Tasmanian sassafras flower
The Tasmanian sassafras is one of the most common trees in the Tasmanian rainforest and produces a beautiful flower which ends up covering the forest floor in September after falling from the rainforest canopy. I like to photograph the fallen flowers which invariably seem to find their way to a nice resting place on a bed of moss deep in the Tasmanian rainforest. These shots are from one of my favourite short walks in Tasmania, Philosopher Falls.
These shots were mostly taken quite wide open (eg aperture f2.8~5.6) in order to show the main features of the flower while also creating a dreamy, blurred out background.
If you’d like to join me at Philosopher Falls, check out my upcoming photography workshops – both my Cradle Mountain and Tarkine trips include a half day session in this wonderful patch of rainforest.