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~Banksia ericifolia~

~Banksia ericifolia~
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Copyright: Debbie Linkevics (deblink) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 6 N: 363] (1258)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-15 16:04
Viewed: 3976
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this image in the carpark at Warrawong Sanctuary, one of my favorite spots that I have written about in some of my previous postings. The Banksia's are one of my favourite flowers too and this species is no exception.

Banksia ericifolia: is commonly known as the Heath-leaved Banksia and is a member of the Proteaceae family. The Heath-leaved Banksia is very popular in cultivation and has proved to be hardy, fast growing and free flowering. The species is native to New South Wales and occurs along the coast and ranges. Banksia ericifolia has been split into two subspecies. Botanically there are differences but our feeling is that horticulturally they may be considered as one species. The common name refers to the small, linear, bright green leaves. The foliage is different from the foliage of any other eastern Banksia. Heath-leaved Banksia.

The cylindrical flower spikes may be up to 25 centimetres long. The flowers are orange-red and appear in autumn and winter. Flowers are rich in nectar and are attractive to honeyeaters. A mature plant may carry dozens of flower spikes. To see a Banksia ericifolia in full flower is one of life?s rich horticultural experiences.

The species has an interesting horticultural history. Banksia ericifolia was introduced into cultivation in the United Kingdom in 1788. The species is also grown in the Hawaiian Islands for the cut flower trade.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-15 23:13]

Hi Debbie

A very good shot of the Banksia. I find thay can be very difficult to get good shots of - you have done a very good job here.


:) LTR

Hi Deb,
Excellent close-up of this very lovely Banksia, I do love the Banksias! Excellent sharpness and details and a lovely vivid colour, great control of the lighting too! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Hello Debbie,
What an amazing flower, never seen anything quite like this!
Fine details are captured, and colours are nice and natural...
Well composed presentation with a fine diagonal!
Pablo -

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-16 15:31]

This is most definitely the first time I have seen this flower. Nice details and wonderful colors. Interesting post.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-07-16 23:16]

Effet décoratif intéressant.
Bonne journée.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-16 23:44]

Hi Debbie, we have this one just down the street and I took a shot of it but needed an ID. Thanks for that. This shot of yours is very well composed with excellent colour. I like the way you have it angled in the square frame and bordered by the green. I'm going to have to get another shot now.

Thanks, John

Beautiful flower and very nice pov you have when you thake this shot.
Nice colors and very natural.

Good Morning Debbie! :)
What a cool flower! Great shot - you got a close-up of the intricacies of this flower. Thank you for sharing such a unique beauty with us.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-19 10:22]

Hi Debbie

This is a wonderful flower, great shape and textures. Nicely framed and great colours



Hi friend,
I like the shapes and de lines....great POV and colours! Take care Ana:)

Hi Debbie,

wonderful flower! I didn't know it, thanks for sharing. Very nice colors.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-07-21 6:21]

hello Debbie
well close up working of this beautiful and interesting plant
i have no idea about its ID
composition, point of view, lighting, colours, sharpness, details and note are great
thanks for sharing

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-07-22 19:09]

Hello Debbie,

Thank you very much for letting us know about this great flower! 25 cm is very huge!!! This flower is very amazing!

Great job and TFS!


I had seen this plant in Sydney at the Botanical Garden. Nice reminder for me.
Good colours and very nice shape of the flowers. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hi Debbie,
Ammazing flower... have never seen it before! And really sharp shot...TFS, Marta

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-25 12:59]

Hi Debbie,
Really fine shot of this beautiful Banksia. Very sharp details and lovely colour. I like your composition too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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