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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 20 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Hydrangea is a genus of about 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia and North and South America. In most species the flowers are white, but in some species, can be blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. In these species the exact colour often mirrors the pH of the soil; acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce very pale cream petals, and alkaline soils results in pink or purple.

Spotted at the Garfield Park Conservatory on April 27, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/1000 second F/5.0 ISO 100 58 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super frame

20 Jun 2012 5:30am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very nice framing and beautiful colors.

20 Jun 2012 7:16am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Superb presentation to catch this with no 'spent' flowers !

20 Jun 2012 7:53am

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful light and colors.

20 Jun 2012 8:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful light.. the gradient of the colour in each petal is amzing

20 Jun 2012 9:13am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wondeful framing with great light !

20 Jun 2012 9:47am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Almost like a floral arrangement with these perfect blooms. Excellent exposure and great shot!

20 Jun 2012 10:04am

bergaminet from France

Very beautifull !

20 Jun 2012 11:40am

tataray from france, France

Wow... excellent. Jolies couleurs.))

20 Jun 2012 12:11pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

great flowers . super frame

20 Jun 2012 12:52pm

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

What marvelous colours this beautiful flower has ! Beautifully captured and presented.

20 Jun 2012 1:07pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

BEAUTIFUL, Steven ... 5 ***** s!

20 Jun 2012 2:55pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Fabulous cups of color, so very well photographed.

20 Jun 2012 3:08pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful flowers. Wonderful light and colours. :)

20 Jun 2012 5:25pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Nice gradation in colour, unbelieveable photo, so beautiful !~

20 Jun 2012 5:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, how i love blue hydrangeas! this is a cracking capture of them!
(if i plant a blue one in my soil here, it turns pink after a few years ... blue ones need acid soil, pink ones grow on alkaline soil ... so here i am, 'stuck' with pink ... ;-))

20 Jun 2012 7:30pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful hydrangea blooms and color; I love this plant ~ they don't do so well in my garden though!

20 Jun 2012 7:53pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Stupendous close up shot, Steven..These individual little mini blossoms are SMALL...Great job making them big and clear and gorgeous - if anyone can do it you can!! Thank you for this sir!

20 Jun 2012 7:54pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, one of my favorite flowers. A splendid macro shot, Steven !!

20 Jun 2012 8:24pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Each color is attractive, this one is beautiful, and those in my garden are Red. Lovely image.

20 Jun 2012 8:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful light and color! This is just gorgeous!

20 Jun 2012 10:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

gorgeous. beautifully done

20 Jun 2012 10:32pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Gorgeous flowers with wonderful light and colors !!! Lovely shot ...

20 Jun 2012 10:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful flower, well photographed.

21 Jun 2012 2:49am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

They are so beautiful.

21 Jun 2012 4:46am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful photo. I have some blue ones.

21 Jun 2012 4:20pm