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Bird of paradise flower

bird of paradise flowerLast week one of them bloomed in my parents’ garden. I decided to take some photos – reluctantly. The reason is that I tried last year to photograph the flower and I didn’t like the pictures. Maybe I wanted something different… But I think now I found what I was looking for. Close up shots, different angles and more creativity! I was satisfied with the result!

Some information about the Bird of Paradise flower

The bird of paradise is one of the most beautiful exotic flowers,  native to South Africa. They  bloom from September through May.

bird of paradise flower
A common name of the genus Strelitzia, is bird of paradise flower/plant, because of a resemblance of its flowers to birds of paradise. The genus is named after the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom.

bird of paradise flower

In South Africa it is commonly known as a crane flower and is featured on the reverse of the 50 cent coin. It is also the floral emblem of the City of Los Angeles.  (source: Wikipedia)

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Water is precious

Water is the driver of Nature.

  -Leonardo da Vinci

Water is a precious resource which we ought to use  wisely. Most of the time we take water for granted.

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Floating leaf | by karafc

Water is a big necessity of every one of us.  Plants, animals and humans can’t live without it.

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Dryness | by karafc

It is only during summer season we can understand the value of it, when we have to face it’s shortage.

Weekly Photo Challenge – H2O

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A close up look

This rock was my subject. Not that interesting? If you go closer you may reconsider.

rock with small plants

When I was shooting that rock people were looking at me a little weird. It was located in front of the shopping mall Central in Bratislava,  so you can imagine that there were a lot of people passing through. At one point, a man approached me and tried to see what I was shooting at with so much interest and passion. After a moment of concentration and study he told me that it looked like a meteorite.

Close up photography  is very fascinating and creative. By moving in closer you see the subject from a different perspective. The subject is isolated, the background is out of focus, new details appear and the result is magical and unique.

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Plants on the rock | by karafc

Capturing a close up shot from the plants on the rock above was a great and rewarding result.

close up photo of the plants on the rock
Plants on the rock | by karafc

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Autumn photography

 Autumn is here!

The turning of the season is always a great opportunity to capture the change of the surroundings.

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Autumnal scene by the lake Kuchajda, Bratislava | by karafc

Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter.  One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees and plants. The  leaves are changing colors and become yellow, orange, red and brown.

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Tree in Autumn | by karafc

Red, yellow, orange and brown  leaves are blending all together and create a colorful veil, which is embracing the earth and transforms the surroundings into a spectacular view.

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