By CaroleS
Caught this one early yesterday morning - I watched it at 10 minute intervals and it was amazing how the petals slowly pushed off the outer casing to unfurl.

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Tags: Poppy General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 4:01PM
gorgeous, an image I would be proud of

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6 Jun 2014 4:04PM
What a stunning and detailed shot, Carole, very beautiful Smile
Trev Smile
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 4:17PM
Stunning colour and detail, a beautiful image so very well done.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
6 Jun 2014 4:58PM
A divine image, Carole. Carol
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 5:11PM
fantastic detail carole wonderful colour and light a stunner nice one Wink
6 Jun 2014 5:26PM
Pin sharp....whoah!!!!
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
6 Jun 2014 5:26PM
Excellent Carole - well detailed crinkled petals and hairy casing.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
6 Jun 2014 5:42PM
Superb shot Carole. Good reward for your patience. Grin:GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin:
6 Jun 2014 5:54PM
An amazing capture of this lovely event of nature Carole, superbly caught.

John Smile
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 6:01PM
This is magnificent Carole, superb photography.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
6 Jun 2014 6:08PM
The detail and light are STUNNING, Carole. Such a great moment at which you photographed it too!

Must've been so cool to see it happening SmileSmile

helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 6:14PM
What a beautiful capture Carole SmileSmile
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
6 Jun 2014 6:27PM
This poppy is about to unfurl and POP!

6 Jun 2014 6:32PM
a wee winner Carole love it

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Jun 2014 7:25PM
Amazing detail, Carole, you can almost feel those crinkly petals.

LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 7:28PM
Very impressive.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 8:41PM
Brilliant Carole
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 9:03PM
Stunning Carole.
Teaka53 2 2 England
6 Jun 2014 9:33PM
An absolute stunner
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 10:00PM
Stunning Carole
Irishkate Plus
5 33 94 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 11:36PM
Superb Carole - I've been watching our poppies at various stages - didn't realise that you would see movement
within 10 minutes. Brilliant image.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
7 Jun 2014 3:25AM
Fabulous image. The details are amazing.
7 Jun 2014 6:34AM
Incredible, Carole, you have the patience of a saint.
Waiting for just the right moment has provided a really interesting 'moment in time'.
Cracking good macro, to boot.

7 Jun 2014 6:42AM
Beautifully done!
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
7 Jun 2014 7:21AM
Perfect capture, Carole. A little more light will do the job.
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
7 Jun 2014 10:26AM
Magic! Never seen the emergence before.
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 5:12PM
Amazing shot !!....you can almost reach in & touch it !!.....impressive !.Smile
7 Jun 2014 7:08PM
Stunning colour and detail,
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1801 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 8:43PM
You have made me feel the poppy's strong need to become fully opened, excellent image, Carole.
danbrann Plus
11 576 16
9 Jun 2014 7:19PM
I have a couple like that at the moment and it really is fun and amazing to see it happen. Superb image.
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 11:24AM
An inspirational shot!
This is very beautiful... Grin

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