Friday, March 4, 2016

Pink Hibiscus

 
 
In the course of walking around my village recently, the lighting on this Hibiscus caught my eye.
There is an abundance of this flower amongst the homes, in a wide variety of colours, but I really like the soft pastel tones of this one.
 

 
From a critical photographic perspective, I acknowledge that the sun's glare on the right hand side of the shot below is too harsh, but nevertheless felt the play of shadow and central display of the bloom was interesting.

 
Hope you've all had a good week and, once again, my thanks to the wonderful
hosts of the various themed blog sites.
 
Linking up with Skywatch Friday and

13 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

That first shot is a gem! And the macro is beautiful!

Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Linda W. said...

Such a pretty flower!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A beautiful flower that is disappearing from the many manicured landscapes in our neighbourhood, which is a great pity because the plant is drought-tolerant and of a practical size. Have a lovely weekend.

NC Sue said...

Lovely photos.
I'm glad I found your place - I believe this is my first visit. I'm stopping by from Skywatch Friday, and hope you'll come visit our weekly linkup. This week's party is here:
http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html

afanja said...

Wonderful! I specially like the first one with the clear blue sky in the background.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the pretty pink flowers and the blue sky. Gorgeous images. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Thomas Lee said...

Nice one,i remember i used to taste the honey of this flower.

Liz said...

What a beautiful flower!

Cathy Kennedy said...

It'll be awhile yet before we see any Rose of Sharon bloom in East Tennessee since we're in the Northern Hemisphere. Soon our seasons will change up, but do y'all ever get really cold weather in Australia? Thanks for sharing such a cheery picture with us SWF fans. Have a fototastic weekend, Valerie!

joo said...

Lovely flovers:)

Valerie said...

Cathy: Parts of Australia experience sufficiently cold weather to enable a snow skiing season in Winter, but even then our temperatures do not reach the low extremes endured by our Northern Hemisphere cousins. (our "endurance" comes during Summer when South Australia's day-time temperatures often reach 40C with overnight "lows" of mid 20Cs).

Cloudia said...

How lovely! I'm so very glad we've met

Nick V. said...

Wonderful shots, Valerie!
Many thanks for joining Floral Friday Fotos, your contributions are always appreciated.

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