Wild maiden hair fern

Australia’s Great Dividing  Range that runs near my home provides several ecosystems and within those, countless smaller ecosystems.  In this small landscape, an overhanging rock provided an opportunity for some delicate fauna and flora.

The Maidenhair fern prefers a moist and protected environment and the local spider can cast its web without concern of in inadvertent damage from large animals or wind-blown debris.

The result is an enchanting scene with gentle light illuminating the leaves, rock and intricate spider’s web.

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Shells on wood

Like castaways clinging to wreckage, these small Goose or stalked barnacles (Lepas anatifera) have grown on a piece of driftwood.

One can only guess the ocean journey that brought them to this South Pacific shore!

This beautiful colourful photo is for sale and would suit many homes and add a wonderful point of focus and interest in any room. It would also go wonderfully with one of my other coastal closeups.

Goose or stalked barnacles (Lepas anatifera) on driftwood

This image is 24×16 inches, but will print smaller just fine.

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Colourful sponge

A colourful orange sponge, cast ashore on a beach on the Mid-North coast of NSW, Australia, by a strong sea.

Laying abandoned and dying….colour seeping from its outer edges. Through observation of the small things we can marvel at the intricacies of nature.

If you own a coastal home and have need for a strong art to lift a dark place or print larger with a generous frame to make a bold statement in any room.

Orange sponge on beach

This image is 24×16 inches, but will print smaller just fine.

$10 for private use only.

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Eucalyptus blossom

In Australia, as in many countries around the world where they have been planted and flourished, the Eucalyptus, or as we Australians call them ‘gum trees’ often have magnificent flowers.

Many flowers are very small and high above the ground, often abuzz with bees. Others, like in this photo are  grafted and have especially large flowers. This specimen was in a park, so I have no way of tracking down what hybrid this is.

Eucalyptus Flowers

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This high resolution image size is 40x30cm (12.16 inches), but can be printed larger.

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Sunflower

Not all sunflowers are created equal – while the commercial varieties provide maximum seed and oil yield, others are valuable in different ways, such as visual beauty.

The beauty can be enhanced the isolation on a white background. This clean and bright image would look great printed and displayed in any home to bring some sunshine into any room.

The beauty of sunflower

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Vertical living

Hidden in a tumble of fallen timber and shaded from the sun, this magic vertical community thrives. The micro-climate is influenced by its location, 1,150 metres above sea level.

The cascade of delicate grey hoods forms a uniform, resource sharing wall.

fungi garden australia

Vertical Living – click to enlarge

Coral Tooth Fungi

This delicate and rare Coral Tooth Fungi Or Comb Tooth (Hericium coralloides) has only been recorded in 24 places in Australia. This magnificent specimen was found in Queensland’s Main Range World Heritage Area after a long and arduous walk.

Evidently the young fungus is edible, but it would be a shame to damage such a delicate organism. Each ‘tooth’ is is less than a centimetre long.

Coral tooth fungi

 

Image size 16×20 inches. Priced at $10 for private use only. Contact me for commercial use

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Three orange stones

From the starting point atop the Great Dividing Range on Australia’s Eastern fringe, the location of this photograph is close to civilisation, yet quite inaccessible. The three kilometre walk  descends around 350 metres and the decline traverses remnant layers of volcanic basalt and tuft rock that was deposited by a giant shield volcano. The walk  culminates in a creek bed that cuts through  sandstone that was deposited over 200 million years ago, or well before the age of the great dinosaurs.

Hidden under a moist overhang, these three colourful  rocks, oddly coloured and emerging from an overhang within the watercourse made a striking contrast to the surrounding dark rock gravel. The stones are based on clay, the result of millions of years of breakdown in the granite.

three orange rocks in stream bed

This image is proportioned for a up to a 9×12 or 18×24  inch print. A print with black matting looks amazing.

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Orange mushroom – part opened

Thrusting its way through straw mulch, this determined tiny mushroom makes a statement about reaching its goal. Short-lived, the cap will open and turn dark brown before the sun sets. The next rain will see more orange fungi emerge for their brief exposure to the ‘topside’ world.

This image provides a delicate yet striking glow suitable for many hanging opportunities around the home or office.

photogragraph of cute small orange mushroom

This image is proportioned for a 14 x 11 inch print, or larger. It lends itself to also being cropped for a portrait orientation.

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Orange mushroom

Emerging after rain and lasting only a day, these small mushrooms are found in the garden beds of the parks near my home. Even though this image was captured just a few hours after sun-up, already the cap is showing signs of age, which adds to the feeling of delicacy.

Delicate orange mushroom photo

Image size 14×11 inches. Priced at $10 for private use only. Contact me for commercial use

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I also have a professionally mounted copy, on 3mm foam core backing and 2 1/4” wide black mat with white core – 18 1/4 x 15 1/2” dimension, ready for framing. Please contact me for pricing.