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Melaleuca fulgen
Family: Myrtaceae
Western Australian plant.
Photographed in the Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn,Australia.
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Many years ago I painted. Then I realised that I did better at photography than painting – and that has been my medium of expression ever since.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Lovely rich colour, I have some purple ones in the garden

  • The purples are very pretty, too. Do you have a large garden, Mik?

    – Bette Devine

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful the colours Bette..cheers.

  • Thanks for your kind comment, Warren.

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

    The color is super, as the red is so vibrant against the green. You have the makings of what could be a nice series for the holidays in 2013: Christmas/holiday cards themed on Australian natives.

  • I make my own cards from my flower photos – often use them as ‘notelets’, too. People tend not to throw them away, which is pleasing.

    – Bette Devine

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago


  • Many thanks lorilee.

    – Bette Devine

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 2 years ago

    So beautiful,’ve captured the colors well! I’m so envious of your beautiful flowers!!

  • Many thanks, Lynn. I think that we in Australia are very lucky to have such a variety – but you must have many lovely wildflowers in America!?

    – Bette Devine

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Bette.

  • Thanks, Colin.

    – Bette Devine

  • Fara
    Faraabout 2 years ago

    Myrtle is beautiful …………………..gorgeous image………………………Joyce

  • Many thanks, Joyce, for your comment.

    – Bette Devine

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 2 years ago

    Yes, Bette…we have lots of wild flowers but it always seems that the ones we don’t see or have are more exciting! also we have snow on the ground now…no wild flowers for a few months!

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