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paws reaching to the sun

The first young kangaroo paw flowers of the season were starting to bloom during my most recent visit to South Coast Botanic Garden. The sun had just peeked through the clouds, showing off the red fuzz on these distinctive little flowers that are native to Australia. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec., ISO 200, partly cloudy/morning sun, handheld)

 

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Taken on January 15, 2012