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Monday, July 11, 2011

Grevillea Lavendulacea







I am just amazed at the beauty of some of our Australian native plants when I really have a close look at them. This is another, much smaller grevillea which we have planted in our garden.

 Grevillea lavendulacea usually has pink or red flowers, sometimes white. Our particular one is a pinky-red. Each flower piece is only an inch or 2.5cm long. Thankfully it is a hardy plant, flowering in winter and spring, growing to a height of around one yard/metre.

 I took these photos late in the afternoon, holding a piece of black cardboard to help highlight the delicate beauty of these stunning flowers.


Sharing at The Creative Exchange, Communal Global, Sweet Shot Tuesday Then She Snapped, 
 In The Studio, Macro Friday,  Flowers on Saturday and Your Sunday Best.

53 comments:

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Very beautiful!

joco said...

Grevillea - a complete unknown to me. I shall have to look for them under houseplants maybe?
The black sets it off to perfection.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Joco, it's an Australian native, a bush/mallee plant.

craftygreenpoet said...

what a wonderful flower and the photos work particularly well with the black background

Rosemary Aubut said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. Love the contrast!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice picture and a lovely dark backround
..... well done.

greetings, Joop

Marianne said...

So beautiful ♥ ♥

Ashley Sisk said...

What a cool plant!

Jill said...

Lovely!

Tricia ♥Barn Charmer♥ said...

so beautiful =)

lisa said...

Wow!!!
These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
What an amazing flower, and you have photographed it so beautifully.

Thank you so much for sharing these today art The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful capture. I love the little arms of the flower.

elizabeth said...

such a beautiful flower!!Love the vibrant colors against the dark backround!!

Linda Makiej said...

Just BeAuTiFuL for the Creative Exchange!!

NatureFootstep said...

those shots makes me want to see how the plant looks as a whole. :)

missing moments said...

That's fascinating! Never thought about using black cardboard! Lovely photos!

Henrietta said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous shots. I love the shape of it, so cool you put the black background to push the flower power:)

Pat said...

Beautiful Australian flower! You can really see the detail against that black background.

Rosie said...

Oh, how beautiful! These are really amazing!

Roan said...

I've never seen a flower quite like this. It's beautiful!

Scott said...

Very cool flower. Nicely done.

Susan said...

Those are beautiful. Love the idea of using black cardboard. I was going to ask how you did that.

Cedar said...

So fascinating and beautiful! How creative to use black cardboard!

minor said...

Very beautiful flower. You black cupboald made a big effect to take these photos! It's cery cool.

Costin Comba said...

Simply the best. beautiful shots.

Genie said...

Since I started photo blogging, I am discovering just how beautiful so much of what I am see in nature is...from the plants, to the buildings, to the animals. It has been a fabulous learning experience. I have never seen this particular flower, but the boom is out of this word. Genie

Beth said...

This is an amazingly beautiful picture and flower! Thank you for sharing how you captured this shot:)!
Beth

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you for your lovely encouraging comments.
I echo Genie's words regarding photo bogging helping me to see and appreciate the details of life even more. Thank you for making the journey more fun.

Sara said...

These are stunning, the grevillea really pops against the black cardboard.

Ray said...

Beautiful shots!

La Principessa Errante said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos.

Carletta said...

Beautiful detail!
I wondered about the black background. Thanks for sharing that tip. :)
Carletta's Captures

starla said...

Love it!

Jen said...

Wow! Awesome macro shots and a beautiful flower!

Barb said...

Simply beautiful! great idea to hold the paper behind it!
PS I love the music on your blog, your blog, and only your blog! :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I don't know which is more stunning, your photography or that flower!! Both are amazing! blessings ~ tanna

ayearinmyshoes said...

beautiful shots. i've never seen this flower.

Life with Kaishon said...

Absolutely stunning. What gorgeous shots. Wow.

AMKreations said...

That flower is amazing! I've never seen it before...thank you for sharing and love your photos!

Visiting from Sneak Peek of the Week.

Strigl Design said...

Simply Gorgeous! Great photos!

Christina said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

My garden haven said...

A wonderful capture. The black background does the trick!
Rosie

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you for the chance to share these photos with you. A joy shared is a joy doubled.

Jade said...

Wow this is amazing!! And good idea with the cardboard...I'll try that too.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

WOW! These are so intricate!!! Beautiful pictures!

Jennifer said...

Amazingly beautiful! The black cardboard really lets you see the details.

Ewa said...

it looks so beautiful against that black background!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you everyone. I'm pleased the black cardboard tip may be of use to others too.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Simply amazing!!
love them all!
super cute blog and inspiring photography.

visiting via your sunday best.
betty

Cindy said...

Coming from the Studio JRU link-up hosted at Anita's this week!

Oh, such beautiful flowers...I love all pink and white ones! And, the tip about black paper behind to really capture the blossoms is one I will probably try with my cheapy digital camera!

Blessings...

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This is so unusual and gorgeous. Thanks so much for participating in Your Sunday Best this week. I truly appreciate it. :)

Barbara said...

This flower reminds me of a ballet dancer. Lovely.

April said...

What a wonderful flower, I love the way your photo really captures the detail! :) ~April

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