Really Red by AuntDot

I found this red bloom on a tall, lanky plant right at the water’s edge by the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida. It is a very large flower, and it caught my eye since it was bright red and the only one on the plant. There are several buds, however. My sincere thanks to JohnDSmith for identifying this Texas Star Hibiscus!

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D

FEATURED in High Quality Images, July 5, 2010

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Robert!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thank you, Kathy.

    – AuntDot

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Dot, lovely composition and bokeh !

  • Thanks very much, Morag!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 5 years ago

    No idea what it is, but you’ve captured it beautifully, Dot!

  • Thanks Monnie. I’ll have to ask around — I think there are some master gardeners in the neighborhood who will know.

    – AuntDot

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent image!!

  • Thanks, Vitta!

    – AuntDot

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 5 years ago

    You take the most beautiful flower shots Dot. Fabulous

  • Aw, thank you so much, Angela. Nice of you! I really wish I knew what kind of flower this is.

    – AuntDot

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...almost 5 years ago

    A simple red flower and you captured it’s life and beauty so well!

  • Thanks so very much for your kind comment, Anivad!

    – AuntDot

  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwavealmost 5 years ago

    Nicely framed and wonderfully gorgeous shot my friend…………Barbara

  • Many thanks to you, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 5 years ago

    What a lovely view!!

  • Thank you, Gena!

    – AuntDot

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago



  • Thank you so much, Pat!

    – AuntDot

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