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Blue Hibiscus

By pamelajean
The large conspicuous showy flowers on this ornamental hibiscus shrub are trumpet-shaped with striking red centres and white pistils.
Itís a late flowering shrub that comes into its own from late summer to mid-autumn, when others are looking tired.
These plants originated in the Far East but, because winter can be harsh in their native home, they are well suited to our climate.
This lovely blue variety (alyogyne huegelii) belongs to my neighbour.

I have deviated from my gradient backgrounds and am trying some texture instead.

I was delighted with the response to my Paper Kite butterfly, and indeed with your generous response to my entire butterfly series.


Tags: Flowers and plants Shrub Rose of sharon Rose mallow Rosa sinensis malvales trumpet-shaped Hibiscus syriacus Blue Oiseau Bleu Blue Satin Tree hollyhock

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Comments


11 Sep 2019 1:15PM
Beautiful
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 1:19PM
Beautifully detailed shot Pamela.
Alfie
debu 11 India
11 Sep 2019 1:21PM
Lovely image
Debu
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
11 Sep 2019 1:33PM
Gorgeous, Pamela 😀 Beautifully detailed and captured as always, the nice textured background complements it very well 👍
Trev 😀
TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 1:56PM
Lovely shot, Pamela.
Tony
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
11 Sep 2019 1:58PM
Wonderful photo with great processing!

ArneSmile
11 Sep 2019 2:01PM
Beautiful Pamela,
Fred.
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 3:09PM
Lovely image - well chosen background.
Carole
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
11 Sep 2019 3:30PM
Totally delightful!
mac Plus
19 13 Scotland
11 Sep 2019 3:33PM
A beautiful image and your new background complements the flowers.
Ian
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 3:43PM
I particularly like your choice of background.
11 Sep 2019 3:47PM
Beautifully taken and composed.

Lory Smile
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
11 Sep 2019 4:10PM
A lovely image Pamela, very pleasing to view.

Angela😄
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 4:20PM
These are beautiful flowers....beautifully done!
Diane
11 Sep 2019 4:27PM
Beautiful,excellent work, Pamela.
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 4:45PM
Glad to be the one that tips you over into the EPZ award. Really love this! Well done! David
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 5:30PM
Beautiful and well presented
Ju
11 Sep 2019 5:57PM
Beautiful image very well captured, processed & presented, Pamela
Superb composition colour and the textured background works beautifully.

Carole
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 7:38PM
Stunning image...love the background
really beautiful Pamela
11 Sep 2019 9:39PM
Gorgeous - a beautifully structured composition and the colours are glorious! SmileSmileSmile
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
12 Sep 2019 12:34AM
Lovely - I like the varied direction of the stamen /centres in this. Texture works well too.
12 Sep 2019 1:37PM
Great work
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2019 4:44PM
Gorgeous texture blending beautifully with the flowers.
KateGrin
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
12 Sep 2019 6:58PM
Very nice Pamela, and the texture works well, very easy on the eye.
12 Sep 2019 10:18PM
So beautiful Pamela. I need more awards! So sorry to have run out. Cathy
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2019 9:23PM
Beautifully done, a lovely image.Smile
ivor
14 Sep 2019 9:59PM
Nicely captured floral image.
Jeff. Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
14 799 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2019 11:00PM
Stunning image Pam, the texture background looks great too
17 Sep 2019 9:01PM
Beautiful Pam..Lin
18 Sep 2019 4:10AM
I love this Pamela...will have to return with an award. Background is awesome
Cheers Walt
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2019 8:06PM
Excellent floral image presented Pam...
Isabel GrinGrin
Obviously, I love purple. So beautiful!

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