Blue Spire

By CaroleS
One of our tall flowering water plants (which name escapes meSad) About 3ft tall with a spire of tiny blue flowers. Very often the flowers rot before they are fully out but this year they fared much better.

A big thank you to everyone who commented and voted on recent efforts.

Best wishes

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Water plants

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nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
19 Nov 2012 7:59AM
Great image, lovely compo. WONDERFUL shot!

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
19 Nov 2012 8:03AM
Delightful capture well presented.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
19 Nov 2012 8:16AM
A lovely and well presented image Carole.

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
19 Nov 2012 8:20AM
Excellent composition and exposure Carole, detail also excellent.


Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
19 Nov 2012 8:35AM
Well spotted Carole. Lovely capture.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
19 Nov 2012 10:19AM
Excellent photo of this beautiful flower !!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
19 Nov 2012 10:39AM
Beautiful water plant, Carole, but I can't help with ID.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
19 Nov 2012 11:23AM
A fine image of the Pickerel Weed Plant (Pontederia) , Carole.

19 Nov 2012 11:54AM
fine detail and colour

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 12:22PM
A lovely flower well composed against it's own leaf and neutral b/g.
The individual flowers look good for close up work.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
19 Nov 2012 1:06PM
A lovely floral capture.
Well done.

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
19 Nov 2012 1:45PM
A very beautiful capture, Carole, simply stunning! Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 2:15PM
Excellent detail Carole, and a lovely bit of backlighting on the rim - but I've no idea what it is. Smile
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 2:58PM
The fine detail in the petals and inside each flower is beautiful. Bob
19 Nov 2012 2:59PM
Lovely. Beautiful colour, detail and super presentation.

Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 3:12PM
Lovely shot Carole, great detail.
Delicate pure and simple, very good processing looks amazing no idea on the ID, but one thing I do know, it's a cracking image

SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 4:12PM
A lovely macro image.
7 10 10 England
19 Nov 2012 4:37PM
A lovely image Carole with the blue flower showing so well against the green leaf bg.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 4:41PM
Beautifully composed, lovely image.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 4:45PM
Good contrast between the bloom and the leaf

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Nov 2012 5:07PM
simple and so pleasing.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Nov 2012 5:08PM
This is a great close up of what we call Pickerelweed---
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 5:41PM
Lovely image, terrific comp and presentation!
19 Nov 2012 6:58PM
Beautiful in its simplicity and perfectly presented.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 9:07PM
Superb shot
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 9:22PM
So beautifully captured Carole
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
20 Nov 2012 6:45AM
Lovely details. Makes a superb image. I see you have the ID - well done epz once again!!

20 Nov 2012 1:51PM
A wonderful and unusual image Carole.

John Smile
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
20 Nov 2012 6:41PM
Beautiful detail shot. It does look similar to the pickerel weed we have here in Texas.

20 Nov 2012 8:11PM
Excellent capture Carole.

20 Nov 2012 8:42PM
Great detail and comp fits this shot so well excellent.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
20 Nov 2012 9:01PM
Good detail and well caught textures ,not a clue on ID.
Tibetan 4 3 England
21 Nov 2012 10:41AM
I have these in my pond they have taken over, I was told they are a water crocus and I normally get hundreds of flowers, but not so good this year, love it ,regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 12:56PM
Minimalistic and full of style!
Lovely image presented! Grin IB

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