Monday, May 17, 2010

(Day 137) Morning beauty

I had a few minutes this morning to make a couple of photos, and another few minutes this evening to post. It's wonderful to be in a place where these beauties grow outdoors, naturally. At home hibiscus can only be grown indoors. And yes, I made this photo :)

(50mm  f8  1/320 sec  ISO200)

20 comments:

joey said...

And it's stunning, Rick! A great composition :)

S. Etole said...

I agree with joey ...

Scott said...

Love the colors and the composition with the river in the background out of focus enough to keep the eye back on the flower, but still recognizable. Nice job!

darlin said...

Rick, another magnificent, perfect shot which I love!

Riet said...

Prachtige foto Rick.
Fijne dag!

Katherine said...

Beautiful! I have a red hibiscus growing in my front yard & it is flowering at the moment. They're a gorgeous flower. Lovely... Hope you & your wife are having a nice break away! Cheers & safe travels!

bonifer said...

Beautiful shot Rick, the color is stunning !!

M. Hassan said...

The grows outdoors in Sierra Leone, Africa.

I used to pluck it and suck the sugar at the back of the flower. Don't know if its poisonous or not, but I'm still alive.

Good shot!

Rick said...

@joey - thank you joey; as Mark Twain once said - "I can live 2 months on a genuine compliment" :)

Rick said...

@S. Etole - thank you Susan!

Rick said...

@Scott - thank you Scott. I had just enough time to admire this hibiscus hedge and make a photo before I had to leave.

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you!

Rick said...

@Riet - dank u wel Riet. Ook een mooie dag toegewenst.

Rick said...

@Katherine - lucky you!! We are/were having a lovely (short) break. Thank you.

Rick said...

@bonifer - thank you. Credit to its maker - I just made the shot. :)

Rick said...

@M. Hassan - they look so beautiful where they grow naturally! The nectar must have been ok for you (no cavities, right ?). Thanks M.

M. Hassan said...

Nectar was good, but no teeth left ;)

Krista said...

Beautiful, Rick! I LOVE hibiscus. They are actually quite hardy - the one in my office survived a whole weekend at -20C, with the window open. The hibiscus sits about 8 inches from the window. We now call it "the plant that could not be killed by conventional means." ;o) Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Rick said...

@M. Hassan :))

Rick said...

@Krista - it still amazes me when I find 'exotic' plants just growing outdoors! :) Wow, I never realized hibiscus could be THAT hardy! I wonder how cold it would have to be before you did it in - maybe try planting it outdoors - who knows ... ? ;-)