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I'm told these were known as Black Boys but political correctness
asks that they be called Grass Trees now- STREWTH!
Please correct me if I've go this wrong. Often these are seen with just one
protruding 'branch', hence the name I guess and there is a female version
which I didn't come across - anybody got an image?
Many thanks for vs & cs for Jacaranda - I was interested to learn that you have
it in many countries in Europe too.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Dec 2013 - 8:07 AM
Focal Length:26mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/9.5
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Grass Trees - Australia
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:19 Dec 2013 - 10:00 AM
Tags:/ Black Boys, Australia, Flowers & plants, Grass trees, Photojournalism
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 10:08 AM

What a wonderful tree, Kate, I would imagine quite a number of birds build their nests in these. Carol

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 10:09 AM

Strewth indeed. Grin
It's a wonder you were able to hold the camera so still, Kate.

I'm enjoying your great holiday images - probably should have stayed there looking at the weather forecast here.

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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 - 10:38 AM

Hey shots like that Kate could give you the WilliesWink nicely spottedSmile

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 2WesternRed vcard Australia
19 Dec 2013 - 11:06 AM

Lovely capture of the Grass Trees. The ones with the pokers where originally call Black Boys Blush. Well done Kate.
WesternRed.

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achieverswales
19 Dec 2013 - 11:39 AM

Are they prickly Kate, nice one, the photo I mean.

Regards

Trev.

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 2Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 11:44 AM

Originally we called them ‘Black Boys’ and the taller skinner ones are ‘Black Gins’.
The correct name is Xanthorrhea’s but commonly called Grass Trees because no one
can pronounce the Latin name…..lovely capture after all that……...WinkWinkWink

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 12:08 PM

An interesting plant. I also notice the difference in the quality of light there. Are these a species of palm?

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 12:09 PM

Don't see many of these in Lancashire Kate. A really unusual 'tree'. Political correctness rears its ugly head again. 'Strewth'.
Ray

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digital_boi
19 Dec 2013 - 12:16 PM

STREWTH! indeed gives a clue about the Muppets in Westminster ...... white is next

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 1:27 PM

PC gone bonkers, Kate, if you ask me!!
A super shot of this multi-named tree!

Richard

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 2:24 PM

Good shot Kate.
And remember the days you went to the icy and asked for a Black Man ?
Nowadays it is a Chocolate Wafer !!
Mick.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 3:54 PM

Beautiful floral capture, Kate!
Regards,
George

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 4:13 PM

Black is black - I'll say no more!!! Unusual tree; But a good record image Kate.
Joan.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 4:32 PM

Another well captured image in your arborial series, Kate.

Ray

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 4:42 PM

Great looking tree Kate, well capture, interesting write upSmile


Cliff

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Caziwinkles
19 Dec 2013 - 5:27 PM

Interesting Kate - very interesting - superb image! Smile

Carol

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 3254 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
19 Dec 2013 - 5:33 PM

Political correctness gone mad. Great trees and image. It looks nice and warm there.....here is brrrrrrrrrr.

Harriet

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 6:51 PM

If the Black Boy pub can retain its name and still trade. Why do the PC brigade get all shirty over a plant. The worlds gone mad Kate. Like your pic though. GrinGrinGrinGrin Peter.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
19 Dec 2013 - 8:29 PM

a wonderful tree

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gwynn56
gwynn56  252 forum posts England
19 Dec 2013 - 8:57 PM

nice capture , though was looking for a sign saying keep off the grassWink

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2110 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 9:10 PM

Another great image KateSmile
NettaSmile

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williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 11:04 PM

a great shot keep them coming..

billy

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 11:55 PM

What an interesting form of a tree, Kate!

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 4:16 AM

Love your narrative, Kate.
Reminded me of the Golly on jars of jam & marmelade...Smile
Interesting trees, too. Looks very Hot there.

Simon

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Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 10:57 AM

An interesting tree.
I remember getting a little "golly" badge from saving up coupons from those jam jars.
Cliff

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