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Last spring I visited the Rhododendren Gardens in Olinda (Victoria, Australia) & found these gorgeous “fluffy” members of the protea family.

  • This particular species is rare & endangered.

Pentax Optio E20, macro, as is from camera

  • Featured The Dandenongs (December 2008), Proteas, Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Orothamnus & Serruria (February 2009), Endangered Plants (March 2009), Protacea Family (May 2009)
  • Top Ten Avatar Challenge, Proteas & Friends (December 2008), Avatar Challenge, Proteas, Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Orothamnus & Serruria ( March 2009), Avatar Challenge, Proteas, Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Orothamnus & Serruria (April 2009), Avatar Challenge, Proteas, Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Orothamnus & Serruria, (July 2009)

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flower, florida, olinda, pink, endangered, protea, serruria

Comments

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, i have not seen these before …

  • Tom – aren’t they just though? Thanks for your comments too!

    – skyhorse

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot, nice and sharp, I’ve never seen these either.

  • Marvin, thank you – I just liked how feathery they were in the centre(that bird thing happening)

    – skyhorse

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 6 years ago

    these are called blushing bride, a lucadendrom, (not spelt properly hehe )
    great angle, well done :) k

  • thank you, I can never quite get the hang of working out who’s who with flowers, regardless of my giant book of “what plant is that”

    – skyhorse

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thanks so much Patricia! Hope harvest is going well

    – skyhorse

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 6 years ago
    Lovely soft colours- not familiar with these but they are gorgeous!!
  • I’m having a catch-up day & wanted to say “thank you” for your comment :-D

    – skyhorse

  • courier
    courieralmost 6 years ago

    Very different flower than I’ve ever seen before!

  • EdgeOfReality
    EdgeOfRealityalmost 6 years ago

    Very pretty. The stamens look like feathers.

  • It was their feather-ness that attracted me most

    – skyhorse

  • handprintz
    handprintzalmost 6 years ago

    Wow ! just beautiful what a lovely colour and capture

  • Thanks, these were the “icing on the cake” of a wonderful day

    – skyhorse

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 6 years ago

    They have come up very well Sioux

  • :-D was pretty happy with them I have to say

    – skyhorse

  • claudiu
    claudiualmost 6 years ago

    What beautiful details and nice flower, very pretty indeed!

  • I’m having a catch-up day & wanted to thank you for your kind comment :-D

    – skyhorse

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