Monday, October 5, 2009

Hibiscus


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Last Friday we snuck in what may be the final trip to the pool of the season before it closes for the season at the end of this week. Knowing that it would be almost deserted (despite the still hot daytime temperatures no one ever seems to come once school starts) I brought along my camera to grab some last shots of the kids (check back tomorrow for a few of those). After I was done shooting them I wandered around a bit and caught this hibiscus blooming along a fence.
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31 comments:

ilanadavita said...

This is simply beautiful Robin.

Shoshana said...

I like your flower shot. I think we called this flower gumamela, or something like that.

ellen b said...

Very pretty! I really enjoy seeing hibiscus blooms!

Ralph said...

This flower is delicate and not a bold red. The subtlety of natural artistry like this allow us to stare and enjoy the view. Of course, in the Northeast US, the pool season ended about three weeks ago...

angie said...

Hibiscus's always remind me of summer.

Leora said...

Lovely shot - great composition. Delicate and ephemeral.

Carletta said...

Very lovely! It's as if it is reaching for those last rays of sunshine and summer as well.

Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

Terri said...

Oh I love hibiscus. This is a beautiful photo.

quilly said...

The composition of this photo is perfection!

Dimple said...

Lovely flower portrait, and perfect for RT! I have one up, also.

Meikah said...

Really nice shot! Happy RT!

My RT entry is here.

bermudabluez said...

Ah hibiscus...one of my faves!!! Beautiful photo Robin!!

fickleinpink said...

we call them here "gumamela"...

beautiful!

come and visit my RubyTuesday if you have the time!

have a great day ahead!
xoxo

Felisol said...

The shot is rare and beautiful, like fragile porcelain.
From Felisol

Jama said...

It's so beautiful! there's a few bushes of hibiscus here in my neighbourhood park, and it bloom all year long. It thrive in tropical climate.

Yaelian said...

A beautiful picture Robin:-)

Rona Michelson said...

Beautiful hibiscus!

Auntie E said...

Isn't it great to see those fall blossoms? I always live the last blooms, they remind me of the saying...I'm Not finished yet. Happy Ruby Tuesday

Paz said...

Oh, what a beauty!

Paz

Daryl said...

that's a very good angle, Robin, it really shows of that hibiscus!

Marites said...

hibiscus is more popularly known in my country as gumamela:) it grows flowers year long. I love the shot, it's beautiful. my RT is up too.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful. I love hibiscus!
My RT

Mar said...

Beautiful hibiscus!! I love the perspective.
Happy RT!

kaye said...

such a delicate flower, I love the angle of the shot.

Dianne said...

your composition is flawless

Amanda said...

Robin what could be prettier than a hibiscus? the center looks perfect! This makes me remember my moms garden.....

Arlene said...

This is a beautiful catch, Robin. :)

Did you know that in the Philippines we call that flower GUMAMELA. :)

Wish you well. Happy Tuesday!

Patti said...

Beautiful photo of this delicate hibiscus, Robin. It does look like it's reaching out for a bit more summer sun, as Carletta said.

Happy belated Ruby Tuesday!

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful shot! I like the angle you took. Have a wonderful week, Robin :)

Mimi said...

I love hibiscus, and this is a lovely shot of one. The green background, slightly out of focus, works very well to bring out the pink of the flower.
Thanks for sharing.

Mojo said...

Love the lighting. Very delicate.