At the beautifully manicured gardens known as Withycombe, it’s flowers, lawns ,hedges, statues, house & tennis court were all very impressive but my attention was grabbed by this windblown, half wrecked dandelion in the middle of a large lawn.

With a constant breeze blowing, I wasn’t expecting to get a detailed shot, so was surprised to see this one come up so well.
Unfortunately I had to crop it & missed out on some of the more colourful green sections in the background.

Photographed with a Canon 400D, Mt Wilson, Australia.

This is Withycombe Gardens at Mount Wilson in the Upper Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

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michael matthews, dandelions, nature, grass, natures beauty, blowing

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 2 years ago

    Wow! Beautifully captured Michael!! Awesome detail!! Love it!!

  • Thanks heaps Sharon. I knew it would make a good shot. Just had to be patient & wait for breaks in the breeze & get the focus right.
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkabout 2 years ago

    Wow, that is something completely different but ever so beautiful Michael.

  • Thanks John. They sure are photogenic little things & I loved the look of this one.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Very nice

  • Thanks Larry.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Michael!

  • Thanks Carol.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 2 years ago

    Such detail Michael – I do love the beauty that can be found in mature weeds and plants. Beautifully taken.

  • Thanks a lot Rosalie & thanks for the fave. It’s funny that this is my favourite for the day but I love it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    Amazing detail Michael – Love it xx

  • Strangely beautiful. Glad you like it Gail. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    excellent work Sir.

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  • Thanks Derek.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishabout 2 years ago

    Great detail and the tones are fabulous Michael !!!

  • Thanks a lot Ian & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    Brilliant macro Michael.

    Cheers Jude

  • Glad you like it Jude. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

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  • Thanks very much for the feature Deborah.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Thanks for the fave as well.

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