The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

meanie

By Meanie


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese Hibiscus))

This is blooming nicely now.



Comments on this photo

 

Beautiful, great shot! :)))

4 Apr, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Wow , it's beautful Meanie !

4 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks chaps!
Given myself the day off, so I'm messing about with the tripod and backgrounds.....

4 Apr, 2011

 

wonderful plants and beautiful photos

4 Apr, 2011

 

thats fantastic. great use of a day off ~ can you try this one with a black background ~ please?
its a stunning colour and shape.

4 Apr, 2011

 

see what you mean Sticki, it wiuld like nice with a black background

4 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks!
I deleted the black ones - they weren't as good (to my eyes anyway)
I'll try again after tea..

4 Apr, 2011

 

oh, sorry! does the black not work? im sure you will know better than me ~ it looks a stunning flower but i would love to see it against black thats all.

4 Apr, 2011

 

The other two flowers should be fully open tomorrow, so I think that I'll try again then.

4 Apr, 2011

 

lucky you! 3 such gorgeous flowers. why did you delete the black ones ~ didnt they work?

4 Apr, 2011

 

They didn't really - the velvety nature of the petals means that there is not a great deal of definition in the red of the petals. The effect of the black background was to make this even less apparent (although there was actually no difference, it was just the way that my eyes "processed" it) if that makes sense.
Also, the end of the stigma was practically lost in the black background. Again, it was there but you had to seek it out.

4 Apr, 2011

 

yes i understand that ~ all to do with texture and colour. black and red dont always work do they?
im having trouble getting a good shot of my camellia cos its deep red and the details dont seem to show up.
the definition on your photo is just superb and it would certainly be a shame to lose that. perhaps grey would work?

4 Apr, 2011

 

Have you tried a night shot of the Camellia?

4 Apr, 2011

 

no! ~ with the flash? i can have a go ~ macro or normal?

4 Apr, 2011

 

With the flash in as many different modes as you can muster - there are no developing costs with digital photography (just the recycle bin)!

4 Apr, 2011

 

when i get round to deleting!!! im not good at that ~ i have thousands of photos on this poor computer! had to get an external hard drive.
i will have a go ~ its cold and dark out there!!

4 Apr, 2011

 

Stunning.......

4 Apr, 2011

 

well ive been out ~ as instructed!!! in the dark ~ dont know where i was treading ~ hope the plants in the flowerbed have survived my feet!! i have taken a few photos ~ hard to find the flowers in the dark!!!
got to look at them on the computer now to see if it has worked. some in macro and some normal!

4 Apr, 2011

 

The one drawback of night photography Sticki.......

Thank you Milky!

4 Apr, 2011

 

i shall find the footprints in the morning!!!

4 Apr, 2011

 

And the damage!!!!
Should have kept my mouth shut!

4 Apr, 2011

 

i will put a photo on tomorrow if i have just trodden on my prize winning and very rare orchid!!???

4 Apr, 2011

 

Disclaimer: I accept no responsibility whatsoever for any dumb-assed ideas that I have!!!

4 Apr, 2011

 

now you tell me!!!

i dont have any rare orchids.

4 Apr, 2011

 

im putting one of the photos on now!

4 Apr, 2011

 

happy with it?
It's a colour that my camera struggles with if left to it's own devices......

4 Apr, 2011

 

not really ~ i like the leaves but although the colour comes out beautifully i think the edges of the petal have dissolved into the red? i could cheat and say thats the effect i was looking for ~ but that wouldnt be true!!

5 Apr, 2011

 

As you say, it's difficult to focus in the dark! If you look at the leaves, they appear to be where the auto-focus was working. It's all trial and error.

5 Apr, 2011

 

have to go out with the torch next time!! it might help!

5 Apr, 2011

 

Or get a camera with a built in light.....

5 Apr, 2011

 

that would definitely be better ~ i was surprised that the area didnt light up when i focussed on it.

been out today taking more ~ all different settings ~ but i should have written down which they were!!

5 Apr, 2011

 

Meanie:

Great close up! It looks like Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'San Diego Red'.

6 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Delonix!

6 Apr, 2011

 

Meanie:

You're welcome! :>)

7 Apr, 2011



Comment on this photo


Pictures tagged with Rosa
67 of 208

  • Paradise_point_resort_01_01_11_11_
  • 12.04.2011

What else?

View photos by Meanie

See who else is growing Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese Hibiscus).

See who else has plants in genus Hibiscus.

This photo is of "Hibiscus" in Meanie's garden

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    8 Feb, 2011

  • amy
    Amy

    Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Feb, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    12 Jan, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Jul, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    28 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Apr, 2011

  • uma
    Uma

    Gardening with friends since
    28 Oct, 2009

Garden centre