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Grevillea flower


Grevillea flower
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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: 2010-10-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 500D, Tamron SP 60 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-18 18:33
Viewed: 1821
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very close up macro of an individual grevillea flower within the flower head. Their long pistil makes them difficult to photograph. I got attracted to the luminous red of the snail-like parts.
Grevillea are members of the Proteacae family (which includes Banksias and Proteas). Most are woody shrubs, with a number of large tree species. There are more than 200 species, mostly endemic to Australia, with many named garden varieties. They attract insects and honeyeater birds and make marvellous garden plants: tough, drought resistant, covered in flowers, and many with attractive foliage.

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Hi Odile, A super macro of this flower. Excellent light which delivers so much details. Natural colours along with great DOF. Thank for sharing
Anna

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-01-18 20:07]

Hello Odile,
What a gorgeous and unique looking flower you have presented to us. Love it's unusual shape and vivid yet natural colors. I don't believe I have ever viewed this particular plant before, so thank you for sharing this nice close-up with us all here on TN.
Ron

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-19 4:05]

Hi Odile,the light location is perfect to watch this magnificent flower in the best way,a very professional macro,bright colors and fine details,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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