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More commonly known as the flowering maple, abutilons are found in temperate and subtropical regions. This is a group of often rangy, fast growing shrubs related to and somewhat resembling Hibiscus. They have attractive large, maple-like leaves. The blossoms are saucer to lantern shaped, usually 2-3" across and of many hues—white to lavender and yellow to scarlet and crimson. Many are virtually ever-blooming. I saw this one, which I believe to be abutilon ’orange drop’, in my local park only last week, and couldn’t resist taking a few images to show you.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:abutilon
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:15 Jan 2012 - 5:57 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Plant, Wildlife / nature
Votes:94
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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Jan 2012 - 6:11 AM

A beauty with great details

Peter

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flimk
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15 Jan 2012 - 6:14 AM

It is so sharp and clear. Great shot.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 6:32 AM

Wonderful trio, but V2 is absolutely stunning. They make very good and easy house-plants, except they are white fly magnets indoors, so you had better get a dozen or so Wink

Barry

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LynneJoyce
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15 Jan 2012 - 6:55 AM

Magic, all superbly taken but I like the POV in V3. I think I will forward this link to my gardener in Spain!

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dven
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15 Jan 2012 - 7:35 AM

A superb flower , but where are the BUGS?

dven

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Lillian
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15 Jan 2012 - 7:53 AM

Extremely detailed macro images Carol, like them all but V3 shows this off to perfection for me
Lillian

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Chinga
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15 Jan 2012 - 8:20 AM

Beautiful flower with no insects on site! Grin
My choice of image is the angle on V3 today. IB

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User_Removed
15 Jan 2012 - 8:43 AM

All three are just excellent, wonderful sharp detail & colour.

Lucien.

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jonwebber
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15 Jan 2012 - 8:46 AM

Wonderfully well shown, I will vote for number 2.
jon

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unicorn17
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15 Jan 2012 - 8:59 AM

beautiful detail and colour ! Fabulous to see. I think I may have see this flower before in the Winter Gardens in Aberdeen. May see it at Kew when I visit in May and just might be able to impress my companions with a little info about it !!!!!????Think I'll go and write this up in my " if my memory fails me diary" now !!!!!GillWink

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SlowSong
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15 Jan 2012 - 9:16 AM

Fab flower. Love that big bowl shape and the colour's exquisite.
Chris

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sirous5
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15 Jan 2012 - 9:28 AM

Excellent Colour and Details. Well Done.

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EAS
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15 Jan 2012 - 9:31 AM

Gloriously detailed and such lovely light. Torn between V1 and V2 but love all three.

Ann

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jabe
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15 Jan 2012 - 9:42 AM

Grin vibrant , mouth watering colour,excelent close up. Grin

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SUE118
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15 Jan 2012 - 10:14 AM

Beautiful.

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Len1950
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15 Jan 2012 - 10:20 AM

What a beautiful flower, lovely shots Carol.

Len

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barbarahirst
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15 Jan 2012 - 10:37 AM

beautiful Carol and really love the way you have worked V2
So my vote for V2 today

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raygregson
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15 Jan 2012 - 10:44 AM

top class images here carol,tack sharp,well done indeed.ray

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RonnieAG
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15 Jan 2012 - 10:45 AM

A beautiful flower with the lighting picking out and defining the smallest detail, beautifully captured in this set, Carol: I too am torn between V 1 and 2.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
15 Jan 2012 - 10:47 AM

damn good set here Carol full of detail and love the colour V1 for me as the greens contrast nicely witg the orange

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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PaulLiley
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15 Jan 2012 - 11:21 AM

Beautiful Carol. Love the veins in V3. The lighting is perfect. Paul

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tomcat
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15 Jan 2012 - 11:23 AM

Morning Carol - another frosty start this morning - had a lie-inWink

V2 for me

Must dash

Adrian

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HobbitDave
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15 Jan 2012 - 11:32 AM

Beutiful set, Carol. I first read it's name as 'Ablutions', which I thought was a strange name for such a beautiful flower. I need to go to spec savers!! Wink Lovely images with such detail.
Dave.

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BarbaraR
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15 Jan 2012 - 11:34 AM

Three glorious close views of this colourful flower.
Very well done Carol.

B.

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flowerted
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15 Jan 2012 - 11:36 AM

fine detail carol, nice range of colours in this species, ice work
tedn

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betts
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15 Jan 2012 - 11:39 AM

Beautiful colours, love V2, fantastic detail. Stunning shot Carol.
betts

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Joline
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15 Jan 2012 - 11:42 AM

Such a wonderfully vibrant flower. I can't chose,they are all so lovely.
I think v1 for it's over the top exuberance.
My mother used to keep these as house plants, they did get huge.

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Louise_Morris
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15 Jan 2012 - 11:54 AM

Lovely images Carol - colour is divine. Lou

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achieverswales
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15 Jan 2012 - 12:27 PM

The three images are stunning Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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CaroleS
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15 Jan 2012 - 12:44 PM

Stunning detail Carol, you have captured the colour and textures so well. I love the way you have presented V2, but I like V3 equally, so these two share my vote. Carole

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WindowonWildlife
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15 Jan 2012 - 12:50 PM

Superbly crafted with V2 Carol and what a Beauty Wink

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Silverzone
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15 Jan 2012 - 12:52 PM

I am so pleased you have named this species for me as I photographed these flowers in Maderia and couldn't identify the species. I love the way they hang like lanterns and the texture and colour are glorious. Superb set. Sylvia

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Daisymaye
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15 Jan 2012 - 1:19 PM

A stunning set Carol. You've captured such beautiful colour and detail. A really lovely flower...............Sandy

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Hop-A-Long
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15 Jan 2012 - 1:34 PM

Lovely colour and detail.
I like what you have done in V2, it takes all distraction from the background.

Andy

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Brian65
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15 Jan 2012 - 1:40 PM

Superp work Carol.
Brian

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moiral
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15 Jan 2012 - 1:51 PM

Beautiful set of shots Carol. Gorgeous colour and detail, can't choose between them. Fancy having a go at freezing them TongueGrin. Moira

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dmhuynh72
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15 Jan 2012 - 2:09 PM

This is unbelievably good Carol, and v2 is my fav. I just given my UA out yesterday otherwise I would have given it to you.

regards
Yung

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15 Jan 2012 - 2:13 PM

Brilliant take.

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FeatherFriend
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15 Jan 2012 - 2:23 PM

V2 for me Carol,
Geoff.

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pluckyfilly
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15 Jan 2012 - 2:32 PM

excellent sharp detail in the centre and great colour

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lifesnapper
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15 Jan 2012 - 2:51 PM

An amazing Flower, very nicely Photographed.

John Smile

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samarmishra
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15 Jan 2012 - 3:15 PM

Hi Carol, this is really brilliant, stunning image, very well captured and excellent presentation..

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15 Jan 2012 - 3:25 PM

Wonderful - great taken

Daniel

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PinkK
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15 Jan 2012 - 4:03 PM

Gorgeous macros!

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TrevBatWCC
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15 Jan 2012 - 4:13 PM

Three amazing, wonderful close-ups, Carol, they deserve three votes, but I guess they'll all have to share the one... Wink
Trev Smile

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15 Jan 2012 - 5:06 PM

Another top image..
I not sure which image I like..
May be V1 over V2..
Well done carole...
Dave

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15 Jan 2012 - 5:17 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! What a stunning flower and you have certainly done it justice with these fine images Carol!
Carol

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LexEquine
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15 Jan 2012 - 5:19 PM

'Superb, Artistic, & Lovely Set,'...well deserving of the UA ~ Peter Wink

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15 Jan 2012 - 5:33 PM

Fantastic and excellent set of images,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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15 Jan 2012 - 8:06 PM

Carol, these are all lovely captures. V1 is stunning, the work on v2 beautiful, but I so love the texture in the petals in v3; and its composition.

Anne

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15 Jan 2012 - 8:44 PM

These are really beautiful Carol.
Jann
xxx

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15 Jan 2012 - 8:54 PM

Definitely V1 Carol - super detail.
Brian.

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Gray_ina
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15 Jan 2012 - 9:44 PM

Hi Carol what a beautifull flower, great set regards gray.

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15 Jan 2012 - 10:14 PM

What a glorious macro, Carol - the color is magnificent.
Christina

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annettep38
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15 Jan 2012 - 10:40 PM

amazing textures in this flower, hard to decide whether it is more beautiful from the side or the front.
excellent macros!

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16 Jan 2012 - 3:40 PM

How beautiful,supurb macro Carol...Lin

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16 Jan 2012 - 8:58 PM

Three brilliant images Carol, the detail, colour and clarity are immaculate. I can't believe that you haven't got a whole stack of GEA's by now, considering that you only use a compact camera you consistently outperform many on here with thousands of pounds worth of equipment

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16 Jan 2012 - 11:03 PM

Beautiful set, Carol. Gorgeous colour and such brilliant detail and textures. Beautifully captured and presented. Smile
Take care, Pauline

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17 Jan 2012 - 4:39 AM

Fabulous close-ups with incredible detail Carol, nobody is doing these better than you on here at present, do appreciate and thank you for the info you give with your uploads!
Rgds., Jim

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17 Jan 2012 - 6:23 PM

what a beautiful flower carol wonderful set of images.
eve.Grin

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Philip_H
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17 Jan 2012 - 8:01 PM

Fabulous detail and colour.

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