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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.

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 May 2012 - 8:03 AM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
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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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


saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 2:23 PM

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

4 Jun 2012 - 2:43 PM

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

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

what a refreshing, unusual colour!

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

CarolG e2 Member 8146 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 e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 3:09 PM

Such wonderful colours Ann SmileSmile

CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 4:09 PM

Well captured Ann lovely colour blue - Carole

gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 4:21 PM

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

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

Beautiful capture and such a lovely colour.


RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 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.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 4 Jun 2012 - 4:46 PM
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 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 5:16 PM

Such a lovely colour.

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

What a wonderful blue ...
3 beauties

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

Stunning colour Ann,beautiful..Lin

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.

AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 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.


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

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


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

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

Beautiful colour of this poppy, three excellent captures.

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


WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 8:03 PM

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


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.


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 e2 Member 8246 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  4 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 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

6 Jun 2012 - 5:21 PM

WOW they really are blue! Fantastic captures Ann!

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

Beautiful sets of images Ann nice colours well captured.

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

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

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

Very delicate blue, nice crisp images,

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

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

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

Excellent shots lovely colour and detail

Billyray  770 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.

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

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

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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