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Rose of Sharon

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 21 August 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Applied texture Pink Sherbet by pareeerica.

Flower from my garden. After taking this photo, I cut down my 2 Rose of Sharon bushes because they are very invasive and are non-natives. I grow non-natives, but try to avoid those that are invasive as I don't want to contribute to the demise of native habitats.

NIKON D300 3/5 seconds F/36.0 ISO 100 105 mm

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Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely and love the texture! The pink tones are perfect.

21 Aug 2009 5:15am

@Barbara Kile: Thanks, Barbara. I just visited your site and am thrilled with your texture work!!!

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, sorrow. Goodbye to the beauty of the Rose of Sharon. This is a lovely, delicate version. So sorry it will no longer flower in your garden.

21 Aug 2009 5:28am

@Dulcie: Thank you. I felt sad at cutting them also.

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Pink is beautiful! I love this picture.

21 Aug 2009 7:06am

@Marilla: Thank you. I'm glad you like it! I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I like the colours and the paint look but I wonder why is it so dark? I guess that it was your intention but I just didn't get it.

21 Aug 2009 8:44am

@Tomas Turecek: It is darker than I wanted, but i couldn't get the texture to show through when I made it lighter. I also ran out of time. :-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a delicate presentation that I might well expect to find in a book . . or, perhaps, pressed between the pages !

21 Aug 2009 8:48am

@Ronnie 2¢: Did it fit on your monitor? Or did you have to scroll? Thanks!!

Sue from Paducah, United States

I am truly enjoying the use of texture with your beautiful flower images. I think the texture gives such an artistic presentation. As is frequently the case with your flower art, there is so much to enjoy -- the "dew drops" the beautiful colors and color contrasts, the gracefulness of the flower, the subtlety of the water glass, etc. Visiting your blog is always such a lovely way to start the morning. Thank you.

21 Aug 2009 11:34am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot today..... and too bad about having to lose the plants.... but the world will be healthier for it, right?

21 Aug 2009 12:38pm

@Susan: Thanks. One hopes to leave the world not too much worse than when one came into it.

Don from spokane, United States

A beautiful blossom shot. I like the detail and the rich color of this image. I found your comment interesting in that I didn't know the true nature of this plant. Nice post.

21 Aug 2009 3:06pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The texture and color are just beautiful.

21 Aug 2009 7:44pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful processing- it brings out the delicate texture!

21 Aug 2009 7:45pm

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

Very beautiful composition and colors

21 Aug 2009 11:06pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Lovely.

25 Aug 2009 1:54pm

NIKON D300
3/5 seconds
F/36.0
ISO 100
105 mm

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