April 11, 2014

Spring Quiver

Photograph by Robyn Gael Ellsworth, National Geographic Your Shot

"I had been at a park with my grandchildren, and while they played I noticed this unusual flower in a spring patch," says Robyn Gael Ellsworth, a member of our Your Shot community who was photographing in Laguna Hills, California. "The colors were bright and contrasting. I shot it from a few different angles, but its shape was best defined by taking it from above to show off its arrow-like details."

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56 comments
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Who create, design and apply all these beauties and wonderful colors? and for who these things are created? how all these things are serving for humen?


Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson

Definitely going into my desktop backgrounds folder! 

Ronald Riley
Ronald Riley

what an awesome pic !!! is.n't GOD great



Bill Slow
Bill Slow

Sorry I was in a rush, should have read all the comments, thank's Morgan Burton & Sandra Hickman for identifying it.

I was shure it was a Protea but could not place its name.  "Pincushion Protea" (Leucospermum) 

Bill Slow

Bill Slow
Bill Slow

The Picture of the mystery flower is very nice, I love it, but I would appreciate if some of those who comment on it would also think on identifying it, so we can put a name to it.

I suspect it is a kind of Protea?????????

Help identifying it!!!! 

Mr Motielall
Mr Motielall

Nature at Work......Beautiful....The Colours..

Ebru Erte
Ebru Erte

Great shot!! Glamorous colour...

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

A nice well composed shot. The flower is similar to the native grevillea species we have in Australia. Bees love them!

Morgan Burton
Morgan Burton

Beautiful shot! 

 Leucospermum  or Pincushion Protea, are great subjects for their contrasting colours and funky shape. 

Anastasia G.
Anastasia G.

I really like the colours. Unusual shape but it's interesting.

Janice H.
Janice H.

A winner indeed!           So unique, colorful, strange and stunningly beautiful!

Conner Warden
Conner Warden

very odd flower. nice capture. has a slight vignette effect to it.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

A truly great shot of a truly different kind of flower. Just dont forget the ant! Nature gives us all kinds of beauty to admire, and its needed  for us to appreciate as much as we can with our eyes open, to take in some of the vast sights all around. Like this photographer did. Great work, Robyn.  j.e.s..........    

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

It defininately looks like our Pincushion Proteas here in South Africa. They are indigenous to the Eastern Cape and grow wild here. Really a beautiful protea but you do get them all over South Africa and do best normally in the dryer regions.

RAHUL WADIA
RAHUL WADIA

Nice Click..I like this beautiful-awesome pic.. 

Maré Mouton
Maré Mouton

Looks like a Leucospernum sp. ("Pincushion flower"), which occurs in the Fynbos Floral Kingdom, Western Cape, South Africa, where I live.

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

What a gorgeous flower and I have never seen this before,  thanks so much for sharing it! 

Janet Rohan
Janet Rohan

Very nice!  I'm going out to see what I can photograph now.

Dhanush Kumar
Dhanush Kumar

wow ...i can't believe myself .....the image is stunning

Patrick Spiteri
Patrick Spiteri

Stunning picture, praise the Lord for creating nature and everything around it.

Azhar Panni
Azhar Panni

Beautiful contrasting shot. All prays for the Creator.

Nick P.
Nick P.

A beautifully detailed shot. Terrific. 

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