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Purple Passion...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 16 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio. seen in a Mexican Petunia in our side yard. These blossoms drop daily, in the same way honeysuckle flowers do, but more bloom every morning, until the first frost!

SONY DSLR-A100 1/640 second F/5.0 ISO 100 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful bloom Judy, I love the colour and texture

16 Aug 2012 5:26am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors!

16 Aug 2012 5:44am

@omid: Thank you!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

We do have Petunia's too, but they are slightly different. Excellent framing and colors, nice work ! Have a lovely day :)

16 Aug 2012 9:05am

@Tamara: We have the usual Petunias too; these grow differently - very upright. Thanks for your comment.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I must reiterate my comment of yesterday:)

16 Aug 2012 10:10am

@grouser: Had to look back ...... thanks, Grouser!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb framing and beautiful purple!

16 Aug 2012 11:59am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

The joys of having your own garden !! I´m just glad we have a balcony that we can plant up all through the year.Lovely shot and nice DOF.

16 Aug 2012 11:59am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: The "joys of having your own garden" are fine for about eight months of the year, but it's pretty hot tending things in the summers! ;D

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful texture and beautiful color.
Mike doing OK?

16 Aug 2012 1:03pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Fabulous detail and color for this beauty.

16 Aug 2012 1:38pm

@Rick: Thank you, Rick.

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I like the image of the back side of this flower. The color looks so good. Isn't it amazing that blooms can be so brief yet prolific enough cover the plant every day.

16 Aug 2012 3:13pm

@Slackwater - Don: Yes, the new blooms every morning are wonderful! ♥

franz from Baden, Austria

absolute beauty, never seen before (with MY eyes at least ...)

16 Aug 2012 4:24pm

@franz: They are unlike petunias, which are low growers; these grow upright, and every afternoon drop them to the ground. It is such a joy every morning when they put out new blossoms.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


16 Aug 2012 4:43pm

Paunel from Galati, Romania

Beautiful clous-up!

16 Aug 2012 6:15pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Gorgeous colour and dof control! A most pleasing shot Judy! ;-)

16 Aug 2012 6:25pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you, Eric.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the perspective of the beautiful purple flower.

16 Aug 2012 6:26pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks a lot.

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

I like this purple flower.
Beautiful macro

16 Aug 2012 7:55pm

@Aly: Thank you so much, Aly.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

These MPs are great "fillers" too, when a space in the garden needs something not too tall or too sparse.

17 Aug 2012 2:18am

@Viewfinder: Thanks so much. Ours are sort of free-standing as we don't have a hedge or fence to use as a backdrop for a conventional garden bed.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wonderful colour! Wonderful capture! A most inspired perspective! So clear and sharp!

17 Aug 2012 5:44am

@Japanalia: Thank you so much, Gabriela.

agnes from besançon, France

jolis détails sur cette fleur.

17 Aug 2012 1:34pm

@agnes: Merci beaucoup.

1/640 second
ISO 100
150 mm (35mm equiv.)