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The Towering Flower

By pamelajean
The stately towers of flowers known as Hollyhocks have been reaching above my bungalow roof for some years, but this red variety is new, and doing very well. Here’s a close-up of its centre.

This is what I said when I last uploaded a picture of it:-
“Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours, but mine were simply white and pale pink, so when I saw these deep red ones, I immediately fell in love. I was sitting on someone’s brick wall waiting for a bus when I noticed them in their garden, so I waited for them to go to seed, then returned and furtively collected some whilst passing. This is the happy result. (I later met the owner when he was tidying his garden, and confessed to the seed theft, but he wasn’t bothered at all)”.

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Tags: Centre Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Giant Mallow Alcea rosea Hollyhock Deep red Biennial Nigra classic cottage garden staple

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4 Nov 2020 3:51PM
Beautiful closed up Pamela,
chavender Plus
10 517 1 France
4 Nov 2020 3:53PM
Wonderful detail, colour and composition Pamela.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
4 Nov 2020 3:56PM
Beautiful 😍 macro

chase Plus
16 2.2k 577 England
4 Nov 2020 4:18PM
Such a beautiful colour Pamela, I bet this looks stunning in the garden.
4 Nov 2020 4:22PM
Gorgeous capture.
mac Plus
19 13 Scotland
4 Nov 2020 4:27PM
Great use of depth of focus, coupled with great tones. You focussed to keep the petals and centrepiece in focus, but also have the background behind the latter out-of-focus, which helps to highlight its sharpness.
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
4 Nov 2020 4:33PM
Excellent detail with vibrant colours!! Very nice indeed.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 4:42PM
A beautifully detailed macro shot.
4 Nov 2020 5:07PM
Beautiful image
KingArthur 15 8 Malta
4 Nov 2020 5:31PM
Brilliant shot Pamela, lovely vibrant colours with impeccable detail

Joe Smile
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 5:32PM
This is an outstanding image. David
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 5:37PM
Lovely, Pamela.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
4 Nov 2020 6:11PM
A spectacular focus right on the heart of the matter--- and it is glorious!
4 Nov 2020 6:46PM
Stunning detail and colours, fabulous image Pamela.SmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 7:12PM
Terrific close up
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 7:13PM
Wow Pam. This woke me up! What a colourful stunner.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 9:11PM
Exceptional macro Pamela
Mike_Smith Plus
14 799 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 10:13PM
Stunning sharp and detailed image Pam, stunning colour and great pov. I have done same thing with various plants, borrowed the seed and even took cuttings
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2020 11:22AM
I'm sure your 'victim' was delighted that you now can show off these beautiful hollyhocks Pamela!
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2020 3:10PM
Crisp detail and gorgeous colour - a pleasure to view.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
5 Nov 2020 3:41PM
A stunning, and very colourful, close-up, Pamela, excellent detail too 😃👍
Trev 😀
6 Nov 2020 5:53PM
8 Nov 2020 4:28PM
Superbly focused as well documented by all the other comments Pamela . Stellar photography !
I planted seeds form our garden into a friends
yard in October ..I hope they take for her .
Cheers Walt
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 9:51PM
A striking shot, gorgeous colour.Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2020 7:41PM
Such beauty... Excellent image with amazingly intricate details...
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