October 6, 2010 – Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus Flowers

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


So there’s been a decent-sized increase in interest in the pictures I took in Jamaica recently which happens to be one of the best tourist spots for flower lovers. (The increase in interest is recent, the pictures from Jamaica are.. well, they’re also recent. But.. less recent. I was talking about the interest.) Not among, you know, “real people” per se, but among people that I work with. And my mother in law. On the one hand, it’s a little bit frustrating, because most of the pictures I take are NOT from Jamaica, and nobody cares as much about those. But, on the other hand, it’s making me realize that I should really sit down and go through those pictures. So far, I’ve only grabbed one here or there, but I haven’t yet dug through the whole pile to grab anything that’s interesting. Don’t get your hopes up or anything, I feel like I’ve already posted the best ones, so what’s left will just fill out the middle of the pack a bit. But, they’re still worth posting here.

In the meantime, here’s another one I happened to have lying around. It’s another shot of the hibiscus flowers that were so prevalent around the area(s) of Negril where we stayed. Hibiscus flowers are weird. They’re pretty, and have a lot of character, but they’re kind of hard to take interesting pictures of. That middle part can be really… droopy.. And it’s pretty long too, which can make it hard to get both the tip and the body both in focus, if that’s your thing. (And yes, I’m really going out of my way here to keep it clean. ) But the color is really fantastic, and there’s a lot of nice detail in there, so if you get one to turn out, it can be pretty cool.

Speaking of interest, by the way, I should mention that I can make prints of just about any of the pictures you see me post. And they’re cheap, since I get them printed at Costco. A 12×18 print is only 3 bucks, and a 20×30 is only about 10. Recently, I got one of my pictures printed on canvas, at 20×30, and it looked FANTASTIC. It was mounted on a wooden frame, so it was ready to hang. That came out to about 100 dollars, shipped. So, a few folks that I know are asking for prints here or there. If you want to get in on that action, definitely let me know.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm lens, and I think I used a little screw-on “macro lens” attachment for this guy. 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 800. Focal length: 33mm.

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  1. avatar
    Eiji Toyama October 6, 2010


    I love your site, It is a pleasure to visit.

    I have added your site to my site.

    Please link my site to your site.

    Thank you! (;_;)/~~~



  2. avatar
    John Butler October 11, 2011

    What a beautiful picture of this rare tropical flower from the mallow family.

    Jamaica is indeed a lovely country with lovely people. Their attitude to life is just spot on. Just wish that I had it.


  3. avatar
    Don October 29, 2011

    Thanks for sharing your photo of the Hibiscus flower – beautiful colour and detail. Also, thanks for the information about getting prints done in large sizes – 12×18 or 20×30. I think the idea of getting an enlargement made on canvas of a favourite print is a great decorating idea (and affordable). I can easily visualise an enlargement of this Hibiscus bloom as a focal point in one’s home.

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    Raye Romeno January 1, 2012

    Hi there, thanks for sharing the habiscus flower. It looks nice and very fresh. I’ve been in photography for a month now. Very love your flower. Nice photo.

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