Grootbos Private Nature Reserves

Feb 15, 1987

We were out with a botanist one day walking through the Grootbos Private Nature Reserves down by Walker Bay, right where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet. All of these great silver-edged, pin cushion proteas (Leucospermum patersonii) were beginning to bloom and I was searching to find a nice pattern of them all together. I finally found this one. Taken using a shallow depth of field allowed the first three in a row to stand out in a nice sharp manner while everything else in the background falls off into the distance. This gives the image a nice foreground and background separation.