Waratah in the wild

Michael Matthews

Sydney, Australia

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Photographed with a Canon 400D in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
The floral emblem of New South Wales with the botannical name Telopea speciosissima.

This image was captured on the walking track to Hanging Rock in October last year (2009). I’ve never seen so many waratahs in one place.
The ants obviously love them.
Waratahs herald the beginning of spring in the mountains.
Hanging Rock is near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of Australia (2 hours west of Sydney).

That’s the Hanging Rock at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains National Park that features in many other images in the gallery.

Photographed with a Canon 400D, F6.3, ISO 400, Exposure 1/30 seconds, Shade White Balance.

Protaceae group on April 30, 2010.
Live & Let Live group on May 12, 2010.
National Parks of the World, Sept 2010.
Spring Blooms, Oct 2010.
Australiana Challenges, Oct 2010.
Explore, Jan 2011.
Featured for a Challenge, May 2011.
Artists Universe, May 2011.
No.1 Artists of Redbubble, May 2011.
Alphabet Soup, June 2011.
Islands of the World, June 2011.
Petals & Pollen, July 2011.
The Group, July 2011.
Colour Me A Rainbow (Red), July 2011.
High Quality Images, Aug 2011.
Australiana Challenges, Oct 2011.
Focus on New South Wales, Nov 2011.
Cover Shots, Apr 2012.
Snaptacular, Dec 2012.
Australia’s Tracks & Trails, Aug 2013.
Australia’s Tracks & Trails, Mar 2014.
Australian Native Plants, Jan 2015.
Wildflowers Of The World, Feb 2015.

Challenge wins
Protaceae Family Sept avatar, 2010.
State Floral Emblems, Australiana Challenges, Oct 2011.
Wildflowers of the World, Red/Pink challenge, Jan 2012 (joint winner).
Wildflowers of the World, Red challenge, Dec 2013.
Seeing Red, Australia’s Tracks & Trails, Mar 2014.
Red Challenge, Made By Nature, Apr 2015.
Christmas Colours, Wildflowers Of The World, Dec 2015.
Red Spring, Nature In It’s Entirety, May 2016.

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