Starry Wind Hibiscus

Starry Wind Hibiscus

Ruby Tuesday

'Starry Wind' Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

I hope people are not growing tired of all my hibiscus photos.  We have 28 varieties in our garden, and many of those are red, so they are obvious subjects for Ruby Tuesday.

This velvety red hibiscus blossom with the yellow 'star' in its throat is called Starry Wind.  It is a patented cultivar, developed by Florida plant breeder Wendy R. Bergman.  We have several of Wendy's hibiscus cultivars in our garden.  I posted a photo of the one called Candy Wind in July of this year.

I took this photo with my point-and-shoot camera, on the macro setting.  I'm quite happy with the result.   Don't tell the folks at Nikon!

31 comments:

ellen b said...

Beautiful.

dot said...

That is a real beauty! I can't imagine having 28 varieties. I don't even have one!

Ralph said...

Although it is Ruby Tuesday, the yellow is what stands out. Probably because of the contrast of the pistil (is that what it is?) seems to make the red...even more red?

Stunning as always Bobbie! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Mimi Lenox said...

It looks like the flower wants to say something. So beautiful.

People with Cameras said...

That's a stunning photo.

napaboaniya said...

No flower can get redder than that :)
Beautiful!!

Carletta said...

How could we tire of them - this is gorgeous!

ilanadavita said...

Nice with a lot of details.

Yen said...

Beautiful shot! I took tons of this when we had vacation last month:D

Mine's up if you got a chance, HERE!

Gattina said...

So you have enough pictures for us for the next years, lol !
But they are always very pretty !

Mar said...

We've got 3 hibiscus, 2 of them are red but the same kind...28 varieties sound beautiful!
Love your shot.

Cátia said...

beautiful!wonderful flower!

Leora said...

Lovely and luscious. Beautiful greens, yellows, reds. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

onangelwings said...

What a beautiful, vivid flower.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice photo, Bobbie. The hibiscus that grow where you are are quite different from the ones that grow in my garden. So, no, I will never get tired of seeing yours. ;-)

Linda said...

Such vivid color from your point and shoot. Lovely!!

Denise said...

Bobbie
Stay the desire to post their hibiscus because of my part I love them all, is a large ruby. Thanks for the visit.
hugs, Denise

Rambling Woods said...

Who could get tired of beautiful flowers?

Mojo said...

That's gorgeous. I love the gradient in the colors. Nicely played!

- Mojo

BNS said...

Thank you all for visiting and for your nice comments.

Bobbie

Dianne said...

since I don't have any hibiscus I love your posts! continue, continue

and what a great close-up!

it's the photographer not the camera that counts :)

Judi~Gmj said...

Shazam, that is good! So vibrant.

JunieRose2005 said...

I could never grow tired of looking at Hibiscus flowers! :) This one is a real beauty, for sure!


Junie

Sara Chapman said...

Beautiful ruby red flower. And the photo doesn't seem to lose anything from not being taken with the Nikon. Lovely shot.

MyMaracas said...

How could anyone ever tire of hybiscus... hybiscuses?... hybiscusi?

This one's gorgeous, though the pink one reminds me of sunny days in my grandmother's garden. She love these flowers too.

Thanks for stopping in at Maraca!

kml said...

I think of Hawaii each time I see your Hibiscus. They are just beautiful with such a pretty shape!

Maddy said...

I'll never grow tired of any flower least of all an Hibiscus.
Cheers

jientje said...

Gorgeous ruby!

BNS said...

Thank you all!!

Bobbie

judysteapot said...

wonderful photo - I have a hibiscu plant in my garden which flowers two different colours (have pic on my site)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Speaking for self, I'll never tire of your hibiscus pics. They're beautiful. I only have a point and shoot and personally, I love the macro feature on it. One of these days I'll take that next step up... when I learn how to use the manual features on this one.
:-)