A great example of the red/green complementary colour scheme found in nature’s grand design. This is a large yellow-tipped red torch ginger heliconia flower, grown in my tropical green and lush home garden, located near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, Australia.

DSLR Camera: Pentax K10D. Lens: smcPentax-DA 18-55F3.5-5.6 AL
Shutter Speed: 1/80sec. Focal length: 28 mm. Ap: F5.6. Sensitivity 400.
Manual Focus. Handheld.


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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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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    A BEAUTY !!lIZ

  • Thanks Liz. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Karen for featuring the work in The Pentax Group.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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