Friday, March 11, 2011

Macro Flowers Saturday: Hibiscus




Macro Flower Saturday
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I continue my series of my School, Pt Chevalier's Crops for Christchurch, with these lovely hibiscus. These are no ordinary hibiscus. A student and his parents thought of this great idea of decorating our market with these blooms. Do visit my other two sites to read more of this.




Malaysia has chosen the Hibiscus as her National flower. I don't know why. Malaysia is a controversial word to many people. It can be very passionate in this family. There are two parts of Malaysia. It started with east and west malaysia. Then they changed the West to be called Penisular Malaysia.

The water engineer is the only one born in West Malaysia. I was born in Sarawak, and the kids else where.

13 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

They are beautiful.

Ginny said...

Three georgous pictures, each showing a different stage for the hibiscus. I think I like the second better, I have never seen one in that stage.

Jama said...

They may be the national flower of Malaysia, but they are very commonly grown in most Asian countries!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Very beautiful.. I love your shots.. and to answer your question. I shot these with a white on white backdrop and natural window light then I used lightroom 2.7 and used the preset cold tone, then adjusted the fill light and exposure until I liked it..

Flower Town said...

Love hibiscus and yours here ann are of great colors.

Donnie said...

Hibiscus grow here in Florida too but I don't think I have seen any blooms that large. Great photos.

Maia said...

Hibiscus is a very beautiful flower, it's a pity they don't last a bit longer.
I love your shots of all the different hibiscus plants.

Ray said...

Beautiful photos!

Judy said...

Ann, I love the photo of the lone pink hibiscus! I don't think I have ever seen one with the petals separated like that! And the next shot, of the bud with the stamens sticking out - that is so cute!

SquirrelQueen said...

Hibiscus are such beautiful flowers, perfect choice for the national flower. Your photos are gorgeous.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

They are beautiful flowers and have such detailed markings inside.

Regina said...

Love these. Gorgeous!
Happy new week.

Anki said...

Beautiful hibiskus, one of my favorites