Thursday, February 18, 2010

For the love of Proteas

a protea in shades of bright pink
I love roses, love, love, love roses... in fact I love most flowers come to think of it,
but Proteas, well Proteas, they have this regal stature about them,
a certainty about the way they stand out from the crowd, so to speak.  
The reality is that I always enjoy them, both in my home (they last forever and 
make a statement) and to photograph, they are the perfect flowers for stills - being
 large and having amazing colouring, great the contrast in texture, the shape...
well... all of it, just perfect!
This is a My True Colours Submission for Shocking Pink. 
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Copyright 2010 Gena D Images for thinking aloud


Janet said...

That's beautiful! I have never been a lover of proteas, but every now and again, I see something that makes me change my mind! This is one of those times!

Pat and Bruce Caspersonn said...

Gena, I don't know how to tell you this, but sometimes you can buy a protea in Australian florist shops. There,,,I said it. I hope you are not too horrified.

Brittany Austin said...


What Lovely work you have done! I really hope you sign up for the bloom is a life changing process! Amanda is wonderful, and what you take from the course is more than you can ever imagine! Let me know how it goes!

Good Luck,
Brittany Austin

Laurent said...

I love Proteas and South Africa too ! Thanks for your beautifull pictures and thanks for you comment on my Paris Blog.

Ed said...

WOW! Great shot..:-)

Tinsie said...

I like proteas too. They look so different!

Kala said...

Gorgeous macro Gena!

JM said...

Gorgeous close-up! Proteas are fantastic, I've seen amazing ones in S.A.

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