Taken with a Nikon D60 and Sigma macro lens in my garden, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia. I found heaps for sale at a local nursery and just had to buy one as they are one of my favourite Aussie plants, love the striking colours and shape of it :)


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  • kalaryder
    kalaryder7 months ago

    Oh I wish I could find some plants of these – I have tried from seed but without result.

    Great shot

  • Thanks Kala. Have you tried going to the Lullfitz Nursery up near Wanneroo to get Desert Peas ? I know near where you live is a long drive north but they have all sorts of native plants, I used to live in Mindarie and went there all the time for my garden plants as my garden in Perth was all native. They have good plants that are usually healthy and plenty of different sized pots and tube stock too. It’s on the corner of Caporn street and Honey road in Wanneroo.
    When I saw these I nearly had a fit, I LOVE them and they are hard to get over here ! Would you believe I got them at Bunnings for goodness’ sake !
    Good luck with Lullfitz, it’s worth the drive :)

    – Penny Smith

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB7 months ago

    January 2, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for the fave and feature Teresa ! Glad you like it :)

    – Penny Smith

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder7 months ago


  • Thank you very much Kala :)

    – Penny Smith

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...6 months ago


  • Thank you very much for this feature Vicki :)

    – Penny Smith

  • Cee Neuner
    Cee Neuner6 months ago

    Beautiful image!! Congratulations on your feature in the Color Me A Rainbow group!

  • Thanks so much Cee, and really appreciate the fave :)

    – Penny Smith

  • debidabble
    debidabble6 months ago


    The Power of Photography

  • Thanks so much for the feature Deb :)

    – Penny Smith

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder6 months ago

    Taken in Spring Challenge

  • Thanks so much Kala :)

    – Penny Smith

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder5 months ago

    Avatar Challenge

  • Excellent, very happy ! Thanks Kala :)

    – Penny Smith

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyer4 months ago

    Super image of this iconic Aussie bloom !

  • Thanks Trish ! Now I just have to find a wild one :)

    – Penny Smith

  • D-GaP
    D-GaP3 months ago

    Congratulations on your challenge win in Red

    From your hosts Paul and David
    Australia At Large
    April 2014

  • Yay thanks Paul and David ! Very happy with that :)

    – Penny Smith

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