Saturday, May 24, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - Pincushion Hakea


Hakea laurina or, in common parlance
the Pincushion Hakea


a tight bud and an unfolding one


with the first few pins sticking out
complete with pin-heads


and fully open with a second flower coming along quite nicely.

Linking with TODY'S FLOWERS


33 comments:

  1. Looks a bit like the scrubbing thingie I use on the dishes ... altho yours is prettier ;>]]

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  2. An odd-looking little thing bursting into great beauty - always wonderful to behold!

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  3. That is both beautiful and interesting. At first it looks like paper clips are stuck in the ball, and then they unfold to look like pins. I don't think I've ever seen this flower before. There is always something new (to me) in nature that surprises me.

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  4. Isn't it strange how flowers between continents change Arija - this is beautiful.

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  5. Diese Blumen habe ich noch nie gesehen Arija, sie sin wunderschön, und die Fotos auch!

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  6. Beautiful colors and the unfolding of the pins is so intriguing, it's fun to see all the stages.

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  7. Excellent macro, Arija. I should try my hand, but I'm always busy using long lenses to snap the birds (or even the lilies on the ponds!) (((Hugs))) Jo xx

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  8. how beautiful Arija, I found two similar blossoms in the woods and have no idea what they are called, they are growing from a tree branch. I almost posted them this week, perhaps next week I will. They seem quite mysterious to me, having never seen them before. Thanks for sharing the love up close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  9. Stunningly beautiful. Arija, hope you are having a good weekend.

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  10. This is the 1st time that i saw this! So pretty! Amazing flower =) #IHeartMacro

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  11. Wow, this fantastic flower look form your country♡♡♡ I LOVE your country as I used to involved with the sister-city relationship with one of the city in your country. I reminisce seeing these gorgeous flowers♪♪♪

    PS> I love the name Grandma's Bonnet so much; Thank you very much for your comment;)

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  12. Hi,Arija. Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. This pincushion flower is a little bit different which I saw in South Africa a few years ago.
    BTW, if you have a time,please look at this post.
    http://minorusaito.blogspot.jp/2013/05/visiting-gardens-in-hokkaido-12.html I uploaded this post last year.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. And beautiful little pin cushions they are!

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  14. What a delightful flower! I like how the petals are little loops before they unfold. Lovely macros. I don't live to far from Kingston Ontario, about a four hour drive.

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  15. Oh, my word, what a wonderful plant and flower!!! I don't believe I've ever seen a picture of this one before.

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  16. Diese Pflanze hab ich noch nie gesehen! Schaut ja faszinierend aus! Wunderschöne Fotos!

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  17. That is a very interesting looking flower.

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  18. I have never seen these before, not even in pictures. They are stunning!!

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  19. Fantastic macro's Arija! Your Pincushion Hakea is an exquisite little flower!

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  20. Gorgeous flowers, very exotic looking.. Have a happy day!

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  21. Τι όμορφο και πρωτότυπο λουλούδι!!! Δεν έχω ξαναδεί...
    Συγχαρητήρια για τις φωτογραφίες σου!
    Πολλά φιλιά

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  22. Such a unique and breathtaking flower.

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  23. I love the pincushion hakea - it really is lovely - and you have presented some beautiful images of it.
    Have a great week and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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  24. marvelous time of year isn't it. after months of brown and grey I could stare at even a green colour swatch for hours.

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  25. fantastic flower! the unfolding of the buds is amazing!

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  26. What a wonderful flower. It is easy to commit the sin of envy with your birds and flowers being so different and exotic. This one is perfectly named and I'm glad you showed the new growth as well.

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