Gaura lindheimeri - Whirling Butterflies - Wand flower. by Qnita
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I’m so happy that I’ve found the names of these lovely little flowers!! This Gaura lindheimeri was captured in Orania, Northern Cape of South Africa. It is also called the Engelm. & Gray Lindheimer’s beeblossom, White gaura, Butterfly gaura Onagraceae

This is a perennial (ht to 1.2m) related to the evening primrose plant (Oenothera inthe Onagraceae family of plants. Its tendency to self-seed has led it to be banned from sale in nurseries for a few years.

Canon EOS 550D
f/5.6
Exposure Time – 1/800 sec.
ISO – 400
62 mm Macro Filter

WINNING CHALLENGES: 1
AFRIKAANS IS MY MOEDERTAAL – WIT BLOMME in Afrika – 4/2912

IN TOP 10 OF CHALLENGES: 2
ONE SINGLE FLOWER ON DISPLAY – White Flower – 01/2014
Naturally BLACK OR WHITE – 3rd Birthday Group Challenge! – 3/2012

FEATURED IN: 5
THE GROUP – 4/2012
WILDLIFE of SOUTHERN AFRICA – 3/2012
AFRICAN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY – 1/2012
ONE SINGLE FLOWER ON DISPLAY – 1/2012
The World As We See It , or as we missed it. – 1/2012

Living on a farm, as I do, I’m provided unique opportunities to photograph plants and creatures. There are not many trees here, and no mountains or rocks; but there are a lot of fields! The bright sun gives me many lovely silhouettes to capture; while the rain brings out tiny plants and creatures. Sometimes I visit another town or province; and then my Canon EOS 550D works overtime.

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Comments

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely macro image!

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful shot
    yes i do recognize them but forgot the name, now i know :)

  • Mistyarts
    Mistyartsalmost 3 years ago

    simple and lovely

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 3 years ago

    very beautiful!

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 3 years ago

    A great close up

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely close up Qnita….great DOF and details

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 3 years ago

    Simple and so lovely !
    Renee

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture,…

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful shot !

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