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Pink or blue

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 10 July 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Hydrangeas are one of the flowers I remember most from my childhood. My grandmother's yard always had bunches of them blooming in their pinks and blues. During a recent visit to GA, I ran into some and had to share. Somebody once told me that they come out pink when there is a lack of iron minerals in the ground. The old-timers in New Orleans would find a rusty nail and stick it in the ground near the roots, to ensure lots of blue blossoms. I don't know about that, but they swore it always worked...

NIKON D80 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 400 200 mm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Pink or blue, any will do for me :-)

10 Jul 2013 9:44am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Those old tips and tricks usualy have some truth in them,nice Frame.

10 Jul 2013 4:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I have blue ones but don't need any nails. ;-)

14 Jul 2013 1:53am

1/400 second
ISO 400
200 mm