The pistil of a hibiscus flower sticks out well past the actual flower. Here it is in macro.
my first thought was those things that cheerleaders wave about (whatever they are called). Another stunning and gloriously coloured macro. nice one.
2 May 2008 5:35am
@Rhys: Thanks, Rhys. I think those things cheerleaders wave are called pom poms. But not sure.
My goodness... Love the colours on the Pistil and the yellows make it so warm! the background looks cool too!
2 May 2008 5:38am
@Koushiro~光子郎: Many thanks, Koushiro.
Hybiscus always look good, and this is a good macro shot of one. Good image Michael.
2 May 2008 5:41am
@Observing: Many thanks, Mike.
Realy Nice and intresting!
2 May 2008 6:03am
@Hoopand: Thanks so much, Hoopand.
Wow. Fabulous detail!
2 May 2008 6:30am
@Margie: Many thanks, Margie.
BEAUTIFUL, Michael. What a GREAT macro this is.
Thanks for your comment on Mike's earring retrieval ... he'd also be out 'shooting' (or watching me shoot) flowers! <grin>
2 May 2008 8:06am
@Judy: Thank you, Judy. I'm glad you got your earring back.
very rich colors
2 May 2008 8:16am
@DPM: Thank you, dpm.
A gorgeous macro!
2 May 2008 8:31am
@Craig: Thank you, Craig.
Michael, you are one TALENTED writer!
I've just finished reading "A wild thyme in the wilds..." and loved it! From your friend, Marta, to Hildegard, the nun, to cooking mushrooms with caraway, I'll think about this until I can read another. I like your style!
2 May 2008 8:50am
@Judy: You are so kind. Many thanks, Judy.
2 May 2008 9:15am
@Lorraine: Thank you so much, Lorraine.
2 May 2008 9:56am
@Aliyar: Thank you so much, Aliyar.
Really great shot of this! I like the colours too.
2 May 2008 10:45am
@martie: Many thanks, Martie.
Where do you find all those fancy hibiscus beauties in Saudi Arabia, Michael? Do they grow in your hotel compound? Wishing you a pleasant Friday, Eva
2 May 2008 10:47am
@givethemhell: I live in a walled compound and they have been planted all over the grounds. Thank you, Eva.
Such a simple, yet, complex structure for something with a lifespan of less than 24 hours ... terrific detail in this shot, Michael ... you've really mastered the art of macro photography!
2 May 2008 11:02am
@Ron: Thank you, Ron. That's such a generous comment.
I can almost feel the fuzziness and powder.
2 May 2008 11:17am
@Viewfinder: Thank you, VF. That's a kind comment.
FANTASTIC!!!!! just a great macro shot.
2 May 2008 11:19am
@Alun Lambert: Many thanks, Alun.
Excellent macro, Michael. Love the colors, very well captured!
2 May 2008 12:09pm
@Betty: Thank you, Betty.
Looks like an alien invader but a lovely one at that
2 May 2008 1:12pm
@Peter Miller: It could very well be a disguised alien. Thanks, Peter.
great capture! like the contrast :)
2 May 2008 3:24pm
@Elisa: Thank you, Elisa.
great macro and I love the fuzzy bright colors
2 May 2008 3:31pm
@MJ: Many thanks, MJ.
Astonishing : colors and DoF : a great macro shot.
2 May 2008 4:38pm
@Calusarus: Thank you so much, Calusarus.
Gorgeous macro, Michael. Saturation and detail are perfect.
2 May 2008 4:45pm
@Tracey: Many thanks, Tracey.
nicley done mike!!!! great shot
2 May 2008 6:22pm
@michelle: Thank you so much, Michelle.
Great colours Michael....you take some lovely macros with that A30!
2 May 2008 8:51pm
@Ian Bramham: They are actually a surprisingly good little camera. Thank you so much, Ian.
Superb macro shot. I love the colours!
2 May 2008 8:54pm
@standley: Many thanks, Standley.
Like an alien antenae. Nice one.
2 May 2008 9:05pm
Wow, excellent detail!
2 May 2008 10:23pm
@Ina: Thank you so much, Ina.
Magnificent macro! Awesome!
2 May 2008 11:04pm
@MadScientist: Thank you, MS.
That is a stunning Macro shot. The details and colours are wonderful.
3 May 2008 1:58am
@Michael Rawluk: Many thanks, Michael.
FANtastic macro, Michael!!! Perfect! I'm trying to still catch up... not doing so well with my dial-up... however, I have managed to get a look at all the posts I've missed. I do really really ... yep, really love the camel image and story!
3 May 2008 4:40am
@amy: Thank you, Amy. Your comment is uplifting a very appreciated.
this is a perfect macro. so cool.
3 May 2008 6:59am
@pLusOne: Thanks, P1. I appreciate that.
Beautiful macro! Fantastic colors!
4 May 2008 3:35pm
@Eleftheria, 9 years old,: thank you, E9.
Great presentation!!! And the details are fabulous!
5 May 2008 12:15pm
@Japanalia: Many thanks, Gabriela.
Very nice indeed.
5 May 2008 2:34pm
@Wizened Eye: Thank you so much.
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