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Photographed with a Canon 400D & a Tamron macro lens.

A tiny emerging grevillea seen next to a walking track at Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains of Australia. This is the end section of a small flower.

For the benefit of the macro groups this section of the flower is about 2.5 cm long.

As mentioned in some of the comments below, I came across this flower because I followed the wrong track to the falls. Thank god for mistakes.

Also, the flower looks different in it’s final stage as the pink stems shoot upwards. It was great timing to catch it at this stage.

I don’t know what type of grevillea this is. I haven’t seen it in nurseries or gardens & it hasn’t come up on any grevillea search on the internet.

Features
Flowers In Macro, Oct 2008 & Oct 2009.
In The Pink, Feb 2009
Grevilleas, June 2009
Extreme Close-ups, Oct 2009
Close-Ups In Nature, June 2010.
Flowers In Macro, Aug 2010.
Sold!, Sept 2010.
Quality Art & Photography, Jan 2011.
Globes, Spheres & Curves, Jan 2011.
Australian Native Plants, June 2011.
Sticks & Stones & Living Things, June 2011.
High Quality Images, July 2011.
The Group, Aug 2011.
Mother Nature’s Finest, Aug 2011.
The Best of Redbubble, Aug 2011.
Colour & Light, Aug 2011.
Australia At Large, Sept 25, 2011.
The Best of Anything & Everything, Dec 2011.
Shutterbugs, Feb 2012.
Alphabet Soup, Feb 2012.
Islands, Islands, Islands, June 2012.
Amateur Photographer’s Association, June 2012.
Number 1 Favourites, July 2012.
Gorgeous Flower Cards, July 2013.
You Got It, We Want It, Dec 2013.

Challenge wins
Grevillea avatar, January 2009
Pretty In Pink challenge, Australian Native Plants, April 2009.
Your Favourite Grevillea shot in the Grevilleas group, Dec 2010.
Best Grevillea, Australian Native Plants, June 2011.
What Is Beautiful To Me challenge in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends group, Aug 2011.

This image is special to me because it was the first of my photos to sell privately. I sold a 10″ × 15″ print of this image to a work colleague in 2009.
Also sold an 8″ × 12″ print to a work customer, Aug 2011 & Nov 2011.

4680 views & 64 favouritings as of Mar 30, 2014.

Photographed with a Canon 400D & a Tamron macro lens.

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australian native flowers, blue mountains, macros, flowers, grevillea, grevillea macro, michael matthews, wildflowers, national park, national parks

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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Comments

  • Julie Thomas
    Julie Thomasover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot! so delicate

  • Thanks Julie. I’ve just joined the site & am blindly finding my way around. I hope you get this message.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Julie Thomas
    Julie Thomasover 5 years ago

    got your message… welcome to redbubble!!! :)

  • Peaches1950
    Peaches1950over 5 years ago

    Hello Michael, this is a stunning Macro, welcome to the group of us Blind folk finding their way around…..

  • Thanks Peaches. It’s one of my best images & only came about because I followed the wrong track at Wentworth Falls. Thanks for the listing.

    – Michael Matthews

  • jacksonphotos
    jacksonphotosover 5 years ago

    This is Beautiful Michael! lovely DOF and bokeh, and those colours are lovely

  • Thanks Sam. I was lucky to catch it in it’s emerging state where it is much more curvaceous & spectacular.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Pascale Baud
    Pascale Baudover 5 years ago

    simply beautiful & “moving” ;-)

  • Thank you. It’s one of my favourites. Now my brain is working on long exposure work.

    – Michael Matthews

  • mooksool
    mooksoolover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot Michael,
    I find these very hard to shoot but you’ve absolutely nailed this…thanks and well done

  • Thank you. I know what you mean. I think I waited a while for a break in the breeze to get this one.

    – Michael Matthews

  • CATNIPMEOW
    CATNIPMEOWover 5 years ago

    I have never seen one of these……….so very beautiful……….love all the textures!

  • Thank you. It looks more like a toothbrush when it is fully developed. I was lucky to catch it in this phase.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kimberley  x ♥ Davitt
    Kimberley x ♥...over 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured in flowers in macro today 18th October 2008

  • Thank you, thank you. You’ve made my day.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Stzar
    Stzarover 5 years ago

    i have never before in my entire life seen anything like this ~ absolutely gorgeous !!

    i have added your beautiful work to my favourites : )) thank you !!
    and Congratulations for your Feature !!

  • Thank you Karon & thank you for adding this to your faves. It looks different when it is fully open, so I was lucky to catch it in this emerging stage.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Yool
    Yoolover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured in flowers in macro group .
    It is a stunning image well done !!!!

  • Thank you for the feature. I’m glad you like it.

    – Michael Matthews

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