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By lifesnapper  
Hi all, and just a 1 upload break from people for Today. I guess flowers must get just as excited as we do when starting a new Life. Full of uncertainty yet plenty of Sunshine to come.
Took these, and many more on Sunday, between showers, but the Clouds hardly shifted, so the light wasn't what I'd hoped for. O well, hope you enjoy this little bunch of Five, and thank you all VERY much for your kind votes and comments on my Silly Sunday upload, 'The Wibbly Wobbly Man' Smile

Hope you're having a good week, all the best to all,

John Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants May New life

Voters: JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY, Karrol, RonnieAG and 44 more

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Karrol 9 29 England
15 May 2012 5:44PM
Really like this.

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bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 5:51PM
V1 and V4 for me John cracking shots
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 May 2012 5:53PM
The poppy shots are my favourites, John, and you will need to go back when a mass of them are in bloom too......what a fine display that will make: it would be worth using a wide aperture and focussing on a near bloom and let the rest gradually become 'softer' as they recede from the focal point. Just a suggestion, but I think it might result in a fine image.
I also like the horse chestnut shot.
15 May 2012 6:05PM
Thanks for the advice Ronnie, I shall return later. If it ever stops Raining Smile
And cheers Bob and Karrol Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 6:19PM
The poppy shots are my favourites too, unusual to see all the buds, very niceSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 6:21PM
poppies already ... well I never!
love the poppy shots best...
Cor 9 Belgium
15 May 2012 6:32PM
Poppys on TOP 10*****
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 6:32PM
wonderful set john going for the stunning v1 for me today a real gem top shot Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 May 2012 6:38PM
Lovely set, John, but v1 is a stand out image for me. Great patterns formed by the buds and the two red flowers provide an excellent counterpoint.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 6:49PM
V1 and V5 have a sort of pattern repeats look. V1 the winner for me, for its simplicity.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 6:55PM
V1 for me also.
still waiting for our oriental poppies & wisteria to break through.


woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:20PM
Gorgeous. V1 and V5 for me, too.
Looks as if you have had a mini-Summer at least.
7 C here today - in the middle of May! And we've just had a hailstorm Sad
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:32PM
I do hope they survive the rotten weather, John.
V1 is the one for me. I like the way you have filled the frame with the buds (I always enjoy their hairiness), and your "awakening" title is perfect. Just the few red poppies, and one top left ready to pop, with a promise of hundreds more, is all that is needed here. I would be inclined to clone out the little one intruding top right.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
15 May 2012 7:43PM
1&5 for me too, John. That silver-green with the red of the poppies is a marvellous contrast, and your use of dof is spot on.

15 May 2012 7:44PM
The poppy images are lovely.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
15 May 2012 7:47PM
Agree with the majority on V1 but all 5 V good.
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 8:57PM
V1 is my favourite very nice image.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 May 2012 9:09PM
A lovely set John, blooming marvellous if I may say so. Some good advice from Ronnie above, if you have a macro lens at your disposal i'd be inclined to use it or even a compact camera with a good macro setting if you posess one. You'd be able to get much closer then
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 9:27PM
Loving this set, John, and you chose the right one to lead with IMHO.

Sue Smile X
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 7:47AM
Great set John, but love the poppy ones
is it really poppy time again! where has the year gone?
Agree with Ronnie, please go back and get them all out
beautiful set
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 May 2012 3:26PM
A fine set John.
And I hope you are right when you say there is plenty of sunshine to come !!
16 May 2012 4:18PM
A nice set. I prefer the two with poppies. What a great place to revisit when more of the flowers are out.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 5:27PM
Ooooo...V1's a stunner !!!!......great PoV, with gorgeous notch stuff !!
16 May 2012 6:48PM
Thank you VERY much everyone, I didn't expect such a response.

John Smile
16 May 2012 9:15PM
Excellent images John.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 9:49PM
Excellent set John, and v1 is very special.
17 May 2012 5:23PM
WOW! thank you SO much for the Award Yung, that means SO much to me, especially from someone I admire and respect very much as a Photographer.

John Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
17 May 2012 7:40PM
The perfect title for these images - flowers and plants are awakening here too - if only the temperatures would improve, so we could see the full effect of heat on our vegetation.

My back garden was full of poppies in Austin. They have now long since gone to seed. I have some ruffled ones similar to the ones in v1 - one of my favorite blooms.

I always love poppy images.. v1 is stunning.. And gets my top vote.. The comp is great.
Very well done.. A great set too
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
19 May 2012 2:43PM
Photographing red poppy shots is good - but even better when the photographer arrives just at the right time to capture the first opening buds.

Here the touch of red before the other plants have matured has produced an excellent piece of work. Echo the award from Yung.

20 May 2012 9:16AM
Ah, thanks Dave, what a Star you areSmile Thank you so much for ALL your kind comments and votes, they are more than appreciated coming from a supertog like your good self.
All the best to you mate.

John Smile
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
20 May 2012 10:15AM
WOW John what an Awakening indeed . Love all the hairy poppy buds in version 1. They will be fantastic WHEN they all pop out xxx

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