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Fijian Hibiscus

Fijian Hibiscus
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun at Fiji
Theme(s): Hibiscus [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-23 4:16
Viewed: 13088
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Origins Of Hibiscus In Fiji

For Joanna, I haven't seen you for a while. Have a happy day, and a special flower from Fiji for you.

I saw lots of Hibiscus flowers while in Fiji, but this red colour in a couple of different petal varieties was one that I could find on Mana Island.

I am quoting from: www.internationalhibiscussociety.org/

There is no doubt that the migration of Fijians had a lot to do with contributing to hibiscus being established in Fiji. The original inhabitants of Fiji are now extinct and it is thought that the current Fijians migrated from Africa.

When one looks at the uses to which the hibiscus are put to use in Fiji it is no wonder that they were an essential part of what they included in their belongings. Its use as toothbrushes and an aid to childbirth are just some to name a few.

On Section "Hibiscus Around The World", Ross Gast wrote: "While Fiji has hibiscus varieties not seen in Hawaii or elsewhere, some varieties common to all areas are grown there. In fact the variety we call Pink Versicolor is perhaps the most widely grown hibiscus in Fiji".

It is also thought that the indentured Indian labour also brought varieties such as Jewel of India and Golden Oriel with them. Ken Perks, in a letter to James Munroe the Executive Secretary of the AmHS in 1964, estimated that as a result of migration and early hybridizing there were somewhere in the region of 3,400 Fijian varieties.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-23 4:18]

Hi Janice!
Beautiful flower with vivid colors.I liked POV,DOF and composition very much.Thanks for posting this beauty.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-08-23 4:31]

Nice caption.
Beautiful colours and details.
I like composition and POV.
Good DOF.
Well done Janice.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-23 5:23]

HI Janice,
Lovely tropical colours.
I like the little yellow pollen thingies.
Nice DOF, OOF BG works well.

Hey Janice,

WOW what a lot of colour. Stunning shot and excellent DOF. Well done

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-23 5:55]
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What a beautifull piece of nature, Janice :-) Joanna will love it, I'm sure! Perfect DOF and sharpness, great details. So intense colours! Great, tropical photo my friend!

Hello Jancie, Great shot. This is well composed with perfect colors and light. Very good details and the BG really sets it off nicely. Interesting note, Well done!

Hi Janice,
Great shot! Its simple and beauty, very good lighting, and very nice background.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

Hello Janice!
Wonderful flower macro.Colors,lighting,details and POV are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-23 11:20]

Hello Janice!
Very nice close up.Vivid colors,sharpness,POV,DOF and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hello Janice!
Thank you very much for your gift!
I really love it. I love flowers and your is very special - soft and delicate.
I'm very happy because you're thinking about me. But now I'm very busy and very tired... so - have a good day.

Hi Janice
Congrats! What a fantastic shot. Awesome light, exposure, depth of colour, sharpness and detail. Well done. Thanks.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-23 19:32]

Hi Janice! I do not have the time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley.

" I like hibiscus. "

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Have a wonderfull day!

Hi Janice,
Hibiscus are some of my favorite flowers. All the varations and colors are great. This one is beautiful with vivid color and sharp detail.
Nice Shot!

Superb shot of this lovely flower Janice!
I have yellow and pale pink hibiscus in my house. These are really beautful flowers.
The photo has great POV and very good details. The dark BG works really well.
I like it very much.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-25 18:33]

Janice, this is beautiful, very beautiful.

Excellent sharpness, pov and saturation.

I enjoy the dark bg too.

A lovey image.

I love it all, what can be said that hasn't already been said?? I'd like to see what it looks like as an oil painting!!
Thanks for sharing and letting me play with such a perfect shot. :)

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