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Tibouchina grandifolia - Silver leafed Princess Flower


Tibouchina grandifolia - Silver leafed Princess Flower (Tibouchina grandifolia - Silver leafed Princess Flower)

This is one of several species of Toubouchina which is blooming at the moment. Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on Aug. 23, 2011. The flowers are not blue like in this photo, they're purple (my camera doesn't capture purple colors for some reason).



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Oh lovely.....

26 Aug, 2011

 

Wonderful Palmate...Digital cameras don't get true reds or purples for some reason

26 Aug, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Thanks! :>)

26 Aug, 2011

 

Palmate:

Thanks! :>)

My newer digital camera captures reds better than my older digital camera (it used to make red: orange). However, purple is another issue, as you can see. lol!

26 Aug, 2011

 

It can be a b#gger of a colour to capture!
My T.urvilleana is nearly in bloom.

27 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

That's great. The T. urvilleana here are all in full bloom, also. I hate to get photos of T. urvilleana (Pincess Flower) because they always look horrible (always blue instead of royal purple).

I need to get photos of T. granulosa. or semidecandra the flowers tend to have a little more red/pink in them. They may come out pretty well (I think).

27 Aug, 2011

 

The tiny purple blooms are priceless.

28 Aug, 2011

 

It does require a few adjustments to the camera to capture the colour........

28 Aug, 2011

 

Camillia:

The flower aren't that tiny. :>)

29 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

I need to find out what the adjustments are on my camera.

29 Aug, 2011

 

On mine, I go into the exposure mode where I can adjust the exposure compensation - a plus figure reduces the "red" making blues truer.

29 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

Thanks! I'll have to bring out the big instruction book on my camera. lol! :>)

31 Aug, 2011



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