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Feathery flannel flower ... real close by Michael Matthews
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11 features as of Nov 16, 2012.

This is the Lesser Flannel Flower … aka Actinotus minor.
Photographed with a Canon 400D & a Tamron macro lens.

Given that this flower is about 1 cm in diameter, I’m surprised that I managed to get this one reasonably focussed.

I cropped this from the previous uploaded shot of the flannel flower. My macro lens wouldn’t let me get this close.

The feathery petals amaze me.

Actinotus minor, the Lesser Flannel Flower is a common plant growing in heathland in moist areas not far from Sydney, Australia. A small shrub, 15 to 50 cm tall, with white flowers, similar to the related and more famous Flannel Flower.

Leaves are small and pointed, divided in threes. 6 to 8 mm long, white below the leaf. The leaf stem is up to 12 mm long. Stems are long and slender. Flowers are 12 mm wide, without petals, but they look similar to daisies, with the bracts appearing as petals. Flowering can occur at any time of year, though mostly in summer. Flower stems are between 4 and 12 cm long. The hairy egg-shaped fruit capsule is 2 to 3 mm long

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This photo was taken in the Georges River National Park in the southern area of Sydney, Australia.
It is so small that I never had a close look at it before this photo was taken.
A special thanks to my mate Mike V for pointing out this little beauty.

2037 views as of Nov 14, 2012 with 35 faves.

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

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australia, australian flowers, australian native flowers, flannel flower, michael matthews, white flowers, wildflowers, actinotus minor

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

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 4 years ago

    It’s absolutely beautiful Michael, such great detail:)

  • Thanks a lot Michelle & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    Fantastic detail~! Well done! Instant fave too! S :)

  • Thank you for the great compliment & the fave & the listing Sandra.

    – Michael Matthews

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeover 4 years ago


    Don’t forget to add it to the June Avatar Challenge!

    Only one work can be entered for each challenge.

  • Thank you very much for the feature.

    – Michael Matthews

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Wonderful. Congrats for your feature!!

  • Thank you Cee.

    – Michael Matthews

  • shazart
    shazartover 4 years ago

    What a great macro – interesting to see part of the flower, perfect composition Micheal

  • Thank you for the compliment Shaz.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 4 years ago

    Oh this is just gorgeous..wow!!

  • Thank you Kim.

    – Michael Matthews

  • vivien styles
    vivien stylesover 4 years ago

    This is brilliant. So much detail for such a small flower

  • Thanks Vivien & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Danceintherain
    Danceintherainover 4 years ago

    Wow … beautiful.

    • Coy
  • Thank you for the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Hege Nolan
    Hege Nolanover 4 years ago

    That is just fantastic! beautiful macro work.

  • Thank you very much Hege.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 4 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic image Michael. A perfect macro of one of my favourite Aussie flowers.

  • Thanks for the great compliment & the fave Mike.

    – Michael Matthews

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