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Posted by
Margie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 15 January 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

NIKON D80 1/500 second F/3.5 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Wild lupins ? I used to grow these as a child . . brings back fond memories, Margie.

15 Jan 2009 10:25am

@Ronnie 2¢: Hi Ronnie, yes these are wild lupins. They grow wild all over the place in NZ but in the South Island (where this was taken) there's a wonderful variety of colours. This shot was taken on the same day and in the same area as "Impossibly blue" and also "Majestic". The area is near Queenstown in Central Otago - in the South Island - a truly spectacular place. I'm glad this bought back fond memories for you. Thanks for the comment. :)

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

such a beautiful plant! i too have fond memories!

15 Jan 2009 11:25am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Amazing to see them growing in the wild - they're my wife's favourite flowers (among pansies).

15 Jan 2009 4:09pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Good perspective and lovely colour !!

15 Jan 2009 5:12pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Marvellous landscape. Well captured and cadred.

15 Jan 2009 10:04pm

Maxine from Rangiora, New Zealand

i have just driven through from Wanaka to CHCH and the lupins were stunning as were the grasses in seed. Lovely image Margie!

15 Jan 2009 10:41pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Lupins.... always a favorite in our garden. Lovely shot with the mountains Margie..!

16 Jan 2009 1:17am

Rick W from Papakura, New Zealand

Ah yes, some fond memories of lupins. Cool photo Marg.

16 Jan 2009 7:29am

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

I like this point of view, well done

16 Jan 2009 12:11pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

The terrain is terrific. Do you live in a rural area or is this something within everyone's reach no matter where on the island? Heart-warming image.

18 Jan 2009 4:41am

@Luis A. De Jesus R.: No, I live in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, in the North Island - this was taken near the bottom of the South Island, an area which has spectacular scenery of a different kind to the North.
However! Having said that - it's really doesn't take long to get out of the city and in a pretty short time I could be on a deserted beach, or a farm, or walking in the quiet of the native bush, or on an island in the gulf...

Denis from Sitting on the edge of my blackhole, Eritrea

Nice pic, but are you sure that it is lupins? For me it is gentians, but I am not a specialist

18 Jan 2009 9:38pm

alex centrella from California, United States

love the perspective and the colors !

19 Jan 2009 4:23pm

1/500 second
ISO 100
27 mm (35mm equiv.)