Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red. Red and there is RED!

Five of our Nine Hibicus bushes have red flowers. All shades of red.



Red is a very difficult color to photograph and I found that taking the red ones just as the sun is not quite up, in the almost dark, I can get better detail. It is also difficult to take red in the bright sun, but I did manage a few.




This one grew through an elephant ear leaf, I took several views









The last photo is the flower one day in the sunshine and the next day in the evening, same flower.

15 comments:

Lucy said...

What a beauty!

CambridgeLady said...

Really gorgeous pics!

Stacey Dawn said...

Red is a hard color to click - at least for me....I usually end up with it over saturated... ugh.
These are gorgeous!!

Sunny said...

Fabuloso! Which is even better than fabulous!
Do you ever make Hibiscus tea?
☼ Sunny

Krista said...

Red *is* rather difficult, isn't it? You've done a great job though - you have so many different blooms! Thanks for sharing them with us. :o)

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful, Sandra!

Ginny said...

Your header is just beautiful, even down to the style of cursive you used fro the Madsnapper logo. Wow on the hibiscus! How could it possibly grow through an elephant ear!!!! That is outrageous!! I guess this is just par for the course in Florida? I've never heard of anything like it. They must be tenacious! I love the one with the venetian blind slat light bars on it!!! And you talk about doubles and singles. I can pick out the single, but the others look like they have way more than two layers of petals!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---I love seeing all of your different colors of red... Amazing... Bet your yard is gorgeous!!!!

Thanks Sandra.... Love the header and background also.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

"Seeing red" is usually thought of as a bad thing, but you make seeing red very delightful. Beautiful flowers and beautiful photos.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful reds. They are hard to photograph. I either blow them out or they are too dark to see well. I especially like the flower and the shadows of the blinds. Great mood.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Spectacular !
I love hibiscus, they are the loveliest of blooms.

SquirrelQueen said...

I adore your new header. Great shots of the hibiscus, especially the one with the shadows. Red is problematic to shoot but can be done which you just proved Sandra.

Snapper II said...

Beautiful sandra. We have a light pink hibicus.

MedaM said...

Absolutely wonderful series of red hibiscus flowers!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I love the red..these are awesome! So showy! Great quotes as usual and I love your page! I have a wimpy pale wild one growing in the back (was here when we bought the property)..the leaves happened to be mottled a bit. You haven't seen a picture yet, because I find it difficult to photograph? You mentioned that but I will post a red Mussaenda I haven't gotten around to posting..which for some reason I have no trouble with? Hmm..anyway, nice series!