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Pin cushion Hakea

Pin cushion Hakea
Photo Information
Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: canon 600D, Canon EF 100 f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-04 2:17
Viewed: 1419
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pincushion Hakea (Hakea laurina) is well named. The flower head is dense and spherical with the styles poking out from the reddish centre, looking like an old fashioned sewing pin cushion, about 50mm diameter. Originally from the south coast of Western Australia, it is now used as a small street tree in Europe and North America. It is very hardy and resists frosts. Hakeas are members of the Proteaceae family, along with Banksias. It reproduces by seed and is killed by fire as it has no lignotuber. It is a great insect and bird attractant, as well as a very nice small tree all around.

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Bonsoir Odile,
Originale valorisation du sujet, remarquable par sa finesse, mais l'éclairage me semble un peu trop fort.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Odile,
Beautiful flower.Nice colour.Well managed light and sharpness.Nice BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hallo Odile
A beautiful photo, presented very artistically. The colours and details are lovely. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Odile,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Your macro images about the flowers and plants from the South West of Australia are amazing. This image here is no exception.....Excellent contrast and lovely colors.

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