AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Protea in Black and White

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A protea in my front garden, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Macro Monochrome #48

Protea beauty
Large cluster of rich petals
Weighted with wonder

Macro Monochrome is hosted by Birgitta Rudenius


Poetic Shutterbug said...

It's even more exotic looking in black and white. Very cool shot.

NatureFootstep said...

that´s gorgeous!

Marie said...

Hi Gemma. A lovely post for MM this week. Love the lightning in it. Please have a great sunday.

Jingle said...

well put!

Jingle said...

welcome to Poets Rally week 30,
let me know if you have a poem ready,
Thanks for the support.

Kerstin said...

That´s beautiful, it works really great in monochrome.

Anonymous said...

I love proteas - and wouldn't have thought of photographing them in black and white - but it works really well. Beautiful!

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

What a great capture and delightful light in the flower - perfect for MM :)



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