A Hibiscus Flower: Three ViewsAugust 3, 2008

Maintaining our hibiscus bush is a hassle. When the outside temperature is less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit (or 5 degrees Celsius), we have to bring the hibiscus indoors, and it takes up way too much space. Nor is there quite enough sunlight for it indoors. It becomes a race against time with the question being, Will the hibiscus survive the winter inside?

For the past six years or so, the answer has been yes. Our hibiscus is forever ragged, but its blooms are beautiful.

Here are three views of one of its lovely flowers, beginning with a front view.

Hibiscus flower

The side view.
Hibiscus flower, side view

From behind.
Hibiscus flower, from behind

My favorite in the sequence is the rear view, but that is somewhat unfair. The sun was out for that view, allowing dramatic lighting.

Photo note: I used a Pentax *ist D, with the SMC-A* 200mm macro lens for these photos.

Flower macros and backlighting

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