Texture – looking at a Banksia

Judes 2020 Photo Challenge #11: Texture

Get in close to a Banksia spinulosa, commonly called a Hairpin Banksia and Bush Candles, seeing why the Banksia has that name. The inner green and the form to yellow with blueish purple tips. 190411_blog_challenge_flower_banksia_spinulosa2
Once you get to see the full flower the colour change is dramatic with the dominant colour becoming orange and a Bush Candle lights up the bush.190411_blog_challenge_flower_banksia_spinulosa1

Balanced Composition

CitySonnet’s February photo a day challenge 26th: Balanced Composition

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All things, that if I were to be serious, a Balanced Composition the above isn’t.

Balanced composition is harmonious, simply the elements of that picture are symmetrical about the center, horizontal or vertical symmetry.”

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It’s raining

Here we go with a multiple photo challenge post again
The main object of the photos I took today were for Sunshine’s Macro Monday #30
and then I thought this is a good one for Jez’s Water Water Everywhere #16 inspired by his photo of red water droplets
Looking at my notifications I saw that Bren’s Photo for the Week – 57 – Flowers also fitted in for this series of images taken during another wonderful rain shower this morning.
Water drops were everywhere. Some vertical ready to slide20200224_blog challenge_macro_ponytail palm_green_water drops
Some just hanging20200224_blog challenge_macro_ponytail palm_water drops
Some were large with an upside-down view of the world20200224_blog challenge_macro_red leaf_rose_water drops
The water pooled on the Rose bush leaves20200224_blog challenge_macro_red leaf_water drops
and adorned the rose with jewels20200224_blog challenge_macro_rose_leaf_water drops
Not every one was happy that there was water, water everywhere20200224_blog challenge_water water_cow_rain

Hibiscus deception again

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #27

This time I won’t tease about the colour of my Hibiscus flower. This tree is in not the best spot but has managed to survive for quite a number of years. Some seasons, it has lots of flowers, other times it is sparse.
Recent rain and hot weather has seen a few flowers appear. It is much different to the other Hibiscus in the garden.

Here is the bud
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Are you ready to guess the colour?

 

Remember last weeks photos. A red bud with a pink flower!!!

 

So you have your guess ready?

 

 

 

Here is the flower. 20200203_blog challenge_macro_hibiscus flower

How many people would have guessed correctly? I was amazed when I saw the bud as I have seen the flowers lots of time.

A flower or a butterfly

Kate’s Friday Fun: Flowers

I looked
I saw
a butterfly
of  delicate colours

I looked again
I saw
a butterfly
upon a bush

I looked again
I saw
a flower
of delicate colours

I looked again
I saw
a flower
upon a bush

I looked again
I saw
a flower
I saw
a butterfly

wonderful

 

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The Hoya flower

Bren’s Photo for the Week: Abstract

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Bren had instructions for Photoshop to alter your image. I use Corel PaintShop Pro 2020.

My image is a Hoya flower (Hoya carnosa)

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1. I cropped to just the flower
2. Opened Reflection Effects
3. Chose Kaleidoscope
4. Chose number of petals – 20
5. Radial suction – 10
6. Edge mode – reflect

Hope you liked my abstract Hoya