Sunday, July 22, 2012

ROSE OF SHARON - photo update

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?


12 comments:

  1. I know this bush as a hybiscus. I love those blues; thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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    1. Hi Sally,
      The Rose of Sharon is the common name for Hibiscus Syriacus so you are right on.

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  2. Beautiful shots. I have some volunteers that grow inside my fence. The flowers seem to be very attractive to hummingbirds.

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    1. I am moving to zone 3 at the end of the week, and these will be one of the plants I will miss the most since no other 'trees' are blooming at this time.

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  3. I like all the photos, espec. what I call the 'close, closer, and closest set'......

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    1. Thanks J. I wanted to play a bit with the photo editing software. So those are all the same picture, just cropped differently.

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  4. Awesome details! Thanks for sharing :)


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    1. You have some really beautiful photos on your site yourself.

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  5. Gorgeous! visiting from Blue Monday.

    My BLUE post, come and see when you get a chance.

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  6. Lovely flowers. Great shots!

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

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    1. Cute pic of your daughter :) Thanks for stopping by.

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