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More commonly known as scabious, this beautiful flower is one of my favourites, and I can never resist taking photos of it whenever I see it! Here are a few I took yesterday.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:scabiosa maritima
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:7 Jan 2009 - 6:21 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Plant, Scabious, Wild
Votes:92
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VIKI
VIKI e2 Member 8VIKI vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 6:43 AM

Gorgeous Carol!

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JudeC
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7 Jan 2009 - 7:10 AM

What a beautiful flower - lovely soft colours - Jude.

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Dinney
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7 Jan 2009 - 7:10 AM

Another beautifully detailed shot Carol
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fentiger
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7 Jan 2009 - 7:24 AM

Do they grow wild in Crete? A beautiful flower beautifully captured.

Albert

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KarenFB
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7 Jan 2009 - 7:25 AM

Three gorgeous images! I love it when we can see the tiny details of these little flowers.

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jdenman
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7 Jan 2009 - 7:47 AM

These are lovely, one of my favourite flowers.
John

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Misteree
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7 Jan 2009 - 7:48 AM

Really lovely floral image. Mine are in flower too at the moment!!

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CarolG
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7 Jan 2009 - 8:10 AM


Quote: Do they grow wild in Crete? A beautiful flower beautifully captured.

Albert

Yes, Albert, they are at the roadsides now, in fact they haven't stopped flowering all year here. Carol

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goso
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7 Jan 2009 - 8:14 AM

Very attractive set Carol........Bill

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joze
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7 Jan 2009 - 8:18 AM

Nice, clear image.
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MandsH
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7 Jan 2009 - 8:25 AM

Superb shots Carol, particularly v1 - love these flowers
Mandy

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ray_paul
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7 Jan 2009 - 8:34 AM

super set of images great colour and detail like v1 the best-ray

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unicorn17
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7 Jan 2009 - 8:39 AM

this flower looks bright and ready to dance her way through the day ... a bit like me .... not today ! lovely photo. gillian

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Stevekriti
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7 Jan 2009 - 8:54 AM

V2 for me carol,love the curve.When it comes to wild flowers,your spoilt for choice in Crete,especially in May.You must visit Katharo Plataeu in spring,its a magical carpet of flowers!Steve

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astyag
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7 Jan 2009 - 9:07 AM

V2 looks very good, well done, though V1 expresses a beautiful Macro shot as well
Astyag

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BERTRAM
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7 Jan 2009 - 9:34 AM

Carol will you stop taking such brilliant shots.LOL.
Dave

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6313 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 9:52 AM

Three glorious captures Carol - wonderful detail and tones in all 3 - cannot choose between them. This flower is also one of my favourites. It brings back memories of wandering carefree on the South Downs in the summer holidays in the early 1950s, looking for wild flowers (in the days when it was safe to do so!) - I remember the harebells too and the excitement of finding a bee orchid.
Sylvia

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MickyMc
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7 Jan 2009 - 10:12 AM

Three wonderful shots, I too love this flower and am so jealous that you have them blooming now.
Mavis

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piccy
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7 Jan 2009 - 10:15 AM

They are lovely.
Freda

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danbrann
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7 Jan 2009 - 10:16 AM

A wonderful set once again. You really are very skillful at your flower pictures.

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jaktis
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7 Jan 2009 - 10:16 AM

Lovely crisp details

Peter

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casson
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7 Jan 2009 - 10:21 AM

Super set
john

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Koert
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7 Jan 2009 - 11:04 AM

beautiful as always!

Koert

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7 Jan 2009 - 11:27 AM

3 superb images V3 for me
Dawn

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Joline
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7 Jan 2009 - 11:28 AM

I agree, it is a very attractive flower. You see, and appreciate, the beauty around you so well.

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Cormy
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7 Jan 2009 - 11:34 AM

Such beautiful delicate detail Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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lonely_oryx
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7 Jan 2009 - 11:55 AM

Up to your normal high standard

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nickyv32
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7 Jan 2009 - 12:06 PM

3 wonderful shots, what a strange name, sounds a bit like the problem I have at the moment, lovely flower head....

Nicky

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dianah
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7 Jan 2009 - 12:45 PM

Hi Carol..these are all beautiful shots..love the curling stems in version 3.
Di

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microchip
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7 Jan 2009 - 12:55 PM

Three super capturesV.2 for me for the composition a lovely Image beautifully presented,
Alan

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taggart
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7 Jan 2009 - 1:58 PM

Pin cushion flower-- so very well done!
Jennnn

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7 Jan 2009 - 2:00 PM

stunning captures Carol ! sorry for the delay in me looking a your photos but if been very ill with my Asthma

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7 Jan 2009 - 2:25 PM

Stunning set V3 my favourite. The first primrose has bloomed in my garden but the frost made it wilt last night. Sylvia

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7 Jan 2009 - 2:29 PM

Three lovely Images Carol, I do like v2 for the composition.
Pauline.

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7 Jan 2009 - 3:28 PM

All beautiful.
Dot

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glyndwr
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7 Jan 2009 - 3:46 PM

A good set of images Carol, I mostly like the detail in V1.

Robert

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barbarahirst
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7 Jan 2009 - 4:03 PM

All 3 look great
But V1 gets my vote
Barbs

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pluckyfilly
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7 Jan 2009 - 4:07 PM

similar if not the same as our cornflower but very pretty I agree

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kishanm14
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7 Jan 2009 - 4:08 PM

All are wonderful images Carol

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7 Jan 2009 - 4:52 PM

Lovely series, especially the composition in V2.
Mia

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chalkhillblue
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7 Jan 2009 - 5:48 PM

Three lovely images, beautifully captured. V2 for me.
David

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viscostatic
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7 Jan 2009 - 5:50 PM

All beautiful Carol but I think the composition of v3 is outstanding.

Phil.

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RTDS
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7 Jan 2009 - 5:56 PM

3 Excellent captures Carol.
Like them all...lovely colours and details.
Robert

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betts
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7 Jan 2009 - 5:59 PM

You are so lucky to have them out now, 3 beautiful shots.
betts

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MRSbiscuit60
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7 Jan 2009 - 7:05 PM

I have missed about five of your uploads Carol, due to not having anything myself to put on. Looking back over your PF I really like the cathedral and todays is really nice. Trish

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7 Jan 2009 - 7:08 PM

Three beautiful images Carol
Ian

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7 Jan 2009 - 7:10 PM

3 off little wonders.

Rock

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7 Jan 2009 - 7:24 PM

Superb set Carol

Stace

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7 Jan 2009 - 8:11 PM

i like the composition of v3.lesley

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7 Jan 2009 - 8:49 PM

Three wonderful detailed images.

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Mikelane
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7 Jan 2009 - 9:29 PM

Excellent set of images carol great detail ,well captured regards
Mike

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7 Jan 2009 - 10:26 PM

Beautiful set of images Carol, very delicate.
Jann
xxx

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derekv
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7 Jan 2009 - 10:45 PM

Three beauties, Carol, wish we had something blooming outside here.
Derek

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8 Jan 2009 - 2:02 AM

lovely series of shots

vinny

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CherryMartin
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8 Jan 2009 - 4:46 AM

I can't believe you didn't know, It's a cat nip flower.
Great shots Carol.

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8 Jan 2009 - 7:40 PM

One of my favourite flowers Carol. 3 super shots
Helen

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8 Jan 2009 - 10:51 PM

3 cracking shots, I think I like No.2 best but all three are beautiful.
Fran

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9 Jan 2009 - 3:34 PM

I am still on catch up from our Christmas hols so missed these image & do like all 3 but V1 is the 1 for me
Glynnis

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9 Jan 2009 - 6:51 PM

V1 for me too.
Gill

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9 Jan 2009 - 8:39 PM

A lovely trio of images Carol, they are a common sight over here in the summer

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10 Jan 2009 - 12:18 PM

Really beautiful Carol . Three great impressions of a Scabious flower . You do amazing work with your compact Camera xxx

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11 Jan 2009 - 10:24 AM

Excellent lighting Carol - I've missed these flower shots Wink

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11 Jan 2009 - 6:25 PM

Wonderful shots, all three, but I am inclined to say V2 is the best,
Johanna

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