Thursday, July 5, 2012

"Ethereal Beauty" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch | Redbubble

"Ethereal Beauty" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch 2012©Photography | Redbubble

It’s Zygocactus annual flowering time again. The cool southerly winter winds created some difficulty while attempting to photo up close this hanging little beauty. It was highlighted with sunspots from the afternoon sunlight creating some lovely effects. Taken at home near Innisfail, in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia!

Common name: Zygocactus, Christmas cactus, and Crab’s claw cactus
Botanic name: Schlumbergera truncata Hybrids

Camera/Shoot Details

  • Handheld Pentax K10D, Prime Lens smc Pentax 55mm F1.2
    1/500sec, @F22, ISO 100, manual focus.
  • Photo - Natural state
(This was taken with my very first SLR Lens which I forgot I had and recently rediscovered it in my black camera bag archives. It came with my first ever SLR (late 70’s), a Pentax K1000 also in good working order but ‘neglected in use’ since purchasing a DSLR in 2007.)

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