Showy Hibiscus Amid the Greenery by Anita Pollak
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I’ve never seen a hibiscus like this before! I shot it at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA in August but it didn’t have a tag.I love the two-part flower and the way the primary petals are spread almost like wings.

Nikon D700 with Nikon 105mm micro lens

I spent a lot of time playing with textures to get the feeling I wanted, and the result uses textures from French Kiss, Flypaper Textures, and Kim Klassen at various opacities and blend modes. Oh, the fun of the late fall/winter processing season!

Featured in Everyday Women (November 20, 2013)

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hibiscus, flower, salmon, textures, berkshire botanical garden, greenery

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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Comments

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB10 months ago

    November 20, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for the feature and the fave, Teresa – I really appreciate both!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine10 months ago

    Lovely work, Anita.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and support, Bette!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies10 months ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Angie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep10 months ago

    Beautiful!! Thank you for adding this to International Women’s Photography!

  • JOSEPHMAZZUCCO
    JOSEPHMAZZUCCO10 months ago

    Beautiful floral work, Anita !

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Joseph!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...10 months ago

    So sorry I missed this earlier, as it is such a rare and lovely hibiscus – or at least it looks rare to me, and hibiscus is a common shrub in my area. The small secondary flower is delightful, and you’ve done a fine job of enhancing the image with your textures without overpowering the delicacy of the flower.

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Celeste! I was really captivated by this flower and I wish it had a tag so I could give it a name. It may well be a rare hibiscus – I’ve never seen one quite like it!

    – Anita Pollak

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