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Rising from ground level like a great candelabra, this wonderful Meconospis takes several years to reach flowering. The flowers can be red, pink or deep blue. It is a short-lived perennial though often self-seeds if happy so my fingers are firmly crossed! The foliage is deeply cut and hairy. H 2m (6ft). Like most Meconopsis it likes moisture but I think even it was totally fed-up with the amount it was getting around the time I took these shots!

Many thanks to all who took time to look in, comment/vote on "Wandering Stars" and a special "Thank You" to andylea, Growmore and ChristineD for their most encouraging UAs.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GF3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jun 2012 - 10:51 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Meconopsis Napaulensis
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:31 Jul 2012 - 1:57 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 2:03 PM

Lovely image Ann, fabulous colour and excellent detail.

Hugh

digital_boi
31 Jul 2012 - 2:08 PM

Both good but V2 has the edge Ann fine detail and colours with good background seperation

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 2:51 PM

Two beauties but V2 for me. Patti Smile

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:06 PM

Wow Ann the detail on this pair of close ups is stunning, they look so beautiful with the rain water on them. Both compositions are just superb with excellent colour.

Gary

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
31 Jul 2012 - 3:11 PM

V2 favoured Ann,
Fred.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:24 PM

Opening v2 was like seeing a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis! The raindrops are like small jewels.
Ann

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:24 PM

Definitely V1 for the sharp and crispness along side the beauty
of this wonderful image Ann
Lillian

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:28 PM

Well worth waiting for, Ann, such a lovely deep red, and hairy foliage. I favour V1 because the petals remind me of a silk skirt on a Victorian lady. Lovely detail and composition in both, enhanced by the water droplets.

paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:43 PM

V2 gets my vote.
Matt

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:51 PM

What a wonderful poppy, Ann, and interesting to read your narrative about it: and two superb shots, the detail quite immaculate and of course the ever present raindrops adding their own bit of sparkle.
Ronnie.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:06 PM

Is this beauty from the poppy family
Pretty imptessive...and lucky you to have it !!!

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:17 PM

Beautiful captures in their natural surroundings ~ the detail captured in the petals is impressive.

Albert

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:32 PM

Love the droplets.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:51 PM

Two sublime images, Ann. Carol

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 5:30 PM

two stunning close up images, you've captured the colours and detail really well Ann.
regards
Yung

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 5:55 PM

Version 2 of this somewhat jaw dropping image is simply exquisite, and is so very worth of many an accolade.

Regards Nathan

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 - 6:20 PM

Two fantastic images Ann
Jim

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
31 Jul 2012 - 6:40 PM

great close up like bouth GrinGrinGrinGrin

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
31 Jul 2012 - 7:02 PM

fabulous colour and detail.

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:27 PM

Its unusual and very pretty, V2 my favourite. - gary

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:40 PM

V1 wins it for me with the lovely shapes and composition, and those wonderful droplets on the hairs. Nicely done, Ann.

Dave

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
31 Jul 2012 - 7:44 PM

Great with the emerging Meconopsis

Peter

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:56 PM

Lots of moisture about Ann but it adds to the beauty of the shot (V2) giving a jewel like sparkle.
Joan.

debu
debu  4 India
1 Aug 2012 - 6:49 AM

A couple of good captures.
debu

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 6:53 AM

Two beautiful shots. I just love that hairy foliage.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 1 Aug 2012 - 6:53 AM
Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 6:54 AM

Two stunning images - it was a delight flicking from v1 to v2

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 7:38 AM

V2 for me too - reds, moisture droplets, hairy bits, all quite a challenge but a lovely result. Well done Ann.
Carole

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
1 Aug 2012 - 7:39 PM

Lovely colour and detail captured here Ann. V2 for me as well.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 - 9:13 PM

Lovely Ann, beautiful colours.
Brian

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:21 AM

Two stunning images Ann,both beautiful..Lin

MoragM
MoragM  4 Scotland
2 Aug 2012 - 6:33 AM

Two superb images - but love V1.

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 4:18 PM

Two cracking shots Ann. Great to see both, but V1 gets my vote. Excellent detail and colour.
Ray

VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 - 10:55 PM

Beautiful flower and image with fantastic detail. V1 is my favourite composition.
Vivien

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:08 AM

Featured photo as I type, and very
lovely captures indeed.
Well done Ann.

B.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:20 AM

What gorgeous colour and detail, Ann! Goodness...

...and I have to say I love the furriness, especially in V2 Grin

Andrew

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 11:10 PM

very interesting information, being not learned at all as flowers go I thought it was an ornamental poppy!
2m you say, very impressive.
the 'knot' you took so well reminds me of these magic silk scarves that unfold to a big scarf but can be stuffed into a tiny bag.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85856 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:55 AM

Love those water dropletsSmile

Adrian

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:51 PM

'Super Color, Clarity, & Presentation!' ~ Peter Smile

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:01 AM

This is absolutely beautiful love the rain droplets and the stunning red of the bloom - great textures and detail - excellent dof xx

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

I will stick with v1 Ann ,looks really good in the frame ,a plant i am not familiar with .

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

beautiful

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

Simply beautiful Ann, I can't choose between these, they are both so good

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
6 Aug 2012 - 9:49 PM

Beautiful set of images Ann very nice colour and light well captured.
Allen, Smile

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
29 Dec 2012 - 12:40 PM

Two simply beautiful images Ann, love the colour and rain drops, regards leon. Happy new year Ann, stay comfortable, GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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