The delicate pastel pink Zygocactus flower blooms in our tropical Winter during late June/early July in Far North Queensland, Australia. Taken at home in the afternoon near Innisfail on an overcast and somewhat quite chilly (unusual to be below 20 degrees Celsius) day.
Common name: Zygocactus, Christmas cactus, and Crab’s claw cactus Botanic name: Schlumbergera truncata Hybrids
Handheld Pentax K10D, Prime Lens smc Pentax 55mm F1.2 1/90sec, @F22, ISO 100, manual focus.
Photo processing – Natural state.
(This was taken with my very first SLR Lens which I forgot I had and recently rediscovered it in my black camera bag archives. It came with my first ever SLR (late 70’s), a Pentax K1000 also in good working order but ‘neglected’ in use since purchasing a DSLR in 2007.)
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.” → My Facebook Art Page