Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flowers on Saturday #3 - Banksia Speciosa


Banksia Speciosa (Showy Banksia) Australia - Photos taken at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.






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20 comments:

Duni said...

These are simply gorgeous!
have a fab weekend, Joanne!

fullet said...

I never saw it before. I checked the dictionary. Speciosa is a Latin word for beautiful, impressive... It describes this flower so perfectly.

Ann said...

It's beautiful. I've never seen anything like it. I couldn't stop looking at it. The shots just kept drawing me back to look again :)

Andrea said...

That is a beautiful banksia, i've seen it in Australia a long time ago, but somehow only the red remained in my head. BTW, i wonder what happened to your new Olympus as i can't open yet the full story. I am using also an Oly, but E620. I hope this is more durable.

Icy BC said...

Oh wow..what a unique flower, and I haven't seen this before! So exquisite looking!

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating flower! And the leaves remind me of the border on my patchwork quilt. Nice macros. :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Duni, thank you and to you as well.

Josep, they are pretty unusual and the gardens have many species. I just found a new one that I'll be posting later on.

Ann, thanks, they are fascinating to see. I've see some more different ones out there as well.

Andrea, I just came across the red species the other day and took some shots. It's gorgeous so I'll be posting those at a later date. I think my Oly was defective. It began getting very hot to the touch and after about four months just stopped working. I loved it and it took great pics but I don't know what happened. My new GE so far is working fine. It took these pics.

Icy, thanks, there are some very unusual ones at the gardens.

Diane, :D thank you very much. Have a great weekend

Christine said...

lovely images, great texture!

maiaT said...

Gorgeous, not just the flowers but the leaves too, have an interesting geometry.
You always have so special flower to share, nice work!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Christine, Thank you so much.

maiaT, Thank you, I'm lucky that our Botanical Gardens has such a variety.

~Visions~ said...

What gorgeously textured flowers. I love them. Lucky you to have such a wonderful place to go and shoot!

Liz said...

wow that is cool. I love seeing new plants. graet shots.

leavesnbloom said...

Thats so unusual - I've never seen anything like that before.

Leone (sree) said...

wow , never seen such a flower in my life :)

morememes said...

Hiya,

That plant reminds me of something that is making me hyper at the minute :-)
Very striking plant portrait.
joco/uk

Ewa said...

Botanical gardens are a great place to take beautiful flower photos!
thank you for linking :)

Self Sagacity said...

thanks for the name, that is always important, as I am trying to be better at knowing these plants and flowers. smiles

Erika B said...

Wow, to me that first shot looks like a beautiful, twirling skirt!

Erika B

RNSANE said...

Those Aussies have spectacular flowers AND wines...I'd like to see this flower in person, while sipping a nice shiraz.

ruthi said...

what an odd looking flowers but very interesting and unique.