Banksia Spinulosa

© Paul E. Earl

Banksia Spinulosa

Paul E. Earl level-classic 7/24/2009 12:05:07 AM

The flower and how it looks after flowering. #1158497

Tiia Vissak 7/24/2009 12:31:35 AM

cool close-ups! #7776736

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 7/24/2009 12:33:48 AM

AWESOME details in this beautiful macro, Paul. #7776739

Kerry Hill 7/24/2009 12:43:16 AM

Wonderful details and capture of this beautiful Banksia, Paul!! #7776751

Nadya Johnson 7/24/2009 1:31:48 AM

Outstanding close up of this very fascinating plant! I like all three, although for some reason, I wasn't able to zoom in on #2. Great color, clarity and detail, Paul! #7776806

Renee Doyle level-classic 7/24/2009 1:45:27 AM

These are not easy to photograph and you have done a wonderful job of them all Paul!!! Excellent work!! #7776831

Ray Clarke level-classic 7/24/2009 1:55:06 AM

Great light and detail Paul, lovely image.!!!(R) #7776846

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 7/24/2009 3:03:51 AM

What an interesting plant! And great shots of it! #7776915

Michelle Alton level-classic 7/24/2009 3:21:14 AM

All three are brilliant, Paul! #7776951

Chua Wee Boo level-classic 7/24/2009 3:59:23 AM

Wow!Terrific closeup shot,Paul #7777038

Aimee S. McMaster 7/24/2009 5:33:29 AM how neat to flower in winter; wonderful vertical crop & light Paul..Aimee #7777296

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 7/24/2009 5:59:14 AM

What outstanding close-up banksia captures here, Paul!! The details, textures, lighting, tones and composition all are just superb!! I always find these flowers to be most intriguing, and I love to photograph them!! :o) Have a wonderful weekend...and stay warm!! ;o) #7777421

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 7/24/2009 7:02:07 AM

Fantastic details , comp. and dof, Paul! #7777647

Lynne Morris 7/24/2009 2:36:17 PM

Wow fabulous captures of a wonderful and unusual plant Paul. #7778741

Karen Engelbreth 7/24/2009 2:45:09 PM

Cool macro, Paul.... #7778767

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 7/24/2009 6:32:21 PM

Gorgeous flower and gorgeous capture, Paul!! Fantastic detail, dof and tones!! #7779107

Renata Gusciora level-classic 7/25/2009 9:23:19 AM

Fabulous macro,pov,color,Paul!Super shot! #7780603

Manuel Barrera level-classic 7/27/2009 3:49:37 AM

Wow, what a cool flower #7785294

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 7/27/2009 2:34:03 PM

Paul - what a treat to see such a great image of Banksia! I visited Sydney in April and had a day tour in the Blue Mountains where we saw Banksia shrubs with seed heads. What a sight! Thanks so much for your great background story - it too is captivating! #7787357

John Connolly level-classic 7/30/2009 3:48:40 PM

A fantastic capture of this native flower, Paul! I can never seem to get the image I am looking for when I try and photograph them. #7798230

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/17/2009 3:35:01 PM

Congratulations.... #7857748

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/17/2009 4:33:15 PM

on your well deserving FINALIST. 8o) #7858186

Aimee S. McMaster 8/17/2009 5:35:30 PM

...big congrats Paul...wonderful finalist...I hope your head is feeling better....Aimee #7858664

Evy Johansen level-classic 8/17/2009 7:46:42 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul! #7859872

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 8/17/2009 8:11:45 PM

WTG Paul!! Huge congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7860077

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/18/2009 12:34:37 AM

huge congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist!!! #7860762

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 8/18/2009 12:39:14 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Paul! #7860786

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/18/2009 2:47:10 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Paul!
Good luck next level up! #7861054

Manuel Barrera 8/18/2009 6:25:02 AM

congratulations #7862107

Daniella Puente level-classic 8/18/2009 10:41:34 AM

Congrats Paul, this is wonderful! #7863334

Nadya Johnson 8/18/2009 10:50:07 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Paul! #7863376

Lynne Morris 8/18/2009 1:35:44 PM

Woo Hoo WTG Paul, Huge Congratulations on this wonderful finalist. #7863816

Jeff Robinson level-classic 8/18/2009 6:06:25 PM

Congrats on your Finalist Paul! Jeff #7864945

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic 8/18/2009 9:46:20 PM


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/18/2009 11:18:47 PM

Beautiful florals here, WTG. CONGRATS. #7865625

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/19/2009 3:52:07 AM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Paul! #7866406

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/19/2009 4:05:46 PM

WTG Paul!!! Big congratulations on this wonderful second place WINNER!!!! #7869094

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 8/19/2009 4:17:35 PM

Very cool and thanks for the history, congrats on your 2nd place WIN!! #7869154

Michelle Alton level-classic 8/19/2009 4:48:15 PM

Hearty congratulations, Paul. A really fine and well-deserved winner! #7869355

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/19/2009 4:50:40 PM

on your well deserving WINNER~!~ #7869368

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 8/19/2009 5:08:08 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Winner, Paul! #7869434

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 8/19/2009 5:15:58 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Paul. #7869475

Nadya Johnson level-classic 8/19/2009 5:35:19 PM

Congrats on your terrific Winner, Paul! #7869563

Raymond Pauly level-classic 8/19/2009 6:17:32 PM

Congratulations, Paul. #7869767

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 8/19/2009 8:44:09 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful GOLD WINNER, Paul!! Gold goes so well with the tones in this image!! #7870293

Lynne Morris 8/19/2009 11:18:45 PM

Wooo Hooo you got GOLD, so well deserved Paul, this is awesome! #7870577

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/20/2009 1:53:31 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Paul! #7870745

Aimee S. McMaster 8/20/2009 2:58:53 AM happy for your win Paul....congrats..Aimee #7870828

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/20/2009 4:56:28 AM

HUGE congrats on your gorgeous winner!!! #7871176

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/20/2009 6:05:25 AM

Beautiful details Paul, congratulations on your winner! #7871469

Ray Clarke level-classic 8/20/2009 1:48:36 PM

Congratulations Paul, very well deserved #7872762

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 8/21/2009 9:41:30 PM

Congratulations on your win! Excellent Paul! #7876504

Laurie Daily level-classic 8/22/2009 6:35:49 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Paul...I appreciate the interesting BG info on this unique flower!! #7877250

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/23/2009 6:31:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful capture and glad to see this getting GOLDEN, Paul.

UB. #7879873

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 8/24/2009 7:50:13 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Paul! #7883430

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 11/15/2009 7:10:18 AM

Congratulations Paul on your Win!!!

Dominick #8132873

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Just one of the members of the Banksia family. They are an Australian native flower. This particular family member is found on the east coast of Australia. This one (and many others) I came across on my walk the other day. They flower in the middle of winter.
Banksias are named after the botanist Joseph Banks who sailed with Captain Cook on the Endeavour in 1770.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 450D

Uploaded on 7/24/2009 12:03:48 AM

Keywords: #banksia; unusual Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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