I must admit that I have never been a real fan our Grevilleas,
until this week when they became a photo subject for me.
Getting up close and personal with them has opened
my eyes to their beauty as each flower uncurls.
It goes to show that things and people who
are often overlooked as being different, odd and nothing special
can turn out to be the most fascinating of subjects
when we just stop to take the time to look at them.
I took this photo yesterday of a beautiful Lorikeet as it fed on a Grevillea bush just outside the back door of our unit.
Whilst a bit wary of sudden noise , this little guy came right up to the front of the bush to pose for photos.
Known for their cheekiness and noise , the Lorikeet is one of the most people trusting birds in our Australian wildlife.
Today the bees were swarming around the freesias. Time enough to grab the iphone for a quick photo.
As they had to crawl a fair way down into the trumpet shape of the flower, it gave me time to prepare to catch a photo of them. Making the task a lot easier than trying to photograph them on open flowers. My reflexes are not as fast as they used to be.