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Red Hibiscus

Red Hibiscus
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Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (SUBHENDU_BAGCHI) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 52] (320)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/134 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-10 12:22
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Points: 4
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It is a genus of flowering plants in
the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is
quite large, containing about
200 –220 species that are native
to warm-temperate, subtropical
and tropical regions throughout
the world. Member species are
often noted for their showy
flowers and are commonly known
as hibiscus or sorrel or less
widely as rosemallow or flor
de Jamaica. The genus includes
both annual and perennial
herbaceous plants, as well as
woody shrubs and small trees.
The generic name is derived from
the Greek word ἱβίσκος
(hibískos), which was the name
Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40-90)
gave to Althaea officinalis.
The leaves are alternate, simple,
ovate to lanceolate, often with a
toothed or lobed margin. The
flowers are large, conspicuous,
trumpet-shaped, with five or
more petals, ranging from white
to pink, red, orange, purple or
yellow, and from 4 –18 cm broad.
Flower color in certain species,
such as H. mutabilis and H.
tiliaceus, changes with age.
The fruit is a dry five-lobed
capsule, containing several seeds
in each lobe, which are released
when the capsule dehisces (splits
open) at maturity.
-Source Wikipedia

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Ciao Subhendu, splendid flower with fantastic bright colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Subhendu! Amazing flower. Good theme. Good shot. Fine colours, ideal saturation. Good sharpness. Well done!

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