Day 109

Hi Everybody!

I went to “La Florida” today, just to relax for the day, look for birds and swim in the river, but it rained a lot so my plans changed; I saw lots of birds, but small ones, they were really tiny and they weren’t easy to photograph -well, birds are never easy, but those ones were on the top of a tree-.

When it stopped raining, I went out and found this flower, know as the “Chinese hibiscus” or “Shoe Flower”, this flower is native to East Asia and grows in the tropics.

They do not have any scent; the range of colors includes white, yellow, orange, pink and red.

It’s considered as the national flower of Malaysia; Barranquilla (City in Colombia) and the state of Zulia (Venezuela)

These flowers are used to shine shoes in some parts of India, for hair-care and it’s also a PH Indicator, it turns acidic solutions to dark pink and basic solutions to green.

Although I’m not into flower photos, I liked the bokeh in this one and the detail of the rain drops that are on the flower.

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; lens: Tamron AF 55-200; 90 mm, ISO 720;  f/4,2 ; 1/250 sec.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola a todos!

Hoy fui a “La Florida” a descansar un poco, quiería estar en el rio y buscar pájaros, pero llovió mucho y mis planes cambiaron.

Encontré muchos pájaros, pero eran muy pequeños y estaban en las copas de los árboles, por lo tanto, era muy dificil sacar buenas fotos de ellos.

Cuando paró de llover por un momento, salí de la casa y encontré esta flor, conocida como “Hibiscus Rosa” o “San José”, es nativa del este asiático y crece en climas tropicales.

Estas flores generalmente carecen de aroma, y se encuentran en diferentes colores como blanco, amarillo, naranja, rosado y rojo.

Es la flor nacional de Malasia, de la ciudad de Barranquilla (En Colombia) y del estado de Zulia (Venezuela)

Estas flores son  usadas para brillar zapatos en algunas partes de la India, se utilizan para el cuidado del pelo y sirven como indicador de PH, las soluciones básicas se tornan verde, mientras que las ácidas se tornan rosado oscuro.

Aunque no soy un gran fanático de las fotos de flores, me gustó mucho el bokeh que se ve en esta, y el detalle de las gotas de lluvia sobre la flor.

Datos de la toma: Nikon D5000 ; lente: Tamron AF 55-200; 90 mm, ISO 720;  f/4,2 ; 1/250 sec.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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8 thoughts on “Day 109

    1. Thank you Cindy!
      I’ll definitelly give it a try, since Colombia is after Holland, the country which exports the most flowers, so there is a huge variety of them.
      try to look on day 34, there is another flower which is very common here 🙂

  1. I love Hibiscus flowers.. they were very common in Trinidad.
    Your photo is simply gorgeous. The colors are amazing and you did a great job on focus and creating bokeh. Raindrops on flowers just make beautiful photos

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