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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-30 3:54
Viewed: 3715
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken at the Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Garden in San Francisco, California.

Grey-leaf Sugarbush
Protea laurifolia

The Proteaceae are an ancient family, probably one of the oldest groups of flowering plants. Scientific probes into the early history of plant life have shown that the ancestors of today's Protea were present 300 million years ago. Proteaceae are best represented in South Africa along the south and south western coastal mountain ranges. The other sub-family is located along the south and south western coastal areas of Australia. No genus is naturally common to both South Africa and Australia. There are some 329 known species of Protea in South Africa. The South African species consist of Protea, Leucadendron and Leucospermum for the most part, while the Australian species is the Banksia. In these areas the flowers are mostly harvested in the wild, though in later years many flower plantations have sprung up for the commercial growing of the flowers. Not all species are commercially viable for one reason or the other.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-30 3:57]

Hello Manyee!
Very nice shot.Colors,framing and composition are wonderful.Very well done!TFS...:-)

This is certainly an interesting flower, looks like it has feathers rather than petals. Very nice clear, sharp shot of this flower, and informative note as well.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-05-30 5:47]

Proteas are exceptional flowers. I live in the Cape (South Africa) and we see them in the mountains, particularly now with winter approaching. Nice sharp shot and soft colors.

Manyee, Interesting shot, interesting flower! Great colors, light and details..Great note, TFS!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-31 3:57]

Une belle fleur bien mise en valeur dans cette composition photographique agréable. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Beautiful & interesting flower in a well done shot !

This looks familiar. :) An interesting POV Manyee. Nice details. Well done.

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