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Old Jun 15, 2006, 7:12 PM   #1
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 9:54 PM   #2
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Very nicely done. The image is very sharp and has even depth of field.

Here is a trivia question. Do you know why some Hydrangeas are pink, some blue, some purple, and some white when they are all the same variety of plant? I will post the answer later.

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Lovely close-up of blue hydrangea. I like the detail you are able to portray and the edge to edge composition fills the photo nicely.

Cal's quiz is an interesting one, soI wont blow the suspense by exposing the answer now.

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Old Jun 16, 2006, 5:50 AM   #4
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Cal and Selvin, thank you for your comments.



Cal, we always hear around here where we have pretty bad soil that you need to add something to the soil to change the flower colors, particularly the blue. can';t remember what it is though. LOL
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Vsch1, you are on the right track. The color is determined by the acidity of the soil. If the soil is alkakine, you get one color, acidic a different color and everything in between. I don't which color results from which kind of soil.

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Cal, I think the more acidic the bluer the flower. We add lime to the soil here.
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You're right, the more acidic, the bluer the flower.
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Oddly enough, litmus paper works just the opposite way. (Litmus is made from lichens, and is normally blue)




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Great shot! Hydrangea is my favorite flower. Since the color effect has been discussed, let me add that it does not like direct hot sun at all, specially when they are not fully established.

These shots are from my backyard.
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More Hydrangeas...
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