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Australian Fuchsia Heath

Australian Fuchsia Heath
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-23
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-16 0:38
Viewed: 6608
Points: 48
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Going through my archives I found this image that is over 5years old.

Fuchsia Heath. (Epacris longifolia)

Belongs to the family Epacridaceae that is related to the European Ericaciaea. Both can be loosely grouped as Heathers.

The Fuchsia Heath is common in moist sandstone gullies around the central coast of New South Wales.

It is typically a fairly straggly shrub comprising several long, arching branches and is usually less than a metre in height. The leaves are small and triangular in shape with a sharp point.

The flowers are narrow and tubular, up to 40mm long and occur along the branches. They contain nectar and are frequented by honey-eating birds. The typical colour is red with a white tip but some variations are in cultivation such as a fully white form.

I found this in a small nature reserve in the Sydney suburb of Manly.

It flowers all year round but mostly in the cooler months of the year.

This image was taken with my old compact camera hand-held. It was moderately cropped and after size reduction it was sharpened a little. The colour saturation was reduced to reduce the brightness of the crimson red.

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Ciao Ivan, my today neighbour, lovely Plant with splendid colors, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

What about this for a change? Fantastic shot of a lovely plant with fine strong but natural colors. I haven't seen that beauty around. Gorgeous image from your archives indeed Ivan taken with the little PowerShot S2 IS. Bravo! Have a lovely and warm Sunday too my friend!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-16 1:23]

Hello Ivan,
Very beautiful photo from your archive. A flower in splendid colours and excellent sharpness. Great DOF and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-16 2:09]

Hello Ivan.
Great capture of these lovely Fuchsia flowers from a very good angle. Excellent depth of field, colors, composition and contrast. Best regards Siggi

Hallo Ivan
This is really lovely macro and presented beautifully. The shape, colours and bell-like appearance of the flowers are pretty. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

Hallo Ivan,
a very beautiful image from your archives, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, ncie composition
Have a good Sunday
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Ivan.
complimenti per la bella foto, ottima nitidezza e contrasto.
Interessanti le note allegate.
Ciao Vanni

Hi Ivan
Beautiful photo with very good composition, nice colours and good sharpnes.

Hello Ivan,
Very beautiful close up, a nice composition with great colors and details. Well done!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-16 6:19]

Lovely species of plant with colorful flowers, for a compact camera this is good enough. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-16 6:21]

Hello Ivan,
a very exciting fuschia and the leaves are quite different to my previous knowledge. Something special to me, and the small and slender flowers are lovely. The white tips are well seen in contrast to the reds.
I like this new discovery.


hello Ivan

beautiful photo of these wild plants/flowers,
with fine POV and framing, beautiful luminosity
and color tones, excellent focus sharpness details,



hallo Ivan
Great details of this beautiful coloured flowers
good sharpness and nice light
greeting lou

Hi Ivan
very nice photo of this flower. Amazing colours and composition,
thanks for sharing

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-01-16 10:13]

Hello Ivan,
In Australia many plants have uncommon colours and shapes surely and differently taste. This plant remind fuchsia which I had in my house some years ago.
Regards, Pawel

Wonderful shot with fine details and natural colours. Erodotos

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-01-16 12:45]

Hi Ivan
This is completely different.What a great presentation.Excellent pov and perfect dof that put the min subject in evidence.Colors are natural and beautiful.
TFS Michel

Hi Ivan,
A really colourful photo very well composed with very good sharpness. Best wishes, Pambos

merhaba Ivan dostum
Australian Fuchsia Heath is very beautiful flowery plant.
you nicely captured it with pink-purple and white flowers. great composition and light using. sharp focus and POV also superb as like coloration. thanks for sharing.
best regards and have a good night

You too have kept this beauty from Australia under wraps for more than 5 years, Ivan. Thanks for taking it out and sharing it with us. The composition is truly marvellous with just the right degree of exposure to make the flowers look so very attractive and true to their original and natural tints.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Ivan,
This a very nice capture. The picture is clear and sharp, and great details. well done.Best regards

Hello Ivan,

an nice image from your archive, sometimes you find treasuries like this one.
Nice picture fron an unknow fuchia specie for me.
Good pov and sharpness with nice blurred bg.

Fine colors.


Hello Ivan,
Beautiful fuchsias. I have some in the garden and took some photo's of them the other day. Sharp image against the OOF background - very pleasing. Thank you.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-19 9:15]

Hi Ivan.
You have a very attractive archive. These elegant flowers are amazing and you have reproduced them with excellent details, impressive soft lighting and nice colours. I am impressed with nice smooth BG which is not so characteristic for compact cameras. Well done.

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