am following you.

These are some incredible pictures! I loved your work!

Thank you.

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