Crawling among the Cosmos by Maree  Clarkson

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Camera : FujiFinepix 2800Zoom – Taken in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa.

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Created: 2010-08-18
Sales: 2
Comments: 147
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Crawling among the cosmos next to the side of the road to try and get a good shot of these annual flowers was quite an experience. I almost fell in a rabbit hole, got black jacks all over my pants, walked straight through a huge Orb Web Spider’s web before I realised it and even disturbed a family of Partridges, who scared the daylights out of me as they all raucously took to the air!

Nature puts up this grand show every year in November and again in March, and tourists travel from the Cape Province to Mpumalanga to witness this spectacular event (South Africa).

Cosmos are originally native to scrub and meadow areas in Mexico (where the bulk of the species occur), and occur in the southern United States (Arizona, Florida), Central America, South America south to Paraguay and South Africa.

18th May 2011 – SOLD 1 CARD to a beautiful RB member!
25th April 2014 – SOLD 1 Poster – Thank you to the buyer!

  1. 21st August 2010 – FEATURED in Mozambique and Neighbouring Countries
  2. 22nd August 2010 – FEATURED in Along the Rural Road
  3. 25th August 2010 – FEATURED in Quality Art & Photography
  4. 6th December 2010 – FEATURED in Image Writing
  5. 15th March 2011 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge BLOMME in kleur | FLOWERS in colour in Afrikaans – 4th Place
  6. 4th September 2011 – FEATURED in Dutch Showcase
  7. 11th March 2012 – FEATURED in Artists Universe
  8. 25th March 2012 – FEATURED in Fauna, Flora, Landscapes and Architecture of South Africa
  9. 2nd May 2014 – FEATURED in African Art and Photography
  10. 4th May 2014 – FEATURED in Mother Nature’s Finest!
  11. 11th May 2014 – FEATURED in A Class of its Own Art Gallery
  12. 1st July 2014 – FEATURED in Artistic Flowers

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 4 years ago

    Maree, a lovely image! Such bright and bold colours! Great focus and angle! You’re too much…LOL…your venture to get the perfect photo…I love it!
    You should trek around the globe as a photographer for National Geographic!

  • Thank you Lisa! But I think I’ll get side-tracked to sketch everything in sight! lol Thanks for a lovely comment! Hugs xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Such a perfect shot & what a hilarious story!!! I’m still laughing & can see it all unfolding in my mind’s eye. :)

  • Yea, I left out chasing after the Partridges thinking I could get a special shot there as well! Glad I gave you a laugh Marsha!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerover 4 years ago

    Very pretty Maree!

  • Thanks Maureen!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Lekker lag ek nou vir jou storie!! Lieflike foto Maree!! Dit was alles die moeite werd!

  • Dankie, bly jy’t dit geniet!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot with beautiful colors. It was worth all the trouble it took you to get just the right shot. (I would have freaked out with the spider web!)

  • Thanks Dot! I must say, I did keep on checking myself to see if I hadn’t dragged her along with me (the spider, I mean!)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertover 4 years ago

    This is a gorgeous photo, Maree. OMGoodness, the things we do to get
    a perfect shot:-)))

  • Thank you Brenda! We are quite crazy, aren’t we?!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, it reminds me of where I came from.

  • Thank you and glad you like it Andrea. Also glad I could awaken some memories!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

    absolutely amazing:))

  • Aaaah! Tereza! *Thank you very much for this feature, I’m totally thrilled and ecstatic! Whoot whoot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • marella
    marellaover 4 years ago

    Lief die titel – Lief die foto – BEAUTIFUL LIEFLIK!!

  • Ag, VREESLIK baie dankie Marella! Verskriklik bly jy hou daarvan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Geluk!! Geluk, dis so pragtig!!

  • Baie dankie! Ek’s so bly oor my ou Tarlton Kosmossies…!

    – Maree Clarkson

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