Delivery by Dec 24 has ended: Get 10% off instantly emailed gift certificates with code NOT2LATE

Close up on a Royal Hakea by georgieboy98
Clear

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…


This is an amazing plant. Named Hakea Victoriai in honour of Queen Victoria – who was on the throne of England at the time of it’s discovery – it’s major habitat is in the far south of Western Australia, within the confines of the heritage listed Fitzgerald River National Park. People have tried to grow them elsewhere but with only moderate success.
It stands anything up to 3 metres tall and completely dominates the surrounding bush with the vibrant colours of it’s foliage casting an almost surreal glow over the entire area. You can see where they are from many kilometres away.
This is just one of many photos I took of them whilst holidaying in that area during the spring of 2007. I was using my Sony DSC R1 in aperture priority with an nd4 filter attached to the 24-120 lens.

Comments

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Great shot and beautiful colors Pete.

    Cheers Jude

  • Hi Jude and many thanks. There is one of these battling to survive in the botanical garden of the Yanchep National Park but it’s never done really well
    Cheers
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • mike421
    mike421about 3 years ago

    Hi Peter, again a beautiful plant like so many wild flowers we should leave them wild a mother nature intended, great picture my friend its in my Fav’s now.

    All the best Mike lol

  • Thanks Mike, also for the fave. As you know it is an offence to pick any of our wildflowers.
    Regards
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Peter

  • Thanks very much Larry. Always good to hear from you.
    Regards
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture, gorgeous colours

  • Very many thanks Mik. The colours are dinky di – this is exactly how they are, which is the main thing that makes this plant so appealing.

    – georgieboy98

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 3 years ago

    ooh, very pretty

  • Thanks Loree. There’s no flower as such – it’s the foliage that gives the colours.
    Take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations – Featured in Endangered or Vulnerable Plants Group 30th September 2011

  • WOW Mik – very many thanks indeed.

    – georgieboy98

  • danita clark
    danita clarkabout 3 years ago

    fabulous colours in this one Peter

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryabout 3 years ago

    This brings back some great memories of my one and only visit to the Fitzgerald River National Park which was after the big fire in the early 1990s. I had never seen this plant before and I found it fascinating. The orchids were magnificent that year.

  • Many thanks Eva. This was taken during our one and only visit in September 2007 and we were staggered by just how tall they can grow and how they really stand out among all the other bush flowers that are in abundance down that way. We were also lucky enough to see the whales just off Point Ann and that was a big bonus.
    Take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful plant Peter… fantastic capture !!! hugzzz xxx ☺♥

  • Very many thanks Evita. About now these will be seen in profusion all around that national park!
    Hugs
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.