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Escape To A Vivid World by WishmasterAlchemist Escape To A Vivid World by WishmasterAlchemist

... Escape To A Vivid World ...

Cape Marigold / Cape Marguerite / Star of the Veldt (Dimorphotheca ecklonis)

Speaking of dying plants, do you remember the pink Gerbera daisy? -> [link]
This Cape Marigold comes from the same supermarket and looked a lot worse than the Gerbera when it was brought home: it was full of buds but needing water badly. Two of the buds bloomed into horrible looking flowers with deformed petals and a couple more withered without actually blooming. The weather didn't help: Cape Marigolds need lots of sun and we got a very rainy April instead.
However, last week the surviving buds started growing bigger and turning into a beautiful shade of purple. I was so happy, so I made sure to capture the first blossoms. ^^

Shot with a Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
May 2012 | Full View recommended | I hope you'll like it!

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Critique by mst-photography May 21, 2012, 12:06:53 PM
This reminds me of a fresh spring morning. Waking up, looking out the window and the first thing i see are these wonderful pink flowers.

The sharpness and the clarity are amazing and they're giving the photo reality in a magical way.
The colors of the flowers and the backround are great together.

I can't stop looking at it. Its so simple but very eyecatching.
I love the small things in life. I guess this is the reason why your picture catches my attention.

I like it. Very much. I really can't stop looking at it.

Great and beautiful work.
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LiinaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful! :)
FierceBabydoll Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty!
Lenahiia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Excellent photo, the colors are wonderful !
psychogizmo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful, it almost looks like a painting. Wow.
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
When I can afford it, I will cant a print!
awfultosee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
featured [link] :heart:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :blowkiss:
awfultosee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
di nulla!
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Excellent, absolutely spot on in focus shot! :clap:
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