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Featured in – The Power of Photography Group – 30Nov2011

Leucadendron sessile the Sun Conebush
A medium sized bush with narrow leaves and native to South Africa. They have a fantastic spiral centre which blossoms and sometimes changes colour.

Perhaps Norman Foster used these buds as his inspiration for the now famous gherkin building in London, rather than the pine cone…

editing: cropped | autobalance in PSE8 |

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I live in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is rugged, remote and ancient. I love to capture moments that we may easily miss or pass by. I need to slow down, live life, notice the little things and breathe….. rather than rush to my next meeting through the artificial world. Beauty is all around us, the more you look, the more you see…
Unless stated, my images are straight from the camera with minimal processing.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Louise and I can see the gherkin resemblance.

  • Haha, thanks mate!

    – Akrotiri

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkabout 3 years ago

    Lovely shot! I like the way it spirals inwards…or is it outwards? :)

  • Thanks Lori – I’m not sure either!

    – Akrotiri

  • patcheah
    patcheahabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured! Love the pattern of the black bits and also the apple green leaves.

  • Thank you – yes the black bits are amazing aren’t they?

    – Akrotiri

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonabout 3 years ago

    Powerful image, Congratulations!
    Click HERE to view your feature!!!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    This is lovely
    Would you like to enter this into the challenge and also enter it into the group Protea Group

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