It’s late, but since I desperately wanted to post a thing about WPC’s entry, I hope this one will do :hehe. Just take it as a present since I haven’t participating much in this good event :)).
So, last week’s theme is about “Close Up“, focusing in macro photography. This is one of my favorite subjects in photography. I took a lot of pictures, and they’re all very meaningful, a distant splendid lake or a near bee, they are very beautiful. About this macro-thingy, I just love when I took a picture and it produced a nice bokeh. You could googled that word and the Web will explain much more better than me about what a bokeh is.
So without further ado, here is my entry for last week’s theme:
I took it a week ago in an island called Ternate. It’s in North Mollucas, and it’s famous since the 14th century, thanks to cloves and nutmegs native to this island, which are commodities heavily searched by the explorers from Europe at that time. And about this flower, I just captured this one in a fort called Fort Tolukko (or by it’s first name, St. Lucas), built by the the Portuguese (according to the information board in front of the fort)to watch trade in Ternate’s sea, but later conquered by the Dutch (changed its name to Fort Hollandia), together with the royal family who later fought the Dutch and changed the fort’s name to Fort Tolukko.
More stories about the fort are coming, in a full-featured post about this fort, but for now, let’s just share the flower’s picture. It’s beautiful, and the bokeh is good, too. But sadly I don’t know what’s the name of this flower… it’s like an oleander but I don’t know it for exact.