Striking Red

On one of the walks at Betty’s Bay we came across this striking red flower growing straight out of the ground … It was in a patch of coastal scrub and seemed so out of place. I had to touch it to check that it was real because it looked almost plastic like. Nature is always so suprising and beautiful. I WISH I had a macro lens becuase then the clarity would be 100 times better. How many wishes does it take till it comes true? Oh well.

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  1. Steffi says:

    Wow…this is a wonderful and interesting flower!I have never see such flower before.Really nice!Looks like a plastic flower!

  2. anja says:

    Ja, I found mine at De Kelders in Gansbaai, about the same time and did you see the tolbos? {tumbleweed} also a bulb sprouting out of nothing and it will dry and tumble. Also still wishing for a macro lens? hmm…

  3. Florcita says:

    Best investment ever, a macro lens. I’m over the moon with mine. Since I bought it about 3 yrs ago, I think I’ve taken a million pics of flowers and bugs and all sort of small things or things with great detail and texture. Fun fun. At Flickr I’m the flower woman… always full of macros… you will not regret it.
    Gorgeous flower too, I’ve never seen one like that. I like how even the stem is red..and red is my fave color after all…:)