Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rhododendron . . .



 . . .  from bud to flower . . .







18 comments:

afterthecoffee said...

Oh wow, how beautiful...thanks for sharing them from bud.

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful! No one does it better.

Libby said...

Helene! How did you even DO that?!?! OMG - amazing!!

Carletta said...

Wonderful captures of the different stages!
I love that little seed resting on the bud in the first shot. :)

Kalantikan said...

Hi Helene, thanks for visiting my post. Blogging has really informed us of the variety and beauty of plants and diversity in the other side of the world. I love mostly the blues, dark purple, blacks in temperate climates because it is not very common in our hot tropical climes. I love most your 1st and 2nd stages of this flower!

Madame said...

Hvor er det dog smukt at se! Mine rododendron blomstrer også lige nu - et fantastisk syn.
Ha' en rigtig go' weekend!

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous macros. I've never seen this before. Thanks for sharing.

Tulips

Rocs said...

too nice :)

hamilton said...

love the first one. a rare glimpse.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of great clarity.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful close up!

guild-rez said...

Great macro shots!

Bjørg 47 said...

Flott blogg du har, flotte bilder. Og takk for kommentar hos meg. Ja, Hostaer er fine planter, og utrolig mange varianter i alle størrelser. Ha en god dag.

NixBlog said...

Wonderful captures, Helene.

I am a little late in visiting from last week due to work commitments, but I thank you heartily for your continuing support of Floral Friday Fotos!

Irén T. A. Færevaag said...

Skikkelig flotte bilder av vakker Rhododendron! De er så nydelige! Perfekte "fotomodeller" :-)

Stiletto said...

I love the ubiquitous Rhododendrons in temperate countries but we've never attempted to plant them here. I don't think they can survive. However, the azaleas can be cultivated here

stardust said...

Rhododendron has its own beauty in each stage, but I especially like it on the verge of blooming. How clear and brilliant your photos are!

Regarding your comment: Native habitat of hydrangeas is mountainous areas of Japan. They do grow wild, but I haven’t seen purely wild ones. As a floral symbol of rainy season, they are planted in many various places.

Kinga said...

Beautiful flowers