Dance of the Hibiscus

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJanuary 10, 2013
TakenJanuary 8, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/250 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length75 mm
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Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness....Psalm 10: 11

A hibiscus happy to arrive...
Turns its circumstance
While still alive...
Into a quick dance.
The plant blooms again
But only God knows when.
Poetry by me AJP

I am glad to see the Hibiscus blooming in mid winter next to the south window of our living room even though it doesn't last very long .I decided to photograph it from the underside as it reminds me of a ballerina skirt twirling around in a joyful dance

19 responses

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (9 Jan 2013):

    beautiful dramatic light

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (9 Jan 2013):

    Exquisite color and detail in this Andrea.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (9 Jan 2013):

    Such grace in the long petals, it does remind one of a ballerina skirt. The lighting and tones are marvelous.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (10 Jan 2013):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    A good observation and a great capture of it.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    Beautifully captured, Andrea! The light is perfect!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    Great image and a wonderful poem. Keep them coming! A picture is sometimes worth a thousand words, but words with a picture, especially poetry, is a thing of beauty.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. well spotted and captured

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful Andrea!!!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful image! Great light and color...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    It definitely does look like a ballerina skirt caught in the action of whirling about. What a pleasant gift to have this blooming in winter! Love your poem.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    all i can say, is brilliant!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (12 Jan 2013):

    Among the best flower shots I've seen. Incredible lighting, POV, clarity and detail. Makes me think of both my granddaughters at their dance recital:-)

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2013):

    I think this is one of your best florals ever Andrea. a work of art!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Love the flower and also the abstract background....very well captured

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (14 Jan 2013):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Jan 2013):


  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    The POV and composition are a slight departure for you, Andrea. What a wonderful image!

  • Dianna Kujawski

    Dianna Kujawski gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    nice shot!

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