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Bottlebrush


Bottlebrush
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Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 500D, Tamron SP 60 macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-03 1:32
Viewed: 1689
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are a number of One-sided Bottlebrush species (Calothamnus sp.), all endemic to the South-West of Western Australia, from the coast to well into the drier inland. The genus belongs to the Myrtaceae family which also include Eucalypts and Paperbarks (Melaleuca). I think this one is C. quadrifidus. It is a large perennial shrub with pine-like hairy leaves. Grows in a variety of soils, from sands to laterite. The flowers are characteristic of the genus with the anthers forming a red tubular-like flower, and all the flowers clustered on one side of the stem. These shrubs are favoured by honeyeater birds who go to great lengths to get its nectar.

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Pretty Bottlebrush quite different from what we have of the same species here in India, Odile.
The pine-like leaves also have an interesting shape.
Thanks for sharing this lovely picture.
Regards.
Ram

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-05-03 10:19]

Bonjour Odie,
Une très jolie fleur qui porte un nom plutôt drôle..belle image, bien cadrée. Une plante intéressante.
Anne

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-03 16:35]

Hi Odile,excellent capture of this interesting specie with the usual top quality of detail and colors,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Bonsoir Odile,
Très intéressante publication dans laquelle le sujet est bien valorisé par l'appréciation de la finesse des des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Ciao Odile, lovely composition with beautiful flower, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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