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Mad Aussie
09-29-2011, 09:02 PM
On our way home from our weekend away last weekend, we stopped in at the beautiful Lake Moogerah and found these Tree orchids ...
Yes Bambi ... it's that time of the year again in Aussie when the flowering trees start showing off :)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/6196111931_f8aa38b2af_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6159/6196623178_92e6ba6c9e_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6171/6196623720_dec88011a6_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6005/6196114021_bd8bce1d91_o.jpg


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6010/6196113307_9b9322dfa3_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/6196624312_7c21c9be0c_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6196623374_7805fe9a2a_o.jpg

Bambi
09-29-2011, 09:45 PM
such beautiful flowers! ours are almost gone so it's good to see yours. :)

Mad Aussie
09-29-2011, 09:59 PM
such beautiful flowers! ours are almost gone so it's good to see yours. :)
You know from previous experience to see mine all you have to do is ask ;)

Hillbillygirl
09-30-2011, 08:09 AM
Beautiful captures on all MA. Love that 5th shot, with that nice smmmoooooth background. Such beautiful colours to see on such a drab day here, (grey and raining).

BTW, would be nice to see more of yours also.;):angel:

JAS_Photo
09-30-2011, 01:47 PM
Wonderful flowers, M.A! I like the backlight on the last one.

Mad Aussie
09-30-2011, 05:13 PM
Thanks HBG and JAS.

I'll keep on the lookout for mine and be sure to show you HBG :)

Iguanasan
09-30-2011, 05:40 PM
A gorgeous set. Love to see all these beautiful flowers. :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
09-30-2011, 05:58 PM
A gorgeous set. Love to see all these beautiful flowers. :thumbup:
CHeers Ig :)

Wicked Dark
09-30-2011, 06:20 PM
ahh, spring. no matter where it is, it's glorious.
the white flowers remind me of our rhododendrons...they, too, have the light green-y yellow pollinator guide on the top petal.

Lizardqing
09-30-2011, 11:51 PM
That's what makes the internet so cool, getting ready to head into winter here but can have spring all over again. Great colors with all of those, I saw some flowers today but they looked like they were holding on to the very last breath.

Mad Aussie
10-01-2011, 03:00 AM
Thanks Lizard and WD. I never realised that the colour was to guide a likely pollinator down to the sweet bits.

Wicked Dark
10-01-2011, 02:17 PM
it's one of the few we can actually see, photos taken with infrared film show more we can't. Same with ultraviolet. Insects can see those wavelengths, but humans can't. it's fascinating.

Mad Aussie
10-01-2011, 06:08 PM
That IS fascinating. I learned something :)