Waratah Heart by Michael John

This macro depicts the centre of a magnificent waratah flower.

The New South Wales waratah (Telopea speciosissima) is a large shrub in the Proteaceae family. The waratah is endemic to New South Wales in Australia and is the floral emblem of that state.

This is the rarer white-tipped variety.

Captured in spring at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia.

Canon 400D, as is.

Color Me a Rainbow (Red) – Mar 2011
Gems – Mar 2011
Closeups in Nature – Mar 2011
Globes, Spheres and Curves – Apr 2011
The World As We See It – Apr 2011
Nature Photography Challenge – Apr 2011
1 Artists of Redbubble – Apr 2011
Flowers in Macro – May 2011
Featured for a Challenge – Jul 2011
Photography Challenge Group – Aug 2011
‘Explore’ Featured Photography – Oct 2011
Shutterbugs – Feb 2012
Destination Australia – May 2012
The Group – Jul 2012
Macro Magic – May 2013

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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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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    Very nice Mike. Great macro.

  • Thanks for the fave Michael.

    – Michael John

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 4 years ago

    how beautiful!! so well done!

  • Thanks for that Gail!

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 4 years ago

    Close to my heart-lovely work mate.

  • Thanks for the fave Wazza.

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – Michael John

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful macro capture Michael. The waratah always amaze me with their intricate centres!

  • Yes, I hadn’t really looked closely until I took this photo! Thanks for that Sharon.

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Lovely, Michael!

  • Thank you David.

    – Michael John

  • Penny Smith
    Penny Smithabout 4 years ago

    Terrific shot Michael, great detail and crystal sharp… love it :0

  • Thanks for the great comment Penny.

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful images and presentation of your work, and knowledge, Michael. Most impressive, infact.

  • Thanks for the great comment and for the fave Donna. Much appreciated.

    – Michael John

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixabout 4 years ago

    Great macro, well done !!!

  • Thanks for commenting.

    – Michael John

  • MaryLynn
    MaryLynnabout 4 years ago

    cRaZy good!! Beautiful job here – absolutely love this capture! A fave!!! :)

  • Thanks for the great comment, and for the fave!

    – Michael John

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