Melaleuca filifolia. ( Formerly M. nematophylla.)
Family: Myrtaceae.

Shrub 1-3m high. Northern sand plains of Western Australia.
Photographed at the Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn,Victoria,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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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    That raspberry pink is striking against green, and the detail you captured is excellent!

  • Thanks Celeste – it was actually very hard to get as much detail as I did!

    – Bette Devine

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    What a lovely and magical capture, Bette! Love the color contrast!

  • Thanks Lynn – this one IS rather brilliantly- coloured !

    – Bette Devine

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    P R E T T Y

  • Thank you, lorilee.

    – Bette Devine

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Love that colour

  • It’s a statement, I’m sure!

    – Bette Devine

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethover 1 year ago

    Exquisite work Bette! Isn’t this magical!

  • I’m happy with your reaction, Marian! Thank you.

    – Bette Devine

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 1 year ago

    Amazing color. What a lovely capture Bette.

  • It used to be called ‘shocking pink’! Thanks, Sandra.

    – Bette Devine

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago


  • Many thank Colin.

    – Bette Devine

    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOover 1 year ago

    your wonderful technique enhances and adds a beautiful surreal element to this superb vibrant capture..

  • Wonderful praise, Joseph! Thank you.

    – Bette Devine

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