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Don't feel I've been so fortunate with capturing the Blue Poppies (Meconopsis) this year mainly thanks to high winds, bad light and doubtless lots of other excuses! Here are a few I think are ok and hope you like them.

Fully intended added 2 more to the original image but thought the site was telling me there was some kind of queue. Looking in later I realise it's yet another site alteration and there really wasn't any queue, so have added the extra photos now. Sorry, to those who didn't get a chance to view them but a big Thank You to all who looked in, voted/commented on V1.

Brand:Panasonic
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 May 2012 - 8:03 AM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Blues
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:4 Jun 2012 - 2:02 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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digital_boi
4 Jun 2012 - 2:13 PM

its a great shade of blue and the out of focus one adds balance to the shot nice one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 2:23 PM

like de colour and detail in this fine imege very well done,
saeid

morpheus1955
4 Jun 2012 - 2:43 PM

Lovely image, I love the blue and the dof IMHO is perfect
Hugh

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 2:51 PM

what a refreshing, unusual colour!

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 2:58 PM

The colour is really special Ann, but as you say the weather has been anything but kind. Yeaterday it never stopped raining here and put a real damper on any coronation parties.Sad
Joan.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 3:05 PM

My very favourite poppy, Ann, and so well captured, love it. Carol

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 3:09 PM

Such wonderful colours Ann SmileSmile
Helen

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 4:09 PM

Well captured Ann lovely colour blue - Carole

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 4:21 PM

I have never seen a blue poppy, the colour is beautiful. - gary

Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
4 Jun 2012 - 4:42 PM

Beautiful capture and such a lovely colour.

Len

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 4:46 PM

Like the arrangement of the two, the Larger crisp bloom looking down on the other an saying "come on, shoulders back, chin up, stand up straight"
These flowers have a blue that is very special and you have captured the tones so accurately, Ann.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 4 Jun 2012 - 4:46 PM
taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 5:12 PM

These poppies are so lovely, like your composition and the peek into the center of the top poppy

Envious of your ability to grow them!

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 5:16 PM

Such a lovely colour.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:33 PM

What a wonderful blue ...
3 beauties

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:47 PM

Stunning colour Ann,beautiful..Lin

Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:51 PM

3 lovely shots of the rare blue poppy.
Paul

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:56 PM

But they are so beautiful, and I do like the way they seem to be hanging their heads. The weather is miserable here too - most flowers are very late blooming. I think the blueberries are a lost cause - not even little hard berries have developed yet.

Anne

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 7:06 PM

wonderful colours and tones ann brilliant detail v3 just nicks it for me today a beauty nice one Wink
andy

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 7:19 PM

A fine set Ann - I have a leaning toward #2 however ...Bill

Michaela_Solway

Beautiful blues.. v2 stands put for me, for the composition

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 7:52 PM

Beautiful colour of this poppy, three excellent captures.
Gary

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Jun 2012 - 7:53 PM

I just bought a purple meconopsis, it is going to be interesting to see it

Peter

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 8:03 PM

I do like the arrangement in v1, Ann, and such a lovely colour. Real beauties.

Dave

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 11:04 AM

A lovely set of this striking, pretty flower.
I don't think I've seen a blue poppy before.

B.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 2:34 PM

Lovely captures of this ultrabeauty, Ann. The colour blows my mind! I mean, it's so rare to find flowers which are actually BLUE. There are flowers called blue this and blue that but are actually lilac and whatnot. These are blue through and through. Awesome Smile

I love how you've composed these and that view into the centre in V3.

Andrew Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 7:37 PM

V3 is my favourite in this lovely set Ann, I too have never seen a blue poppy

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 7:40 PM

Looks good to me Ann,i have tried to grow these a number of times but without success

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 9:57 PM

These blue poppies are so beautiful Ann
and no matter what you always capture them well
see there ...even in the rain
Lillian

Adderwatcher
6 Jun 2012 - 5:21 PM

WOW they really are blue! Fantastic captures Ann!
Scott

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
6 Jun 2012 - 10:28 PM

Beautiful sets of images Ann nice colours well captured.
Allen,

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 - 8:29 AM

What a wonderful blue, Ann, all three shots very well captured.
Roy

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 12:08 PM

Very delicate blue, nice crisp images,
Johanna

Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 8:30 AM

beautiful blue V2 looks like a butterfly. Great set… Jocelia

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 9:05 AM

Excellent shots lovely colour and detail
mike

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 8:24 PM

Three cracking shots Ann. Love V1. Such an excellent colourful flower. I am another who has never seen a blue poppy.
Ray

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2012 - 7:03 AM

All good images but it's v3 for me today Ann. Lovely. What an extraordinary color these poppies have. A

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 2:20 PM

Wow love v2 with the water droplets. What amazing colour. paul

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
18 Dec 2012 - 4:54 PM

Beautiful blue, even better wet in some respects, your portfolio is always worth a visit Ann, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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