West Coast National Park 2014: Part 6

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Viewpoint just outside Potsberg
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Ballota, Horehound, Kattekruie
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Ballota, Horehound, Kattekruie
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Drosanthemum hispidum, Douvygie
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok grazing
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok

 

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 5

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Pelargonium fulgidum, Rooimalva
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie and Euphorbia, Beesmelkbos, Geelmelkbos
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Chlorophytum, Grass Lily,Graslelie
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Cynanchum africanum, Bokhorinkies
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Cynanchum africanum, Bokhorinkies

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 4

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Carpobrotus, Sour Fig, Suurvy
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Carpobrotus, Sour fig, Suurvy
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Moraea lugubris, Kersblakertjie
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Arctotheca calendula Cape Weed,
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Lapeirousia jacquinii, Perscabong
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Lapeirousia jacquinii, Perscabong

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 3

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Fabaceae, Common whistle-bush, Gewone fluitjiebos
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Chaenostoma, Skunk bush, Stinkbossie
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Chaenostoma, Skunk bush, Stinkbossie
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Hermannia Scabra, Doll’s Rose, Poprosie
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Hermannia Scabra, Doll’s Rose, Poprosie
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Hebenstretia, Slugwort, Slakblom
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Chaenostoma, Skunk Bush, Stinkbossie
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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, Bokbaaivygie

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 2

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Lachenalia, Bont Viooltjie
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Lachenalia, Bont Viooltjie
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Wachendorfia, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol
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Wachendorfia, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol
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Felecia, Astertjie, Bloublommetjie
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Cotula, Buttons, Knoppies, Ganskos
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Dimorphotheca, Marguerite, Magriet
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Oxalis, Sorrel, Suring, Grand Duchess Sorrel
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European Weed, Erodium moschatum  (Thank you John Manning for alway assisting with identifying the flowers)

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 1

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers. I bring my parents with for the day.

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Dimorphotheca pluvialis, Marguerite, Magriet, Reënblommetjie
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Dad hard at work… One can see where I get my love for photography…
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Mom exploring Seeberg cottage
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Ursinia anthemoides, Parachute daisy, Bergmagriet
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Senecio arenarius,Groundsel, Hongerblom
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Seeberg Lookout
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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Seeberg Cottage
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Seeberg Cottage
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My parents Dad Ivan and Mom Dot

As you all know by now I love capturing flowers and I have so many photo’s to share with you. I will do this over a few postings there are to much for just one post.WCNP_9427

Intaka Island: Part 20

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Intaka Island: Part 19

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Intaka Island: Part 18

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Intaka Island: Part 17

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