- RAP (7405)
- [2004-09-04 11:21]
Espectacular flor Japie... desconocía que fuera la flor nacional.
Gran composicion... mostrando una totalmente abierta y otra cerrada.
Bellos tonos, excelente nitidez y presentacion general.
Interesante el contenido de tus notas tambien.
Spectacular flower Japie... I did not know that be the national flower.
Great composition... showing one totally open and closed other.
Beautiful tones, excellent clearness and general presentation.
Interesting the content of your notes also.
- deud (2540)
- [2004-09-04 12:38]
I like everything on this photo: title(!), composition, colours, etc. Bravo! Plus amazing Photographer's Note!
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-09-04 13:18]
Fantastic shot, composition is superb. I've never seen this flower before and thansk for including is in flower and bud. Very good work. Great note.
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-09-04 14:32]
A very nice shot.
Lovely colours and very good composition.
Excellent work on the note too.
Very well done.
Weet je zeker dat hij niet is ingevoerd,
Geintje, Little joke, very good composition Japie. Why they call you Japie and not Jaap.
Good composition perfect dof, very good colours. Perfect note
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-09-04 14:50]
Good note, good compo with the full bloom & bud, including the leaves. Keep them rolling.
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2004-09-04 16:28]
Good details and colours there. Excellent note
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-09-04 19:53]
Yes! You start with the big guns blazing. This is our pride and joy. Love the open close effect. Great one Japie.
- jhm (1853)
- [2004-09-05 3:22]
Perfecte nota Japie, o zo mooi scherp en zacht, de ene bloem mooi in bloei en de andere nog de knop, excellent composition. Groot werk hier!
- Lourens (1223)
- [2004-09-05 7:04]
yes, Japie, one of the most beautifull of our proteas. Oh I wish I could be in the Cape this time of the year - just for the floral splendour and especially the fynbos.
- nwoehnl (28)
- [2004-09-05 14:26]
Wow, what a beauty. I am learning a lot from this photo and your note as I have to admit my knowledge about SA's national flower was limited so far ;-) Very well composed with good colors and detail, and of course the treat is to be able to see it with opened flower, and as a closed bud, within a single frame. Well done and thanks, Japie.
Japie, I love your shot for the flowers and the composition. It would have been nice if the green leafs of the top flower would be included and not cut off.
I am not in favour of these long notes as I often do not have the time to study them.
Very nice shot.
- coasties (28054)
- [2004-10-26 4:58]
Great composition. Excellent DOF. Crisp and clear photo. Very nice
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2009-12-14 7:01]
Protea cynaroides is indeed very interesting: once the seeds of the sugar bush have been fertilised, they become covered by bracts of tough asbestos-like fibre. This bracts will not open until a bush fire has scorched them. Then only the seeds emerge to colonise the fire cleared land. Apparently, this is the base of Asbestos cloth, used to smother kitchen fires...
I like very much the lauout in your photo: starting with a few leaves in the top left corner - the bud - some more leaves framing the Protea and ending with leaves in the foreground!
It is a "peaceful" image, focus and depth of field well controlled creating a blurred back ground.
I especially appreciate the natural colours.
A beautiful flower, beautifully presented.
Have a nice week,