Near the end of it’s flowering season.
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.
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).