Gumamela is a common name of Hibiscus in the Philippines. This is just one of the several species of this kind.
I took this photo in the Garden of my mom in front of our house. Setting my camera in a creative auto mode, i tried to play the background blur of the subject, here is the best outcome I had.
I used to recall during my childhood that the petals and the leaves of this was basically used for making bubbles during playtime. Crushed into a small amount of water will produce a kind'a sticky liquid base. Dip a straw in it, then blow it off and it produces bubbles. Oh, those were the days where technology is not at it's peak. Playing with all the basics in life...
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aliabazari (16170) 2012-09-02 19:40
Your picture is beautiful, but the center of the flower, obviously not well implemented.
Such as macro images taken appropriate site (TREKEARTH) can not.
pajaran (61882) 2012-09-06 23:41
Dobar snimak, lepe boje.
Obratite paznju na ostrinu.
A beautiful flower.
Good shot, nice colors.
Note the sharpness.
All the best.
mirosu (16273) 2012-09-09 2:22
Nicely composed hibiscus photo. I like the color ane the color contrast against the green well blured BG. Unfortunately the flower is a bit out of focus. You should use tripod, remmote release and aperture at least 9 (even that the BG would be less blured). Have a nice week ahead.