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before drunk

Posted by Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 25 September 2017 in Plant & Nature.

These flowers belong to Hibiscus genus. It is called 酔芙蓉 Sui-Fuyo in Japan. The prefix 酔 Sui means "drunken". So, the name of this flower is Drunken Hibiscus. Why drunken ? Well, it blooms in the morning with the color of white as shown in this photo. It turns to pink gradually in the same day. The color changes as if a drinking man changes the color of his face.
These flowers in this photo are white, before drunk. I'll show you the one after drunk tomorrow.
September 19, 2017 @大乗寺

Canon EOS 70D 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 100 60 mm

Please leave your comments.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Thanks for your explanation. This is a very interesting flower. I have not heard the same thing before.

25 Sep 2017 5:27am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifiques couleurs. )

25 Sep 2017 5:33am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

A very interesting history. And very beautiful flower.

25 Sep 2017 6:13am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Beautiful white hibiscus and what an interesting story

25 Sep 2017 7:03am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


25 Sep 2017 7:17am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful light! Superb composition!

25 Sep 2017 8:30am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise avec cette belle lumière

25 Sep 2017 8:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely blossom. I look forward to
and Pink :)

25 Sep 2017 10:25am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fabulous flower...It is called Hibiscus mutabilis..
It is fascinating to see the changing shades here !

25 Sep 2017 10:54am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Sweet shot, interesting information, funny !

25 Sep 2017 11:20am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Nice to see them sober Hiro. I look forward to tomorrows image. Excellent detail and color. 5*

25 Sep 2017 11:22am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & bokeh!
Lovely !!!

25 Sep 2017 11:34am

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

très jolies...comme des boules de coton

25 Sep 2017 12:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am fascinated! I love the light on the morning view.

25 Sep 2017 12:51pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing . So the name is because they need water often ?

25 Sep 2017 2:08pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of the flowers before they make the change to a warmer color.

25 Sep 2017 2:33pm

Devi from Chennai, India

I am looking forward to seeing your butterflies:))))

25 Sep 2017 3:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image of this fascinating flower.

25 Sep 2017 4:33pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely flower photo, nice light and sharpness.

25 Sep 2017 5:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I have never seen a drunken flower. Very interesting.

25 Sep 2017 6:15pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Lovely rosés !

25 Sep 2017 6:23pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Beauutiful roses here!!!

25 Sep 2017 7:34pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Nice silent flowers.

25 Sep 2017 9:45pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A lovely image and a nice little lesson.

25 Sep 2017 11:45pm