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Yesterday afternoon this one threw off its hull and should be open this morning . A sure sign that Spring may be with us soon Smile The little green Aphid is included especially for Isabel Smile
Thanx so much for all who voted and commented on the Croton - there are so many varieties and all are lovely and colourful !
Have one super Tuesday !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 108.2 - 5412.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Sep 2013 - 4:36 PM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:First Poppy Popped
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:3 Sep 2013 - 4:00 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Poppy, South africa, Spring ?, Swellendam
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 4:03 AM

Lucky you to be going into Spring. It's starting to feel like Fall here. A very nice capture and an aphid too........Sandy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 4:11 AM

I love it when the very first signs of Spring appear, so hopeful, so optimistic. Well observed and captured.

We have had the first signs of Autumn for some time now and that fills me with foreboding about the coming winter. I must learn to enjoy all the seasons!

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 4:13 AM

Great macro capture, Herman. I love the texture and color variation of this flower. Happy Spring!!!

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 4:35 AM

Super image beautiful composition well captured.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 - 4:36 AM

How stunning! A most eye pleasing shot Herman! GrinGrinGrin
IB

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abeeror2
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3 Sep 2013 - 5:02 AM

It almost looks unreal, Lovely like it alot!

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
3 Sep 2013 - 5:16 AM

Lovely texture which you have captured is a certain time in the growth of the poppy. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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cazozphil
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3 Sep 2013 - 5:36 AM

Gorgeous colours, what a beautiful shot.

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 5:40 AM

Beautiful macro, great colors, Herman!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 6:21 AM

A super capture, Herman, with the icing on the cake being the tiny aphid loitering under the bud Smile Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 6:32 AM

As you move into Spring we drift (warm and dry, so far) into Autumn. A lovely shot Herman, this would make a good study I think as the plant grows and changes through the Spring and Summer.

Cheers

Andy

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 6:35 AM

Morning Herman....now now do not be too hasty about Spring, another cold front approaching with snow forecast on the mountains again this weekend.GrinGrinGrin
Its a stunning capture Herman, and yes a good sign, beautiful colours well done

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 7:01 AM

A great start to the new year....it's lovely to be able to witness the how the earth revolves around us WinkGrinGrinGrin

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 7:02 AM

This is charming, Herman. Great colour and texture - and full of promise. Like how you caught the little bug too - a greenfly?Sad

Lavina

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Caziwinkles
3 Sep 2013 - 7:11 AM

Gorgeous Herman - and a bonus with the visitor too. Smile

Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 7:15 AM

Lovely to see.......and with added critter
We in Leeds didn't see many poppies this season......strange!!!
I am now looking forward to our autumn
Each season offers so much

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 7:15 AM

Little and large at work, lovely shot.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
3 Sep 2013 - 7:17 AM

A beautiful capture Herman,
Fred.

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anglingandyq
3 Sep 2013 - 7:17 AM

Wonderful capture Herman. Looks like you have your first afid as wellGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 7:21 AM

A super image of this. Gorgeous Poppy,

Ali

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 7:32 AM

Excellent capture Herman, like the aphidSmile


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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 7:42 AM

Some rather small wildlife there Herman
enhancing this rather beautiful poppy
great shot
Lillian

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 7:55 AM

A colourful close up, Herman with good use of dof. Be sure to show us what it looks like when it unfurls itself. GrinGrinGrin

Ray

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3 Sep 2013 - 8:08 AM

Morning Herman. A beautiful flower portrait Grin

Kathryn

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Tish1
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3 Sep 2013 - 8:20 AM

I hope we see this in full bloom shortly Herman, I hope you have a spare room, since I am thinking of heading in your direction now that your seasons are starting to improve and ours are starting to deteriorate.

I love the well captured colours of this Poppy along with the detail and a guest appearance by am aphid, what more do you need.


Tish

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3 Sep 2013 - 8:21 AM

A great image, Herman!

Richard

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
3 Sep 2013 - 8:53 AM

Lovely picture - it's going to be a beautiful colour!

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sparrowhawk
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3 Sep 2013 - 9:00 AM

gorgeous

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 9:01 AM

Lovely wrinkly texture, Herman.

Still hanging on to summer in London.

Dave

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 - 9:29 AM

Beautiful image Smile

Eileen

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
3 Sep 2013 - 9:37 AM

Spring has come to you, Herman! And it's just great!Smile
Regards Valery

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 9:50 AM

How lucky you are, Herman. We have to go through all that fall and winter to reach spring, and summer has not finished yet. You caught the precarious state nicely and with a bonus aphid. Great!

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lonely_oryx
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3 Sep 2013 - 10:16 AM

Good DOF

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
3 Sep 2013 - 10:18 AM

Beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,beau............. GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

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xwang
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3 Sep 2013 - 11:36 AM

Superb colour.. I'm waiting for the flower...Smile

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achieverswales
3 Sep 2013 - 11:57 AM

Hi Herman, love the softness, have uploaded a Mod for you with noise removed with Imagenomic Software, hope you approve.

Regards

Trev.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 12:19 PM

Nice sheen to the freshly exposed petals Herman!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 12:38 PM

And what a glorious show of color! The little visitor adds a nice touch, too.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 1:21 PM

I love these poppies, I am pulling dried stems and scattering seeds from the pods--- also looking forward to spring (Next May)

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GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 2:29 PM

Stunning capture, Herman!
George

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mikbee
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3 Sep 2013 - 3:01 PM

A well detailed and coloured close up Herman.
A splendid shot.
Mick.

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3 Sep 2013 - 3:17 PM

A nice poppy pic, well capturedGrin
Ryan

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 4:51 PM

An excellent macro image - I love Poppies they are so photogenic xx

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NDODS e2 Member 43233 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 5:09 PM

A colour floral capture, however one which is very pixellated or graining Herman.

A little touch of post processing will soon solve that, Trevor's upload shows the difference quite superbly.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 5:10 PM

How nice that spring is around the corner for you.
A great image,lovely colour and detailSmile
NettaSmile

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 5:21 PM

A splendid colourful shot
Ju

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 6:08 PM

Lucky you, going into springGrin..... I have seen some leaves just on the turn todayTongueTongue
Diane

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3 Sep 2013 - 7:08 PM

nicely captured Herman

David

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AlexAppleby
3 Sep 2013 - 8:53 PM

Love the colour and the little green guy!

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
3 Sep 2013 - 9:24 PM

Is that a little multi-legged being?? So cute!
Lovely colors Herman, the wrinkles of the petals are good!
M

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3 Sep 2013 - 10:08 PM

For me poppies are always a winner.Smile

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3 Sep 2013 - 10:21 PM

Splendid capture and presentation Herman.
Effrossini

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 - 10:39 PM

Beautiful short Herman. Love the green fella. Cathy

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5 Sep 2013 - 11:08 PM

I am so glad the you did include the little beastie, makes this poppy gigantic in scale.

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