Sturt’s Desert Pea, Swainsona formosa, the floral emblem of South Australia. I took this photo while on a recent outback trip researching a photography book I am working on for John Flynn’s 100th anniversary of the Australian Inland Mission. It was the first time I had actually seen a Sturt’s Desert Pea. We were not far from Broken Hill’s Sculpture Symposium when we spotted hundreds of flowering Desert Peas, the light was a bit harsh but I was pleased with this exposure after a quick edit in Lightroom.
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