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Blue, For You!

It's been a dreadful year for the Blue Poppies (Meconopsis) in my garden thanks to less rainfall and stormy conditions when they should be in full bloom. Only one, well established plant braved it and produced several flower stalks, only to have the flowers shredded by the wind. This was the final flower and just beginning to be tattered, so I gave in and brought it indoors. It's lying on a sheet of white paper and there's light from overhead and natural light from the window behind creating the shadow, which I rather liked and decided to go along with. I also had to do a repair job on a few of the holes!

A huge "Thank You" for your wonderful comments and support. I renewed my E2 membership last night. The plan is to look in when I feel I can, likewise with adding images. This image is for each and every one of you. Hope you like it!

Another big "Thank You" has to go to John (JG123456) for his greatly appeciated UA for "It's A Blue Day", yet another Blue Poppy image. If you have time, please take a look at his most recent image of a Brown Hare. He took several in the fields here and has just won a major photographic competition with one of this series. Well done John!

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Flash and lighting

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13 Jun 2011 8:43AM
Beautiful image great detail and colour well captured.
Allen, Smile

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PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
13 Jun 2011 8:45AM
Oh, what a beautiful floral image! Stunning colours and tones! Beautiful!


Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 8:50AM
Ann this is so so gorgeous, what a fantastic colour, I saw these at Bodnat Gardens many yrs ago and fell in love with them but have never had any in my garden...... the colour is just as I remember, and you have got the detail so well and the light flooding through the petals to the surface below adds to the shot

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
13 Jun 2011 8:52AM
Simply beautiful and the background really complements.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Jun 2011 8:57AM
A stunning presentation of this, my favourite, poppy. Carol
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 8:58AM
Beautiful image Ann, I have never seen a blue poppy :-(, the colour is so lovely and the detail is excellent.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 9:06AM
happy day for me today with your write up
As for your image ,as always. 10 out of 10
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 9:22AM
So pleased you are renewing your E2 membership as it would be such a shame to not see splendid uploads such as this in their full glory!
13 Jun 2011 9:25AM
Excellent light detail and texure in the petals a superb close up shot nice work.... oh! and good work on the renewal also click

Graham GrinGrinGrinGrin
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 10:11AM
Excellent detailed image Ann
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 10:13AM
This has made my day as it's my birthday. I love it.
13 Jun 2011 10:43AM
Beautiful image Ann - wonderful colour !

13 Jun 2011 10:56AM
Stunning image and colour.Well done Ann.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 11:16AM
Beautiful image Ann. Like the choice of pale blue bg. Paul
13 Jun 2011 11:23AM
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Jun 2011 11:51AM
Hello, Ann: the way you have captured this poppy has brought out all the detail and the superb blue colour beautifully.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 11:51AM
A lovely flower beautifully captured.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 12:00PM
Excellent colour rendition Ann.
There is one in a field near to the woods & it is the spitting image of this

9 10 10 England
13 Jun 2011 12:08PM
Beautiful image Ann and I like the shadow. Glad you renewed.Smile
13 Jun 2011 12:19PM
Beautiful blue image Ann. Gary
imagio 11 12 1 England
13 Jun 2011 12:45PM
Gorgeous blue poppy Ann

13 Jun 2011 1:13PM
Beautiful!! excellent detail and colour, a top shot.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 1:19PM
great comp ann fantastic detail stunning colour a cracker nice one Wink
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
13 Jun 2011 2:10PM
A beautiful comp Ann, lovely colour and detail,
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Jun 2011 2:30PM
A lovely image Ann, beautiful colour, detail and b/g........Sandy
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Jun 2011 3:56PM
Beautiful image with wonderful light,colour and detail,
WOW,what a beautiful colour ann,great image,well done.ray
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 4:49PM
I read all the comments on your last flower picture, and was quite moved by them. I am so glad you have made this decision, and hope you can continue without feeling under pressure. This is a beautiful offering, Ann, and your write-up made me feel so sorry for the blue poppy.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
13 Jun 2011 4:50PM
Now here is a poppy variety I have never seen, and didn't even know existed! It's very beautiful. I might bribe you to send some seeds over to Austin, to see if they will grow there.

The poppies brought to our town from Flanders have naturalized wonderfully.

Yesterday I photographed some yellow poppies growing outside where I live, and I might upload an image before I return to the US.
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
13 Jun 2011 5:14PM
gorgeous colour anddetail, beautiful image Ann
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 5:39PM
Superb image Ann, love it.
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 6:00PM
Fantastic capture Ann and i think the shadows works well too!!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Jun 2011 6:53PM
I always enjoy seeing your blue poppies!
janty66 10 3 England
13 Jun 2011 7:02PM
A beauty...
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
13 Jun 2011 7:27PM
I should really send "Red Roses for a Blue Lady"

Grand work.

13 Jun 2011 7:44PM
Its a lovely gesture to dedicate your image Ann, and what a beautiful gift it is.
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2011 2:12AM
Well well well - that's a real beauty, Ann - Love that blue - great details

14 Jun 2011 7:23AM
My all time favourite, and a wonderful shot of it, thank you.

Ray42 10 3 England
14 Jun 2011 8:10AM
A lovely and stunning image -
LexEquine 12 19 United States
14 Jun 2011 7:55PM
"Magnificent Blue Poppy Image," Ann, with fantastic color and excellent clarity & composition. Very well presented.

Peter Wink
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2011 9:12PM
Superb shot as usual Ann. Great colour and detail.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
14 Jun 2011 11:13PM
A lovely image Ann ...Bill
bayleaf1 8 7 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 6:42PM
A fine capture.
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 8:04PM
Absolutely beautiful - love the colour - Elizabeth xx
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 7:38PM
I don't normally see blue poppies, and its a lovely image and I like shadows.
17 Jun 2011 8:20AM
Another beautiful image, Ann, such a wonderful colour and as always superbly captured.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 11:07AM
So beautifully captured Ann, a real delight and great to know you have renewed...
need this standard of image on here!!Wink
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 4:05PM
Love your flower images in your PF! This one is stunning! IB
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 4:22PM
Many thanks for your kind comment Ann.Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 9:55PM
I've not seen a blue one before - a beautiful capture of the flower and its shadow Ann
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
17 Jun 2011 11:01PM
cracking detail great pov.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 12:25PM
Had to come back Ann, as truely beautiful...
have my award for this perfect imageGrin
18 Jun 2011 5:56PM
A beautiful poppy, the colour is excellent.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jun 2011 9:32PM
Simply stunning Ann, such a beautiful shade of blue
18 Jun 2011 10:18PM
Gorgeous soft blue petals floating in the air.
Regards, Oleg.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 11:00PM
Beautiful image. Great colour.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 Jun 2011 8:54PM

Quote:Simply stunning Ann, such a beautiful shade of blue

I could not say it better. Superb.
20 Jun 2011 7:03PM
A beautiful image - flower with a heavenly (literally) color. A
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 9:42AM
This is an amazing image Ann, superbly composed and taken (well done on the repairs too - I cannot see them!)
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 9:26AM
Excellent image...........Martin
HuntedDragon 9 118 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2011 1:06AM
nicely captured
lobski 7 2 1 Philippines
25 Jul 2011 7:29AM
Stunning lighting and beautiful blue colour tone. Outstanding!

Fred Grin

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