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Jarrah flower buds… Flowers coming soon!

Flowers coming soon!

Olympus OMD EM1 ƒ/3.5 2s ISO200 60mm Macro

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The first flowers of Autumn, seasons upside down under!

The first flowers of Autumn seasons upside down!

Lumix G3 f4 1/40s ISO160 50mm Zeiss Tessar f2.8

A couple of days ago I mentioned that I there were no flowers in Western Australia at this time of year at least growing in my little corner of of the state. Well 6 days into autumn a lily appeared, of course in the northern hemisphere this variety of lily would be a spring flower – seasons upside down,down under. We had just a small sprinkle of rain but it was enough to trigger growth and produce a spray of lovely white lilies.

On another note I have been testing some of my old lenses on the Lumix G3 slowly I am working my way through them. This is a was shot on a Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm f2.8 Tessar originally used on a Practica in the 1960’s It was a solid camera that had a very good specification for its price. The camera is long gone but the lens remains and once above f2.8 it is sharp, at f5.6 it is tack sharp and continues that way up to f16 where a little bit of defraction creeps in. As can be seen in this image the bokeh is smooth and buttery. The colour rendering is very accurate and does not over saturate the way that many modern lenses seem to do. On the Lumix this checks in as a 100mm lens and focuses down to approximately 200mm which makes it quite useful for large flowers. I have seen this lens selling for as little as USD30.00 which makes it something of a bargain. The other camera that I used was the Rollei T for Tessar and I wish I had never sold it. The Yashica Mat was reputed to be a copy of the Rollei T I still have one these and over the weekend I ran off a roll of Fuji acros film. Just need to dev it now…

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Muscari racemosum or neglectum, Grape hyacinths

Canon 5D f4.5  1/200s ISO100 EF125mm 2.5mm Voigtlander Macro.

These lovely little asparagus form flowers grow very well in the Darling Ranges. Possibly too well its just my observation but I suspect they have all the characteristics of becoming naturalized. All mine are in pots!

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Corymbia ptychocarpa or Swamp Bloodwood

Canon 5D f4.5 1/30s ISO100 EF24-105mm f4L IS
The Swamp Bloodwood is smallish tree that produces masses of flowers that can be white pink or crimson its natural habitat is the north west of Western Australia but this specimen is growing well in Perth in Kings park.

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Everlasting spring flowers. Rhodanthe chlorocephala

Canon 5D f4 1/800s ISO200 EF24-105mm f4.0L IS

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Swedish Ivy

Canon 5D f7.1 1/40s ISO100 EF24-105f4L IS

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