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Miniature Deep Red Anthurium Flower  by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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Miniature Deep Red Anthurium Flower by 

A beautiful and vibrant miniature heart-shaped deep red Anthurium flower.
Plant grown in my tropical home backyard, near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, AU.
Photo was taken using my first ever purchased Pentax prime lens (late 1970’s).

The Anthurium is a flowering plant of the arum family, Araceae.
“The inflorescence bears small flowers which are perfect, containing male and female structures. The flowers are contained in dense spirals on the spadix… The spadix is elongated into a spike shape… Beneath the spadix is the spathe, a type of bract.” ~

Featured in

  • Blooms (All Seasons Flowers) + FEATURE GALLERY ~ 3 Jan.2014
  • Backyard Macro & Closeups (29 Jan.2014)
  • One Single Flower on Display (16 Feb.2014)


Camera/Shoot Details
Handheld Pentax K10D, Prime Lens smc Pentax 55mm F1.2
Manual Exposure, ISO 100, FL.43.0 mm, 100s.
Date/Time > 16.12.2013 @ 2.06.19 pm
Raw file – minimal processing/editing via CS2. Natural state.


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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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  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...8 months ago

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapman8 months ago

    stunning red!

  • Thanks Marion.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Cee Neuner
    Cee Neuner8 months ago

    Wonderful!!! Happy New Year!

  • Thanks Cee and Happy New Year to you too. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Evelyn Laeschke
    Evelyn Laeschke8 months ago

    Excellent color and detail.

  • Thanks so much Evelyn.
    Loving the detail/clarity of this old prime lens that I rediscovered I had last year … or was that the year before? … hmmm, … lol!

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Evita
    Evita8 months ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Blooms (All Seasons Flowers) ~ FEATURE GALLERY ~ January 3rd, 2014

  • How wonderful! Thankyou so much for the early New Year work feature Evita.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • designingjudy
    designingjudy8 months ago

    Outstanding composition! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thankyou very much Judy.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep8 months ago

    Very beautiful!..Congratulations on your Featured work!

  • Thankyou very much.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • RichardCurzon
    RichardCurzon7 months ago

    Than would look great on a canvas. I like how all the background leaves lead into it

  • Thanks very much Richard. Yes, was really pleased with how well the background leaves worked in this.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • barnsis
    barnsis7 months ago

  • So delighted, thanks very much! I truly appreciate this work being featured in ‘Backyard Macro & Closeups’ group. 8 ))) XXX

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • RGHunt
    RGHunt6 months ago


  • Wow, that’s awesome! Thankyou SO MUCH RGHunt. 8 ))))
    So happy to have this work featured in ‘One Single Flower on Display’

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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