Colour Of Life XXXIX (Impala Lily) by Damienne Bingham

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Impala Lily (Adenium multiflorum)
Oliphants River
Mpumalanga, South Africa. 2009.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
f/4.5, 1/400s, ISO 200
RAW. As is.

This photo was taken on the banks of Oliphant’s River, in a rest camp in our progress from Johannesburg to Livingstone (via Kruger National Park). They were so beautiful and delicate that I couldn’t resist pulling out my macro lens (which didn’t get a huge amount of use on safari!). Meanwhile the hippos and crocodiles were cruising the river behind me – the hippos make for very interesting wake up calls in the middle of the night!

Thank you to Blair & Wildflowers of the World for identifying this flower for me!

Adenium multiflorum is small, succulent tree native to central and eastern Southern Africa. Like other members of the succulent Apocynaceae family, A. multiflorum has a milky latex with toxic alkaloids. This latex is used as an arrow poison and as a fish stunning poison. (care of Wikipedia)

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  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesalmost 4 years ago

    Awwh very pretty Damienne! :) What sort of flower is it?

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks Gabe! And I have absolutely no idea, I’m hoping someone can tell me!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Damienne.

  • Thank you John.

    – Damienne Bingham

  • MissyD
    MissyDalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • TimeSnatcher
    TimeSnatcheralmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning. Love it!

  • Thanks Maggie, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 4 years ago

    If you look Here you will see another identical flower from South Africa – along with the ID. The Wildflowers from Around the World group has quite a few images of wildflowers from around the world which will help in identification for others!

  • Thank you Blair, that’s wonderful!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Te lieflik!

  • Dankie!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Grobleralmost 4 years ago

    I’ll have to get my hands on an impala lily ;-) This is sooo beautiful!

  • Thank you, it really is a pretty plant!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    Perfect and lively artwork…
    Hugs is our motto…
    Best regards,

  • Thank you Sunny!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Capture!! Love the colors…

  • Thanks Brian, that’s what struck me too!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Erica Long
    Erica Longalmost 4 years ago

    Just stunning. Great capture and the colour is lovely.

  • Thanks Erica, I’m so glad you like it!

    – Damienne Bingham

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