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Carnarvon Gorge 4 – the Cycads   Leave a comment

I used to grow palm and cycads – and had quite a collection – but doing a lot of travelling and now living in a unit, that is a thing of the past.

I have not lost my interest in these plants – and love finding and seeing them grow in the wild.

So to see the vast number of Cycads (Macrozamia moorei) growing in this National Park was awesome – and most were in seed – big bright orange/red seeds – deserves a second awesome for that.

Ok usually each Blog post only has three photos – but some of these were too nice not to post.

I took a lot of photos of these plants – cutting it down to five was very hard .

How old must this plant be – 100s of years maybe.


Pretty coloured seeds against the green of the plant – beautiful.


Rows of them – thousands of them in this park.




450D/50 Photo 3 Cycas Revoluta   Leave a comment

I only had a little time for photos yesterday on the way to work.

This is the best of what I could shoot, I used to grow Cycads from seed, and always like to good healthy specimens.

Again shot in Raw, processing in CS% ( only slightly) F1.8 ( probably should have been more around F4) 1/2000

Cheers Dave

Posted February 3, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized, Wildlife

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