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Offline h.chang

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Shots of flowers
« on: November 22, 2014, 05:37:08 PM »
Close-up shots of flowers show fascinating details.

#1 . Hoya pubicalyx - the wax flower

#2. Hoya carnosa 

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 06:07:53 PM »
Beautiful pictures !!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 09:29:01 AM »
More wax flowers


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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014, 12:03:54 PM »
Very nice  !!!  :thumbsup: must have taken lots of time n effort to cultivate such nice flowers... or it's called orchids ? ....

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 02:58:48 PM »
These are Hoya succulent plants or wax flowers, known in Chinese as 'chiew lan ' or ball orchid.


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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 10:53:43 AM »
Close-up of Hoya carnosa.

Hoya kerrii - the Love Hoya ( leaves are heart shaped )

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 10:07:53 AM »
Some flowers last only a few hours and are huge - This cactus flower is 10 inches wide.

Some have very small flowers . This cactus has 0.5 cm diameter flowers.

 

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2014, 07:53:19 AM »
Hoya flowers look like artificial flowers made of wax!


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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2014, 11:13:34 AM »
Marvellous..!!! Chang... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: this might sounds  silly.. but this is my first time seeing  a cactus flower . ...very nice..

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2014, 06:27:33 AM »
Beautiful shots... That's real sharp!

Thnx for sharing!

This flower can grow in Msia?

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2014, 12:02:02 PM »
Thank you rainbowfix and Chris. The Hoyas and cacti ( with the exception of the Euphobia obesa with very small flowers , which is in Melbourne ) are all growing in Selangor. I use a Canon 650 , Canon 450 with extension tube for macro and Lumix LX 5 to shoot the photoes. My wife takes care of the cacti and I look after the Hoyas ( wax fower ) and Bonsai. Cacti flowers only open for a few hours and only 1-2 times a year.
Thank you.

Epiphyllum oxypetallum ( Kheng Fah ) only flower at night and last only for 3 hours. One can literally watch the flower open over a period of 2 hours. Flash has t be used.

Epiphyllum phylanthus, another locally grown  Epiphyllum.

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2014, 12:55:40 PM »
Very lovely.. :Cheers:

needs lots of patience to have such hobby. Great work!!

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2014, 12:20:24 PM »
This Astrophytum flowering today.

This Astrophytum flowered 1 month after arriving from Australia.

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2014, 02:49:01 PM »
Hoya carnosa 'rubra variegated' flowering today.


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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2014, 06:21:54 PM »
This odd flower has 4 petals!

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2014, 06:24:31 PM »
Sorry , posted wrong photo. This is the flower with 4 petals.

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2014, 07:10:15 AM »
Beautiful chang....great shot!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2014, 04:18:59 AM »
really nice.. :thumbsup:

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2014, 09:44:03 AM »
Some cacti flowers are as wide as the body of the cactus.

The flowers look artificial , like plastic paper!

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2015, 07:02:00 AM »
This cactus flowered on 1st Jan 2015.

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2015, 11:23:06 AM »
Hoya coriacea flowered 3 days ago.

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2015, 08:28:46 AM »
This Hoya carnosa ( chiew lan in mandarin ) grows well under the giant bouganvilla tree .

Bees love the flowers.
 

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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2015, 03:03:51 PM »
Nice shots.  :thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing, get to learn and recognize different types of flowers.

Great job & keep up the good work.  ;D
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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2015, 06:43:46 PM »
nice man, mind to let me know what model camera you using to shot?
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Re: Shots of flowers
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2016, 04:45:08 PM »
Wow.. very nice photos... what macro lens do you use