Monday, March 9, 2009

Blue Hibiscus

This magnificent flower was taken in my backyard with the sun illuminating behind the soft, silky petals of this blue hibiscus.  

My macro lens really made this flower look spectacular.  I had to wait patiently as the wind kept moving the flower ever so gently in and out of my lens.  

Blue hibiscus only bloom for a short time starting in late February.   They are wonderful to behold and I have a row of them against the wall in my backyard.  

18 comments:

Sharon said...

Gorgeous!

gogouci said...

Stunning colors.

glenda said...

Julie, pretty amazing. Worth the wait!

Daily Chicago Photo said...

What an amazing photo. Your patience paid off. I, too, have been in the spot where I am trying to take a very close-up picture of a flower and slightest breeze jiggles it out of focus. Frustrating but, in the end, satisfying. ;)

kostas said...

Wonderful color!
Regards from Thessaloniki.
kostas

Vogon Poet said...

Very good shot! I'm going trying some macro myself, but I have alot to learn...

Jackie said...

Oh now that is just stunning. This is when I lust after a decent camera with a macro lens - my little point-n-press is great, but these close-ups never work.

Kate said...

Aw.esome colours! The design upon a design is unique and very picturesque

Mike said...

Another stunning photo! What a great job. The color and detail is just amazing. Thanks

susieofarabia said...

Totally awesome shot! Brilliant colors.

Jacob said...

Nice closeup. What kind of a lens did you use?

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nanak said...

i really love the color

Jim said...

What a shot, love the glow.

JM said...

Amazing shot and colour too! Just beautiful!

angela said...

Your patience paid off; this is a spectacular shot. I love the delicacy of the colour..

Marc said...

What a magical color!

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