I did a really stupid thing yesterday – poked myself in the eye and scratched my cornea! Fortunately the damaged is not severe but I have a very sore and scratchy eye along with antibiotics and difficulty focusing through the tears. This silly accident set me to thinking how awful it would be to be unable to see and how much I take my sight for granted. I am certainly more of a visual person than an auditory one. So today to celebrate sight I post another shot taken last spring in the West Coast National Park glad that I can see the beauty and diversity of nature each and every day.
A larger version of this shot can be seen in the beta
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psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-12 3:24
A beautiful capture of the flowers and the sky in the BG..liked the colors. very nice.
snunney (86484) 2013-08-12 3:31
This colourful composition is certainly an eyeful! Well framed and with superb colours and sharpness. Hope you get well soon.
lousat (79151) 2013-08-12 3:58
Hi Rosemary,you pump up the colors over the natural limits,but i like it! It's the best way to have the top from this situation,a magnificent composition made by these flowers and a great capture whit excellent details in the best exposure.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (62954) 2013-08-12 4:37
Effectivement, on en a plein la vue et l'oeil doit presque s'habituer à toutes ces jolies couleurs bien saturées. Un vrai beau bouquet naturel.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-08-12 5:03
aptly titled and so beautifully colourful. Nice low viewpoint that makes these wild blooms stand out so attractively against the blue sky. I tried on some sunglasses a week or so ago and managed to put the security tag right into my eye and scratched it, but not as bad as what you have experienced, hope it clears soon. It does make you realise how much we take sight for granted eh?
Have a good week - Brian.
Nicou (125180) 2013-08-12 6:33
quelle compo et vue sueprbe iamge quel pastel de fleurs mervielleux un bouquet mervielleux et ce ciel bleu en fond quelle iamge et cpatage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-12 9:58
Wow! Really lively colors. Very good exposure.
(Regarding your note, I think I know what you say. Some years ago, someone in a plane accidentally dropped a heavy piece of carry-on luggage on my head... I needed some two years and seven surgeries to recover 100% of my sight).
Noel_Byrne (25748) 2013-08-12 11:04
To look up the definition of color in nature in a dictionary, this should be the picture that accompanies, such a stunning range of colors, and they really do pop out of the screen! I am sorry to hear you hurt your eye, I would be like you, a very visual person. Thanks be that we do all get to enjoy sights like this, and to share them with our TE friends around the world. I hope your eye heals real soon!
All the best
ktanska (25125) 2013-08-12 11:17
What a colour blast! I guess this has a little extra saturation but that fits with the theme. I like this 'bee's angle'. I have read that many popular garden flowers are indigenous in South Africa. Looking at this it's easy to believe that.
carlo62 (35300) 2013-08-12 13:56
trovo i colori un pò troppo saturi, ma leggendo la tua nota, è un vero piacere poterli vedere.
Sono pienamente d'accordo con te.
dkmurphys (50414) 2013-08-12 22:22
Amazing colors in this simple image. I" m very sorry to hear about your incident, hope you'll be ok soon. You're right, to see is maybe one of the most important gifts from this world.
Have a calm day.
jjcordier (77488) 2013-08-12 23:09
La beauté de ces fleurs printanières est encore plus manifeste sur la version béta (quand pourra-t-on enfin profiter de ces nouvelles dimensions sur le site officiel?). Très beau coup d’œil -)
CLODO (30836) 2013-08-12 23:42
sorry for your eye, Rosemary, I hope you will recover soon to take colorfull pictures and post them on this site!
gildasjan (41826) 2013-08-13 0:45
L'image est sans doute saturée mais cela donne un bon effet sous la densité du bleu de ce ciel.
mirosu (15066) 2013-08-13 4:04
Beautiful flowers photo. Smart tight crop (close-up) choice to accentuate the flowers with splendid sharpness, nice colors, excellent light and very good POV choice. Nice contrast against blue sky. Excellent result. Greetings, Miro
adramad (39154) 2013-08-13 8:28
A great composition of extraordinary beauty, which offers a wonderful foreground with this beautiful burst of flowers, while in the background we see a bright sea and sky.
Good brightness and sharpness.
Have a good evening.
macjake (57888) 2013-08-13 11:14
this is a total color splash! its like a woke up and had a huge paint can thrown into my face! haha
I really like the full frontal type of viewpoint, and of course the vivid skyline too.
its a power-punch!
delpeoples (53665) 2013-08-14 3:30
Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your eye injury. I hope you've been putting your feet up, eating chocolate and being spoilt by your fella. You make a very poignant point, as does your photo, that we are so fortunate to have the gift of sight. Klaudio (Daddo) makes the same point in his Intro Page. Your photo demonstrates everything so much better than words do. The colours are eye-popping, with such wonderful textures and definition. I love the depth of field and the superb Rule of Thirds framing. Thanks for sharing, have a super day.
marabu61 (8929) 2013-08-14 6:44
Oh bugger, I hope your eye will be better soon again.
As you say, it would be a pity to miss out the gorgeous colors and forms of the cape vegetation as you have captured here so nicely.
have a great day anyway
COSTANTINO (57295) 2013-08-16 7:43
I love the flowers,the Nature,the beauty
this scenery is an hymne to the Nature
colorful and impressive scenery with
those beautiful flowers trying to touch
the blue sky,succesful dynamic contrast
with the amazing blue
have a nice evening
emka (81900) 2013-08-18 23:25
I hope that by now your eyes are OK. Yes, it is difficult to imagine the life of blind people. Wonderful view of African flowers. The orange flowers look like dimorphoteca. I do not know the other ones. My favourite in SA were proteas. if i would like to come back to capetown it would be to see once again the flowers. I regret I had not enough time to see more of Kirstenbosch gardens.
marvelous compositio n.
bayno (18342) 2013-08-20 10:00
i hope everything is good now with your eye...and i hope is not that one you use for the focus in your viewfinder ;)
Ah i see here the deskot of my mother...i think was the same...a true pleasure for my eyes..wonderful color...i like also the low POV..that country have to be really fantastic...