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27 Kangaroo Paw
25-OCT-2010 MiekeWAMinkjan

27 Kangaroo Paw

Melbourne, Australia

Kangaroo paw is a common name for a number of species, in two genera of the family Haemodoraceae,
that are endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.
These perennial plants are noted for their unique bird attracting flowers.
The tubular flowers are coated with dense hairs and open at the apex with six claw-like structures:
from this paw formation the common name "Kangaroo Paw" is derived.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
1/100s f/5.6 at 92.0mm iso100 full exif

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Maaike Huizer29-Oct-2010 07:52
Mooie scherptediepte heb je hier gekozen.
Barbara Heide28-Oct-2010 23:33
another beautiful discovery... thank you!
Dawn B28-Oct-2010 16:07
I am enjoying seeing all your native plants... the name for this is fitting!
Frank Brault28-Oct-2010 00:07
Gorgeous subtle beauty.
Norman Richard27-Oct-2010 23:38
Hey! they have flowers growing on their toenails! Needs a gold medal this shot.
Walter O. Koenig27-Oct-2010 20:59
Lovely shots of these kangoroo paws. Looks like you're having a beautiful spring.
Cindi Smith27-Oct-2010 20:41
Love Kangaroo Paw. Such a soft and lovely image!
LynnH27-Oct-2010 16:14
Beautiful yellow flowers!! Great photo too! V
maggie_falconi27-Oct-2010 13:46
Fabulous colors Mieke! Great capture! V
Ans de Zeeuw 27-Oct-2010 11:02
Bloeien ze bij jou in de tuin? Heel mooi.
laine27-Oct-2010 09:48
Very beautiful, both of them.
Sandra Cooper27-Oct-2010 06:30
They are very nice and seem to be getting more popular in our climate.
borisalex27-Oct-2010 06:23
I agree with Carol, absolutely beautiful! Love the really soft yellow color and blur in your first image! V.
Ieke Vonk27-Oct-2010 05:39
Ze zijn beide heel mooi van vorm en van kleur.
Yvonne27-Oct-2010 05:31
They make a wonderful display in the garden if your soil is right... both are
great shots Mieke!
Kerry Tingley27-Oct-2010 03:54
These are gorgeous. They have a velvet feel to them.
Margaret Lew27-Oct-2010 02:13
Such unusual and pretty native flowers in Australia!!
larose forest photos27-Oct-2010 00:48
I can see why they have this common name! What beautiful and intriguing plants. Very nicely photographed.
carol j. phipps27-Oct-2010 00:22
Absolutely gorgeous! V