Vibrant Red Hibiscus


We had a rainy and cooler summer this year and as a result, all the local gardens thrived. This vibrant showy Hibisicus bloomed in a large pot all summer in my neighbour’s garden. Most of the time, there was a stunning display of multiple large vibrant red blooms. Hibiscus are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Often hibiscus are grown to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.


I photographed this Hibiscus twice. I was unhappy with my first attempt, which was done handheld in poor lighting. So I returned early that evening with my tripod and warm sunlight lit this Hibiscus just long enough for me to capture these images. Usually I lead with the best image but I wanted to start this series with the whole flower and follow with what I think are better macro perspectives. My favourites are the last three images. If you have a favourite, let me know. Click on the images to enlarge for better viewing.


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34 thoughts on “Vibrant Red Hibiscus

  1. All good photos. I have one of those small round foldable 5-in-i reflectors which I find immensely useful in adding light to a scene, such as flower photography. The only drawback is to find someone to hold it, unless you’re using a tripod and remote.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I actually shot these early in the summer with my D600. I think it had just come back from a cleaning. I have used my D610 to capture some fall colours, but have not processed anything yet. I think I have been playing with too many cameras lately. I’m hoping this D610 is a keeper! πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for sharing the buns on your Facebook page. The Hibiscus photos look wonderful. I love the way you captured the fusion of the stamens into a tube around the stigmas. It looks beautiful. Have a lovely fall!

  3. Gorgeous flower study Beth … what a lovely way to spend an evening !
    Love the ‘vortex’ surrounding the inner flower .. and the soft downy feeling you’ve captured in the bud ready to unfurl any time soon …

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