Flowers and plants are not my favourite subjects for digital photography. I have chosen a few photographs to show some diversity and my apparent and obvious lack of knowledge regarding the identification of most of the flowers and plants.
Number 1: A day lily after a brief rain shower.
Number 2: A frilly yellow flower.
Number 3: Bougainvillea. Something about the shape of the bunch of flowers caught my eye so I took a photograph. Cannot remember what it was that caught my eye so long ago.
Number 4: Pansy type flower - I was fiddling with macro settings and trying to capture the pollen.
Number 5: A flower from a florist. It has a blob of honey/syrup leaking out - so I zoomed in and out, generated the vignette (darkness around edges of photograph). Anyway the bright orange colour is warm, if nothing else, considering it is winter here.
Number 6: Some kind of Protea. South African national flower I believe.
Number 7: Wild geese - direct translation from "willegansies". If I have identified this plant correctly then it is the same plant that is used for traditional remedies. Warning - first find out from someone who knows before plucking the leaves or flowers of this plant and making a brew for that sore throat or cough. I could also be horribly confused and have it all wrong. Most likely.
Number 8: Bromeliad flower. I had this one in storage until I saw Jonker's post on http://fireflyafrica.blogspot.com
Appears to be the same type of flower. Thanks Jonker.
Number 9: Red tube flowers. I enquired at a nursery a few weeks back, but trying to explain what a flower or bush looks like, as opposed to pointing to a sample of the plant, is impossible. Not a honeysuckle bush though.
I will post another flower and plant series soon. I have more in stock.
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