King Protea: Three shots

Tracking a king protea over the summer months proved to be a ‘blooming’ experience.  From tightly coiled bud to a magnificent showpiece took nine weeks.  The bush had a total of six buds, but only one made it through the process.  The last shot shows some of the intricate inner structure, and it’s attractive larder of pollen.

The post is another sequence in response to the WPC: Threes.

14 responses to “King Protea: Three shots

    • Thanks Gilly, this one’s a variant, not the usual silky covered bracks, rather waxy instead. Something tucked into the other blooms – buck / baboon? Would love to catch the snackers red handed.

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