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Photographed with a Canon 400D, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

Those wonderful, patient people who have followed me for a while will probably think I have put up too many waratahs, but this one is different.

I like this one for it’s almost perfect shape & the great spray of leaves that support it.

This is a spring flowering plant & was found on the walk to Hanging Rock near Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park.

The botanical name for the waratah is Telopea speciosissima.

Spring Blooms, Dec 2010.
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Wildflowers Of The World, Oct 2014.
One Single Flower On Display, Oct 2014.
Banksia Group, Nov 2014.

2020 views as of Sept 19, 2014.

Taken on the same trip

Taken on a previous trip

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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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 4 years ago

    And such a beautiful one she is Michael.
    Wonderful colour and light – and terrific detail….!!!

  • Thank you Sharon. I had trouble limiting myself to just two photos of the amazing waratahs blooming on that walk.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 4 years ago

    A superb specimen of the speciosissima!

  • Thanks a lot Mike & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyabout 4 years ago

    yep, Another Flaming Waratah but I never get tired of looking at them, another lovely shot Michael.

  • Good to hear Steven. That’s the last one for at least two hours. Thanks for the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkabout 4 years ago

    You cannot get too many of these Michael. Indeed the shape is fantastic. I like the contrast red/green.

  • Thanks John.

    – Michael Matthews

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanabout 4 years ago

    This one will do me Michael. No need for any more. How can you follow this? Tony

  • Great comment & compliment Tony & thanks for the fave. I’ve been hanging on to this one for a while so as not to take the attention away from the other waratah & my mates pics of similar waratahs.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 4 years ago

    Flaming good Michael.nice detail mate.

  • Thanks Warren & thanks for the fave mate. Hope you had a good weekend.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Penny Smith
    Penny Smithabout 4 years ago

    I just love the title ! Great shot as always Michael :)

  • Glad you like it Penny. Thanks heaps sunshine.

    – Michael Matthews

  • JeffStockton
    JeffStocktonabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic specimen Michael with a perfect form. Great exp & capture

  • Thanks Jeff. You might like to know that your great waratah photo inspired me to go looking for waratahs.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kath Whitchurch
    Kath Whitchurchabout 4 years ago

    another flaming great shot!

  • Thanks Kath.

    – Michael Matthews

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