West Coast National Park – Dream Root – 3

Description:

Silene undulata is a sticky, glandular, perennial herb up to 60 cm tall. The opposite spatula-shaped basal leaves are up to 15 cm long and the smaller lance-shaped leaves on the stem up to 8 cm long. The flowers at the tip of the stems are glandular and sticky. The spreading petals are white or pinkish. Anthers are on slender paired filaments. The narrow ovary is oblong-ovoid, 1-locular, on a hairy stalk up to 7·5 mm long; the styles, 1,5 cm long, are slender and papillate along one side. The capsule, up to 1.8 cm long, opens by recurved valves at the tip. Seeds are almost black and kidney-shaped with flattened sides.

The white, narrowly tubular flowers, with their nectar difficult to reach, develop their fragrance late in the day. All these characteristics are typical of flowers pollinated by night-flying insects with a long proboscis, such as hawk moths.

Habitat:

Silene undulata is native to the Eastern Cape, it is also found on damp slopes and flats in Southern and tropical Africa.

Some Interesting Information:

Plants have been used worldwide for thousands of years by diviners and shaman to induce states of lucid dreaming in order to receive divinatory messages. Such sacred plants are classified as oneirogens, from the Greek oneiros meaning dream, and gen meaning to create.

For amaXhosa people dreams are considered to be a means of direct communication between the living and the ancestors, and dreams are closely integrated into traditional healing practices. Good dreams are considered to be those directly connected with the ancestors while bad dreams as being sent by someone who wishes to harm the dreamer.

A number of plants, collectively called izilawu and singly as ubulawu, are used in various ways to facilitate communication with the ancestors (iminyanya – referred to as shades in early literature), most often but not exclusively, during religious rituals. Ritual purity is essential for communication with the ancestors and can be achieved by washing yourself with ubulawu plants. The foam-producing roots are crushed or grated, added to a billycan of cold water, and whisked rapidly using a forked stick that, according to custom is carved from a wild olive branch, until a head of frothy white foam is produced. Close attention is paid to the way the ubulawu foams. A lack of foam is interpreted as either incorrect timing for the ritual or the disapproval of the ancestors. This foam, called isilawu , is used as a face- and body-wash or ingested.

The word ubulawu derives from the verb ukulawula meaning (in everyday use) to give instructions, but in this sense ukulawula means to ‘tell of your dreams in which you have received instructions from the ancestors’. The word is believed to have come from the Khoekhoen word laula , meaning to apologize. The white color of isilawu is said to indicate that the medicine is clean and pure.

A number of anthropological studies have been undertaken towards a better understanding of the use of Silene undulata in the Eastern Cape.

Silene undulata is the most commonly used ubulawu plant in the Eastern Cape. The roots are harvested from wild populations and sold at informal street markets and iikemisti ( muthi shops). The trade of this species and many others has raised concern over their sustainable use and conservation status.

Dream Root, Silene undulata, West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Location: West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-200
  • Focal Length: 190 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Handheld
  • Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Photographer: Coreen Kuhn
  • Information: PlantZAfrica.com

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West Coast National Park – Dream Root – 2

Description:

Silene undulata is a sticky, glandular, perennial herb up to 60 cm tall. The opposite spatula-shaped basal leaves are up to 15 cm long and the smaller lance-shaped leaves on the stem up to 8 cm long. The flowers at the tip of the stems are glandular and sticky. The spreading petals are white or pinkish. Anthers are on slender paired filaments. The narrow ovary is oblong-ovoid, 1-locular, on a hairy stalk up to 7·5 mm long; the styles, 1,5 cm long, are slender and papillate along one side. The capsule, up to 1.8 cm long, opens by recurved valves at the tip. Seeds are almost black and kidney-shaped with flattened sides.

The white, narrowly tubular flowers, with their nectar difficult to reach, develop their fragrance late in the day. All these characteristics are typical of flowers pollinated by night-flying insects with a long proboscis, such as hawk moths.

Habitat:

Silene undulata is native to the Eastern Cape, it is also found on damp slopes and flats in Southern and tropical Africa.

Some Interesting Information:

Plants have been used worldwide for thousands of years by diviners and shaman to induce states of lucid dreaming in order to receive divinatory messages. Such sacred plants are classified as oneirogens, from the Greek oneiros meaning dream, and gen meaning to create.

For amaXhosa people dreams are considered to be a means of direct communication between the living and the ancestors, and dreams are closely integrated into traditional healing practices. Good dreams are considered to be those directly connected with the ancestors while bad dreams as being sent by someone who wishes to harm the dreamer.

A number of plants, collectively called izilawu and singly as ubulawu, are used in various ways to facilitate communication with the ancestors (iminyanya – referred to as shades in early literature), most often but not exclusively, during religious rituals. Ritual purity is essential for communication with the ancestors and can be achieved by washing yourself with ubulawu plants. The foam-producing roots are crushed or grated, added to a billycan of cold water, and whisked rapidly using a forked stick that, according to custom is carved from a wild olive branch, until a head of frothy white foam is produced. Close attention is paid to the way the ubulawu foams. A lack of foam is interpreted as either incorrect timing for the ritual or the disapproval of the ancestors. This foam, called isilawu , is used as a face- and body-wash or ingested.

The word ubulawu derives from the verb ukulawula meaning (in everyday use) to give instructions, but in this sense ukulawula means to ‘tell of your dreams in which you have received instructions from the ancestors’. The word is believed to have come from the Khoekhoen word laula , meaning to apologize. The white color of isilawu is said to indicate that the medicine is clean and pure.

A number of anthropological studies have been undertaken towards a better understanding of the use of Silene undulata in the Eastern Cape.

Silene undulata is the most commonly used ubulawu plant in the Eastern Cape. The roots are harvested from wild populations and sold at informal street markets and iikemisti ( muthi shops). The trade of this species and many others has raised concern over their sustainable use and conservation status.

Dream Root, Silene undulata, West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Location: West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-200
  • Focal Length: 190 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Handheld
  • Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Photographer: Coreen Kuhn
  • Information: PlantZAfrica.com

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my post.

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Have a Blessed day

Coreen

PS. ☕ I am busy saving for a few upcoming Landscape Photography Trips to Namibia and a few local National Parks here in South Africa. The most important one is honoring my promise to Dad to go back to Scotland and capture the beautiful landscapes and Puffins. Your help to make these trips a reality would be much appreciated in today’s economy.

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West Coast National Park – Dream Root – 1

Description:

Silene undulata is a sticky, glandular, perennial herb up to 60 cm tall. The opposite spatula-shaped basal leaves are up to 15 cm long and the smaller lance-shaped leaves on the stem up to 8 cm long. The flowers at the tip of the stems are glandular and sticky. The spreading petals are white or pinkish. Anthers are on slender paired filaments. The narrow ovary is oblong-ovoid, 1-locular, on a hairy stalk up to 7·5 mm long; the styles, 1,5 cm long, are slender and papillate along one side. The capsule, up to 1.8 cm long, opens by recurved valves at the tip. Seeds are almost black and kidney-shaped with flattened sides.

The white, narrowly tubular flowers, with their nectar difficult to reach, develop their fragrance late in the day. All these characteristics are typical of flowers pollinated by night-flying insects with a long proboscis, such as hawk moths.

Habitat:

Silene undulata is native to the Eastern Cape, it is also found on damp slopes and flats in Southern and tropical Africa.

Some Interesting Information:

Plants have been used worldwide for thousands of years by diviners and shaman to induce states of lucid dreaming in order to receive divinatory messages. Such sacred plants are classified as oneirogens, from the Greek oneiros meaning dream, and gen meaning to create.

For amaXhosa people dreams are considered to be a means of direct communication between the living and the ancestors, and dreams are closely integrated into traditional healing practices. Good dreams are considered to be those directly connected with the ancestors while bad dreams as being sent by someone who wishes to harm the dreamer.

A number of plants, collectively called izilawu and singly as ubulawu, are used in various ways to facilitate communication with the ancestors (iminyanya – referred to as shades in early literature), most often but not exclusively, during religious rituals. Ritual purity is essential for communication with the ancestors and can be achieved by washing yourself with ubulawu plants. The foam-producing roots are crushed or grated, added to a billycan of cold water, and whisked rapidly using a forked stick that, according to custom is carved from a wild olive branch, until a head of frothy white foam is produced. Close attention is paid to the way the ubulawu foams. A lack of foam is interpreted as either incorrect timing for the ritual or the disapproval of the ancestors. This foam, called isilawu , is used as a face- and body-wash or ingested.

The word ubulawu derives from the verb ukulawula meaning (in everyday use) to give instructions, but in this sense ukulawula means to ‘tell of your dreams in which you have received instructions from the ancestors’. The word is believed to have come from the Khoekhoen word laula , meaning to apologize. The white color of isilawu is said to indicate that the medicine is clean and pure.

A number of anthropological studies have been undertaken towards a better understanding of the use of Silene undulata in the Eastern Cape.

Silene undulata is the most commonly used ubulawu plant in the Eastern Cape. The roots are harvested from wild populations and sold at informal street markets and iikemisti ( muthi shops). The trade of this species and many others has raised concern over their sustainable use and conservation status.

Dream Root, Silene undulata, West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Location: West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-200
  • Focal Length: 190 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Handheld
  • Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Photographer: Coreen Kuhn
  • Information: PlantZAfrica.com

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my post.

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Have a Blessed day

Coreen

PS. ☕ I am busy saving for a few upcoming Landscape Photography Trips to Namibia and a few local National Parks here in South Africa. The most important one is honoring my promise to Dad to go back to Scotland and capture the beautiful landscapes and Puffins. Your help to make these trips a reality would be much appreciated in today’s economy.

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West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #169

Seeberg Viewpoint, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Seeberg Viewpoint, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/11
  • Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-160
  • Focal Length: 24 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Tripod: None Handheld

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

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West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #168

Seeberg Viewpoint, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Seeberg Viewpoint, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/11
  • Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-160
  • Focal Length: 24 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Tripod: None Handheld

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

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West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #167

Seeberg Viewpoint, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Seeberg Viewpoint, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/11
  • Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-160
  • Focal Length: 24 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Tripod: None Handheld

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

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West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #166

Seeberg Viewpoint, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Seeberg Viewpoint, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/11
  • Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-160
  • Focal Length: 24 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Tripod: None Handheld

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

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West Coast National Park – Brown Sage #1

Brown Sage, Preekstoel, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Preekstoel, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/8
  • Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-250
  • Focal Length: 130 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Tripod: None Handheld

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

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West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #165

Preekstoel, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Preekstoel, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/16
  • Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 160 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Tripod: None Handheld

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

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West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #164

Preekstoel, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Preekstoel, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/16
  • Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 160 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Tripod: None Handheld

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

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West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #163

Preekstoel, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Preekstoel, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/16
  • Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-250
  • Focal Length: 20 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Tripod: None Handheld

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #162

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 200 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #161

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/10
  • Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 18 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Lizard #2

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/10
  • Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 175 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #160

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/10
  • Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 18 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #22

Greater Flamingo, Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/9
  • Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 200 mm

A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”

Charley Harper

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #21

Greater Flamingo, Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/9
  • Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 200 mm

A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”

Charley Harper

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #159

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/9
  • Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 200 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

Black and White Photography: West Coast National Park #1

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/9
  • Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 200 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #158

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/9
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 18 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #157

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/9
  • Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 200 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Lizard #1

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 175 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #156

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/10
  • Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 24 mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #20

Greater Flamingo, Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/9
  • Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 200 mm

A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”

Charley Harper

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #19

Greater Flamingo, Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/9, S/S 1/400 sec, 200mm

A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”

Charley Harper

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #18

Greater Flamingo, Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/9, S/S 1/400 sec, 200mm

A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”

Charley Harper

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #155

Flamingoes, Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/9, S/S 1/400 sec, 200mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #154

Flamingoes, Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/9, S/S 1/400 sec, 200mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #153

Flamingoes, Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/9, S/S 1/400 sec, 170mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #152

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/7.1, S/S 1/800 sec, 200mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #151

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/10, S/S 1/320 sec, 18mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #150

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/10, S/S 1/320 sec, 18mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #149

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2020-08-22)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, f/10, S/S 1/320 sec, 24mm

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

Squared: 27 September 2021

Tsaarbank, West Coast National Park, South Africa

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Squared: 26 September 2021

Nemesia affinis, Leeubekkie, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“The square is not a subconscious form. It is the creation of intuitive reason. The face of the new art. The square is a living, regal infant. The first step of pure creation in art.” ~ Kazimir Malevich

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my squared photo.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Squared: 24 September 2021

Uitkyk Picnic Area, Postberg West Coast National Park, South Africa

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Squared: 22 September 2021

Nemesia affinis, Leeubekkie, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“The square is not a subconscious form. It is the creation of intuitive reason. The face of the new art. The square is a living, regal infant. The first step of pure creation in art.” ~ Kazimir Malevich

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my squared photo.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #148

Abrahamskraal Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #17

Greater Flamingo, Seeberg Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”

Charley Harper

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #147

Geelbek Birdhide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #146

Seeberg View Point, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Cape Weaver #32

Cape Weaver, Abrahamskraal Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen — that stillness becomes a radiance.”

Morgan Freeman

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Cape Weaver #31

Cape Weaver, Abrahamskraal Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen — that stillness becomes a radiance.”

Morgan Freeman

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Hartlaub’s Gull #23

Hartlaubs Gull, Tsaarbank, West Coast National Park, South Africa
(2015-08-22)

“When you are alone, bless the solitude; when you are with someone, bless the togetherness! Think of the seagull: It flies alone happily; it flies with another happily too! Solitude is a food; togetherness is a food; man needs both and he must be happy with both!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #145

Seeberg View Point, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Lampranthus, Vygie #3

Lampranthus, Vygie, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Cape Spurfowl #10

Cape Spurfowl, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #144

Seeberg View Point, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Southern Black Korhaan #9

Southern Black Korhaan, West Coast National Park, South Africa
(2015-08-22)

“The presence of a single bird can change everything for one who appreciates them.”

Julie Zickefoose

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #143

Seeberg View Point, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir