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Wattle I Shoot Next?

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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Shooting wattle, the quintessential symbol of Australia, is always an interesting experience. The tiny individual blooms are only about a centimetre in diameter and are very delicate in structure, almost like golden snowflakes.

Yes, you need a bit of light – but wattle is the last subject you should photograph in a brisk breeze, because the branches dance around constantly.

I shot this wattle two weeks ago, in a very strong breeze and while the close-up results were fairly gratifying, this is the shot I really like, because it shows just how graceful the miniature, curved leaves are.

Each frond is only about an inch in length, or roughly 2.5 centimetres. I had to kneel low to get this shot from the right angle, but this is really the contrast I was trying to achieve.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my work in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/90 sec, ISO 400, 125mm.

Featured in ALPHABET SOUP, August 2009.



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