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Near the end of it’s flowering season.
Efflorescent clusters
of fiery red bell-shaped flowers
and pods on red twiggy stems
form at the end of
the Illawarra Flame Tree’s branches.
The bell flowers have five partially fused petals.
Botanical name is Brachychiton acerifolius.
The Illawarra flame tree is a unique Australian native of the tropical regions of Australia’s east coast.

Camera/Shoot Details
Handheld Pentax K-5 II s Lens DA* 50-135
1/80s @ f/2.8, ISO 100, FL.55mm
Natural ~ detail from Raw file. Processed via CS2.
Location ~ Near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, AU.
Time – Early morning 6.16am, end of Jan. (Summer/FNQ Wet Season).

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-...10 months ago

  • LisaMM
    LisaMM10 months ago

    so lovely and delicate

  • Thanks very much Lisa.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon10 months ago

  • Thankyou Lynn.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Bates10 months ago

    Very beautiful – I love the bokeh !

  • Much appreciated, thankyou Morag.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • RichardCurzon
    RichardCurzon10 months ago

    Fantastic contrast between warm – cool, sharp – blurred

  • Thanks very much Richard.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon9 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture,

  • Thankyou Ann.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder9 months ago

    Great find and presentation

  • Thanks Kala.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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