Jacaranda moon....

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Comments (19)

Sue Allen on October 6, 2008

This one actually looks nice blown up in size! Normally, my photos just disappear in a haze of squares, but this one's quite clear as it downloads, and is quite pretty. (Well, I thought so....:D

Jean Gregory Evans on October 7, 2008

Your messing around with this stuff has resulted in some nice artistic images. Very nice!


Sue Allen on October 7, 2008

I didn't have to alter the colour on this one though, Jean, I blurred it a bit around the edges, as it looked a bit 'flat' for some reason, but the flowers are just as they look here. I even planted two of these trees in my own garden, even though they're not native and therefore normally wouldn't get a look in, as they are among my favourite trees. Gympie is a patchwork quilt of purple splodges when viewed from afar, at present. There's a lovely kids song put out by someone like 'the wayfairers, I think they were called, which has a line in it, ...."when the bloom on the jacaranda tree's here, Christmas time is near....." Too true, it's only around the corner, in terms of how this year has flown!

So lovley to hear from you, Jean, and thanks for your encouragement, I'm going to have a cup of warm milk in your honour in a mo, and go to bed a bit earlier than usual..!

Very best wishes to you, Sue

Steve Paxton on October 7, 2008

i found it ours is the same armadele and the hill is full of it so looks quite purple once you get close.

Lecleire Jacques on October 7, 2008

Hey Sue Allen, i like Jacarandas. I see there are also Jacaradas in Australie, not only in South Africa...

My best regards to you. Jacques

someGuyinmasset on October 7, 2008

Very nicely done, Sue. Guy.

©theWolfsEye☼ on October 8, 2008

Like a picture from a dream, very nice, Sue!

Best wishes from Wolf ;°)

skida on October 8, 2008

I like this effect, Sue. It looks like a detail from a chinese painting on silk.

Faintlightofdawn on October 8, 2008

Pretty, agree with Skida, I like that you got the moon in shot ;) Fai

Sue Allen on October 8, 2008

Blimey, I got a bit left behind here!

They are gorgeous trees, aren't they, Steve? How's your lovely wisteria doing, still in flower or past its best now? They would blend very nicely together, wouldn't they? :)

Thanks so much,Jacques, Yes, we stole some of the Jacarandas from south Africa, well they are a stunning tree, especially when there is a carpet of blossoms under them!

Cheers, Guy, I'm so glad you like this shot, I had to take some pictures of them as they are at their best right now. They have such beautiful lacey foliage too...

Wolf, I'm so glad you came to see my Jacaranda photo, I wonder if you'll pop back to see my new photo I 'messed around with'. I'm quite pleased with the effect of it, and they are such a beautiful subject to mess around with!

Thanks, Skida, I agree, it does look just like that. This sort of thing would be right up Linda's street, to do as a painting, I bet, thinking back to how she was liked the fig photo, ages ago...

Thanks, Fai - I'm so glad you saw the moon in this shot. I thought I ought to mention it in the title, to get you looking for it, as it would be easily missed, I think, and showed up far more in real life, as is always the way...

Thanks all of you, so much for visiting my photos and making my heart postively glow with happiness by letting me know that you liked this photo, I truly appreciate you taking the time, and send my very best wishes to you all!!


Steve Paxton on October 8, 2008

sad to say the wisteria is fully gone. did you note my comment to you on Paul sunset help i will if i can.

Sue Allen on October 8, 2008

About the down a notch on exposure, or something like that, do you mean? I'll go back and check in a minute, cheers, Steve :)

Steve Paxton on October 8, 2008

yep 100% right

Sue Allen on October 10, 2008

The Jacarandas are taking the prime purple position then, never mind, until next year. ....

thanks again for the tip, Steve, very very useful!

cheers Sue

Jose Daniel Quintero on October 16, 2008

yellow star!!!

Sue Allen on October 16, 2008

Thanks so much for the yellow star, Jose, I'm thrilled that you like this so much! If you press on the Jacaranda flowers tag, lots more photos of these beautiful trees will pop up. I hope you get to see them, and enjoy the purple!

Very best wishes to you, Sue

marco mango on December 25, 2009

Mi chiamo Marco Mango,,si proprio come il frutto che si mangia,abito in Italia,a Trento,e sono un ammiratore delle tue meravigliose fotografie,che mi fanno rivivere emozioni forti,da quando circa ventisette anni fa sono stato in Australia ed anche a Gympie.Sei una artista bravissima Susan,e con le tue foto puoi rendere felici molte persone.Grazie.Marco 25dic.09

marco mango on December 25, 2009

Ah,scusami Susan, auguri per un felice Natale ed un Buon Anno nuovo.

Ritva Astikainen on December 25, 2009

Ohh how beautiful!! Season's Greetings dear Sue & family :)

Best wishes from snowy Finland, Ippa

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 6, 2008
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    by Sue Allen
    • Camera: Digital Camera DC5085
    • Taken on 2008/10/06 17:02:20
    • Exposure: 0.012s (1/82)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
    • No flash