Thursday, December 2, 2010

Closer and Closer 越走越近 ...

I have frequented the Kuala Lumpur Hibiscus Park for the past few months ...
It is anyhow the National flower of the country ... 


The Tropical Hibiscus variety grows fairly easily in the tropics ...



 but however the blossoms are much larger in colder climates such as
those found at Cameron Highlands in the State of Pahang ... 
I shall posts these larger species of Hibiscus from Cameron Highlands later ....



Do you know that Hibiscus blossoms are edible .....
Unless completely assured that the hibiscus in the backyard are safe to eat, 
it is recommended that the dried blossoms are purchased at health food or organic produce stores, 



Herbal and floral cocktails are catching on in bars across the globe. 
Including the Hibiscus Recipe ... 
and one can even prepare it in a simple syrup ...
I have tried once in a local bar in the city of Kuala Lumpur,
but I will let you judge when you have a chance to try it ...



There are a variety of colors of the Hibiscus flower and
I have found and photographed from white, black, to yellow, red and pink etc ...
I read that about 200 - 220 species are known to exists ...

Regardelss of the species (I think), 
the stemlike filament seems to have similar structure and color ...
When you see it like this, you know it is a Hibiscus ...

21 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Waw, wonderful pictures.. sharpness in the last one is fantastic. i really liked..

Jonathan said...

Really nice series, like the story the images tell.

Randy said...

Beautiful macros!

Ruth B. said...

Waw, well done and beautiful photos.

LAN said...

:) :) nice pictures..

Bernardo said...

Una serie de fotos con un colorido y detalle impresionante con una profundida de campo adecuda para resaltar la flor.

Saludo

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

This flower is a real beauty. Many nice pictures in your blog since my last visit - Well done my friene

smalldot said...

very nice, I like a lot the last one

Chwile... said...

Nie wiedziałam, że hibiskus jest taki piękny i ta kropelka, którą złapał. Ja, hibiskus tylko piłam w herbatkach.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

well done, the red is great!

Joop Zand said...

It's a beauty......well done Wong.

greetings, Joop

Maria-Denisa said...

Beyond your beautiful photos, your words make a perfect image of the subject. I'm still learning, so keep going, my friend!

pgogo said...

Wow...Good macro...Good series. Great job!

Traveling Hawk said...

Hibiscus makes a very nice pot flower in my country, Wong. They are really wonderful and come in great variety of colors. Your photos are remarkable. I like especially the 2nd one.

Stormblast1953 said...

This Hybiscus is gracious!!

Re no 20 isn't okay, you forgot one left/under I think

Laura.M said...

Las fotos son preciosas Wong!!
Me gusta mucho la 2, y la última es perfecta.
Saludos. Laura

Ángel said...

Estos macros son una delicia y el rojo muy bein logrado en el procesado.
Un abrazo

pharaonx said...

interesting idea.
the last photo i like the most.

marty said...

so beautiful !

WhatKarenSees said...

Beautiful indeed. Reminds me of my mother's garden.

teca said...

Wonderful! Spetacular!

Kiss.