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Spikelets of Flowers

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Innisfail, Australia

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Spikelets of flowers growing on the Dwarf Papyrus, Miniature Flatsedge (Cyperus prolifer). The plant is ornamental, aquatic, clump-forming, evergreen, bladeless and slender, with stems topped with spherical, grassy heads or plume of grassy filaments where the spikelets of flowers appear for its plant reproduction! Best viewed large

Work has Featured in

  • ‘As Is Photography’ (16.03.2014)
  • *Backyard Macro and Closeups ~ 20th March 2016

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NOTES
+ A spikelet is a small or secondary spike, characteristic of grasses and sedges, having a varying number of reduced flowers each subtended by one or two scalelike bracts.
(In botany ~ is the unit of a grass inflorescence, typically consisting of two bracts (glumes) surrounding one or more florets, each of which is itself surrounded by two bracts.)

+ A prime lens was used for focus intent and bokeh effect.
+ Location – Home garden, near Innisfail, Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.

Camera/Shoot Details
Handheld Pentax K10D Prime Lens smc Pentax 55mm F1.2
Manual Exposure, ISO 100, FL.43.0 mm, 1/60s.
Raw file – minimal processing/editing via CS2 ~ natural state.

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