Near the end of it’s flowering season. Efflorescent clusters of fiery red bell-shaped flowers and pods on red twiggy stems form at the end of the Illawarra Flame Tree’s branches. The bell flowers have five partially fused petals. Botanical name is Brachychiton acerifolius. The Illawarra Flame Tree is a unique Australian native of the tropical regions of Australia’s east coast.
Handheld Pentax K-5 II s Lens DA* 50-135 1/80s @ f/2.8, ISO 100, FL.55mm Natural ~ detail from Raw file. Processed via CS2. Location ~ Near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, AU. Time – Early morning 6.16am, end of Jan. (Summer/FNQ Wet Season).