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Canon 450D, Canon 18-55mm lens
3 bracketed exposures and HDR processed in Photomatix.
Taken in my backyard in Bridgetown, Western Australia.

More of my Australian Natives Photography

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Wild Flowers of the World – 9 September 2011
Protaceae Family Group – 12 June 2009.
Alphabet Soup – 5 July 2009.

“Banksia prionotes, commonly known as Acorn Banksia or Orange Banksia, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. It is native to the southwest of Western Australia. It can reach up to 10 m (30 ft) in height, though can be much smaller in more exposed areas or in the north of its range. It has serrated, dull green leaves and large, bright flower spikes, initially white then opening to a bright orange. It gains its common name as the partly opened inflorescences resemble acorns. These make it a popular garden plant, and also of importance to the cut flower industry.

It was first described in 1840 by John Lindley, probably from material collected by James Drummond the previous year. There are no recognised varieties though it has been known to hybridise with Banksia hookeriana. Widely distributed, B. prionotes is found from Shark Bay (25° S) in the north, south as far as Kojonup (33°50′S). It grows exclusively in sandy soils, and is usually the dominant plant in scrubland or low woodland. The Acorn Banksia is pollinated by and provides food for a wide array of vertebrate and invertebrate animals in the autumn and winter months, and is an important source of food for honey-eaters, and is critical to their survival in the Avon Wheatbelt region, where it is the only nectar-producing plant in flower at some times of the year." Source: Wikipedia.

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Thank you for looking at my work. I use a Canon 450D and 7D with Canon and Tamron lenses. Some of my work is manipulated in software, often using textures and sometimes blending with 2 or more images.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    Lovely capture, please also add to Proacteae Family Group

  • Thanks Kala. I have added it.

    – Elaine Teague

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Thanks Kathy.

    – Elaine Teague

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    Featured in Protaceae Family Group

  • Kala you are a gem. Thanks so much for the feature.

    – Elaine Teague

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    In top ten of Feature Challenge in Protaceae Family Group

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING FEATURED IN ALPHABET SOUP!
    Please enter this beautiful capture into the Best of B Challenge!
    Marie ~ Host

  • Thank you so much Marie for featuring this photo. I only just joined the group so I am feel very honoured.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentabout 4 years ago

    I like Banksia,s, lovely Elaine!

  • Thanks Adrian.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago


    Congratulations Elaine

  • Thanks so much featuring my Banksia image Vickie.

    – Elaine Teague

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations, 14th May, 2013 – Shirley & Jean

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  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG11 months ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Graeme.

    – Elaine Teague

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