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Garden blooms

By GeorgeP
This is Mexican Petunia Ruellia Brittoniana. It is a common plant in Houston gardens and once established, grow and spreads with abandon. Those purple-blue flowers are the attraction. They only last until the sun dries them - in my garden that is about noon - when they drop leaving green stalks during the afternoon. But, new blossom appear next morning and the process repeats daily from about April through November. I've been trying to capture the colour for about a year but was never happy with the results. I tried using a Sigma macro lens but a couple of days ago I remembered seeing a beautiful bloom on ePhotozine that was taken from afar with a long lens. I'm learning! This was shot with an old 300 mm/f4 (equiv to 450 mm on an APS-C sensor.) Now, to get one with a visiting bee.

Tags: Pentax Blue Flowers and plants Garden flowers Petunia

Voters: Hermanus, clicknimagine, AlfieK and 35 more

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Lovely image, You've captured the colour beautifully

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viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2019 9:19AM
Beautiful light and colour.

22 Sep 2019 2:55PM
Beautiful shot
Superb image George you have captured the blooms beautifully

michaelo Plus
13 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2019 7:49PM
Superb image!!!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
23 Sep 2019 11:13AM
A very beautiful capture, George, stunning colour and wonderful light 👍
Trev 😀
1 Oct 2019 3:11AM
Excellent light giving off a wonderful finish with great impact. Well done George.

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