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<b>Hibiscus</b> *
05-NOV-2004 Nugar

Hibiscus *

@Mom's

Today, very early, my mother called to tell me that several of her hibiscus were blossoming. She and Dad have a collection of them. So after breakfast, my daughter and I went to my Mom's house. I hope the picture does justice to at least one of the flowers there.

Canon PowerShot G3
1/80s f/8.0 at 17.6mm iso50 full exif

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Nugar06-Nov-2004 15:09
Thanks for your words, Gerald!
ctfchallenge06-Nov-2004 14:40
Very good work: amazing colors, perfect light, sharp detail. The background makes the subject stand out nicely. And, as Pops remarked, well suited as wallpaper.
Gerald
Nugar06-Nov-2004 13:40
I'm blushing even more! Of course you can add it Pops :)
Guest 06-Nov-2004 12:56
Nugar, I keep coming back to look at this photo. Can I add it to my wallpaper collection?
Nugar06-Nov-2004 12:41
Thanks Shu :) I'm blushing, lol
Canon DSLR Challenge06-Nov-2004 05:17
Gosh! This is gorgeous!! Shu
Nugar05-Nov-2004 23:40
Thanks Rich, Rod and PhotoNUT. It does seem to be compression artifacts. They also appear in the thumbnail. I'd think PBase's compression is not optimized for that detail?
PhotoNUT 05-Nov-2004 22:52
Rich, that looks like compression artifacts
PhotoNUT 05-Nov-2004 22:47
Nugar, your close ups are great! I really like the colors & composition here.
Rod 05-Nov-2004 22:38
The back lighting really helps to make this shot a ripper. Great shot Nugar & well worth the effort your daughter put in:-)
Rich 05-Nov-2004 21:47
It is great colors Nugar and nice flower but what is that "noise?" that appears around stamen (not sure if correct name) more obvious when viewed in medium?
Nugar05-Nov-2004 20:51
Oh, I forgot: These hibiscus are potted, so I had the chance of moving them to better use the light.
Nugar05-Nov-2004 20:48
Hi Pops,

Thanks for your comment! Well, the lighting is natural. This was shot at an open garage and the light was comming from the right. The background is a piece of that light cardboard students use. I had my daughter hold it for the whole session, lol! I'm glad you liked it, Mom's hibiscus are just incredible, mostly in size. I grew accustomed to the "normal" hibiscus, which is just about everywhere in Panama. These are imports.

Nugar
Guest 05-Nov-2004 20:36
Very nice, Nugar. What did you use for the background and the lighting? I like the back lit effect very much!