Scattered across the landscape on the banks of Lake Tekapo on the South Island of New Zealand, an array of beautiful colored Russell Lupins blossom. The lakeshore is stunning during the summer months when the Russell Lupins show off their pink, blue, orange, white, purple, red and sometimes yellow display of colors.
The Russell Lupins can grow to 1.5 meters in height with flowers that are displayed in rings which start at the base of the stem and then start to work their way up to the tips. The flowers that adorn the lakeshore of Lake Tekapo on the South Island of New Zealand seem to be in small groups but in areas elsewhere, fields can be covered with Russell Lupins for miles.
Along the lakeshore of Lake Tekapo, these Russell Lupins will reappear every year after dying off in the winter making the beauty around the region stunning every summer. They can become a problem if they begin to take over too much of the landscape and cause problems for waterways.
Lake Tekapo is a picturesque lake that brings many tourists to the South Island of New Zealand every year. Outdoor activities include fishing, canoeing and kayaking on the lake and hiking along the trails amongst the colorful Russell Lupins. There are several resort hotels situated along the lakeshore that become extremely busy during the tourist season.
Russell Lupins, Lupinus polyphyllus, on the banks of Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 32mm.
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