Pincushion Protea

This is a macro shot of a pincushion protea. Protea originally come from Africa but are found all over the world in tropical climates. 

There are about 1600 species of these flowers. They are absolutely incredible. They come in all kinds of shapes and every color imaginable. 

If you want a real treat take yourself over to Pinterest and check out these flowers. 

I use the word macro lightly here. It is not a macro in the true definition of macro. A true macro is 1:1. 

I took this on my iPhone 6 Plus with an Olloclip lens. It is a magnification lens. I was using the 14x lens. 

I love using the 14x and 21x lenses. I like to put them on my iPhone and go exploring to see what Mother Nature has hidden in the details. 

  5 comments for “Pincushion Protea

  1. February 15, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Such an awesome photo, we have a lot of native Protea’s in Australia….they are truly amazing plants, & i really love alot of ournatives (they are tough, survivors that thrive in our arid landscape with beautiful blooms despite very little water.) Where did you get the lens you use?

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    • February 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Michelle! Thanks so much! I love Proteas. I use an Olloclip that I got on the web. It fits over the top of my iPhone. It has three lenses. 7x, 14x and 21x. They have improved it immensely for the iPhone 7. But it was very good for the 6.

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      • February 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

        Cool, will have to check it out! I have the 7plus as idiots at repair shop ruined digitiser in my 6plus, I really didn’t want to upgrade as it was first release but it’s been fine so all good.

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      • February 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

        Oh the 7 Plus is fabulous in my opinion. I use Camera+ rather than the Apple app. That is key. Because Apple doesn’t really support all the features very well. There are other apps. But this one is the best!!!

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  2. Carole Jeffries
    November 10, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I LOVE protea.

    What a Georgia O’Keefe style this shot is.

    /cj

    On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Kerry C. Mitchell’s Adventures wrote:

    > Kerry C. Mitchell posted: “This is a macro shot of a pincushion protea. > Protea originally come from Africa but are found all over the world in > tropical climates. There are about 1600 species of these flowers. They are > absolutely incredible. They come in all kinds of shapes a” >

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