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Some typically freaky species of "fynbos". Meaning literally, fine bush, fynbos is the generic term for a whole bunch of related bushes and succulents with (would you believe) fine leaves, that constitute much of the indigenous vegetation of the cape peninsula in south africa at the southernmost tip of africa. I photographed this one at the top of table mountain (a kilometer up) at about nine in the morning. the geographic isolation of the cape peninsula (a peninsula about 30 km across and about 100km long with sea on 3 sides) has led to a dramatic diversity of subspecies within subspecies. one small flowering plant, called an erica, has over 700 different unique types. In typical style I have absolutely no idea what this particular plant is called, but it's pretty and that's good enough for me :) (Smile)

February 2002
Canon EOS 300, 28-90mm at 90mm, f/5.6
Fuji Provia 100F
scanned from a print, minor curves
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lightman-73 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot, though maybe a little underexposed. :D (Big Grin)
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fraktionpankow Featured By Owner May 22, 2002

and what a result you could've had with a one focus lens!
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digitalis Featured By Owner May 18, 2002
absolutely beautiful. *she takes off to view your gallery*
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bookdiva Featured By Owner May 18, 2002
Beautiful colors, and detail of texture, nice capture.
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eric-taylor Featured By Owner May 18, 2002  Professional Photographer
we have a lot of thoes in az
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.:lvr rg:.
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syndicate Featured By Owner May 18, 2002
I think I gave my mom one of those last year for mothersday.. haha

or somthing like it..
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lobsterclaws Featured By Owner May 18, 2002
awesome colors
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