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2012年7月10日 星期二

Romance of Color

Summer may mean sweat on one's brow, streams running down one's eye lashes, face, neck, wet shirts sticking to one's skin and a sigh of relief when one slips into an air-conditioned home, office or mall. But to me, it means plenty of sun and with the sun, lots of light. Light to me is really a magician. It transforms otherwise plain leaves and flowers into unbelievably varied patterns of light and darkness, transparency, translucence and everything else in between and above all, a feast of colors. This feeling was peculiarly strong when I paid a short visit to Kowloon Park after a very enjoyable "yum cha" with some of my old classmates




I was greeted by a sea of daisies upon arrival at the park.




I love this ball with its shades melting gradually from clarity into a soothing vagueness.




And the fresh yellow of this allamanda




Nearby was this resplendent young bird of paradise.




and its buds.




Two real birds of the tropical paradise: parrots.




Flamingoes.




And these beautiful flowers growing at the side of the pond




A close up of one of them.



Nearby growing upon a fence, were these glory bowers or white lanterns.




And this one blooming



Another one




Close by, were these budding yellow daylilies or infundibuliforms (?)



These purple balls of bachelor's button




A flame?




dancing stamens of this bristly melastoma




And these cockerel crown




These leaves, though less elaborate, have their own beauty too.




A fallen flower.




One of the few remaining roses




Another one





It's very complicated heart!



The last rose of summer



Not far from them, I found many many of  these pink wishbones or pink torenias.



Another one





A perfect crown!

A true romance of color in yellow, red, pink, orange, blue, green, purple, brown, black and white...!




9 則留言:

  1. Very good color.
    [版主回覆07/11/2012 09:56:01]Thank you. I like the colors too. That's why I photographed them!

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  2. I think this simple poem should aptly describe your floral display:
    <Ode To A Flower>
    Just a small bud
    Among pretty flowers
    Too shy to open
    Awaiting its hour

    Its fragrance wafting
    From deep inside
    Sweetly dulling the senses
    Yet it still wants to hide

    Then one day
    With the sun shining bright
    A small bud awakens
    What a beautiful sight!

    Splashes of purple,
    Pale white and pink
    Shine in the sunlight
    Like splatters of ink

    You see, there’s a story here
    For even a bud most small
    Though it did bloom last
    It was the most beautiful of all


    <Hilary LeBlanc>
    [版主回覆07/11/2012 09:57:47]Thank you so much. Your poem does convey quite well what I felt when I saw the various displays of the flowers and buds etc.

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  3. GOOD PHOTOS !
    [版主回覆07/11/2012 12:46:24]Thanks for your compliments.

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  4. lovely beautiful summer color!!
    i like the first 2 yellow flowers, very summer feel
    [版主回覆07/12/2012 10:43:22]Yes, that's what struck me when I entered the park.

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  5. Can see Mr El Zorro is really into photography these days. Beautiful flowers with romantic colors.
    [版主回覆07/12/2012 07:12:58]Thank you. Photography is great fun.

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  6. Loved this series of flowers.
    [版主回覆07/14/2012 01:12:17]Glad you enjoyed them. Some flowers are incredibly beautiful. Nothing man can do can ever hope to match the beauty of even a single small flower.

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  7. Did you see many "Peter"s in the park?
    [版主回覆07/14/2012 20:16:28]Yes, of course.
    [亞執回覆07/14/2012 14:14:19]水池有天鵝游來游去架
    [版主回覆07/14/2012 10:34:55]Not sure what you mean by "Peter"s in the park. Could you be referring to the photo heading his blog?

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  8. Brilliant!
    [版主回覆07/18/2012 09:21:57]Thank you. I'm still learning the craft.

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  9. It is a kaleidoscope reflecting the colours of the world!
    [版主回覆07/18/2012 09:23:16]The world of flowers is unbelievably beautiful. But I didn't know that until I took up photography a year or so ago.

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