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!
gorgeous as always. your photography always looks amazing and sharp, also very vibrant with color and feeling. i'm always excited to see your photography in my inbox. i wish half of my photography could be this amazing. :3