Spring Blossoms # 1 (Lunate-leaved Acacia) by George Petrovsky

Spring Blossoms # 1 (Lunate-leaved Acacia) by 

This Wattle blossom is welcoming the first day of Spring – in the Southern Hemisphere, that is… Found only a few minutes’ walk from my humble abode in Thirlmere, in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia.

This is the Lunate-leaved Acacia : Acacia lunata.

Thanks to Rosalie Dale for finding the site with this information.

Nikon D80, Sigma 17-70mm lens @ 70mm, Program, 1/160 sec @ f 9.0, ISO 100, Pattern metering, Auto WB & Exp. Processed and cropped in PSE 3.

An old photographer and his dog trying to find what turns a photograph into a worthwhile picture. Perhaps try to take a worthwhile photograph in the first place? The digital darkroom is a creative, fascinating place. If only I could learn to use it and the cameras I have to best effect… I love “mucking around”, as you can see!

Now, you know all my stuff is Copyright If you try and pinch any of it, I’ll jump through your screen and rip your bloody arms off!

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  • GailD
    GailDover 2 years ago

    Yes. Spring is here. Lovely shot George.

  • Thanks very much, Gail – your part of the world must be blooming as well and getting a bit of rain. Snow in the ACT & Blue Mountains – that’s global warming for you! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 2 years ago

    Beautiful blossom…I have never seen it.

  • Merci bien, Gilberte, I’m glad you like it – I only found this little shrub after walking through low scrub and had also not noticed it before! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture George

  • Thanks very much Larry – I’m very pleased you can appreciate our beautiful native flowers. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 2 years ago

    Found something very similar here but it didn’t have the red edged leaves …? Beautiful detail.

  • Thanks for visiting and trying to find details of this flower Rosale – muchly appreciated. I will track it down eventually! The Sigma is doing a good job at 70mm – it is a macro capable lens. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Thanks for tracking this down, Rosalie! The red edges may mean a plant in later stages of bloom – I know this happens to me too….:)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Delightful capture

  • Thanks very much Kala – I’m glad you like it. Waiting for the wind to die down was worthwhile! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago

  • Thanks very much Vitta – I’m so pleased that one of our native flowers has been featured! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

    lovely spring capture, congratulation on you feature

  • Thanks very much Luda – this is a time to go finding and capturing our native flowers! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • kenspics
    kenspicsover 2 years ago

    Not a wattle in sight here in Winnipeg George.
    Thanks for sharing this magnificent photo!!

  • Are you covered in snow, Ken? We’re starting to experience warm sunny days, flowers blooming and birds in full voice. Not to mention the frogs! I’m very pleased you like our native wildflowers, so I’ll be going out to look for some more. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Margaret Stanton
    Margaret Stantonover 2 years ago

    Very nice, great detail.

  • Thanks for your visit and comments, Margaret – much appreciated! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • kalaryder
  • Thanks very much, Kala – an oldie, which I very pleased you have featured. :) george

    – George Petrovsky

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