Osteo means bone in Greek but to me the petals look like fingers.
From Wikipaedia: The scientific name is derived from the Greek osteon (bone) and Latin spermum (seed). It has been given several common names: African daisy, South African daisy, Cape daisy and blue-eyed daisy.
By the way, now that I have come out of the closet, so to speak, and started this blog please be gentle in your comments. I know I have a long way to go while I strive for photographic perfection *cough*but my main aim is to share a hobby I love.
I have learnt that when getting close to the subject it is very hard to get the balance of composition and focus just right. The orchids in particular, having such a variety of depth to the flowers, left me thinking that no close up would ever do them justice. The more I learn the more I am sometimes frustrated. I have to remind myself that this is something that gives me 'yippee' moments..