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Pollen on Hibiscus


Pollen on Hibiscus
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Copyright: Gaj Balasubramaniam (rubic_cube) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 11] (51)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270 1:3,5-6,3 DI II, Tiffen 72mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-19 6:27
Viewed: 3418
Points: 1
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Every spring, I start a new garden at my home. I mostly use annuals, so that I get to do it all over again next spring. For 2010, I had a Hibiscus plant. It was a pleasure seeing it grow and flower. We had an average of 5-7 flowers per week, upto 10 in peak flowering season. This picture was shot on a cloudy day in late June. It had probably about to rain, and I noticed how the pollen from the stamens of a neighboring flower had rubbed off on this bud. Had to capture it!


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The un-opened flower is quite nice and in focus with excellent light.

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