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Hibiscus syriacus

Hibiscus syriacus
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Copyright: jurek jerzy (jurek1951) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 0 N: 628] (3159)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-04
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-08 23:34
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Points: 36
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Hibiscus syriacus is a widely cultivated ornamental shrub in the genus Hibiscus. Common names include Rose of Sharon (especially in North America), Shrub Althea and Rose Althea.H. syriacus is a flowering shrub in the plant family Malvaceae native to much of Asia, though not, as Linnaeus thought, to Syria, in spite of the name he gave it.

It is upright and vase-shaped, reaching 2–4 m in height. It is widely planted in areas with hot summers for its very attractive white, pink, red, lavender, or purple large and edible flowers. Individual flowers are short-lived, lasting only a day. However, numerous flower buds are produced on the shrub's new growth, which provides prolific flowering over a long summer blooming period (July–September). Shoots make interesting indoor vase cuttings, as they stay green for a long time. In the vase some new flowers may open from the more mature flower buds. The species has naturalized very well in many suburban areas, and might even be termed slightly invasive, so frequently does it seed around.

Ketmia syryjska (Hibiscus syriacus L.), nazywana także ślazowcem syryjskim, ślazem drzewnym, poślubnikiem syryjskim – gatunek krzewu z rodziny ślazowatych. Pochodzi z Chin i Tajwanu[2]. Jest uprawiany w licznych rejonach świata.

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Very nice.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-09 5:34]

Hello Jurek,
very pretty hibiscus which i have never seen before. nice colors and excellent sharpness. The color contrast is so good, making it catchy and lively.


Ciao Jurek, lovey flower with fantastic drops, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-09 7:09]

Hi Jurek,
Nice colours and sharpness details. Nice drops of dew on the flower.
Very informative notes. Česky - ibišek syrský.
Regards Jiri.

Interesting species of Hybiscus. Good composition and detail, nice colours. Beautifully patterned flowers. regards yiannis

Bonjour Jurek,
Très belle macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jurek,
What a splendid flower with impressive colors.
Wonderful details and the drops of water are great.

Czesc Jurek,
bardzo ladny kwiat. Swietna ostrosc i detale. Super wygladaja te krople wody. Oczywiscie bardzo ladne kolory.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-09 11:06]

Hi Jurek,a flower that i know very well me too,taken whit a very professional class,impressive sharpness and colors and these beautiful drops inside.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-09 12:11]

Hallo Jurek,
Bardzo ladny kwiatek Hibiskusa mam je w ogrodku.Tutaj prezentujesz go bardzo dobrze i efektywnie z tymi kroplami deszczu.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Hello Jurek,
A beautiful image of this flower in nice colours and excellent sharpness. The waterdroplets are a big bonus. Weel done!

Excelente nitidez y buen color. Se nora su frescura desde aquí ! Buen trabajo.
Saludos Jurek: J. Ignasi.

Hallo Jurek,
schöne Aufnahme von dieser Hibiskusblüte mit guter Schärfe und schönen Farben. Mir gefallen vor allem die Wassertropfen auf der Blüte und der gute Farbkontrast zum grünen Hintergrund.
Viele Grüße,

Hello Jurek
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness. The lighting is fantastic.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-10 11:47]

Hello Jurek,
Excellent presentation of this beautiful coloured flower. Great sharpness and a pleasing centred composition. The waterdrops are gorgeous.

Hi Jurek, Very nice and well presented Hibiscus with the rain drops that adds character, Splendid work and TFS,
Best Regards,


Hi Jurek,

Excellent picture of this beautiful flower with great colors & sharpness.
Taken from a perfect POV & the droplets make the picture live. Well done & TFS.

Jurek, what an excellent photo of this hibuscus. It shows great sharpness and detail. Great POV too. Thanks for commenting on my owl shot. Have a great day, Bill

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