Spring flowers on the California coast, 2007

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Comments (9)

Jewels on October 29, 2007

Great shot..lots of texture and the blue is just gorgeous..and the pale flowers in the background make a lovely contrast. Really nice photo.

Patrick Flament on June 27, 2008

Merci pour celle ci et toutes les autres, j'aime voyager à travers tes photos. Patrick

hamzars on February 9, 2009


Henny Penny on June 20, 2009

Unusual colours but a great shot.

Cheers Jen

mon.p67 on May 21, 2012

Very nice!

Erik van den Ham on February 10, 2013

Oh how pretty is this, such abundance so close to the sea. Are these plants all resistant to salt spray?

Best wishes, Erik

Bruce MacIver on February 11, 2013

They are quite happy with the salt spray Erik, we call they 'ice plants' and they are some kind of succulent.

Many thanks for the kind words mon, Jen, hamzars, Patrick and Jewels.

Erik van den Ham on February 11, 2013

I have read about those Carpobrotus edulis was introduced to California to stabilize soil along railroad tracks.

Ice plant thrives in southern California. People surround their property with it as a firewall to protect against wildfires; ice plant contains so much water, it does not burn.

But I see a lot of different plants (species) here. One of the might be Phlox as it is referred to in this picture

Have a good day/night I'm of to work now.

Regards, Erik

psonja on April 20, 2015

very nice with the flowers L

greetings form Sonja

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 21, 2007
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce MacIver
    • Camera: Canon EOS D30
    • Taken on 2007/05/08 13:17:58
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.50 EV
    • No flash