Gar­den of pic­to­rial splen­dour

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE - WEEK­END AR­GUS REPORTER

THE THIRD An­nual Kirsten­bosch pho­to­graphic com­pe­ti­tion is run­ning in part­ner­ship with Week­end Ar­gus.

Now in its fourth month, the con­test sees Week­end Ar­gus fea­ture some of the top images sub­mit­ted. Th­ese are printed monthly, show­cas­ing some of the amaz­ing views cap­tured in the world-fa­mous botan­i­cal gar­den.

With a R35 000 cam­era up for grabs for the over­all win­ner, en­trants must en­sure they take their pho­to­graphs in­side Kirsten­bosch. Each pho­tog­ra­pher may en­ter no more than four images each month, and monthly win­ners will be se­lected for prizes.

The com­pe­ti­tion was launched two years ago to co­in­cide with Kirsten­bosch’s cen­te­nary and has proved ex­tremely pop­u­lar. The main spon­sors are Orms and Canon.

The images of the month pic­tured here are also on dis­play near the main en­trance to Kirsten­bosch.

If you en­ter more than one im­age, one must be of a flower.

Claude Fel­bert leads a pho­to­graphic walk through the gar­dens each month, giv­ing a work­shop with hints and tips on pho­tograph­ing flow­ers. The work­shops are free but par­tic­i­pants have to pay the en­try fee of R50 to the gar­den if they are not mem­bers of the Botan­i­cal So­ci­ety.

Any­one wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate should e-mail claude­fel­bert.co.za as 25 book­ings will be ac­cepted on a first-come, first-served ba­sis.

● See www.bot­sockirsten­bosch.org.za for more de­tails on how to en­ter.

PRINCE ON HIS PERCH: Ka­roo Prinia by Mark Booy­sens.

PRI­MOR­DIAL: Rex in the Bushes by John Cle­mens.

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