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Ann Britton Outback Photography

Nikon and I got re-acquainted, thanks to nature

Some who don’t think a camera is an extension of oneself most likely wouldn’t understand that some, like myself, going NINE days between using your camera is like a lifetime …….. LOL, that is a bit dramatic, but you get the “picture” ……. a road trip, a bit of fatigue, had me stopping at a roadside BBQ/toilet area that had a lot of flora that made my finger itchy ….. I hope you enjoy the results.Wikipedia: Callistemon /ˌkælɪˈstmən/[2] is a genus of shrubs in the family Myrtaceae, first described as a genus in 1814.[3] The entire genus is endemic to Australiabut widely cultivated in many other regions and naturalised in scattered locations.[4] Their status as a separate taxon is in doubt, some authorities accepting that the difference between callistemons and melaleucas is not sufficient for them to be grouped in a separate genus.

There was a break in the cloud, so with the opportunity of the sun shining on one side of the vegetation, giving great light for photos

Wikipedia: Grevillea /ɡrɪˈvɪliə/[1] is a diverse genus of about 360 species of evergreen flowering plants in the family Proteaceaenative to rainforest and more open habitats in Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Sulawesi and other Indonesian islands east of the Wallace Line
How many shades of green are there?
Amazing isn’t it? Gifted are those that can paint trees to look realistic with all their hues of my favourite colour.

Light challenge ….. love it ….. I so dearly love to play ….. good fun ….

                          ….yes there is a difference between this one and the one above ……
The wind was making these leaves dance in the breeze ….. the sun shining through the epidermis of the leaves casing shadows on each other, with a moss covered pine tree in the back ground ….. challenge given, taken and after a few attempts, captured.

I love most trees, but this one would have to be one of my favourite …… many many grand examples of their splendor along the road side, but most likely not the best option to stop anywhere on the National Highway to get the best capture of your favourite trees.
Messy yes, but they just look so grand …..shedding their old “skin,”  that drapes itself from its limbs and everything else close to it, for a new one. A group of paperbarks, shedding, looks extra special.

If it could only talk……

Shadows, moss, dancing sunlit leaves …… of yes, let us (Nikon and I) have some fun ….. and with that, I was feeling rather revived and could continue on my journey.

Arriving at my destination, my dear friend has some of the most amazing roses…… I love roses ……. again the sun was obliging. I love most flowers, but roses would have to be one of my all time favourites.

This rose was a bit old, but absolutely huge in size with a beautiful scent.
Nature is just so perfect, in its imperfections.

Once a little bud ….. and still not fully open.So much beauty, so much detail and it all adds up to helping this flower and its bush survive.

There is something about “stopping to smell the roses” not just trying to be creative while taking photos, but just to stop…… take a breathe or several ……. enjoy, appreciate, clear the mind, zone out and just be, amongst the flowers that look like they are just hanging around being beautiful, but they are working hard, surviving …… so let their survival help your well being.
I hope you all stop …… enjoy nature, wherever you are, even for just a few moments, solely or with company. Stop, revive, survive …….and not just on the asphalt roads, but on the road of life.

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