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Wavy-leaved Hakea

Wavy-leaved Hakea
Photo Information
Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: canon 600D, Canon EF 100 f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-20 23:33
Viewed: 1662
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Wavy-leaved Hakea (Hakea undulata) is a wide spread shrub native from the Hills east of Perth (Western Australia), down to the South Coast. Easy to grow from seed, it is used for erosion control and wildlife habitat, growing up to 2.5m tall.
Recognisable by its stiff, wavy, prickly leaves with pronounced veins and cross venation, which glow when seen against the sun.
The genus is a member of the Proteaceae, a Gondwanan family which also contains the better known Banksia, Grevillea and Dryandra.

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

Hello Odile,
Thanks for showing us this interesting tree. Yes it is new for me. You have captured it nicely.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-21 19:34]

Hello Odile,
A new plant for me and very attractive at that. I like it's pretty off white flowers which grow at the base of each leaf in an alternate pattern. The veins of the leaves are very beautiful and appear almost as if illuminated. The lighting must have been somewhat challenging, yet you managed the exposure quite well. Just a tiny bit of overexposure on a few of the light colored petals. Overall a pleasing shot!

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