Glistening (Exotic Red Torch Ginger)  by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
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Large Exotic Red Torch Ginger (from the ‘Etlingera Ginger’ family).

  • Amidst tall green ginger stalks
    Lush canopy foliage surrounds
    Coyly nestles a large exotic torch ginger flower
    Saturated red pink
    Multiple finger-long and waxy tongue-like curled petals
    Finely outlined white-tipped edgings defined
    Lingering rain droplets
    Caressing
    Glistening in the dawn’s sunlight
    Clinging …
    …..
    ©2012 Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Photo Location – Home garden near Innisfail, Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.

Camera/Shoot Details > Handheld Pentax K10D 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
31Jan.2012 Time 6:40 AM 1/20sec @F5.6 ISO100 FL.55mm
Process editing via CS2.

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rain drops, wet, water, red, pink, white tips, vibrant, heliconia, flower, bloom, garden, home, waxy, petals, far north queensland, tropical, green, early morning, sunrise, light, nature, plant, exotic, blossom, complementary colours, inflorescence, rhizome, etlingera gingers, organic, spider web

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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Comments

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    Such lush reds and greens…..they just yell tropics! Beaut shot!

  • Yeh, you got that right. Was pretty much the end of our joyous sunny morning weather since this shot was taken too.
    Thanks a lot for commenting Mel.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 2 years ago

    I’m so much love this flower,
    beautiful capture!!

  • Appreciate your comments Rainy. We have ‘many’ heliconias plants as been growing them for many years. They’ve definitely recovered from last years Cyclone Yasi’s horrific winds and continue to ‘spread out’ in our large backyard naturally, with no help from me. Now they require a really good cut back.
    Cheers. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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