2012 Genre a Month Photography Challenge: Nature’s final call

Here is the final instalment in my January theme of Wildlife and Nature Photography.

It seems only fitting to end with nature ‘on its way out.’ After a very hot day in Sydney of about 33 degrees, I’m not surprised this agapanthus was looking a little worse for wear. Despite the wilted blossoms, the colour is still so rich. I am delighted with the photo, which I took while stopped in a traffic jam. We were creeping rather than driving and the road around Centennial Park in Sydney has beautiful houses and plenty of dog walkers.

Most of the dogs were too fast for me to get a clear shot. This flower on the other hand was fair game. I’m not sure why I’m so taken with it. Perhaps it’s because in a moment when I expected nothing, I got a photograph which surprised me in its simple wilted beauty.

So here is the last shot of the month. February’s theme is Travel Photography… let’s see what that brings…

Wilted agapanthus

75-300mm lens at 210mm, f/5 for 1/1000 sec, ISO 3200.

If you’ve participated in my Genre a Month Photography Challenge please post a comment with a link to your entry on┬áthis page.

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Posted on January 30, 2012, in Photography, Photography Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I’ll see if i can rustle up another.

  2. I think my favorite nature shot of the month was this one:

    http://jbarnesphotos.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/moon-rise/

    I have no idea what I’m going to do for Travel this coming month. It will be good to stretch a bit to see if I can come up with something.

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