Friday, July 24, 2009

Gloriosa superba

olive












cave walls pullulated with drawings of animals













fading monarchy














eyes













razor













consumed













even with antennae - I can't hear you













darkness














disparaging remarks













the Amazon in your mind














Gloriosa superba

46 comments:

  1. Great series. I love the image title consumed...beautiful composition. And of course, your dog is adorable!!

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  2. hello Prospero....
    vous n'êtes pas français mais vous le parlez très bien.... :)
    la photographie est un langage universel..!!
    merci pour votre visite...votre blog est beau aussi et votre chien tres sympathique... a bientôt j'espère...:)

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  3. Beautiful images, and Angelina is such a little model. Have a lovely peaceful week-end.

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  4. Hi Prospero

    You find always the right words by your pictures :)
    I love his EYES !!!!
    And the darkness is puurfect =^.^=
    Thanks for these beautiful shots :)
    Have a nice weekend..

    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya :)

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  5. So very pretty. I enjoyed them all. Sweet hugs to Angelina today!

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  6. Can I order your prints??? The first shot of the gloriosa lily....SPECACULAR!!!!! They are all great....but that one just captivates me!

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  7. I like them all, but the eyes have it!

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  8. I've never seen Gloriosa superba before. It looks like an inside out lily! Love the images of it and also the shadow of "darkness" and the colors and mystery of "the Amazon in your mind."

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  9. Great images as usual. I like the "olive" background. You have really beautiful garden

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  10. Each one more beautiful than the other! Love your sweet dog, too!

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  11. I just love the lighting in darkness, such a pretty flower! The lily is beautiful too!
    Angelina does have the sweetest face.

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  12. thanks for your floral arrangement. It sure makes me appreciate diversity.

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  13. Is fantastic!!!, very good colour and composition!
    kisses

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  14. I'm afraid I must buy dictionary of synonyms in English to avoid constant repetition of words amazing, stunning and beautiful:)
    And today I don't have a favourite one - I like all!
    Have a blissful weekend!

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  15. So now I know the name of the flower I photographed on my last visit to Mounts Botanical Gardens...thank you! Your photos today as always are so moving, rich, beautiful, but it is the soulful eyes of Angelina that reaches into my heart...there is just something so special about looking into the eyes of a dog:)

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  16. the first series of three pictures is so incredible - between the darkness of the cave (the caves of the soul and body, as well, our past, also our dark instincts) and the grace, the splendour embodied in a flower - isn't that our human destiny?

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  17. I like the Amazon in your mind.

    To me this sequence speaks beautifully of how we have become cut off from nature and need to make our peace with the environment and be regenerated.

    Don't know if that's how you intended it to read!

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  18. Once again, a thought provoking spectacular photo/caption series. You make me stop and think with one or two well chosen words and the beauty of your photos. Thank you.

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  19. Lovely shots of gloriosa superba! Really liked 'fading monarchy', 'eyes' and 'razor'. Oh yes, the cave walls too!

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  20. Great series of captures. Beautiful..... Barbara

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  21. i want to lie down in that cave and let it envelop me and just rest, rest...

    why disparaging remarks? it's so delicate and beautiful.

    one thing is certain, there can't be a passive viewing of your photos.

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  22. Hello Prospero, Angelina ;-) I really like to browse and see your photos. It's Sunday afternoon here... hot and humid.. but when I gaze at your photos, it is so relaxing. No need text or beautiful words... just photos speaking ;-) Wonderful! Have a beautiful Sunday! Gloriosa superba has a rather unique form. I like it.

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  23. 'Consumed' has my vote today! What a gorgeous image!
    For a second I thought 'the cave' was real! Very clever indeed!

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  24. These are absoloutely fantastic! Really nice!

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  25. Your titles to your photos are really great. They take the art to another level and make me think and feel. I love it.

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  26. The idea about cave walls is brilliant - it is in our ability to explore the world - the skill to search for figures - since the beginning of time - the color - the search - indefinite !

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  27. Wall drawings - or carvings - by worms, I guess. They leave interesting forms in wood.

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  28. I have stupid question - on the first photo - is this dill flower?

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  29. Wonderful series of photos, just as usual. I admire your ability to catch so many beautiful details, the colours, the light and the dark. I like the way you take the photos. Angelina is adorable as always. I am sorry that I don’t have time to comment your previous posts that I missed but I enjoyed in them.

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  30. Those are are all such artistic photographs.

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  31. Wonderful shots! Love the image you put the title: the Amazon in your mind. That is abstract art!

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  32. I liked that about "cave walls pullulated with drawings of animals"...

    Re your comment: Relative to what - slow?

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  33. consumed and darkness are my favorite on this post!!!!!!!!

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  34. Fennel - I learned something new. Thank you! They say on the net fennel and dill readilly cross-polinate - two peas in a pot :)

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  35. I like the way you see things very much! Beautiful!

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  36. You never cease to amaze!! I love all the dark backgrounds showcasing the focus!

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  37. Interesting pictures, all of the. ... I am trying hard to imagine what lies behind the title "fading monarchy"....

    ~ bangchik

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  38. Goodness! I was just exploring a little and these are absolutely breathtaking :) So inspiring for me to take more and more pictures. beautiful <3

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  39. Like a strand of pearls, one after the other- wonderful.

    Spirithelpers

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  40. Thank you for having confirmed it is a nepenthes.

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  41. I really like Fading Monarchy and Camera Shy. Wow.

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