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Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hibiscus sabdariffa
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-30
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-02 4:29
Viewed: 2895
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus native to the Old World tropics, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub, growing to 2–2.5 m (7–8 ft) tall. The leaves are deeply three- to five-lobed, 8–15 cm (3–6 in) long, arranged alternately on the stems.

The flowers are 8–10 cm (3–4 in) in diameter, white to pale yellow with a dark red spot at the base of each petal, and have a stout fleshy calyx at the base, 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) wide, enlarging to 3–3.5 cm (1.2–1.4 in), fleshy and bright red as the fruit matures. It takes about six months to mature.

From : Wikipedia

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Hello Foozi
Great capture of this beautiful plant, great details and color well composed with a educative note. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Ciao Foozi. Good sharp light and colours from the right POV. Stunning details.


Sawasdee ka Foozi,
Very interesting plant with amazing details sharpness, great colours and point of view, well composed and nicely framed,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Fantastic natural rosette, a perfect architectural design. Super sharpness and colors!

Nice shot where the strength is in the composition


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-02 7:39]

Hello Foozi.
Very pleasing textures and shapes.Excelent focus and use of DOF. Such a nice composition. Well done.
Best regasrds Siggi

Hi Foozi,
Great presentation of this Hibiscus flower, looks like a roulette wheel, good sharpness and lovely colours,
Congratulations Foozi and well done,
Best Regards,


Excellent sharp detailed photo in beautiful colours. Good DOF and blurred BG. Pleasing composition.

Hi Foozi,
beautiful plant. Incredible how many details I can recognize!! Perfect sharpness and point of view. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Foozi, splendid light on lovely Hibiscus, wonderful natural colors and great sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Foozi
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-02 8:47]

hello Foozi,
A very special Hibiscus-species. But what a beautiful shape and again a perfect presentation. Lovely ! Thanks also for the note.
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-02 9:04]

Hi Foozi,i never seen a flower of hibiscus family like that! What a spectacle and what a magnificent pic,the best point of view and impressive details and colors.Everytime a new surprise!!Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Splendid photo. Wonderful detail and colours. regards yiannis

Hello Foozi!
Nice shot like a vitral of a gothic cathedral.Very interesting pic, dear friend! Great sharpness and nice natural colors! TFS
NIce evening!

Hello Foozi,
You are the master of the art in nature. Simple and beautiful. Well done!

Hello Foozi, with super fine image details. Very good light and POV. All the best, Paul

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2011-05-02 14:15]

Hello Foozi,

Nice presentation of this Hibiscus!

I like the square composition and the nice colors. Maybe the flash was a little bit too present: I should have remove the white flares... Also I would have tried to not let the lower structure touch the frame.

Well done anyway and TFS :)


Hallo Foozi,
a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness, brilliant colours, very nice composition
Best regards

Hello Foozi

Great macro shot of this wild flower,
with fine POV, excellent contrast,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Foozi,
Another fabulous image, and what else would one expect from you. I agree with all the laudatory comments above. What a pleasure to view. Best wishes.

Bonjour Foozi,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet dans une judicieux cadrage serré.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Foozi
Absolutely beautiful image with an artistic flair to it. This is just so fascinating. What a great eye you have to capture a photo of a subjct many would miss or see as unimportant. Focus is just where it should be, colours and detail of the flower is great and the composition just perfect. Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-08 9:23]

Hi Foozi.
Blameless presentation of this exotic and splendid plant. I like skill use of flash lighting, ultimate sharpness of the main subject, pleasant smooth BG and impressive upper POV. Excellent job, My compliments and TFS.

amazing species, TFS Ori

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