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Red China rose

Red China rose
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Copyright: Tjutjut Bramantoro (tjutjut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1674 W: 84 N: 3397] (16220)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2007/12/30 "Red" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-29 17:15
Viewed: 2640
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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Participate in "RED" theme this week . .

This is China rose, or Chinese hibiscus or Shoe flower . . mostly are red . . Its colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing.

It is selected to be national symbol: (Wikipedia)
- The national flower of Malaysia.
- The ma‘o hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei) is the state flower of Hawai‘i.
- The national flower of South Korea.
- National emblem of the Stolen Generation of indigenous peoples in Australia.

PP work: Crop, incr. red sat, reduce green sat, sharpen, add frame, and resize.

Thank you for viewing it.


Beger, Hendrika, cezar62, Janice, Kiwis, Royaldevon, WMcK, jrqt14, shelbeesmom, Josine, mvdisco, Fortuna, chrisJ, norenastramus, milas, cunejo200, Liberty, pablominto, GreenBaron, harpya has marked this note useful
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Hello Tjutjut,

Excllent colors bg pov dof excllent PP and framing, well done

TFS Kyle

Hi Tjutjut, Beautiful hibiscus, nice capture. TFS

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  • ad1 (139)
  • [2007-11-29 19:32]

Hai Mas Tjutjut...DOF Backgrnd nya mantep eui...salam


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-11-29 19:51]

Hi Tjutjut,
Hibiscus is a splendid and ephemeral flower! So, it is important to admire them before they fade! That made their charm!
Your photo have appealing colors and composition. Good for this theme! Bravo! Annie

nah mas tjutjut..
kalau yang ini DOVnya terlalu tipis jadi blurnya terasa sangat unnatural, bunga didepannya seolah tempelan,
untuk warna aku juga ngerasa aga sedikit over red pada bunganya.

sepertinya mas tjutjut harus mulai untuk coba object yang lain nih.... supaya skill photonya lebih tajam pada object yang lain juga.


Good morning my friend

What a lovely capture, beautiful POV and wonderful colour, red is a very difficult colour to shoot on flowers and this is just right

TFs and for joining in the fun today.

Kind regards Helen

Hi Tjutjut,

Yes we have the same name for the hibiscus - here we call it "chinese thee roos".
When seeing this flower and the lovely capture you made - we think of the tropic - of places far away - nice to dream.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

Hola Tjutjut,

Bonita Rosa china, muy bien enfocada y preciosos colores, perfecta presentación.



Hi Tjutjut!
Nice red flower with long something.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-11-30 1:49]

Hi Tjutjut - pretty red Hibiscus, but maybe a bit too centred for me.
Still, these flowers are so pretty - and always happy to be photographed,

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-11-30 1:49]

Hi Tjutjut,
Beautiful hibiscus, excellent DOF, POF, details and the color is superb. Excellent shot as usual.

Hello Tjutjut,

You do take the most amazing shots of flowers! A real speciality shot! I like the POV with the stigma giving a 3D effect! The colour is lovely!

I would have liked to see it a litle more off-centre, personally.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

it is called gumamela here in the Philippines! :) another great macro shot! nice pov and i love the color red! :) well done! tfs


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-11-30 5:29]

Hi Tjutjut
Thos is also a very nice macro.
Gr Jos

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-11-30 5:39]

Hello Tjutjut,
I really like your entry.. also the way the stem seems to be reaching out to us... nice colors perfect details.. also the little new bud on the top.. very nice


hello tjutjut!
excellent photo of this red hibiscub, wonderful composition.

Salam Bro

Waaah nasib hari ini saya tidak mempos bunga ini juga....bagaimanapun ini sudah cukup cantik dan detail pun menarik....congrats

Amri HMS

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1038 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2007-11-30 19:45]

I have always liked these flowers, and now I like them even better after reading your note. Lovely image and good shot for the red theme:)

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-11-30 21:41]

What beautifully colouredflower Tjutjuts.
Your flower colours are so pretty and eye-catching. looks so clean and sharp -


Hi Tjutjut,
Nice compo for the theme, beautiful flower and well presented image, beautiful details and sharp picture,very well done.

bro Tjutjut,

cantik bunga raya merah, bro ne.. sesuai ngan theme kita kelmarin.. syabas!

Salam, Terry

*many thanks for commenting my red nightmare.. hehe bro warna asal pic aku tu peach lembut.. yang betul aku ada pic warna merah tapi tak kena dihati.. it happened that aku pernah mimpi ngeri corridor dulu so guna pic itu. bukan dihotel tapi tempat bro aku kerja disebuah college swasta disini.

Hallo Tjutjut

Sher schones Bilder...und sie POV ist auch gut..

Hi Tjutjut,
Hibiscus is my favorite flower. In Turkish we named it "Japan Rose"
Good composition and presentation my friend
Selahattin E

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-12-01 2:20]

Hi bro,

Another beautiful red shot. Excellent POV, great details and lovely DOF.



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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 640 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2007-12-01 3:01]

Hi Tjutjut

I live in Korea & havent seen one of these yet so thanks for uploading. Looks similar to a hibiscus. A superb floral macro & a good entry in the 'red' theme. Indah sekali!

Hello Tjutjut.
Excellent composition and lovely capture.Great shot and frame.Well done my friend.TFS.

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-12-01 3:54]

A lovely Hibiscus. The POV is super. Great detail and wonderful colour with perfect BG.Perfect presentation in frame. Lovely
)'s Tomorrow

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-12-01 5:38]

An excellent entry into the red theme and I love the composition here

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-12-01 6:01]

merhaba myfriend Tjutjut...
verynice macro and shot...superb colors and focus...bravo...selamlar

Very pretty. I like the reproductive organ sticking out of the frame. Good to know that it is the state flower of Malaysia. I planted hibiscus last summer and it is now wilting due to cold weather. A high quality image.

VERY nice contribution to the RED theme Tjutjut! Nice saturation here! I like the comp too!

Salam Bro Tjutjut..:)
Ini foto cukup bagus untuk mengisi tema-tema yang diinginkan.Komposisi dan view pemotretan nya pun bagus sekali..tepat pada tempatnya.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-12-01 14:11]

Hello Tjujut, very well done on this flower macro ! Good focus and nice BG. Thanks !


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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-12-01 18:43]

Splendid idea for RED - this rose is just great and beautiful.
Regards - Tom
:) later

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  • Hitbit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 159 N: 451] (5918)
  • [2007-12-01 19:00]

Good contribution with this great pic Tjutjut good colors and comp with a nice dof. Well done.

Grtz Pim

  • Liberty Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 596 W: 35 N: 1077] (5789)
  • [2007-12-01 19:16]

hi Tjutjut :)

Wow... this is so beautiful. A good contribution for the friday theme.
Well taken and nice presented. TFS


Beautiful contrast between the red and green. Great POV
I love the frame
well done,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27557)
  • [2007-12-02 0:30]

Hi Tjutjut,
beautiful hibiscus with very nice frame.Well done.TFS.Necla.:)later.

Hello Tjutjut,
Fine details have been captured in this delicate flower!
Amazing colour contrast as the red stands out so well on the green background...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hello Tjutjut,

Very beautiful hibiscus and a great presentation.

:) later

Hello my friend...

Yes these Hibiscus are wonderful,
we have of them for here, in other colors also.
I particularly think they are princesses' earring.
Great shot and beautiful capture!


Hi Tjutjut,
Hibiscus,beautiful flowers,nice bg,congratulation.

Hi Tjutjut,
I've seen many red Hibiscus flowers an captured them too, but you did a excellent with a perfect DOF and all flower parts pin sharp! Excellent colours to and I like the nice frame very much!

:) Later...

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