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Blue Poppy petals.

By AnnJ
These beautiful Blue Meconopsis (poppies) have just unfurled in my garden. I just love the delicate pattern in the petals as well as that gorgeous blue. Unfortunately there was a slight breeze so I had to up the ISO in order to get a fast enough speed to capture this macro image .Ann.

Have toned down the highlights in V2 but not sure if this has improved things?

Tags: Scotland Poppies General Patterns Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Blue flowers

Voters: Bzox, PaulMillar, franken and 31 more

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10 Jun 2013 7:40PM
Like it would look good on the wall..


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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
10 Jun 2013 7:40PM
Simple and really effective.

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
10 Jun 2013 7:56PM
I have to wait another week, beautiful

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 8:47PM
Mmm - I agree Ann. Lovely textures.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
10 Jun 2013 9:38PM
BeautifulSmileSmileSmileSmileI've never seen a blue oneSmile
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
10 Jun 2013 9:56PM
Have toned down the highlights in V2 but not sure if this has improved the image? I would be grateful for any comments. Ann.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 10:28PM
Lovely - v1 for me
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 11:17PM
Wonderful close up of those gorgeous petals.
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 11:23PM
A good abstract using a close up of the petals. Toning down the highlights has had the effect of increasing the colour density, which I think has helped the l/h petal, but has lost a little detail in the r/h petal. It's a very delicate adjustment and one of a personal preference. Maybe a third image with the adjustment applied to the l/h petal only. You won't please all the people all of the time. But both images are very good in their own right.Smile

Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
11 Jun 2013 5:49AM
I cannot remember ever seeing this one in South Africa Ann Smile It must be lovely !! I like the more intense blue in V2 Smile
11 Jun 2013 7:10AM
V 1 is my favourite
Beautifully subtle blues, delicate detail in these so fragile leaves.
I wonder if you have one with more of the wonderful diagonal running across the frame.

I've neve seen one of these in Scotland.

11 Jun 2013 8:00PM
Simple but beautiful Ann..Lin
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
11 Jun 2013 11:31PM
The lesson is always to try harder and with all your constructive comments, this is made so much easier! Thank you, Ann.

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