Finally seeing a sparse one or two isolated cluster groups of these lovely pink orchid tree (Dwarf Bauhinia monandra) flowers blossoming in our rural home garden, near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, Australia.
Handheld Pentax K-5 II s Lens DA* 50-135
1/100s@ f/2.8, ISO 200, FL.135mm
Date – Jan.13, 2013 Time – 18.04.11
Raw file ~ Processed/edited via CS2.
Since the recent late wet season’s few days of heavy rainfall (delivered by ex tropical cyclone Oswald last week in January 2013) a couple more have bloomed, but they are still only appearing in very limited quantities to date.
Thinking perhaps our tropical soil is not acidic enough but the tree plants are still relatively young and it could be early days of their flowering season. I am observing their progress with keen interest.