Tuesday, July 20, 2010

King Protea - National Flower of South Africa



All photos taken at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. For more information on the King Protea click here.





12 comments:

Siromade said...

That' a unique and pretty flower. I like the one on the first photo when you take a closer look it's like a thorn. Nice photos.

rainfield61 said...

The flowers in these pictures are actually the same. How fun the macro shots are.

Mumsy said...

These series is just stunning! Your macro shots are so fantastic..They make me smile to see..

Bangchik said...

It is rare to see flowers having other than petals and stigma. It is a flower of complex design. Perfection!
~bangchik

chasity said...

wow...what an amazingly complex and beautiful flower. gorgeous photos!

Ann said...

What a unique flower. I love it. I don't believe I have ever seen anything quite like that before.

Kass said...

That first one is like someone offering up a token of thanks in the palms of their hands. Very beautiful.

Beverley Baird said...

All of your flower photos are amazing! They are gorgeous!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Siromade, it is very exotic, thank you.

rainfield, they are sooooo much fun :)

Mumsy, I'm so glad you like them, thanks

bang, thanks so much, there are so many like this in the gardens.

chasity, thank you so much

Ann, I hadn't either or even knew about it before seeing it in the gardens. Thanks.

Kass, what a great way to see it as an offering. Very cool, thank you.

Beverly, thanks so much for your kind words.

Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

AVCr8teur said...

So large and so many layers of beauty!

yoon see said...

Just so pretty. I wish i have a secret garden planting all sort of flowers shared by you here:)