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By CarolG  
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.

Tags: Macro General Plant Flower Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Jan 2012 6:11AM
A beauty with great details


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flimk 12
15 Jan 2012 6:14AM
It is so sharp and clear. Great shot.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 6:32AM
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

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 6:55AM
Magic, all superbly taken but I like the POV in V3. I think I will forward this link to my gardener in Spain!
dven Plus
13 25 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 7:35AM
A superb flower , but where are the BUGS?

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 7:53AM
Extremely detailed macro images Carol, like them all but V3 shows this off to perfection for me
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 8:20AM
Beautiful flower with no insects on site! Grin
My choice of image is the angle on V3 today. IB
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 8:43AM
All three are just excellent, wonderful sharp detail & colour.

jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 8:46AM
Wonderfully well shown, I will vote for number 2.
15 Jan 2012 8:59AM
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
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
15 Jan 2012 9:16AM
Fab flower. Love that big bowl shape and the colour's exquisite.
sirous5 10 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 9:28AM
Excellent Colour and Details. Well Done.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
15 Jan 2012 9:31AM
Gloriously detailed and such lovely light. Torn between V1 and V2 but love all three.

jabe 7 10 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 9:42AM
Grin vibrant , mouth watering colour,excelent close up. Grin
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 10:14AM
15 Jan 2012 10:20AM
What a beautiful flower, lovely shots Carol.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 10:37AM
beautiful Carol and really love the way you have worked V2
So my vote for V2 today
top class images here carol,tack sharp,well done indeed.ray
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jan 2012 10:45AM
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.
15 Jan 2012 10:47AM
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
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 11:21AM
Beautiful Carol. Love the veins in V3. The lighting is perfect. Paul
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 11:23AM
Morning Carol - another frosty start this morning - had a lie-inWink

V2 for me

Must dash

15 Jan 2012 11:32AM
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.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
15 Jan 2012 11:34AM
Three glorious close views of this colourful flower.
Very well done Carol.

flowerted 14 105 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 11:36AM
fine detail carol, nice range of colours in this species, ice work
betts 10 1 England
15 Jan 2012 11:39AM
Beautiful colours, love V2, fantastic detail. Stunning shot Carol.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
15 Jan 2012 11:42AM
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.
15 Jan 2012 11:54AM
Lovely images Carol - colour is divine. Lou
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
15 Jan 2012 12:27PM
The three images are stunning Carol.


CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 12:44PM
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
15 Jan 2012 12:50PM
Superbly crafted with V2 Carol and what a Beauty Wink
Silverzone 10 2 England
15 Jan 2012 12:52PM
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
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Jan 2012 1:19PM
A stunning set Carol. You've captured such beautiful colour and detail. A really lovely flower...............Sandy
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
15 Jan 2012 1:34PM
Lovely colour and detail.
I like what you have done in V2, it takes all distraction from the background.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 1:40PM
Superp work Carol.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
15 Jan 2012 1:51PM
Beautiful set of shots Carol. Gorgeous colour and detail, can't choose between them. Fancy having a go at freezing them TongueGrin. Moira
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 2:09PM
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.

15 Jan 2012 2:13PM
Brilliant take.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
15 Jan 2012 2:23PM
V2 for me Carol,
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 2:32PM
excellent sharp detail in the centre and great colour
15 Jan 2012 2:51PM
An amazing Flower, very nicely Photographed.

John Smile
15 Jan 2012 3:15PM
Hi Carol, this is really brilliant, stunning image, very well captured and excellent presentation..
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 3:25PM
Wonderful - great taken

PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 4:03PM
Gorgeous macros!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Jan 2012 4:13PM
Three amazing, wonderful close-ups, Carol, they deserve three votes, but I guess they'll all have to share the one... Wink
Trev Smile
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 5:06PM
Another top image..
I not sure which image I like..
May be V1 over V2..
Well done carole...
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 5:17PM
Absolutely gorgeous! What a stunning flower and you have certainly done it justice with these fine images Carol!
LexEquine 12 19 United States
15 Jan 2012 5:19PM
'Superb, Artistic, & Lovely Set,'...well deserving of the UA ~ Peter Wink
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
15 Jan 2012 5:33PM
Fantastic and excellent set of images,Carol,very well done,
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
15 Jan 2012 8:06PM
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.

Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
15 Jan 2012 8:44PM
These are really beautiful Carol.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
15 Jan 2012 8:54PM
Definitely V1 Carol - super detail.
15 Jan 2012 9:44PM
Hi Carol what a beautifull flower, great set regards gray.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
15 Jan 2012 10:14PM
What a glorious macro, Carol - the color is magnificent.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Jan 2012 10:40PM
amazing textures in this flower, hard to decide whether it is more beautiful from the side or the front.
excellent macros!
16 Jan 2012 3:40PM
How beautiful,supurb macro Carol...Lin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Jan 2012 8:58PM
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
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
16 Jan 2012 11:03PM
Beautiful set, Carol. Gorgeous colour and such brilliant detail and textures. Beautifully captured and presented. Smile
Take care, Pauline
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
17 Jan 2012 4:39AM
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
evelen 13 5 England
17 Jan 2012 6:23PM
what a beautiful flower carol wonderful set of images.
17 Jan 2012 8:01PM
Fabulous detail and colour.

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