The colourful variety of wild-flowers that grace the west coast of South Africa in spring is mind-blowing. I was not prepared for such lush abundance and found it difficult to do justice to it in a photograph. One of the tricky aspects was the light. These colourful blooms do not show their faces until well into the day when the sun is high and light strong. Today’s post attempts to convey the brilliance of the blooms.
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cargus (6434) 2013-01-30 22:26
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered image well.!
dkmurphys (36709) 2013-01-30 22:59
Charming detail, a lovely capture in great natural colors. You made my day!
HimalAnda (5610) 2013-01-30 23:46
That's a very nice picture, full of colors and sun! The square format is a good idea.
emka (57992) 2013-01-30 23:54
marvelous flowers in this strong light. The orange ones look like gazanias. beautiful photo, it is a real explosion of colours. I feel some unsatisfied feeling - I have not so much photos of African flowers.
JFS (32027) 2013-01-31 0:11
LOTS OF COLOR AND SHARPNESS ON THIS MACRO. A LOVELY WAY TO START THE DAY!THANKS!
dta (51280) 2013-01-31 0:16
Hello Rosemary ,
As you say , an explosion of colors ! I lie especailly tour use of the DOF , and the blue sea in the BG . But , may be you could have cropped a part of the sky on the top ?
krzychu30 (8775) 2013-01-31 1:57
lovely and so colorful shot showing us the beauty of South African nature.I like the close-up view with so many details we can admire and all these magnificent,vivid colors.The scene is well framed.
Have a nice day
snunney (67172) 2013-01-31 4:00
The colours are highly saturated but they are a perfect way of accentuating this rather beautiful composition. Excellent control over depth of field.
mirosu (5507) 2013-01-31 5:26
This is an excellently composed image with lovely flowers in perfect light.
Sergiom (39078) 2013-01-31 5:45
Ce qui surprend le plus dans cette composition, c'est qu'elle soit totalement naturelle. Les couleurs explosent dans l'image.
timecapturer (30190) 2013-01-31 7:02
Yep! Have to agree with the title for this one. The colours and detailing are just exquisite, especially with a blue sky and sea backdrop. Glorious!
Regards - Brian.
Romano46 (4714) 2013-01-31 7:04
un prato fiorito dai colori fantastici.
Ottimo l'accostamento dei fiori arancio, in grande evidenza con gli altri lilla. La composizione è un vero inno al colore al quale hai unito nella giusta misura l'azzurro del cielo.
Il taglio quadrato, che a me piace molto, esalta la composizione che colpisce per la sua forte vivacità.
Ciao e buon pomeriggio
emilbo (20812) 2013-01-31 7:15
Une photo vraiment agréable à regarder et qui met de la joie dans nos coeurs. Une présentation de qualité, dans un beau format carré. l'éclairage est au max et les couleurs sont spectaculaires. Une photo un peu semblable à celle que J'ai déjà présentée, voir. Beau travail.
Toutes mes félicitations!... et bonne journée,
kabel (991) 2013-01-31 7:40
Hello, wonderful to see a splash of color. Good dof and excellent sharpness.
abmdsudi (26199) 2013-01-31 8:05
This is what I call an explosion of colors dominating the frame superbly. a fine straight on closeup image perfectly focused for maximum sharpness. I bet this a sort of picture that would brighten up anyone's day, and the fiery red almost looks unreal to me! such is the power and wonderful creation of nature and this is one of its best show. Gorgeous and a real feast for the eyes, ordinary wildflowers make great! Congrats
Noel_Byrne (7209) 2013-01-31 11:36
You have done a perfect job in capturing the briliance here, the picture is alive with colour. Wonderful composition too, with the green grass and blue sky
framing this amazing scene of colour and life.
all the best
carlo62 (12434) 2013-01-31 13:36
sei riuscita a fotografare i giardini del paradiso, complimenti.
I bellissimi colori dei fiori sono ben dosati ed equilibrati nei confronti del cielo, splendido con la sua nuvoletta appena accennata.
Gigidusud (7944) 2013-01-31 13:52
Fantastic composition with the flowers on FG and the sea with the blue sky in BG.Great neatness and splendid colors.I like a lot!
ACL1978 (5689) 2013-01-31 18:00
I really enjoyed the wider angle of the South Africa wildflowers you posted a while back, Rosemary, and I'm glad you returned to them with a closeup here. The variety of color is really astounding here, but you've also managed to make sense of it by isolating these three orange blossoms as the main piece here and letting the various greens, yellows, and purples fade in the BG. Excellent use of DOF. Thanks!
jjcordier (62280) 2013-01-31 22:20
Tu nous offres là un somptueux bouquet de fleurs aux couleurs éclatantes. Superbe!
Nicou (97509) 2013-02-01 5:39
quelles belles fleurs merveilleux superbe pastel coloré fin et doux et captage parfait une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (86295) 2013-02-04 10:41
De toute beauté cette image de cette énorme bouquet de fleurs très attirantes par leurs couleurs et l'aperçu sur la mer, un contraste magnifiques des couleurs, très jolie
adores (28178) 2013-02-12 15:41
I know what you mean! We have these flowers here also:)! But you managed very well! So much colour and light here - good to see it now that we are in winter here! I also like to see the sea as background!
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-02-13 4:01
what a beautiful shot indeed
the combination of all those
colorful wild flowers change
my mood today,this shot is an
hymne to the Nature,charming
maloutim (8586) 2013-03-23 21:35
What extravagance of colours ! How nature can produce rich colours ! You caught this picture of flowers beautifully against the blue background of sea and sky !
Thanks for sharing.