Travel theme: Multicolored

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “multicolored”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Just in time for the fall season, here’s some colorful sumac tree foliage. With a beautiful bright blue sky as the complimentary background, this photo is very multicolored.

Travel theme: Multicolored sumac fall foliage
Travel theme: Multicolored sumac fall foliage

I love the bright red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus contrasting with the bush’s green and crimson leaves.

Travel theme: Multicolored Cotoneaster Lacteus
Travel theme: Multicolored Cotoneaster Lacteus

This bright orange protea pincushion flower enjoys the company of purple lavender, green leafed trees and a California blue sky in the background.

Travel theme: Multicolored - Orange protea pincushion flower and purple lavender
Travel theme: Multicolored – Orange protea pincushion flower and purple lavender

I’m not sure what these flowers are called (some type of iceplant blooms) but I love how the petals change colors from one end to the other.

Travel theme: Multicolored flowers
Travel theme: Multicolored flowers

If you’re ever wondered what a multicolored rose looks like, here it is.

Travel theme: Multicolored rose
Travel theme: Multicolored rose

I love this purple and yellow lily. Two beautiful colors right next to each other.

Travel theme: Multicolored lily
Travel theme: Multicolored lily

And now for the last photo, here are the coolest multicolored fireworks I saw this year for the 4th of July.

Travel theme: Multicolored fireworks
Travel theme: Multicolored fireworks

The colors of spring: orange protea pincushion and purple lavender

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In today’s post, I’m featuring one of my favorite flowers: the protea pincushion flower. Originally from South Africa, they seem to like San Diego’s weather and they’re easy to spot in people’s yards and public places. What do I like most about them? They have some of the most cool looking shapes of petals I’ve ever seen.

I wanted to capture this peculiar curved shape of the petals by taking a close-up of this orange protea pincushion. You can click on this photo for a larger view.

Orange protea pincushion flower
Orange protea pincushion flower

After taking this photo, I noticed the large lavender flowers and decided to use them as the background for my photo, along with the blue sky.

Orange protea pincushion and purple lavender
Orange protea pincushion and purple lavender

For this last picture, I decided to change the depth of field so I could focus on the lavender blooms instead. I also changed my angle to avoid them hiding behind the protea pincushion.

Purple lavender flowers
Purple lavender flowers

So here you go, same flowers, three different angles and perspectives. Some people go bungee jumping, I play with my camera settings.