One Last Fling ('Hibiscus Tiliaceus' Bloom) by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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Close up detail of a mature flower bloom from a Hibiscus tiliaceus tree. More common names are Native Hibiscus, Coast Cottonwood. The colours change during the blooming cycle, from a vivid and vibrant pure lemon yellow to what you see here.
Location is by the Innisfail wharf, Johnstone River, Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.


  • Blooms (All Seasons Flowers) + inc. in FEATURE GALLERY ~ August 16th, 2013
  • Far North Queensland Group ~ August 17th, 2013

Photo Details
DSLR Camera: Pentax K10D. Lens: smc Pentax-DA 18-55 F3.5-5.6 AL
SS: 1/60sec. FL: 55 mm. Ap: F5.6 ISO 125.
Raw file processed/edited via CS2. Natural state.

Ref. links:
~ Hibiscus tiliaceus

My “creative art practice” may be be succinctly summed up in the following fantastic metaphorical quote by Kandinsky:
~ “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key then another to cause vibration of the soul.”
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  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Blooms (All Seasons Flowers) ~ FEATURE GALLERY ~ August 16th, 2013

  • Thanks so much the feature of ‘One Last Fling (’Hibiscus Tiliaceus’ Bloom)’ Evita.
    Been away and only catching up here now.
    My regards, Kerryn. xxx 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your Feature in Blooms! Beautiful work! Gena

  • Thankyou so much Gena. 8 ) XXX

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • RichardCurzon
    RichardCurzonabout 1 year ago

    Great colours and perfect focus. Really cool

  • Thanks so much Richard. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 1 year ago

  • Really appreciate the work feature (17 Aug.2013) in The Far North Queensland Group Jenny. Thanks so much. 8 ) XXX

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum7 months ago

    Congratulations – 16th March, 2014 – Shirley

    Comments Welcome HERE

  • Thanks Shirley for the ‘Top Ten’ win notification in the ‘Hibiscus’ Challenge in Enchanted Flowers group.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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