Bye Biscus. I’ll miss ya!

Hibiscus_Passed_3

I posted photographs of a random hibiscus flower last week. It fell off the table and was investigated by Gidget and then I promptly forgot about the physical flower while I spent my time editing the photos. Today (almost a week later), I happened to find it under my outdoor dining table, so I picked it up and set it aside for photographing it later. This is the result.

In real life, the aged flower is not quite this vibrant – I’ve increased the contrast and clarity and also pulled detail from the shadows and this has brightened it up and made it beautiful again. I was so happy with the result that I thought I’d share it with you. Here’s the complete flower:

Hibiscus_Passed_2Let’s send it off to Lucile’s Photo101Rehab.
x desleyjane

PS sorry for the title of this post πŸ˜‰

PPS Oh and I found the tree that I came from. It’s a few houses away, a few fronds waving in the breeze high up in the air…

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49 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds like a beautiful tree I would love to see it. Beauty can be found everywhere. Stunning photos x

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It’s a twisty old vine-like thing. I’ll see if I can zoom in on it… Thank you xox.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks jp! And thanks for the tweetage 😊

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  2. nalinki says:

    These are amazing pictures!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you 😊

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  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautifully processed DJ. Love it.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jane 😊

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  4. joshi daniel says:

    superbly shot πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Joshi.

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  5. Heyjude says:

    Gorgeous processing DJ.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jude. I started out just wanting to record those dry yellow stamens but that pink just appeared and I couldn’t help myself 😊😊

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  6. love the textures. super cool!

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  7. Debbie H says:

    I love the title – and the photo of course!! Nicely done.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Deb. I’m glad you appreciate my silly humour. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  8. Norah says:

    I do like what you’ve done with this photo. It certainly adds vibrancy.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Norah, it’s always fun to play!

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  9. Love the play on words and the photos! Thanks for reminding me about the clinic–heading there now!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Terri! You get me! πŸ˜‹

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  10. badfish says:

    That first one is just simply…I try not to use the word “awesome” ever, or “stunning” for photos. But…!!!that first one…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Wow thank you. I was so happy with the result. Thank you again.

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      1. badfish says:

        yeah, it’s not only one of my favorites of yours, it’s something you could make a greeting card out of ….and it would sell. you’re putting a bunch of time into this, and it shows. you’re making me want to quit work, and buy a better camera…move to OZ, buy a pink house, and let you work on my post edits

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        1. desleyjane says:

          This comment means the world to me. Thank you so much. I happen to have that pink house available should you wish to pack up your things and your little buddy and make tracks. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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          1. badfish says:

            HA! what are the immigration laws for hermit crabs I wonder?

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Let’s look that up πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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              1. badfish says:

                actually, it worries me…when I leave here????

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Yah I can imagine it must be difficult.

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        2. I think you should move over there. Buy her gorgeous pink house and bring your hermit crab. And hire her too. And I’m not saying that because you would finally stop complaining about Amsterdam and my bridge…in fact there is a beautiful bridge waiting for you in Brisbane! @desleyjane You have a buyer!

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          1. badfish says:

            well, everyone knows I can’t make my own decisions, so fine. How much? Do I get a blogger’s discount?

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            1. @desleyjane back at you. Does he get a blogger’s discount? Let’s decide for him?

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              1. desleyjane says:

                Absolutely! Free spiders, gorgeous flowers and some of the best weather you could ask for. All included absolutely free because it’s him!

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                1. And the Brisbane bridge, so that his bridge-envy syndrome can be treated!

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                  1. desleyjane says:

                    Very true! And my wheel. That’s worth A LOT!

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                    1. Maybe he needs to pay more!!

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                    2. desleyjane says:

                      It’s starting to sound too good to be true!

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                    3. Let’s wait for his reply!

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              2. badfish says:

                Oh thank you…my saviors! And yah, what should I do this morning?

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                1. Buy a ticket to Australia!

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            2. desleyjane says:

              Lucile and I have come up with an irresistible plan for you. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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              1. badfish says:

                I get a BRIDGE!!! But wait. How did we go from getting a discount all the way to needing to pay more??? Whose side are two on?
                And…soo what is this irresistible plan for Lucile? And plan for what?

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Oh so simple. The plan is that you buy my house and move here lol.

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  11. Wow, let’s use all superlatives without shame here! You deserve as this photo is simply divine.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Why thank you again! I love your comments 😊😊

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