White-Tipped Waratah (Telopea) by Michael John

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White-Tipped Waratah (Telopea) by 

This rare white-tipped waratah was found growing at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains National Park.

The magnificent waratah (Telopea speciosissima), also known as the New South Wales waratah, is a large shrub in the Proteaceae family. It flowers in spring.

It is endemic to New South Wales, Australia, and is the floral emblem of that state.

Canon 400D, as is.
543 views at 24/2/12

Challenge Winner
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106 views at 10/1/11
543 views at 24/2/12

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Its pretty, lovely flower and capture Michael

  • Thank you Trudi.

    – Michael John

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    this is wonderful Michael, and with good information too, thank you for that

  • Thanks for the compliment Vickie.

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 4 years ago

    Superb Michael.
    Hope U get lots of sales.

  • So do I! Thanks for the fave Gavin.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Mike. I love that flower.

  • Yeah, it’s always great to see this flower in the wild. Thanks for the fave Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Katrina Freckleton
    Katrina Freckl...over 4 years ago

    WOW gorgeous colours! Great find :)

  • Thanks for the fave and for the great comment Katrina.

    – Michael John

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 4 years ago

    Wow, gorgeous capture Michael, I’ve never seen a white tipped variety before

  • Yes, they are quite rare in the wild so it was great to stumble across this one. Thanks for the fave Michelle!

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Michael,mate will be sleeping at Netties Glen friday night for a 5.50 start in the Grand Canyon,great spot the old Blackheath.cheers mate!!

  • Thanks for the fave Warren. Have fun on your walk. I intend to do that one some day also.

    – Michael John

  • Gregory Hale
    Gregory Haleover 4 years ago

    Magic image Michael….great colour

  • Thanks for your comments Gregory.

    – Michael John

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Michael … such a magnificent specimen♥

  • Yes, it is unusual with the white tips. Thanks Bev.

    – Michael John

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