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The Banksia Group, 2nd February, 2014

Found in a private garden in Whangarei, New Zealand. Nymet garden opens to the public a couple of times a year and I was fortunate enough to be in Whangarei on one of the opening dates.
Banksiac praemorsa red, a member of the Protea family, is also known as the Cut-leaf Banksia. It is a fairly open, broad-leaved shrub which produces spectacular, cylindrical flower spikes. The short, serrated eaves have an unusual truncated tip, appearing as though they have been clipped; hence the common name of cut-leaf. The flower spikes may reach over 30cm in length and are generally a wonderful wine-red color. It is an attractive tall-growing feature shrub.

Camera used: Pentax K30

I live in the UK and in 2011 when I joined Red Bubble,started experimenting with different settings and angles. I enjoy finding suitable pictures of flowers, Scotland, reflections, lamps and seats and have now branched out into different subjects.
In 2013 I finally realised my dream of visiting Australia and New Zealand. Whilst there I purchased a Pentax camera so have been able to expand my portfolio of flower macros among other new and exciting subjects.

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Comments

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchell9 months ago

    A beauty

  • Thank you Fred

    – lezvee

  • Dorothy  Pinder
    Dorothy Pinder9 months ago

    What an unusual looking plant. Very pretty tho!!

  • Thanks Dorothy. I had never heard of Banksias before I visited Australia in September – there are so many different ones – shapes and colours.

    – lezvee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder9 months ago

    Please add this great shot to Banksia group

  • Thanks – I thought I had – will check.

    – lezvee

  • It is in “Banksia Bunch” – is that the same group? If not, I need to join that group too.

    – lezvee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watson9 months ago

    Looks amazing. Love how the colour changes.

  • Thank you – it was the colour change which attracted me too

    – lezvee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder9 months ago

    02/02/2014

  • Thank you so much – it’s great to have features in this group.

    – lezvee

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