A photo taken in South Africa of the beautiful Protea flower..
Edited in CS6 using Refield filters Fractalius and Fine Touch
textures layers by Kim Klassen for which my thanks .
Original photo shot with Nikon D5100 lens 55-200mm f/6.3 1/160sec
Protea is the name of a genus of flowering plants. Protea is the botanical name as well as the English name of the genus. Proteas first captured the attention of botanists during the Europeans’ exploration of South Africa in the 17th Century. Protea belongs to the larger family of Proteaceae that is supposed to have existed in the ancient landmass of Gondwanaland.
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