The Colour Purple by GailD
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Paterson’s Curse (aka Salvation Jane, Blueweed, Lady Campbell Weed, and Riverina Bluebell), was introduced to Australia the 1880s, probably both as an accidental contaminate of pasture seed and as an ornamental plant. It is said that both names for the plant derive from Jane Paterson or Patterson, an early settler of the country near Albury. She brought the first seeds from Europe to beautify a garden, and then could only watch helplessly as the weed infested previously productive pastures for many miles around.
Paterson’s curse is considered a great resource for apiarists but is toxic to most grazing animals and is Australia’s worst broadleaf temperate pasture weed.
Taken near Muttama NSW Australia.

Nikon D700
24-70mm lens
F22
Ev -0.3
Focal length 48mm

HDR
3 photos. 5 x Raw images of each into Photomatix
@ 1 space ev. Finished in CS3

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Comments

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 4 years ago

    A beautiful image with lovely rich colours & lighting, and great pano format, Gail!!!

  • Thank you Phil. Whilst it is a ‘curse’, it does photograph well.

    – GailD

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 4 years ago

    love it love it love it – stunning colours and beautiful scene with the solitary tree to the right

  • Thank you Chris. I’m thinking of entering this in a competition. Thanks for the fave too.

    – GailD

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Great colours and pic Gail.

  • Thanks Sharon. Took it yesterday when I took Mum for a drive.

    – GailD

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 4 years ago

    should be on a winner with this one Gail

  • Thanks Chris. Hope so.

    – GailD

  • Thanks for the fave Chris.

    – GailD

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Gail of this terrible weed….

  • Yes it does photograph well. Thanks John.

    – GailD

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 4 years ago

    Spectacular! Great use of HDR, if you hadn’t of stated it was HDR I would not have known which for me is the key! Tony

  • That’s how I like to use it Tony. Cameras, whilst they have a come a long way in replicating what the eye sees, still can’t quite capture all the eye can see, particularly is shadows. I use the HDR to do this. Thanks for the comment.

    – GailD

  • Thanks for the fave too Tony.

    – GailD

  • polly470
    polly470over 4 years ago

    Spectacular – and a perfect use of HDR – you don’t even know it’s been used, but the effect is superb!!
    P

  • Thank you Polly. Cameras, whilst they have a come a long way in replicating what the eye sees, still can’t quite capture all the eye can see, particularly is shadows. I use the HDR to do this.

    – GailD

  • Thanks heaps for the fave Polly.

    – GailD

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Stunning Gail, such beautiful colors..

  • Thank you Carol. Appreciate that.

    – GailD

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, wonderful colors Gail!!

  • Appreciate that Marvin. Thank you.

    – GailD

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 4 years ago

  • Thanks heaps Ian.

    – GailD


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