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Old Jun 25, 2006, 7:45 AM   #1
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I went up to Kings Park last weekend and took some winter flowering Banksia (with a "k", i made a typo on the subject heading ) photos
I used my old 50mm f1.7 lens, some with diopter lenses on the front of it. (oneday i will get a real macro)
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 8:22 AM   #2
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 4:25 PM   #3
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Facinating flower - there's something similar (not the same thing, though) growing in the Botanical Garden I frequent. They are such unusual, interesting flowers but I haven't had such luck photographing them.
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I keep forgetting it's the middle of winter down under. Looks almost like a pinapple from a distance - Bruce
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Old Jun 28, 2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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oh gee
i just read what i wrote
and that was after correcting it twice

maybe the flower you saw mtngal was a Protea, a South African relative of Banksia

bper you cant eat a Banksia flower (ps: each of those sticking out bits is one flower, so a spike can have thousands of flowers on it) but apparently if you boil them in water it makes a rather sweet drink ( i guess you need to fish out the ants though )



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