Sweet Apple berry. by Bette Devine

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Billardia sericophora
Sweet Apple Berry.
Family: Pittosporaceae.

Photographed at the Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn. Victoria, Australia.
( The name was on the plant’s tag. There was no information about it’s distribution and I have not been able to find this particular flower either by Googling or consulting reference books.)
Tamron 90mm macro lens.


flower, purple, native australian, billardia, bette devine

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
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    It is very delicate and lovely

  • And very tiny. Glad you like it.

    – Bette Devine

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Very pretty,,love the colours!

  • Thanks for your comment, Dorothy!

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    Love that purple and the way it contrasts against the dark greens!

  • Purple and green – a good combination!

    – Bette Devine

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Love the color contrast…the green really brings out the purple!

  • Many thanks, Lynn.

    – Bette Devine

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Wonderful shot!!

  • Thanks for your nice comment, Colin!

    – Bette Devine

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 1 year ago

    Outstanding composition by you make the wonderful artwork:)
    You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
    Lewis B. Smedes mentioned.
    Take care my artist friend,

  • Thanks for your lovely words, Kornrawiee!

    – Bette Devine

    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOover 1 year ago

    The violet shades and green contrast beautifully, even in the softer background – very nice indeed !

  • I’m basking in your approval, Joseph :)

    – Bette Devine

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Beautiful presentation Betty, black background seems to fold around and hold them.t… Well done, a fave. Shirley

  • Thanks very much Shirley – and for the fave!

    – Bette Devine

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 1 year ago

    So beautifully composed, Bette. Love it!!!

  • Thanks so much, Eby!

    – Bette Devine

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    Wonderful work.

  • Many thanks, Albert.

    – Bette Devine

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