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It's been a dreadful year for the Blue Poppies (Meconopsis) in my garden thanks to less rainfall and stormy conditions when they should be in full bloom. Only one, well established plant braved it and produced several flower stalks, only to have the flowers shredded by the wind. This was the final flower and just beginning to be tattered, so I gave in and brought it indoors. It's lying on a sheet of white paper and there's light from overhead and natural light from the window behind creating the shadow, which I rather liked and decided to go along with. I also had to do a repair job on a few of the holes!

A huge "Thank You" for your wonderful comments and support. I renewed my E2 membership last night. The plan is to look in when I feel I can, likewise with adding images. This image is for each and every one of you. Hope you like it!

Another big "Thank You" has to go to John (JG123456) for his greatly appeciated UA for "It's A Blue Day", yet another Blue Poppy image. If you have time, please take a look at his most recent image of a Brown Hare. He took several in the fields here and has just won a major photographic competition with one of this series. Well done John!

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:5.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Auto, Fired
Title:Blue, For You!
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:13 Jun 2011 - 8:41 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants
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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
13 Jun 2011 - 8:43 AM

Beautiful image great detail and colour well captured.
Allen, Smile

PhillipMinnis
PhillipMinnis e2 Member 485 forum postsPhillipMinnis vcard Australia4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 8:45 AM

Oh, what a beautiful floral image! Stunning colours and tones! Beautiful!


Cheers

Phil

Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 8:50 AM

Ann this is so so gorgeous, what a fantastic colour, I saw these at Bodnat Gardens many yrs ago and fell in love with them but have never had any in my garden...... the colour is just as I remember, and you have got the detail so well and the light flooding through the petals to the surface below adds to the shot

Linda

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 8:52 AM

Simply beautiful and the background really complements.

Albert

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 8:57 AM

A stunning presentation of this, my favourite, poppy. Carol

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 8:58 AM

Beautiful image Ann, I have never seen a blue poppy :-(, the colour is so lovely and the detail is excellent.

Hugh

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 9:06 AM

WHOOP !! WHOOOOOP !!!!
happy day for me today with your write up
As for your image ,as always. 10 out of 10

gingerdelight
13 Jun 2011 - 9:22 AM

So pleased you are renewing your E2 membership as it would be such a shame to not see splendid uploads such as this in their full glory!
Carol

digital_boi
13 Jun 2011 - 9:25 AM

Excellent light detail and texure in the petals a superb close up shot nice work.... oh! and good work on the renewal also click

Graham GrinGrinGrinGrin

hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 - 10:11 AM

Excellent detailed image Ann
Harry

VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 10:13 AM

This has made my day as it's my birthday. I love it.

Imagephotographics

Beautiful image Ann - wonderful colour !

Chris

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 10:56 AM

Stunning image and colour.Well done Ann.

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 11:16 AM

Beautiful image Ann. Like the choice of pale blue bg. Paul

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 11:23 AM

gorgeous

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 11:51 AM

Hello, Ann: the way you have captured this poppy has brought out all the detail and the superb blue colour beautifully.
Ronnie.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 11:51 AM

A lovely flower beautifully captured.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 12:00 PM

Excellent colour rendition Ann.
There is one in a field near to the woods & it is the spitting image of this

Adrian

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 12:08 PM

Beautiful image Ann and I like the shadow. Glad you renewed.Smile
Joan.

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 12:19 PM

Beautiful blue image Ann. Gary

imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 12:45 PM

Gorgeous blue poppy Ann

Bernie

Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
13 Jun 2011 - 1:13 PM

Beautiful!! excellent detail and colour, a top shot.

Len

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 1:19 PM

great comp ann fantastic detail stunning colour a cracker nice one Wink
andy

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 2:10 PM

A beautiful comp Ann, lovely colour and detail,
Geoff.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 2:30 PM

A lovely image Ann, beautiful colour, detail and b/g........Sandy

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 3:56 PM

Beautiful image with wonderful light,colour and detail,
saeid

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 - 4:13 PM

WOW,what a beautiful colour ann,great image,well done.ray

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8684 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1530 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 4:49 PM

I read all the comments on your last flower picture, and was quite moved by them. I am so glad you have made this decision, and hope you can continue without feeling under pressure. This is a beautiful offering, Ann, and your write-up made me feel so sorry for the blue poppy.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 4:50 PM

Now here is a poppy variety I have never seen, and didn't even know existed! It's very beautiful. I might bribe you to send some seeds over to Austin, to see if they will grow there.

The poppies brought to our town from Flanders have naturalized wonderfully.

Yesterday I photographed some yellow poppies growing outside where I live, and I might upload an image before I return to the US.

JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
13 Jun 2011 - 5:14 PM

gorgeous colour anddetail, beautiful image Ann
Tammy

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 - 5:39 PM

Superb image Ann, love it.
Brian

Adderwatcher
13 Jun 2011 - 6:00 PM

Fantastic capture Ann and i think the shadows works well too!!
Scott

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 6:53 PM

I always enjoy seeing your blue poppies!

janty66
janty66  6 England
13 Jun 2011 - 7:02 PM

A beauty...

Rock
Rock e2 Member 11Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 7:27 PM

I should really send "Red Roses for a Blue Lady"

Grand work.

Rock

Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 9201 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
13 Jun 2011 - 7:44 PM

Its a lovely gesture to dedicate your image Ann, and what a beautiful gift it is.
Adrian

DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 2:12 AM

Well well well - that's a real beauty, Ann - Love that blue - great details

Daniel

Shootme
Shootme  4 England
14 Jun 2011 - 7:23 AM

My all time favourite, and a wonderful shot of it, thank you.

Jim.

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 8:10 AM

A lovely and stunning image -

LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 7:55 PM

"Magnificent Blue Poppy Image," Ann, with fantastic color and excellent clarity & composition. Very well presented.

Peter Wink

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 9:12 PM

Superb shot as usual Ann. Great colour and detail.
Ray

goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 11:13 PM

A lovely image Ann ...Bill

bayleaf1
bayleaf1  3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 - 6:42 PM

A fine capture.
John.

sable
sable  5 England7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:04 PM

Absolutely beautiful - love the colour - Elizabeth xx

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 7:38 PM

I don't normally see blue poppies, and its a lovely image and I like shadows.
regards
Yung

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 4Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 - 8:20 AM

Another beautiful image, Ann, such a wonderful colour and as always superbly captured.
Roy

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2011 - 11:07 AM

So beautifully captured Ann, a real delight and great to know you have renewed...
need this standard of image on here!!Wink
Lillian

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 - 4:05 PM

Love your flower images in your PF! This one is stunning! IB

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 - 4:22 PM

Many thanks for your kind comment Ann.Smile
Brian

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2011 - 9:55 PM

I've not seen a blue one before - a beautiful capture of the flower and its shadow Ann
Helen

Last Modified By helenlinda at 17 Jun 2011 - 9:55 PM
NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2011 - 11:01 PM

cracking detail great pov.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2011 - 12:25 PM

Had to come back Ann, as truely beautiful...
have my award for this perfect imageGrin

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
18 Jun 2011 - 5:56 PM

A beautiful poppy, the colour is excellent.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2011 - 9:32 PM

Simply stunning Ann, such a beautiful shade of blue

Oleg_Lobzin
18 Jun 2011 - 10:18 PM

Gorgeous soft blue petals floating in the air.
Regards, Oleg.

rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2011 - 11:00 PM

Beautiful image. Great colour.
Rob.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 8:54 PM


Quote: Simply stunning Ann, such a beautiful shade of blue

I could not say it better. Superb.
Ron

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England56 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:03 PM

A beautiful image - flower with a heavenly (literally) color. A

gingerdelight
21 Jun 2011 - 9:42 AM

This is an amazing image Ann, superbly composed and taken (well done on the repairs too - I cannot see them!)
Carol

acousticmist
23 Jun 2011 - 9:26 AM

Excellent image...........Martin

HuntedDragon
25 Jun 2011 - 1:06 AM

nicely captured

lobski
lobski  2 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2011 - 7:29 AM

Stunning lighting and beautiful blue colour tone. Outstanding!

Fred Grin

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