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Captured Location: Nababeep, NAMAKWA, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
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Image Size: Large (3008 × 2000)
Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
1/125 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 220
Fair and peaceful daisies,
Smiling in the grass,
Who hath sung your praises?
Poets by you pass,
And I alone am left to celebrate your mass.
In the summer morning,
Through the fields ye shine,
Earth with grace divine,
And pour, from sunny hearts, fresh gladness into mine
by: Rose Terry Cooke (1827-1892)
Namakwa combines the unspoilt expanses of Namaqualand and Hantam Karoo to form a region of exquisite natural beauty and contrast
NAMAKWA IS TRULY A LAND OF CONTRASTS.. For the major part of each year this seemingly arid expanse of sunbaked, sandy plains and granite mountains hides a wondrous secret.
With the first rains in early winter, these dry lands are transformed into a kaleidoscope to brilliant colour in spring.
Daisies, mesembryanthemums, perennial herbs, aloes, lilies and a host od other species create a tapestry on indigenous spring flowers which are unparalleled anywhere.
About 4,000 species of plant grow here.
Namakwa’s flora belongs to a category dealing with tropical flora of the ancient world known as the Palaeotropical Kingdom, and should not be confused with the so-called Cape flora, which is one of the six Floral Kingdoms found worldwide