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20130105_27439 Summer Heat (Sat 05 Jan)
05-Jan-2013 AKMC

20130105_27439 Summer Heat (Sat 05 Jan)

At Home, Illawarra, NSW

The weather across most of Australia has been hellishly hot of late with little sign of abatement. The east coast has been spared the worst of this because of a freak of atmospheric conditions, but it was still hot with a disgustingly high humidity level.

In this shot the sun strikes a hibiscus flower, showing the shadow of the flower's reproductive stem in sharp relief on the lower petal which gives some idea of its intensity. The bug wasn't something that I had elected to shoot; it simply arrived while I was doing so and I left it there.

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David Sands13-Jan-2013 14:08
the other one of this is hands down much nicer. But, the contrast between Jan 12th and this tell a story of weather changes!
Mairéad06-Jan-2013 23:03
These vivid colours certainly capture the summer heat.
Sheila06-Jan-2013 02:42
Hot colours here too.
I like the shadow detail, it adds interest.
The little beetle is a Hibiscus beetle :-)
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