Tess Mc Kenna

Tess Mc Kenna

Posted on 12/06/2013


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Protea Cynaroides 130 Explore

Protea Cynaroides  130 Explore
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protea_cynaroides
The National Flower Of South Africia.
Uploaded as a tribute to Nelson Mendela RIP. A hero and a friend of the world. You shall be missed.
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©UdoSm, Kenny, Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme, Ani Carrington and 46 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
This is a Poem 'Invictus' (Unconquered, Undefeated) by William Henley. Great South African Leader Nelson Mandela (Madiba) was inspired by the poem, and had it written on a scrap of paper on his prison cell while he was incarcerated for 27 years on Robben Island.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wonderful your tribute Tess!
3 years ago.
Darwinsweep
Darwinsweep
That's a beautiful photo, Tess, and a very fitting tribute to a great statesman.

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3 years ago.
Brian
Brian
Great shot and nice tribute!
3 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Totally spectacular, Tess!

Well Done!!
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3 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
A total stunner, Tess!



Please post your superb photo in the Admin. Choice Photos thread at Amazing Details.
3 years ago.
Eva Buijs
Eva Buijs
Wonderful capture!
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Outstanding macro shot, Tess!..
Wonderful tribute!

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3 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Gorgeous macro !

Well Done!!
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3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Tess, superb photo and beautiful tribute!

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3 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Beautiful color & detail!
3 years ago.
Beckie Fitzgerald
Beckie Fitzgerald
Gorgeous flower shot and a very fitting tribute to Mandela!!
3 years ago.
Danyel
Danyel
So sad to Heard Mandela pass away! A great flower and a beautiful tribe!
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3 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
Beautiful close up
3 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Award worthy, too ;)

3 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
Beautiful shot, Tess!
3 years ago.
sunlight
sunlight
Eine herrliche Blüte !
3 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
Excellent detail :-)

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3 years ago.
Victor Kalinskiy
Victor Kalinskiy
Great macro photo, Tess!
3 years ago.
Vijay Diksit
Vijay Diksit
Lovely.
Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery

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3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Fabulous macro!
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Beautiful flower and tribute, Tess
3 years ago.
English Pointers
English Pointers
Very fitting tribute to an amazing man
3 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
admired again

Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!

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3 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Congrats Tess.....

As Ever...Great Capture.............

Warm Greetings...................
3 years ago.
cortomaltese91
cortomaltese91
I love protea flowers
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Good night Tess

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3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
That is a very pretty flower and a wonderful tribute for Nelson Mendela! I love the colours of the petals. It reminds me of an exotic type of sunflower.
3 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Wonderful tribute to Nelson Mandela!
Have a nice day Tess!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Stunning capture.
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
A great tribute to a "world leader" ... a man that had so much class, even under such tremendous adversity and still managed to change his country with very little violence and assisted the world towards peace ... Canada was one of the first countries he visited, released in Feb 1990, he visited us in June 1990. We have had a long attachment to this man, and the first school in the world officially named for him was here in Toronto.

He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest possible rank, during his second trip in September 1998. For his final visit in November 2001, he became one of only five foreigners to be made an honorary Canadian citizen!!

Not necessarily the man, but his attitude towards the fairness extended to people of the world was and is sorely lacking in the world today, the character of this man will be sadly missed!! RIP Nelson ...
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Congrats on Explore!

Admired again!
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3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Spot on! Immaculately photographed.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Congrats on Explore!
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot!

Congrats and have a great weekend!

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3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
I just love the colors!

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3 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
Totally amazing and gorgeous, Tess!!!
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific protea shot and tribute, Tess! Great composition and detail.
Have a wonderful weekend!
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
excellent close up Tess!

3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Absolutely stunning macro !!
3 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
superbe, je ne connaissais pas
3 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
Thats beautiful Tess, wonderful close up
3 years ago.
Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
Magnifique !!
3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Le plaisir de la découverte... c'est superbe !
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
Hi again.

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3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A beautiful floral tribute to one of the true 'Greats'.
3 years ago.
J-d Welch
J-d Welch
luvly detail and colours!! 8 )
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3 years ago.
Vijay Diksit
Vijay Diksit
Excellent.
3 years ago.
Ani Carrington
Ani Carrington
A beauty!
3 years ago.
Darwinsweep
Darwinsweep
I had to come back and look at this again ! It's so beautiful.
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3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautiful flower, Tess, and lovely photo.

3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
What a beautiful and unique flower. Great detail.
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Des fleurs étonnantes
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Lovely Protea, Tess and superb details. Hugs.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Hi Tess - admired again in 28+ Faves group!
3 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Gorgeous !

Wish you a nice week end, Tess.
3 years ago.
Nina Kuriloff
Nina Kuriloff
very beautiful~
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Very impressive flower
3 years ago.
sawsengee
sawsengee
beautiful closeup......lovely flower, colours & visual presentation
3 years ago.
hlegallais
hlegallais
Belle image
3 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Une merveille cette fleur !!
3 years ago.
Willard Joudrey
Willard Joudrey
a gorgeous capture
3 years ago.
Bruno Suignard
Bruno Suignard
originale cette fleur!!!***********************
3 years ago.
Nick Boren Photography
Nick Boren Photograp…
A beautiful macro Tess and I really enjoy viewing it. Thanks for sharing. ;-)
3 years ago.
Ani Carrington
Ani Carrington
Fantastic beauty, so intricate and yet so soft!
3 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Si mon regard est enchanté par cette macro
frustrée je suis par la dimension proposée.
Lire cet extrait d "'Invictus" fait que que je vous "pardonne...
3 years ago.
Glenn T. Coleman
Glenn T. Coleman
Fascinating Details, Beautiful Flower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.