"Hidden Treasures of the Desert"
Stapeliads belong to the Asclepiad plant family (Asclepiadaceae), and the majority are found in the arid regions of South Africa and Madagascar. Some species are however scattered higher up in Africa, and grow as far north as the southern regions of Europe. Due to the remoteness and harsh climates that Stapeliads thrive in, most people aren't fortunate enough to ever see some of the most spectacular flowers on the planet.
I would like to make use of this opportunity to share the beauty of these rare and unusual flowers from the Deserts of South Africa..!
Digital Macro Photographs of Asclepiads (including Stapeliads, Ceropegias and Hoya) by Martin Heigan.
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Macro Camera Equipment:
Nikon D200 & D70 D-SLR ; Nikon Micro-Nikkor 60mm Lens ; Kenko Extension Tubes ; Nikon Close-Up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1 ; Nikon SB-800 Speedlight ; Nikon SB-29S Macro Ring-Flash ; Digi-Slave Ultra II LED Lens Ring ; Nikon MC-36 Remote ; Manfrotto 055 PRO Tripod ; Manfrotto 438 Ball Camera Leveller ; Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head ; Manfrotto 454 Micro Positioning Plate.
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