Gazania, the treasure flower - macro photos

The gazania, or treasure flower is another amazing artwork of mother nature.
This vividly colored,exotic flower still holds strong these days, despite the short periods of freezing. Gazania is native of South Africa but it grows everywhere and provides great beauty with almost no care. The only thing they need is sunshine.
Yellow gazania close-up macroOrange gazania close-up macro

A typical characteristic of the Gazania flowers is that they close up on overcast days and in the evenings, just like tulips, dandelions and many other flowers do.
I took these photos some weeks ago when these beautiful, vividly colored, daisy-like flowers were still smiling.

Yellow gazania macro

Look at this unreal, wild color combination with splashy stripes or rings of contrasting colors.
The Gazania flowers bloom in many solid colors from bold, brilliant yellows to oranges, reds, pinks and more.

Bright yellow gazania close-upOrange-red gazania close-up
Red gazania pattern close-upGazania pattern close-up

See some more gazania macros and their reflection in a raindrop.

13 comments:

Susanne49 said...

These are beautiful shots, Maia! And I learned a new flower name: Gazania.

Nice post!

Dimple said...

I have a gazania which blooms every spring. It is pure yellow, and very beautiful. I never knew that there were other colors as well.

Denise said...

These are stunning photographs of the most beautiful flowers.

ellen said...

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Vicki ~ FL said...

Not much to say except BEAUTIFUL and wonderful macros!

BK said...

Stunning macro shots of the Gazania. Its brilliant colors can definitely bring smile to faces. Thank you for sharing these stunning pictures.

dutchbaby said...

Great shots! Beautiful colors and so sharp.

Wolynski said...

Wow, beautiful flower - reminds me of a sunflower. Beautiful photos.

jay said...

What stunning photos!! Just beautiful. I only ever see ganzanias in flower arrangements.

lisaschaos said...

These are all wonderful!! I'm in absolute love with the first one! The colors are so stunning!

Carolyn Ford said...

Stunning shots of shades of yellow! Amazing flowers and captures!

Janie said...

These flowers are so cheerful and bright. Thanks for the photos.

Mary said...

What lovely photos, Maiat. You truly are an artist

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