20 April 2009

Take A Closer Look

Monday, April 20, 2009
Red Hibiscus

One of my favorite places to take photos would be my parent in law's complex. They have a lot of beautiful flowers around the place and I like to take my time walking along the streets with my husband's KYOCERA on my neck. We visit them almost every week and it has become my new routine to go on these morning strolls.

I would like to thank my friends who have been giving me so many wonderful tips on photography. Please, bare with me as I am in the process of exploring this new hobby :). Last Sunday, I have been trying to apply some of the given advices on macro (close up) shots and the red hibiscus here was one of the results. It is my first entry on Macro Monday and I also would like to submit it for this week's Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday. Have a great week, everybody :)!

Photo Properties
Location: My Parent In Law's Complex (Indonesia)
Camera Model: KYOCERA Finecam 410R
Date: 19 April 2009
Flash: Not used
Focal Length: 5.7mm
Exposure Time: 0.033s
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100

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38 appreciated note(s):

Mar said...

That's a wonderful hibiscus and a wonderful multi-purpose shot :)
My MM is up, happy Monday!

fickleinpink said...

beautiful! reds and yellows compliment each other!

have a great week ahead!

bobbie said...

Your lovely hibiscus is perfect for all of these memes.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

That was a wonderful macro shot. Good work. You learn fast.. Have a nice day..

Jientje said...

Multi tasking eh? ;-)
Well done, lovely shot!

Regina said...

I like this flower too. This is really good. Same with me one shot for the memes.

VALKYRIEN said...

Rosidah - that is a great first attempt on macro! It is all about practice, focus on the camera and a steady hand! My first attempt wasn't nearly as good as this!

Very nice first entry on Macro Monday! And hibiscus is a wonderful flower, isn't it? :)

Best wishes!

margie said...

not to worry, we are all learning as we go. that is the fun thing about photography!! you can learn just through doing. good shot!

Me and my puppies said...

Says summer and sunshine

Blossom said...

So red. Very bright!

maryt/theteach said...

Covered all three memes, Rosidah! Wow! Great work! :) :)

Tess said...

Spectacular! multi-purpose photo for your three meme, you are very good Rosidah. I am so please to learned that you are into photography. You have a natural talent in that field. Click here and click there! you will definitely be one of the best photography in the world.

Kahshe Cottager said...

A lovely macro Rosidah! I love the vibrant red of the Hibiscus!

Julie said...

The colors are beautiful, I love that type of flower.

Tricia said...

You're doing great! Close up shots are the hardest for me - I can't get my camera to cooperate! hehehe
That's definitely a burst of red & very pretty!

Bryan said...

Very nice flower macro! You're learning fast and well. Keep it up!

Horseartist said...

Nice composition. I prefer shots with a dynamic, off center layout to the straight on, more common ones. My tip: look for the unusual angles that others may not see.

lisaschaos said...

How fun to tie it into several memes. :) My mom has some red hibiscus in her yard and I always enjoy it! Lovely pic!

Suzanne Casamento said...

I have no idea what a macro shot is but I think the hibiscus photo is lovely!

Ralph said...

You have captured so well this delicate detailing of this pretty flower. A beautiful view of warm weather that I hope happens here soon!

Paz said...

Beautiful red.

Paz

dot said...

You are doing good. That's a beautiful shot of the hibiscus.

napaboaniya said...

A lovely red hibiscus for Ruby Tuesday! :)

Ann said...

Apa kapah Rosidah,
These are the few Bahasa Indo words I know. I tell people I am from Borneo, because most people know Borneo rather than sarawak or malaysia. I was born in sarawak before it was Malaysia, we did not have to speak BM. The local Sarawak malay is slightly different from BM or B Indo.

I like the hibiscus flower. I just bought a hisbicus flower drink, which I was going to blog. You ever had this drink before?

terima Kaseh for visiting my blog. Let's be kawan, OK. You understand my Sarawak Malay. I also lived in 16 years in Singapore where I kawan many maids from Indonesia. I chacap with everyone lah. I also got bagus friends from Indonesia.

De Mana you tingal in Indonesia? I only been to Bali.

Cheers,

Ann :)

Jeri said...

What a beautiful Hibiscus - perfect for all the memes!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Very lovely! :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Very clever ... and a SUPER photo!

Ivon said...

Great photo. Macros are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Very pretty, and good for you for expanding your photography horizons too.

I love hibiscus flowers, they're blooming all over my neighborhood now as well.

Jama said...

This is a great macro, you sure learn fast!

Becky said...

Gorgeous. I love how velvety the center looks.

My choice for Ruby Tuesday is posted here.

Linnea W said...

Hibiscus are beautiful, graceful flowers. You shot this one well for your first Macro Monday post. It seems to be so tropical where you are with all those lovely plants. Thanks for you comment on my RT post. Enjoy the day...

floreta said...

great flower shot. nicely done!

Amanda Guthrie said...

Goregeous Hibiscus gotta love it! Have you seen the blue variety? They are smaller but just lovely!

Patti said...

I like how you got the yellow in the foreground. Pretty red hibiscus for Ruby Tuesday!

Dianne said...

so beautiful! love all the detail

Nancy said...

I think your picture is very well done. I'm just learning too, I'm having a really good time in the process. Keep up the wonderful work!!!

Rosamaria said...

Sorry about your cameras.

The shot is just wonderful!

Good week for you, Rosidah!