This amazing spring-flowering bottlebrush is bright pink, with edges of yellow pollen-filled anthers.

I believe that it is Callistemon salignus (Willow Bottlebrush), an endemic Australian shrub or tree in the family Myrtaceae family.

The flowers of this species are normally white or green – the pink coloured variety is rare.

This plant grows in New South Wales, Australia.

Canon 400D.

102 views at 10/1/11

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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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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – Michael John

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRosealmost 4 years ago

    Amazing detail! Well done!

  • Thanks for the great comments!

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Beauty, Michael!

  • Yes it is! Thanks David.

    – Michael John

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 4 years ago

    this is beautiful Michael. I would love to see a side view of this one next time

  • Thank you Vicki. Will see if I can get one for you!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    An unusual angle on that bottlebrush Mike. I like it. Nice shot.

  • Thanks for the fave and the comment Michael.

    – Michael John

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Michael. Well presented.

  • Thanks for the great comment John.

    – Michael John

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 4 years ago

    Looks good enough to eat … this is a magic shot Michael♥

  • Yeah – I thought so too! Thanks Bev.

    – Michael John

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Elaine. You have made my day!

    – Michael John

  • Natalie Cooper
    Natalie Cooperalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Flowers in Macro! Great work!

  • Thank you very much Natalie!

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!
    Love the perspective you chose for this shot, well done!

  • Thanks for the fave Trish. It is an amazing colour and yes, that angle just worked perfectly.

    – Michael John

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