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”
The last two for me!
Good to know…thanks Noeline. 🙂
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.
Thanks Lignum and I should use mine more often. 🙂
All so good Beth, adore the rich swirl of #4!
This is stunning! I love the details! 🙂
I do love using my macro lens. I almost always get good results. Thanks for the visit and comments.
WOW!! Those are some red flowers!
I hope you mean that in a good way! Thanks Sue.
It’s good to have neighbours that plant beautiful flowers. Thanks Tom.
Beautiful Beth! Number 2 and 4 are my favourites. Enjoying the spot free D610 – processing must be quicker! 🙂
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! 🙂
Absolutely stunning Beth
Thanks Nancy. My neighbour has tons of potted flowers every year which is great for me. 🙂
How beautiful. I like the last one, but I also like the first because it shows the whole flower. I enjoyed the rich colors of this flower.
Thanks, the blooms were very large and it was hard to move around the pot to get the whole flower in the frame. Appreciate the visit and comment.
Love the last on Beth in particular Beth – looks like a microscopic photo – almost “other-worldly”.
“Other- worldly”…I like that. Thanks Phil.
Wow, this is gorgeous!
Thanks Mary. You just need the right lighting conditions. Not asking a lot, just that the weather co-operate when shooting outside. 🙂
Gorgeous color. I love the bud and the one after that. You captured the curl of the petal beautifully
Thanks Nora. Tried different focus points and depths of field and this one worked. So easy to almost get it. 🙂
These are the most beautiful hibiscus photos I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing.
Best comment yet! Thank-you very much, wonderful to hear.
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!
Thanks Liz, glad you like them. We are having a beautiful fall will post some fall colour photos soon.
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 …
One of my favourite ways to spend a summer evening. Love your descriptions of my images. Thanks Poppy!
These are beautiful!
Thank you very much. Glad you like them.
You’re welcome. 🙂