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: Ian Fegent (ifegent) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 37] (261)
: Plants
: 2012-10-21
: Flowers
: Pentax K20D, Pentax DA 28-250
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125
: 2018-05-21 3:11
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Telopea speciosissima:
The New South Wales waratah has very showy flowers, although not many on each plant. It is the floral emblem of New South Wales. These days they are also cultivated which helps stop people from taking them from bush settings, a practice that used to decimate bushes close to towns. Growers have to have licences to prove that they are cultivated and not wild.

This photo (of a definitely wild waratah) was taken in Nattai national park only a few hundred metres from where I live.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 89 N: 15271] (63920)
  • [2018-05-21 4:08]

Hi Ian,i never seen this flower before,so your post is very useful and...what a great beauty!! A miracle of nature taken in the best moment of its life,very bright colors and good details too,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Olá Ian,
Great shot. Rich details, colors and definition.
A true pin sharp image.

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