Wordless Wednesday: Blooming Red Flowers (Hibiscus/Gumamela)

Wordless Wednesday: Blooming Red Flowers (Hibiscus/Gumamela)



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My brother and I brought our nephews to the barber for their regular haircut. I saw these blooming red flowers and just had to take out my Sony Cybershot camera phone again. And one of the photos was taken by my 5 years old niece. Sony Cybershot camera phone is indeed quite easy to use. I just have to give my 5 years old niece some simple instructions and I was amazed at how her shot turned out.

Could you tell which shot was taken by my 5 years old niece? And what is your reason for choosing the particular shot?

Now to unveil the mystery: The second one is the one taken by my 5 years old niece. Some of you have made a logical guess that the first photo is the one taken by my niece as children like close up. You could have been right if not for a small drain between the flower and my niece. Her arms were not long enough to get a close up at the flower.

There were some of you who guessed the second one because there are more details in the first shot. I must say you are absolutely right as I had intentionally gone up very close to the flower and set the macro mode to take the shot. Yes, the Sony Cybershot camera phone has a macro mode that allows you to take decent close up shot.

So have you guessed the right one? πŸ™‚

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41 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Blooming Red Flowers (Hibiscus/Gumamela)

  1. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Race, good deductions; I did notice my niece and nephews like to come up close to me when they want to look at something that I was holding on to. As to whether you have guessed it right? I will be revealing it tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

  2. Aditya Agrawal

    I think the second one is shot by your niece. Because the first one is better zoomes and clicked and the second one seems like it has just been clicked without much adjustment like usually the small kids do.

  3. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Ch, indeed, it is quite charming. πŸ™‚

    @ Stephanie, it’s hard to tell eh? Either my niece took great picture or I took bad picture πŸ˜€

  4. Maria

    It’s beautiful. When we were kids, we would collect those and pound them until they release a sticky juice and mix it with soap and water. And blow lots of bubbles. πŸ™‚

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  5. Liza

    It’s the second one for me. I have to agree with Aditya. The first one looks like it was more detailed, more of you actually. πŸ˜‰

    Joel and I would like to thank you for sending us love and prayers. πŸ™‚

    Take care and have a nice day.

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    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Shu Fen, your deductions are pretty logical as in what the others were guessing. It definitely made a lot of sense. Especially that was what I had observed myself about kids; they like to snuggle up close to you. Most kids are very smart today and some technologies are also becoming easier and easier to handle. πŸ™‚

  6. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Aditya, your guess sounded logical too. πŸ™‚

    @ Sue, I didn’t notice the second one was blurred. You have sharp eyes indeed. πŸ™‚

    @ Michelle, yeah, the phone can take some decent photos but it gave me some frustrated moments. I was surprised that the shot that my niece took turn out pretty well too. The phone is really easy to use. I like my SE πŸ˜‰

    @ Reg Fife, that is very logical. The second photo does seem like it was taken from a top angle. πŸ™‚

    @ Fitness Diva, I’m sure it was a pleasant sight before when you had them in your backyard. πŸ™‚

  7. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Modern Mom, thanks for letting me know the name. I was still wondering what is the name for this flower. πŸ™‚

    @ Maria, that is something very interesting. There are so many interesting things to learn. Probably that’s why the saying, “the more I learned, the more I realized how little I know.” πŸ™‚

    @ Liza, good guess and very logical deductions. You are most welcome for the prayer; it is the least I can do.

    @ feefifoto, thank you. πŸ™‚

  8. A.

    Those were taken by a phone?!! I need a new phone then. πŸ™‚ I would call it a Hibiscus, but I’ve looked up Gumamela and it’s the same thing.

    Don’t worry at all about my earlier comment going into spam and being deleted. I have all sorts of things happen when I try to moderate comments. It works differently every time!

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    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ A, yeah, that was taken by a phone. I’m using a Sony Ericsson Cybershot phone. It does produce pretty decent photo but still have a lot of limitation. In anyway, I am glad to have it around me at all time so that I can take any impromptu shot when the need arises. Thanks for letting me know that this is a Hibiscus. I like flowers but am bad in identifying them and remembering the names. πŸ™‚

  9. Dianne

    Lovely pix! I really like the color.

    On my ghostly niece photos, I slowed down the shutter speed and followed her in action as she ran through the room (or twirled around). It’s pretty easy and she’s active enough that I had a lot of opportunity to play with this technique. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for dropping by.

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    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Dianne, thanks for letting me know that. I didn’t know just purely using a camera can achieve that effect. I was thinking it must have been kind of photo-shopped. πŸ˜€

  10. pat.

    No. However, my mother-in-law constantly beheaded the people she photographed. Maybe it was a message. The kids did better than her with simple cameras and disposables. The shot is beautiful. I must ask hubby to tech me about that setting so I can do a better job next time I visit the gardenias.

  11. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Pat, for a while I was shocked when I read your MIL ‘constantly beheaded the people she photographed.’ Thank you. I believe you can do it too. πŸ™‚

  12. Backyard Greenhouse Kits

    Great post! I loved your pictures, they are very beautiful. I enjoyed this post very much, it definately brightened my day! I think im going to go try and grow some red flowers like this, they would make awesome little presents for my loved ones! Anyways, I look forward to reading some interesting posts! Thanks, Whitney

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