Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hibiscus Rosasinensis

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Tropical hibiscus


No, I didn't take a trip to the tropics...
this beauty lives in a pot in the yard during the summer.
The flower is about the size of a tea saucer.

The beautiful blooms last only one day.
 
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40 comments:

Shel said...

I just love hibiscus and these shots just took my breath away. Stunning photography!!

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Shel, your captures did indeed take my breath away! Such lovely colors and such a beautiful hibiscus!! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Karen. Hope you have a great week!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful sharpness and colors.....great shots Karen.

greetings, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

love hibiscus. this one is extremely beautiful - love the swirl in the center.

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Janneke said...

What a amazing shot.

Sharon M said...

Very pretty. One of my favorite flowers.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Dazzling colors and excellent photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Leovi said...

Really lovely colors, beautiful macro, flowers very interesting, I really like.

Kerri said...

Stunning flower....... That first shot is mesmerizing!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Pretty shots and nice color.

Laura said...

gorgeous Karen...such a beautiful variety of color...and to think each blooms for a day...all the more precious.

Annette said...

Oh, these area stunning shots! Hibiscus is such a gorgeous flower!

Debbie said...

beautiful color karen and what a stunning picture.

i did not know that the blooms only last one day!!

Robyn said...

Stunning pictures of your Hibiscus. I love the colors you captured and the petals look so delicate.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous macros!

Kim, USA said...

Wow so gorgeous!!

Kim,USA

lorik said...

Beautiful colour and detail. I like all the line patterns you have captured. My favourite is the first one which shows a beautiful design. You might like to participate in Mandarin Orange Monday too:)

Les... said...

the floral version of a butterfly?

a beautiful but short lived moment in time, beautifully and delicately captured thru your aazing lens!

well done *S*

Valerie said...

W-O-W ! That vibrant red centre seems to draw one into it! Fabulous captures Karen. Thanks for sharing (and stopping by my blog).

forgetmenot said...

Wowza - what a beauty of a hibiscus !!!! Great macro photo of it too. Have a great week. Mickie :)

Jama said...

Beautiful macro!

Luna Miranda said...

terrific macro shots! the colors are beautiful.

Liz said...

Fantastic shots!

Liz @ YACB

Jennifer Richardson said...

beautiful portrait
of a gorgeous face:)
enjoy the end of season
blooming.
glad thanks for the
sweet share,
Jennifer

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the color and detail of this image. Very special bloom.

Icy BC said...

Oh my goodness, these colors are so luscious and sweet looking!

EG CameraGirl said...

Incredibly beautiful, Karen!

Karin M. said...

Wow... marvelous flowers, soooo beautiful ...
Love greetings, Karin

eJoops Cottrill said...

Awesome macros shots!

Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday, here's my Orange

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous hibiscus! I love the colors in this one.

Pat said...

Lovely shots! The colors are gorgeous.

Ellie said...

They may only last a day but they are beauiful blooms. Love your shots :)

Mary said...

Fantastic shots. You handles the color saturation really well!

Cassandra said...

One pretty flower!

Visiting from MYM- hope you can stop by..

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Carletta said...

Wow! Excellent macros!

Ahayes1225 said...

Just beautiful!

Eden said...

Great macro shots.

Me said...

That is an amazing macro shot and a gorgeous flower.

lorik said...

I am so glad you shared these wonderful images on Mandarin Orange Monday. Thank you :)