Jul 5, 2009

unknown flower...

These beautiful flowers are blossoming everywhere at the moment. I am - alas - botanically challenged (if not outright lazy) and don't know their name.



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19 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

What a beautiful flower! At first I thought it was Hibiscus....but then, no! I am a bit botanically challenged myself (oups - maybe I shouldn't reveal that! :)), so I really don't know. But I know when a flower is beautiful! :)

Kitty said...

Beautiful backlighting! It could be a garden escapee. But I usually say that about all flowers I can't name :)

RuneE said...

Drat what species it is - it is just plain beautiful! Nice work.

Julia Smith said...

Gorgeous, whatever it is. Love the star-shaped center.

Denise said...

Love that light showing through your flower and I chuckled at the 'botanically challenged' comment. I am too but I am learning thanks to many of our more knowledgeable friends. Learning as I go along. Thanks very much for sharing this lovely flower. I shall check back to see if anyone has identified it. Have a great week.

Tammie Lee said...

I do believe this wonderful lively photo is of a 'hollyhock'. Wow you sure did honor it's beauty with this image!

giftsofthejourney said...

My husband John said it's a Hollyhock so I googled it and I feel sure he's correct based on the images I saw...beautiful lighting.

SquirrelQueen said...

I believe that might be Hollyhocks. I would love to know for sure.
Very beautiful either way, the color is wonderful.

SQ

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, the light through those delicate petal is gorgeous.

Glennis said...

I believe the flower is a hollyhock, and its a particularly nice one. I used to grow double flowering Hollyhocks but this single is perfect.

Carletta said...

Wow! Stunning image with the back of the flower showing through the backlighted petals.
Love it!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Phoenix C. said...

What an enchanting photo! I love the back lighting and the kaleidoscope effect!

Arija said...

In English hollyhock, in German Stockrose and botanically they belong to the family of Malvaciae...after that little brain drain, your photo is just gorgeous and as long as you enjoy the flower, I am sure it will forgive you for not calling it by its proper (though man invented) name. I wonder what it calls itself?

OldLady said...

The name....?
This flower is gorgeus any way and it's a good short.The sun comes backside and it gives all differency to the picture.

Jientje said...

Hollyhocks. That's what I learned recently, I saw them in France too, they come in all kinds of colours, we call them "stokroos" in Dutch.
Your macro picture is stunning, I love the detail, the light and the shadows on the delicate flower petals and the DOF. Just lovely.

ellievellie said...

Usually the Sun hides the stars - in this case you manage to make the Sun reveal a star! Very fairy sunny flower!

Andrea said...

Always sooosooo viele schoene Fotos!!!Und noch eins-eine Stockrose.. Ich habe gerade all meine Stockrosenpflanzen verschenkt. Wenn ich gewusst haette wiiiieee schoen sie sein koennnen, haette ich sie vielleicht behalten. Hugs and kisses highbee

2sweetnsaxy said...

That's an awesome shot. I absolutely love the way the light filters through the petals and shows the shadow of the back of the flower.

Sara Chapman said...

This hollyhocks shot is just plain gorgeous. I really like it so much. Thanks for posting, and visiting!