This is another great example of my favourite indigenous wildflower – Eremophila. This is also a commercially grown hybrid called big noniflora polycladia. It’s about 3 m high x 4 m wide and is providing great shade for our west facing front yard. It’s flattened tubular flower shows its an insect attracting plant rather than the longer, narrower flowers of the Eremophila in the previous post which are designed for honey eating birds.
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Let me say upfront that this is a commercially cultivated Eremophila. It’s a cultivar (hybrid) and is not indigenous to the area (it’s growing in my garden). Having said that, I adore the colour and the spots on the throat of the flower.
I’m experimenting with new photography techniques for macro shots of wildflowers. This is an effort at HDR and focus stacking. Although I didn’t need the HDR in the morning light, there are 3 exposures for the focus. I processed the focus stack in both Photoshop and HeliconFocus and found that Photoshop’s effort was as good if not easier than HeliconFocus.
My wildflower book tells me that this might by a type of Mulla Mulla. I’m finding out from someone who knows something about plants but it’s my guess. The dogs and I did a shoot at Mt Newman this morning. I saw the first car ever in the 2 years I’ve been going there. Unfortunately I also saw that someone had been there since I visited 2 days ago. And left cans strewn on the road. May horribly slow and painful things happen to people who litter the beautiful landscape!