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Old Apr 24, 2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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Old Apr 24, 2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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These are very pretty. Much more impressive then red things. You did have a nice lot for the shots.
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Old Apr 25, 2007, 2:49 AM   #3
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Gorgeous flowers there Raf, and you got the light just right on them. The petals look interesting....would have been nice to have seen a closeup shot to see their exact structure.

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Old Apr 25, 2007, 3:30 AM   #4
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Happy and Mark, thanks. Banksias are one of the major plant families in Australia, named after Joseph Banks who travelled with James Cook on a voyage of discovery up the east coast.

Mark here are a couple from a few weeks ago (different sub species). One about to flower



and one in flower



and a different species again after flowering



This after flowering look inspired a set of stories about 'banksia men' because sometimes the spent banksias look like very gnarled men.
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3 more lovely shots Raf, excellent lighting on all 3 and you captured the detail perfectly. The last flower has an almost funghi-like look to it....

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WOW, what an interesting plant. We have nothing like that around here!!!! My favourite is the first one!!!
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Old Apr 25, 2007, 6:14 AM   #7
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Not much funghi like about a spent banksia flower. It is hard and extremely dry, but I see what you mean from the looks department.

Annie, these are Australian only plants, though I imagine these days they are grown elsewhere. They are fantastic for attracting birds as those little spikes all up and down the flower are covered in nectar. We have birds specially adapted to these sorts of flowers with specially evolved tongues, like raindow lorikeets which are even more colourfull than the flower. Nature is a constant treat.
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