Saturday, 3 March 2012

Gum.


The weather is terrible today...very un-weekend like I think! Torrential rain, heavy grey skies and horrendous humidity. These flowers are of one of the many eucalyptus or gum trees that can be found in Australia, and are extremely tough, coping with just about anything the weather throws at them.

10 comments:

Gunn said...

This is sooooo pretty!

Julie said...

Yes, they are gorgeous. I have something like this between my apartment and the corner store ... but I am not sure it is a eucalypt. The leaf does not seem right. I shall get my expert to come and have a look.

Karl said...

Great macro, AL.
Have a nice weekend.

diane b said...

A clever shot to get all of the buds and flowers in sharp focus. What settings did you use if you don't mind me asking.

David Thomas said...

A good flower photo is hard to find. But this one is very nice. Unusual one for those of us in Virginia.

Lincoln Eye said...

Wonderful photo - brilliant focus on the flower and lovely blurred background.

AL said...

diane b: This was one of those days when I had my small Nikon Coolpix with me rather than my DSL, and I snapped it on automatic setting.

Julie: There seem to be so many varieties that it is hard to know which type of eucalypt is which. This one is particularly spectacular I think.

Thanks for all other comments. Have a great weekend.

Inner Artist said...

That's a really beautiful photo, Al. It makes me happy just to look at it! I'm almost sure that this is Red-flowering Gum (Corymbia ficifolia), a species native to Western Australia but which is often sold in nurseries in other states. I've seen them in Brisbane, in fact I had one in my garden when I lived in western Brisbane. They're a small tree with very large leaves.

Nathalie said...

Yep, gorgeous, gorgeous photo. Congratulations Al, and thanks for delivering such joy. Love the bursting buds !

AL said...

You are more than welcome! If a simple picture can bring some joy and happiness to others, I feel it is all worthwhile.