Cape Sugarbird enjoying the abundance of choice, in its search for the sweetest spot from numerous fully opened, brightly coloured pincushion flowers at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Cherry on top is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the sunbird on the Pincushion Flowers are my response to the prompt.
Perhaps some of you will remember the lyrics of the song Butterfly, “wait for me don’t fly away”. Well, it was in a completely different context that I was saying something very similar at Kirstenbosch Gardens last weekend :-). I wanted to try out a new close up filter I’d just bought, and headed off to Kirstenbosch to see if I could find something interesting to shoot. Well, I stumbled upon this butterfly, who seemed to get a bit of stage fright as the camera made its appearance.:-). Working with a very small depth of the field was a challenge, that was complicated further by a gentle breeze. Nevertheless, I was very determined and waited for the moments when the butterfly settled on the flower, and the breeze abated so I could carefully focus and take a few pictures. Maybe not as sharp as I would have liked, but it was a victorius challenge for me anyway :-). Victory is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the butterfly are my response to the prompt….
Despite the wintery weather here in the Southern Hemisphere, these fynbos plants add some vibrant colour and warmth to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Not exactly Macro, but Zooming in gives one the opportunity to have a closer look at the intricate structure of these colourful plants. Close up is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these plants are my response to the prompt.
Hmmmm… I guess this weeks photo challenge prompt is a tad difficult title to decipher.. it happens to be an acronym for Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet, the colours of the rainbow.
One of my very early posts https://4otomo.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/remember-to-take-the-camera/ was about always having your camera with you, and this is what I do almost all of the time. However, by some weird coincidence, whenever I see a rainbow, I don’t have my camera available, resulting in me not having a “rainbow” images for this prompt.
Nevertheless, these images of Strelitzias at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, highlighting some of those colours are my response to the prompt…..
As the sun recedes behind Table Mountain, so does the sunlight diminish at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which lie at the foot of the Mountainside. The slowly receding light becomes increasingly softer until the entire garden is without sunlight, but with still enough daylight. The last bit of sunlight emphasises flowering plants beautifully, by highlighting them, with the backg0round and bottom already in shade. Ephemeral is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these highlighted plants are my response to the prompt.