The Rose of Sharon does not get as much sun as it really should and so has fewer blooms, but under a maple the size of ours I am happy to get anything that will bloom, so I have two Rose of Sharon side by side.
Tall blue and short pink.
I would appreciate any comments on the photography.
What do you think about the various croppings?
They all start with this image above.
This is my preference. You can get added depth and contrast from the greenery in the background and still a close enough look at the details.
My eyes actually linger the longest on this one because the detail in the petals is surprising.
They looked so flat from far away but are gracefully twisted and textured.
More for fun than anything, it was interesting to see how much detail my camera would capture in it's "close up" mode.
The sun streaming through makes it appear ghostly.
When seen in the shade, as it is most of the day, the bloom is a pale blue.
This is my favourite of the three.
We lose some of the colour but with the camera and sun conspiring to act as microscope the plant's inner workings are revealed.
What catches my eye here the most is the 'fallen pollen' that has collected on the petals.
Was it deposited by bees or breeze?