flower with candy stripes by © Karin  Taylor


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I’m not sure at all what this is, it could be a gazania from a similar family to daisies, I got some great shots of these pretty things….the bushy clump was quite unattractive, until you looked deeper and harder, and saw these magical blossoms, unfolding and dying….in the cycle of life. It was hard not to be impressed by their beauty, hidden just beneath the cloak of a rather unattractive first appearance…….a life lesson for me.

Update I now think these might be African Daisies (osteospermum ecklnonis)


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  • Glitterguts
    Glittergutsalmost 2 years ago

    I really love the sepia-ish tint to this. It’s so warm and lovely. The pink gives it a nice focal point among all the browns and yellows and greens too.

  • aw, thank you so much, it’s great to get your feedback…I’m so happy you like it, I have never come across this little plant before, so it thrilled me to see something so new, so perfect, so precious n delicate……there was so much to capture, the dead flowerheads, they were a treat too, as were the petals just opening, I think this one here, was on the way out :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesalmost 2 years ago

    that’s a gorgeous image, love the subtle colours …Is it some kind of Protea?

  • oh thanks so much Russ, I know what you mean, about it looking a bit like a Protea, but they were the size of daisy heads and reminded me of daisies, but were different to any I’ve ever seen. They were very charming though, and I got into trouble from my family for staying overly long to photograph them, but I just couldn’t help myself, they were such a great find. I will continue to try and find out what they are :) I thought they could be from the gazania family, but not sure at all.

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    Oh how fascinating Karin! I love the way those petals curl in bunches!

    And I couldn’t help but laugh in your reply to Russ about getting into trouble from your family for staying too long to photograph them – I can understand why the people you are with may get annoyed but that is what happens when we get addicted to photography! Now that I’ve gotten into it myself I can understand why people get so obsessed into pictures. But hey, at least that is more practical than having to wait for friends (or your landlady…) musing over the items in shop windows – I’ve had to deal with that at times, and sometimes was really annoyed – especially if I needed to go somewhere. In your case it is for your art and is well worth the wait!

  • lol…it is true, I couldn’t stop taking pictures, the more they hurry me, the blurrier and less steady I get (cos I get flustered) …but yes, it’s very hard to stop, when you are constantly looking for photo opps, and there is one right under your nose, but time has all but run out….the sun was also going down …it really is an obsession for sure. That is one of my problems, I love to ‘look’ and it can be annoying or aggravating for others, who are needing to get somewhere fast :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Adam Le Good
    Adam Le Goodalmost 2 years ago

    A very deep rich image. Such detail. Well done.

  • thank you so much Adam! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    Your captures and processing of these flowers is absolutely beautiful..

  • aw, thank you very much indeed Maree! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • EBArt
    EBArtalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous composition and colors!

  • danita clark
    danita clarkover 1 year ago

    Its a lovely series of images, and looking at them so close is amazing

  • aw thanks so much Danita, i was just fascinated by these flowers :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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