Weekly Photo 3/52 for 2013: Silk Floss Tree

Weekly Photo (3/52) Silk Floss Tree (Chorisia speciosa) by Kristen Koster on FlickrToday’s weekly photo is of one of two Silk Floss Trees (Chorisia speciosa) on our property. This tree is holding on to its blooms as long as it possibly can, despite the lows in the 20s and frost several mornings in a row last week.

I haven’t been able to get an interesting picture of the impressive thorns on these trees. The rejects from this weekly photo batch included some clouds, the moon out in the afternoon sky, some rather impressionistic ones of the back yard where I had the camera set completely wrong. But you know, in some ways I find those worth investigating because the effects are cool and if they could be applied in the right situations on purpose, who needs Photoshop filters!

Settings: SONY SLT-A33 • 1/500 • ƒ/5.6 • ISO 250 • 300 mm

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