Flutterer by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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


  • Backyard Macro & Closeups
  • One Single Flower on Display
  • BLOOMS (All Seasons)
  • Artistic Flowers
  • ENCHANTED FLOWERS (28 Jun2014)
  • Australian Women Photographers (13 Jan.2015)
  • The Tropical Zone (14 Jan.2015)


Camera/Shoot Details

  • 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.)

Come Closer (Flutterer)

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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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  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful!! so so soft!!

  • yes yes yes,
    thanks Shylie, 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image :))

  • Thankyou very much Kathy. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Yool
    Yoolover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much Yool for featuring the work Flutterer in Backyard Macro & Closeups
    3.12.2012 Qld, AU time! 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago

    Excellent work!!!

  • Thanks so much Vitta.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 2 years ago

  • Thrilled! Thankyou so much Elaine for the feature of ’*Flutterer* in One Single Flower on Display.
    8 )))

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Link One Single Flower on Display > http://www.redbubble.com/groups/just-flowers

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 2 years ago

    Congratulations – Dec., 8th 2012 – Shirley

  • A ‘gorgeous’ surprise! 8 )))
    Many thanks EdsMum for the feature of Flutterer in Gorgeous Flower Cards

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Link Gorgeous Flower Cards > http://www.redbubble.com/groups/gorgeous-flower...

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 2 years ago

    What a lovely flower! Congratulations on your feature in Gorgeous Flower Cards – FAVE:>)

  • Thankyou kindly for your feedback MotherNature and for the FAVE too. Much appreciated. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Blooms (All Seasons Flowers) ~ FEATURES ~ December 14th, 2012

  • Really honoured and thrilled, thanks so much Evita for featuring Flutterer in the Blooms (All Seasons) group and also in the individual ‘Features’ display page.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Fosterover 2 years ago

    A beautiful and stylish capture. Congratulations on all your well deserved features with this one.

  • Thankyou Sandra. Yes I was really rapt when I finally got this lovely shot of a ‘single one’ of these fragile ‘floating’ flowers this year . Not so easy to compose when usually there are so many grouped/hanging together and then to contend with a breeze blowing as well.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 1 year ago

    Well Done

    October 2013

  • Wow, what a lovely surprise. Thanks so much Polly.
    So honoured to have the work featured in the Artistic Flowers group.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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