Vibrant Spring - Striped Gazania by Akrotiri

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Featured – Nature’s Paintbrush Group – 31Aug11
Winner – Happy Flowers Challenge – Enchanted Flowers Group – 14Nov2011

The extrovert of the floral world – the Gazania!
Here is a gorgeous new spring flower with beautiful and vibrant stripes. I love its boldness and confidence to be on show!

Origin: Southern Africa | Cultivation: sunny
Family: Asteraceae | Common: “Tiger Stripes”

editing: cropped | finished in iPhoto |

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akrotiri, gazania, spring, striped, petal, macro, flower, mcc, kalamunda, western australia, wa

I live in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is rugged, remote and ancient. I love to capture moments that we may easily miss or pass by. I need to slow down, live life, notice the little things and breathe….. rather than rush to my next meeting through the artificial world. Beauty is all around us, the more you look, the more you see…
Unless stated, my images are straight from the camera with minimal processing.

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Comments

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonabout 3 years ago

    I know the gazania well – South Africa and Australia share a fair bit of flora. What a magnificent celebration of colour and form.

  • Akrotiri
    Akrotiriabout 3 years ago

    Thanks David – Yes, the climatic conditions are much the same. This picture made my day – it was just outside the bakery so I got a great shot and a great pastry for my trouble!! :-)

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful close-up of the bright flower.

  • thanks Judy!

    – Akrotiri

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Thanks Ann, great to be part of the group!

    – Akrotiri

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    31 August 2011

  • Thanks very much Larry!

    – Akrotiri

  • Wendy-Wilton
    Wendy-Wiltonabout 3 years ago

    Love the colour and detail, congrats on the feature

  • Thanks Wendy!

    – Akrotiri

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous bold image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks so much Tracy

    – Akrotiri

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 3 years ago

    wow! fantastic colours!

  • Rebecca Eldridge
    Rebecca Eldridgeabout 3 years ago

    Woah that’s stunning! Amazing capture!

  • FLYINGSCOTSMAN
    FLYINGSCOTSMANabout 3 years ago

    Great shot its so crisp and vibrant

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