Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jacarandas in Joburg

October is Jacaranda month in South Africa and they are especially lovely this year.  Pretoria is the Jacaranda City but I think Joburg does a pretty good job itself!!  Some are enormous trees, the second last shot is ONE tree!!  The fourth pic is of two trees both in ONE yard, very lucky indeed!  Also, the 'blue' colour can vary from a lighter to darker shade of 'blue'.
The 'blue' colour is unique to the Jacaranda flower and it is very difficult to reproduce properly but I have tried my best, setting my camera to the closest setting that will allow the closest 'blue' as it is magnificent to see on the spot!  The pictures tinged in pink were taken one afternoon as the sun dipped in the West, crimson-tipping the huge trees.
Merle.  5D Canon Mk2 100-400mm L