Houston Hybiscus

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  1. bburton

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    On a brief trip to Houston found Rose bushes and Hybiscus in bloom already. Houston's Spring looks to be about three weeks ahead of the Dallas-Fort Worth area which is 270 miles further north. :D

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    Ooooo, it is a bit bright and oversharpened. The sun must have been VERY bright ... lower luminosity a bit and soften it a bit. Hibiscus flowers are so beautiful, but this one ... is on the brink of hurting my eyes.
     
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    The winter (haha... WHAT winter????) has been so mild that they have dumped ice all over the azaleas here to stop them from blooming before the March Azalea trail.
     
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    Mine will not bloom far a few months....

    This is pretty brite...


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    Thanks so much for your feedback. :D

    You're very faithful to comment on other's posts, and that's most gracious of you. You're right about my picture, and I regret posting this one prematurely. :( :blushing:

    Let me play with the original some more based upon your advice, and if I come up with a more suitable version, I'll post it on this thread. If I cannot salvage the shot, I'll give you another -- for I owe you and others on the forum the best I can do. :D

    Thanks again.
     
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    Well, it must be fate, but somehow I've erased the original of the Hybiscus above. However, here's a similar picture taken a year ago from the same bush at the same time of day:

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    And, as a special bonus, below is a macro shot from today of a yellow rosebud from one of our miniature rose bushes which has spent the winter inside in a pot.

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    Oh, that rose is precious, precious, precious. It will be MONTHS until we get roses here again. So I appreciate every "virtual" one even more. Thank you so. This one's so crisp and sharp... even the tiniest hairs can be seen. Lovely light!!
     

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