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Buds shaped like kangaroo paws give this plant its name. It is native to and the official flower of Western Australia. The green flower is on display here, showing off its unique shape. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/8, 1/40 sec., ISO 400)

This photo appears on the cover and is included inside the book, The Return of the Flowers by John Carr, from the series ‘Discovering Australia; Dreamtime and Beyond’ ISBN: 9781877559990 (Publisher: Wendy Pye Publishing Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand)

Top 10 in “Avatar/Macro Challenge” in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (June 2013)

Featured in Australia at Large (23 October 2012)

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Comments

  • amgmcpherson
    amgmcphersonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful! You’ve really captured the ‘paw-ness’ of this flower :)

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • eleanor p.  labrozzi
    eleanor p. la...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful love it?

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 2 years ago

    I hadn’t realizes that we had all these unusual flowers. This is another beautiful capture, Celeste. Love the sharpness in the middle and the lovely dof.

  • I appreciate the great comment, and especially your reaching back and commenting on one of my very early uploads to RB. As for unusual flowers, Australia may well own the title to that field! I should refer you to one of my very knowledgeable RB friends to see an excellent variety of native Australian plants and flowers: Bette Devine (http://www.redbubble.com/people/bdevine).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 2 years ago

    I did have a look at Bette’s work and you are right, she has some stunning shots. I even commented on one as I liked it so much.

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonalmost 2 years ago


    Wonderful image, well done!

    Click HERE to view this weeks features up large.

    Bevlea & Melissa
    23rd October 2012

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Melodyone
    Melodyonealmost 2 years ago

    Celeste, this is a gorgeous photograph!!
    I’m delighted by these tiny paws and the playful jester hat-like flower.

  • Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 1 year ago

    Oooh, what a cool flower this is!!! Beautiful shapes and excellent color, focus, and DOF, Celeste!!! :)))

  • Thanks very much, Laurie! These are Australian native flowers but can be grown in Southern California (and are becoming ever more popular here).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Congratulations, 14th June, 2013 – Shirley

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  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago

    What a wonderful image, Celeste! The DOF and colors are delightful!

  • I’m so glad you like it, Lynn. Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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