The Hoya flower

Bren’s Photo for the Week: Abstract

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Bren had instructions for Photoshop to alter your image. I use Corel PaintShop Pro 2020.

My image is a Hoya flower (Hoya carnosa)

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1. I cropped to just the flower
2. Opened Reflection Effects
3. Chose Kaleidoscope
4. Chose number of petals – 20
5. Radial suction – 10
6. Edge mode – reflect

Hope you liked my abstract Hoya

 

 

The hibiscus flower

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #26

Last week I posted the Hibiscus bud and a few people wanted to see the flower.
Recap – the bud
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The flower. Isn’t the bud deceiving as most people thought the flower would be red.20200127_blog challenge_macro_hibiscus flower
Here is another Hibiscus that is flowering at the moment too. This one is red and a miniature
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A hunt for red

Patti from the Lens-Artists sent us on a scavenger hunt to hunt for things that are Red

I had to go to town yesterday so I set out to find a few things from around town instead of my usual combing my place for bits of red among the nature that abounds here at times.

Here is what I found
A red post and a fortuitous red car driving pst20200127_blog challenge_red_post_car
A red motorbike at a service station with bits of red everywhere20200127_blog challenge_red_motorbike
A red ute livening up the street
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I just happened to be near the Fire Station when the truck came out of the station20200127_blog challenge_red_fire truck
OK I did lie. I had to include the miniature red Hibiscus in my garden that are just flowering as there has been good rainfall over the past two weeks20200127_blog challenge_red_hibiscus_garden_durranbah

Floral Friday

This is Bren’s Floral Friday FF3

I have just found this photo challenge which I should have known of it’s existence. So why not. I hope you would like to bung a flower or two on there, maybe even double up with other flower photo challenges like Cee’s FOTD

At the moment the Frangipanni’s are looking fabulous

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Meet the bees

Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Macro
Stingless Native Bee just cruisin’native bee_flying_hybiscus_close_home_jan2012
Finding pollen in the Bangalow Palm flowerbangalow palm flowers8_native bee_crop_home_april 2012
Looking for the next flowerbee03_flying_banora point_crop_august 2014
Enjoying a Singapore Daisybee_singapore daisy_named_binna burra_april 2018
Oh but I love this flowerbee_pink_flowers_named_caniaba_jan 2019
Sometimes a Blue-banded Bee has to scrunch to fit in a Blue Ginger flowerblue-banded-bee_ginger_named_binna-burra_feb-2017

Hmmmm…..pollen is my favourite
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A Blue-banded Bee just buzzing byblue bum bee_binna burra_crop_feb 2012