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Pentax K30
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Hairpin Banksia
Banksia spinulosa


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Banksia flower

Banksia flower
This is in a Hairpin Banksia tree, native to Australia.

HelenaPF, Richard Nuttall, forlornhop, Peter and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


19 comments - The latest ones
 Dynamo
Dynamo
bokehlicious...
7 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
OMG THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the details and the wonderful bokeh too! Great composition, amazing colors, you have managed to show all of the special qualities of this blossom in one perfect image! WELL DONE!! Such an incredible beauty! :)

I wanted to say thank you for your comment on my pine needles image. You put into words what I wasn't able to convey. The reason I really love the pine needles picture is because, like you said, "The oak leaves are more visibly arresting, but I think ultimately this provides more for contemplation. A beautiful and subtle image." WONDERFULLY PUT!

You know, it's funny. I have to be careful when I say that a picture I took is beautiful or amazing because it's so easy to mistake for arrogance or perhaps being a show-off. But as you know, even though we find these incredible subjects and understand how best to showcase them for an image everyone will enjoy, it is every bit as surprising and stunning to us as it is to the visitor. As if someone hijacked our bodies, brought us on a photo shoot, took all these pictures, and then we get back and look at them on our computers and almost fall out of our chairs because of the incredible images that we're looking at! DID I TAKE THAT PICTURE???!!! You know what I mean. We are blessed. Ever since I started taking pictures, I wanted most to be able to capture images like this one. The kind that steals my heart, that takes my breath away, that have me sitting in wonderment and stunned silence while I stare in rapt amazement, drinking in every delicious detail that I so admire in a photograph...crisp details, lovely colors that dazzle, soft, artistic bokeh...marvelous perfection. It is my desire to show my subject clearly but with artistic flair and bokeh that only a higher camera and lens can give. I was able to coax lovely images out of my lower end p&s super zoom, but NOT the bokeh or rich dynamic range. THIS is what I wanted to be able to do!!

Thanks so much for your enthusiastic comments--it means so much to me because I see your pictures and want to turn into a cat and roll around in a sun spot, purring loudly. And YOU like MY pictures. Wow. Way to make my day! :) *high five*
7 years ago.
 Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Fire on a stem...
7 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles club
I had to ask Google for this plant, because I've never seen anything similar before.
Awesome close up. Thanks for sharing.
7 years ago.
 Colin
Colin
like others here , never seen anything like this , amazing colour and design , thanks for sharing here

Ipernity Award
7 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Great view of these special flowers
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
George.... you have outdone yourself !

Absolutely Exquisite.....
7 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Ipernity Award
Stunning capture. Well done Hugs Tess.
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Thank you very much everyone for all your kind comments in response to this photo. As I've said before, we are very fortunate here to have some interesting native flowers that are quite different from the usual "garden" species. .
7 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
Super macro work!

That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Puzzler4879 club
Thank you very much, Puzzler.
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Beautifullllllllllll +++++++++++++ GREAT !
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Rambonp
Thank you, my friend.
7 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Love the focus and the colour and the composition.
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Jean club
Many thanks Jean.
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Thanks, Dave.
7 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Very nicely done nice combination of bokeh and DOF to get the effect
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Richard Nuttall club
Thanks very much, Richard.
7 years ago.

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