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Posted by : Helen : (is currently at home photographing in, Australia) on 8 August 2008 in Plant & Nature.

An auspicious date ... the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, China demands a little patriotism ... therefore our Floral Emblem ... Australia's National colours ... the green and gold ... Go Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

Fujifilm FinePix S9500 1/140 second F/3.7 ISO 200 17 mm

australia | olympics | wattle

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Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Well balanced. love the colors! Exceptional!

8 Aug 2008 3:14pm

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

really beautiful and soft composition and yes we're waiting for the opening of the games too, even though it's from the oposite side of the globe


8 Aug 2008 4:57pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful colors and bokeh.

9 Aug 2008 1:16am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very pretty. I like the way the light in the background seems to dance.

9 Aug 2008 2:45am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Wonderful Helen!!! What kind of plant is that? It doesn't sound as great when we say Go Canuck Canuck Canuck Eh Eh Eh! hee hee hee

9 Aug 2008 4:25am

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

From an Expat living in the US... I say back to you - AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE... OI, OI, OI!!!!!!!!!!! Love the photo... I miss the Wattle in full bloom - one of my faves..

10 Aug 2008 9:00pm