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Sticking with the wild flowers, one which I have not yet managed a shot that I am 100% happy with - the foxglove. Foxgloves and honeysuckle really challenge me!

Digitallis purpurea or Foxglove has also been known locally in Cornwall as Cowflop, Green Pops, Pop Dock, Pop Glove, Flop-a-dock and Poppy-dock. I am finding it really interesting doing a little bit of research on each wild flower, the names are fascinating.

It is poisonous but William Withering, in 1785, discovered that digitalis found in the leaves prevented heart disease.

A big thank you to Sue118 for her UA on my dog rose and to every else for your CCs.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-r Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jul 2013 - 3:10 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-0.3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Foxglove
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:18 Jul 2013 - 1:22 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Foxglove, General, Wildlife / nature
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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
18 Jul 2013 - 1:23 PM

Bright image, wonderful colour and nice presentation.
Effrossini

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 1:41 PM

Lovely colour and many little holes for the bees.......Sandy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 1:51 PM

I prefer to call them flop-a-docks Carole.
Sounds like the type of footwear I would have on when I am taking pics down at Leith docks.
There would be no problem as long as I did not stand in any cow-flops down there !!
And well done for that Willy Withering discovering they are a cure for heart disease.
But how many folk popped their clogs before he found a victim it worked on I wonder !!
Mick.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 1:54 PM


Quote: Bright image, wonderful colour and nice presentation.
Effrossini

I do agree.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Jul 2013 - 2:07 PM

This is a superb photo of one beautiful flower Carole !! Excellent Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 2:30 PM

Cracking good Capture Carole. Superb focus and DOF.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 2:49 PM

no challenge here for you .....
fab. in every way

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 3:12 PM

Captured in beautiful light, Carole, a lovely image. Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 3:23 PM

you've captured these spot on carole a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 3:27 PM

A beautiful flower image Carole.

Ken

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 3:44 PM

I, too , have a problem photographing these, have decided it needs a wide angle lens-- LOL !

The colors are rich and the focus great here!
J

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 3:57 PM

A beautiful capture, well doneGrinGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 4:00 PM

it is a lovely capture indeed Smile I have found the best way to take them is the way I took that butterfly, lying down and looking up Smile
but what you have got here is also very attractive!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 4:55 PM

I like the lean on the flower, Carole, and the light/shade makes a vibrant image.

Dave

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SUE118
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18 Jul 2013 - 4:57 PM

Another beautiful capture.Smile

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

Beautiful shot, I struggle too...... they are too flippin' bigTongueTongue
Diane

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 5:22 PM

Well, I'd be more than happy with this, Carole! Wink A beautiful capture, wonderful light Smile
Trev Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 5:35 PM

Superb colour and detail Carole - I agree, they're really difficult.
Ann

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 5:59 PM

A stunning image with beautiful colour, wonderfully composed, exposed, processed and presented.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 6:55 PM

Beautiful image,

Ali

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8756 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1590 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 8:19 PM

They are a challenge, Carole, but you should be proud of this one. I like the inclusion of empty spaces on the stem where the flowers have fallen, then the unopened ones at the very top. I used to try hard to get some light on the beautiful patterns inside the bells, a reflector can be useful for that. But yours looks perfectly natural.

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richmowil
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18 Jul 2013 - 8:32 PM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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pluckyfilly
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18 Jul 2013 - 9:12 PM

Stunning

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 10:29 PM

I know exactly what you mean about capturin ga satisfactory image of a foxglove.
I think you have now achieved that goal, getting in the whole flower with breathing space top and bottom and a lovely bohek.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 - 10:46 PM

Fantastic capture Carole
Jim

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