I spotted two of these gems beside a walking track at Currarong on the South Coast.

This is a Fringe Lily – Thysanotus tuberosus.

The research tells me that this plant flowers in the southern spring from October to December. The flowers open for just one day.

For the macro groups, this flower is about 2 cms across.

Photographed with a Canon 400D at Currarong, NSW, Australia.

One Single Flower On Display, Mar 2013.
Amateur Photographer’s Association, Mar 2013.
Rural Australia, Apr 2013.
Close-Ups in Nature, May 2013.

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 1 year ago

    Thanks for the fave Kenny.

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thanks Ann.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleover 1 year ago

    These are sure unique to capture, I enjoy looking for them in the bush
    well taken . cheers Rick

  • Thanks Rick. It makes it more special when they are fairly rare & flower for a short time.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Elaine !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago


  • Glad you like it Katie & thanks for the fave !

    – Michael Matthews

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature!
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  • Thanks very much for the feature Deb !

    – Michael Matthews

  • suave
    suaveover 1 year ago

    Best non underwater photo ever. Michael you are good at seeing nature breathing air.

  • Thanks Keith !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Beautiful Macro Michael. Pin sharp and gorgeous colous.

  • Thanks a lot Steve !

    – Michael Matthews

  • seeingred13
    seeingred13over 1 year ago

    Oooooooooooo awesome! Amazing macro! Congrats!

  • Thanks for the nice compliment !

    – Michael Matthews

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Outstanding clarity, a perfect capture

  • Thanks a lot Kala. With the constant breeze it needed a bit of patience.

    – Michael Matthews

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