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Tropical Dreams

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 23 January 2013 in Plant & Nature.

Hibiscus in a friend's yard in Texas a couple of months ago. Hopeful I'm seeing some of these in a far away place right now.
There are several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.

*No computer access for another week.

NIKON D5000 1/750 second F/5.6 ISO 800 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

michel creze from le havre, France

Beaux détails de cette fleur se détachant sur un bel arrière plan .

Fine details of this flower set against a beautiful background.

23 Jan 2013 7:34am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image Barbara

23 Jan 2013 7:45am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful image. Have a nice day.

23 Jan 2013 7:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Classic and beautifully presented.

23 Jan 2013 11:02am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Gosh darn I thought maybe you'd come to Okienawa, misspelled on purpose

23 Jan 2013 12:10pm

@J.R.: Wouldn't mind seeing your area of the world, but have not made it there yet. ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

gorgeous closeup of this attractive flower! i struggle to get my measly potted hibiscus through the winter ... ;-)

23 Jan 2013 12:57pm

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

Lovely flower.

23 Jan 2013 5:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautifu, Barbara..I have this riddle figured out I I will try to shut up :-)

23 Jan 2013 5:59pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful rich colour in this shot Barbara! I love how you have filled the frame! ;-)

23 Jan 2013 7:05pm

Tracy from Charlotte, United States

Just gorgeous! I love your choice of aperture, too!

23 Jan 2013 7:43pm

Paul from summerside, Canada


24 Jan 2013 12:34am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning color and beautiful detail!

24 Jan 2013 1:22am

L'angevine from Angers, France


24 Jan 2013 9:02am

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful photo ... the colors and details of this flower are wonderful !!!

24 Jan 2013 9:36pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Beautiful the flower, beautiful the colour...Well, I'm happy that we can see them here in warm weather, but Okinawa is the place where Hibiscus is a tree!

27 Jan 2013 7:18am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Gorgeous capture..beautiful flower.

1 Feb 2013 2:39pm

1/750 second
ISO 800
157 mm (35mm equiv.)