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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
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 6:43 AM

Gorgeous Carol!

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 7:10 AM

What a beautiful flower - lovely soft colours - Jude.

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Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 7:10 AM

Another beautifully detailed shot Carol
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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 7:24 AM

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

Albert

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
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
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 7:47 AM

These are lovely, one of my favourite flowers.
John

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Misteree
Misteree  7 Australia
7 Jan 2009 - 7:48 AM

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

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
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 e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 8:14 AM

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

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joze
joze  7 Slovenia
7 Jan 2009 - 8:18 AM

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

Superb shots Carol, particularly v1 - love these flowers
Mandy

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ray_paul
ray_paul  6 England
7 Jan 2009 - 8:34 AM

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

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
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
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
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
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
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 - 9:34 AM

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

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 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
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
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
piccy  8 Wales
7 Jan 2009 - 10:15 AM

They are lovely.
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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
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
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Jan 2009 - 10:16 AM

Lovely crisp details

Peter

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 - 10:21 AM

Super set
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Koert
Koert  636 forum posts Netherlands
7 Jan 2009 - 11:04 AM

beautiful as always!

Koert

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whiteswan01
7 Jan 2009 - 11:27 AM

3 superb images V3 for me
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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
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
Cormy  6 England
7 Jan 2009 - 11:34 AM

Such beautiful delicate detail Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 11:55 AM

Up to your normal high standard

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
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
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
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  7 United Kingdom
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 e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 1:58 PM

Pin cushion flower-- so very well done!
Jennnn

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sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
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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Silverzone
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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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
7 Jan 2009 - 3:28 PM

All beautiful.
Dot

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 3:46 PM

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

Robert

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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
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 4:07 PM

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

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
7 Jan 2009 - 4:08 PM

All are wonderful images Carol

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mialewis
mialewis  6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 - 4:52 PM

Lovely series, especially the composition in V2.
Mia

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 5:48 PM

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

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viscostatic
7 Jan 2009 - 5:50 PM

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

Phil.

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
7 Jan 2009 - 5:56 PM

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

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betts  6 England
7 Jan 2009 - 5:59 PM

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

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MRSbiscuit60
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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iancam  6 England
7 Jan 2009 - 7:08 PM

Three beautiful images Carol
Ian

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Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
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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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 8:11 PM

i like the composition of v3.lesley

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Three wonderful detailed images.

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Mikelane  7 Wales
7 Jan 2009 - 9:29 PM

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

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Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 10:26 PM

Beautiful set of images Carol, very delicate.
Jann
xxx

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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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vparmar  9 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2009 - 2:02 AM

lovely series of shots

vinny

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CherryMartin
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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franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
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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gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
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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Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2009 - 10:24 AM

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

Ayelet

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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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