Tag: Rose

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.

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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.



Day 16

Roses are supposed to be the most romantic flower; usually in the movies, tv shows, books, short stories, song and poems, it’s noticeable that a man who is in love, tends to give flowers.

I’m actually not really into flower shots, although some of them are really good because some photographers come up with different and original angles, points of view, colors and some play with their shapes.

I found this flower in my neighbor’s apartment and I had to take some photos because this rose was completely different to all those that I have seen in the past; its color was so vibrant and the shape of the petals was absolutely stunning; it had so many curves and I couldn’t resist; so this is my shot for today.

Facts about roses.

There are over 100 species of them.

A red rose is a symbol of socialism in countries as France, Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Finland and Portugal.

The rose family includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds.

The world’s oldest living rose is growing on the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany, it’s supposed to be 1000 years old.

Red roses symbolize love, passion,romance and desire.

Yellow roses are the color of friendship, familiar love, happiness and sympathy.

White roses are the bride’s flower symbolizing purity, sincerity, unity and a love stronger than death.

Pink roses signify gentleness, poetic romance and elegance.

Orange roses are great for a graduation gift or a promotion.

Purple roses symbolize majestic glory and eternal love.

It’s said that throwing rose leaves into a burning flame will bring you good luck.

Nowadays, 150 million roses are purchased by gardeners each year.

Feel free to  critique or suggest anything you want.