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These unusual purple flowering plants are known as fairy aprons.

Fairy aprons (Utricularia dichotoma), a perennial species of terrestrial bladderwort, grow in damp soil, swamps and marshes.

Dedicated to all those who can remember this song from the ‘60s/’70s and can relate to the title…..

Captured in NSW, Australia.

Canon G12, as is.

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purple, plants, violet, lilac, reeds, rushes, flowers, wildflowers, nature, natives, swamps, bokeh, depth of field, dof, fairy aprons, utricularia dichotoma, bladderworts

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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Comments

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    Very pretty flowers and shot Michael

  • Thanks for the comment and fave Trudi

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    They’re beautiful… Wonderful capture… Love the perspective and colour, especially.

  • Thanks for that great comment Donna. Something a bit different for me.

    – Michael John

  • Kathilee
    Kathileealmost 3 years ago

    I wish I could help you identify these…they sure make a pretty photo whatever they are!!

  • Yes, I hope to find out the name soon. Thanks for the fave Kathilee!

    – Michael John

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesalmost 3 years ago

    This is very pretty! :) Soft and wispy! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks for the comment and fave Gabe!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    Love the colours. Nice shot Mike.
    Reminds me of that famous Jimi Hendrix song …
    ♪♫ Purple hay, down on the farm. Take it home & put it in the barn ♪♫

  • Thanks for the comment and fave Michael – and for the music!

    – Michael John

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Nice one Michael.

  • Thanks for the comment Julie

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thanks for the comment Kathy

    – Michael John

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Very pretty Michael – Love it !

  • Yes, something different. Thanks for the fave Gail!

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work Michael.

  • Many thanks Warren

    – Michael John

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