Fifth Dimension Hibiscus

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    As I walked around the upper catwalk of the U.S. Botanical Garden's Victorian-designed glass conservatory, I found this hibiscus, glowing in the afternoon sun. The delicacy, sheen, and position of the petals makes me think of a collapsed silken parachute. The hibiscus has a center staminal column on which are stamens and anthers. The column ends in stigmas. Thanks to HoNbLeSs for identifying the variety as "Fifth Dimension," a great a name for an out-of-this world flower!

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    1. innac 77 months ago | reply

      Wow amazing capture, before I've reed the description I thought that's some effect around but it's only nature magic. Beautiful

    2. Mouin.M► 77 months ago | reply

      great close up! that was a mushroom!

    3. binkie9 (off) 76 months ago | reply

      All I can say is WOW!

    4. Meiroca 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I love hibiscus, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. griffithjune49 76 months ago | reply

      Am I missing something? I do not see your
      sweet photo in this group pool!!
      Yet ....it is in the 3 or more Discussion Thread!
      Everything is ready for the next step! Would be a shame
      to miss the front page due to a simple error!!
      Please consider re-posting!! Best of Luck! Thank you!!

      This is a beautiful image!
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    6. Martina Morris ( Ireland) Thanks for over1,000,000 76 months ago | reply

      When you get 3 or more awards please post in the WINNER"S thread!
      ~Check out our SHOWCASE threads too!~
      This is a beautiful image!
      ALL KINDS OF BEAUTY
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      A Definite Favorite!!
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    7. ~MAMA Z~ 75 months ago | reply

      Your Hibiscus is beautiful
      You are invited to add this image to


      Hibiscus wonder
      Please tag this photo with "Hibiscuswonder"
      and read the Rules when you add it to the pool.

    8. LA Lassie 73 months ago | reply

      Ibisco
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful
      Photography with the Ibiscus Group!

      Just beautiful......love it.

    9. Uta Naumann 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Hibiscus wonder" Post 1/ Award 3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Ibisco
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful
      Photography with the Ibiscus Group!

    10. syzygy_in 73 months ago | reply

      If you have any shots of hibiscus that made it to explore, please add your photo to the new discussion thread.

      Ibisco
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful
      Photography with the Ibiscus Group!

    11. ca_stanton 73 months ago | reply

      Your hibiscus is beatuful. wont you join our club?
      Pls post your beautiful picture in our Hibiscus Wonder Art Contest


      Hibiscus wonder
      Post 1 Comment 2

    12. Mary Trebilco 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Macro Flower Lovers (Post 1 / Comment 2), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      This one stands out for me... but then again, I'm a sucker for flowers!! :-)

    13. dr_sequoia 63 months ago | reply

      wow -- great treatment!

    14. kimoetegenn 62 months ago | reply

      soo gorgeous!

    15. HISAAN Photography 58 months ago | reply

      Your great photo is invited to Soullman`s Flower Paradise

      just a Flower

      Soullman`s Flower Paradise

    16. D.M.V. 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hibiscus,Orchids & Plumeria, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Tina Jarnling 37 months ago | reply

      Brilliant close-up!

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