~Gum Blossom II~
You have some great colour in your photos, birds, plants, must be all the sunshine over there. Lovely bright flowers on trees of all sorts.
This is a lovely soft colour and your composition for showing both the flower and caps was a good thought. The flower is slightly out of focus, the flower seems to be fusing together and also on my screen a little over exposed. Imagine this pin sharp showing up every bit of detail in those flowers, that would look great.
- deblink (1258)
- [2007-05-30 21:06]
Nice image of this Eucalyptus flower and the different stages of its progress through life. The image is lovely and sharp with good detail.
Hi Tina, before we came to Australia I never realized the diversity found within the Eucalyptus. It was my understanding that there was a Eucalyptus tree and the Koala ate its leaves. Okay, so I was a little misinformed (naive).
This shot of the blossoms is a good sharp shot. Your colours very good, light is maybe a little over exposed on the top blossum. Your composition is a good one showing the blossoms next to some buds (operculum) that are about to open. Also you write great notes, I'm learning something here.
Speaking of learning, with these blossoms there is another difference seen here as opposed to NA plants, and that's with the pollination of these things. In NA the chief pollinators are probably insects (mostly bees) and the wind. Here it seems to be birds and fruit bats, based on the design of the flower.
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-05-31 16:30]
Hello Tina a really interesting and unusual plant never seen one before, the light is a bit strong at the back flower think it was composed well TFS rgds Necip.
your photo gives me a reason to visit Australia as the things you have in your country are so unlike like most things here in Canada.I like the look of the fireworks like burst of the flower heads in this photo and the powdery looking bloom on the surface of everything else,that gives a dusty look to this picture.I wish the focus was a tad harder but as it is a good picture overall,Tfs. Bob
- arfer (0)
- [2007-05-31 23:14]
Another interesting and exotic flower.The notes are very informative.A very nicely composed shot of this beautiful flower.The details are very good.TFS
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-06-01 9:18]
Hi Tina, lovely composition with splendid blossom, very well done, ciao Silvio