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Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: canon 600D, Canon EF 100 f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-26 19:18
Viewed: 1585
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Winged Wattle (Acacia alata) is a member of the very large Acacia genus originating from South America, Africa and Australia. There are hundreds if Acacia species endemic to Australia, from trees to small ground covers, most of them showing typical pompon flowers. Many have got no true leaves, with the flattened stems transformed into photosynthesizing phyllodes soon after germination.
The Winged Wattle is a spreading shrub, common to the west and south coastal regions of Western Australia. I have two varieties on my block. This one flowers early, with white blooms. It has sharp hooks on its 'wings' and becomes an entangled mess of twigs. As many other Acacias, it does not live for more than a few years and reproduces by seeds. It will flower through Autumn and Winter.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
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Hello Odile,
I must admit this is a new flowering plant for me, and quite lovely at that. I really like the vertical framing and perfect exposure which allows us to view this unique plant in fine detail and natural colors. The unusual white colored blooms display excellent white balance and your choice of an f/8 aperture resulted in great DOF. Well done!!


nice wattle, TFS Ori

Bonjour Odile,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Odile,
e very delicate picture of these pompons. Very nice!
best regards

PS: you have a lot of very nice pics in your collection - congratulation!

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