F.O.T.D. Hibiscus

The Hibiscus is in bloom!

The pink Hibiscus is blooming and it is my Flower of the Day! Such a spectacular flower measuring almost 6 inches in diameter. I shot these photos with my Canon 18-55 mm lens . I do not have a macro lens as I am usually taking photos of moving horses. But the Canon lens has macro capability 0.25 m / 0.8 ft

As a side note the Japanese Beetles have attacked our garden this year. I think they like hot dry weather. They are ghastly beetles with no redeeming features, who arrived in New York over a hundred years ago, as stowaways with at shipment of Japanese Iris. In Japan they have natural predators that keep them in check but in North America they decimate gardens and agriculture. In our garden they feed on hydrangeas, linden, hibiscus and the flowers of geraniums. They are difficult to get rid of but we are doing our best. At least I have the photos of the Hibiscus before the Japanese invaders chomp on them .

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  1. Beautiful shots, Anne πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh what wonderful close ups for today. Thanks for playing πŸ˜€

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is great for me to get out and photograph plants and flowers. Thanks Cee.

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  3. Beautiful captures of your hibiscus, Anne. Enjoy them while you can.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks Terri I will!

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  4. Very lovely pictures! I am curious to know the natural predators of the Japanese Beetles.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I have not been able to find the names of them. But in Japan they keep the beetle population down. We don’t have these predators in North America .

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  5. Laura says:

    Just beautiful, Anne

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  6. kinge says:

    Neautiful flowers, sorry about the Japanese beetles.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you and if the beetles are my biggest worry my life is very good πŸ˜€

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      1. kinge says:

        *beautiful flowers

        Happy for the good lifeπŸ™‚

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  7. Great macro Anne!!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Paulo. It was fun to try it.

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  8. So so beautiful! 🌸

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Ribana!

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  9. dprastka says:

    BEAUTIFUL!! (darn beetles!) The pink color is stunning! πŸ’–

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Diana
      I love seeing these flowers every summer.

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