you see jacarandas dotted about everywhere in s.e queensland, australia, but in my opinion, they look better en masse
these were photographed in spring (october) along brisbane terrace, goodna, about 20km / 12.5 miles, s.w of brisbane cbd.

nikon d5000 / tamron af70-300mm f/4-5.6 di ld / f/22 / 1/200 sec / iso-800

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jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of south america (especially argentina, brazil and uruguay), central america, mexico, and the caribbean. it is found throughout the americas and caribbean, and has been introduced to australia, new zealand, india, fiji and parts of africa. the genus name is also used as the common name

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  • Oscuro
    Oscuroalmost 4 years ago

    Gary, what a lovely capture. Jacarandas are one of my favorite trees. Love when they are in bloom here in Costa Rica. Thanks for sharing.

  • thanks man – i’ll have to come and photograph yours:-)

    – gary roberts

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

  • thanks for having me:-)

    – gary roberts

  • Josh Gudde
    Josh Guddealmost 4 years ago

    This is awesome love the mostly duotone look

  • many thanks josh, much appreciated:-)

    – gary roberts

  • jesskato
    jesskatoalmost 4 years ago

    I’ve been out trying to get a good shot of these trees up here in Noosa. It’s not happening for me! This is perfect! You know it’s October don’t you…

  • thanks jess, much appreciated:-)
    and yes, i do know it’s october for a couple more days

    – gary roberts

  • Josh Gudde
    Josh Guddealmost 4 years ago

  • whoo-hoo! thanks josh:-)

    – gary roberts

  • Patty (Boyte) Van Hoff
    Patty (Boyte) ...almost 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous shot!

  • hey thanks patty – much appreciated:-)

    – gary roberts

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoalmost 4 years ago

  • whoo-hoo! many thanks, i’m honoured:-)

    – gary roberts

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 4 years ago

    A vibrant image of a beautiful subject—-I love the jacarandas!
    GREAT angle and sharp focus! I came across them in full bloom within a park in Portugal! Congratulations on your FEATURE and top ten challenge winner!

  • thank lisa – driving through a tunnel of them is quite an experience!

    – gary roberts

  • and thanks for faving!

    – gary roberts

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...almost 4 years ago


  • thanks edyta, much appreciated:-)

    – gary roberts

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    beautiful, I love the Jacaranda tree – I have seen them in Arizona too

  • thank you charmiene, they’re pretty special aren’t they!

    – gary roberts

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