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Budding Party Popper

By annettep38  
Many thank for you kind and witty remarks and the votes on the grotty door . More to come from Marrans Smile

This big bud belongs to a very big wildflower near the mozzy lake it vaguely resembles hogweed but is much bigger. Maybe some among you know more. I was fascinated with the giant, baggy buds.

Update: we got the rain now, after 7 weeks of nothing we got torrential rain. Just like you in Britain, only here there is plenty of empty dams and river beds to take it.

Tags: Lake Flowers and plants Mud Wildlife and nature

Voters: gazlowe, Jasper87, RonnieAG and 48 more

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
26 Sep 2012 9:14PM
Good pov here, Annette, a strange looking plant but excellent shapes, textures and tones. Two interesting versions but v1 has so much interesting detail it gets my vote outright.


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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
26 Sep 2012 9:18PM
I was thinking the same as Dave -- a very interesting and creative POV. Very nice images all. I like v3 for a fanciful creation but I think my favorite is V1.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Sep 2012 9:20PM
I have no idea what this plant is but captured as you have it looks quite impressive.
I too tend to like the original at V 1 the best although V 3 is a quite artistic presentation.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
26 Sep 2012 9:22PM
I think is is wonderful observation Annette. Your manipulations are in no way an improvement on the original.

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 10:13PM
V1 for me.
26 Sep 2012 10:27PM
Lovely sharp image Annette V1 for me
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 10:29PM
What a wonderful bud.
Interesting effects in version 3 but it sits well in it's natural skin
in V1. The colour and texture of the bud is just lovely.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
26 Sep 2012 10:45PM
Beautiful and interesting
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 Sep 2012 11:12PM
Yes,certainly a strange looking one here annette !!
Good set,and go for V1.
26 Sep 2012 11:51PM
Is it a Triffid?Wink
V1 for me.
Humblebee 5 1 England
26 Sep 2012 11:59PM
Oh beaten to it - sure looks like a Triffid to me Wink V1 is stunning and v3 is wonderfully artistic, so they will have to share the vote ... Carol Grin
27 Sep 2012 12:28AM
Just stunning covers it................

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Sep 2012 12:50AM
Being somewhat of a naturalist, i will stick with v1 and wonder what it might be-- I would have mentioned Giant Hogweed-- but.......
27 Sep 2012 2:40AM
Well seen and captured, Annette.Deep
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Sep 2012 5:50AM
Looks like a daucus carota, or wild carrot, Annette, and I love the timing of the capture against the sky, especially V.1. Carol
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 7:14AM
V1 for me Annette, an interesting subject and captured from a great pov. Not so keen on V2 however, a little bit "in your face"
Ray42 10 3 England
27 Sep 2012 8:00AM

Quote:V1 for me Annette, an interesting subject and captured from a great pov

I quite agree
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:00AM
It looks like an alien Annette! I'd have thought giant hogweed too - which is extremely poisonous. V1 for me. I hope Chris is recovering!
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 8:09AM
If it looks like Hogweed but very much bigger, it is almost certain to be Giant Hogweed. If so, for heaven's sake don't touch it!!!! You'd do yourself and a great many others a huge favour it you use Roundup weedkiller on the newly emerging plant next Spring as it spreads like wildfire. Touching it at any stage of its growth causes massive skin problems. Local authorities over here are working hard to eliminate it.

Goodness, almost forgot to say, fab image!!

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:26AM
this is a real find .... gorgeous image
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:47AM
Impressive - it has the look of a resin sculpture.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:48AM
Great pov - I like the natural form of V1.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 10:40AM
Lovely detail Annette, nicely isolated against the sky and perfectly exposed. My preference is au naturel as in v1.


Maiwand 11 3 73 England
27 Sep 2012 11:24AM
Very interesting POV Annette. It really helps to give emphasis to the image. V1 for me.
27 Sep 2012 11:28AM
from this pov looks like something from the war of the worlds V1 for me fine detail and texture

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
27 Sep 2012 11:40AM
Has to be v1......I think it is a triffid blossomSmile
What ever it is, v1 makes it look very imposing a stately.
Tibetan 5 3 England
27 Sep 2012 1:46PM
V1. for me very good detail and nice colour, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
27 Sep 2012 5:13PM
An impressive shot.
love it.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 5:23PM
V1 for me too, love the colours and detail! Cracking imageGrin
27 Sep 2012 6:01PM
V1 all the way for me Annette, the natural touch Wink
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:13PM
I'm pretty sure its Wild Angelica, Annette, which you can see here .
I like the way you've captured the shape of the bud against the sky.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:59AM
What an unusual bud! V1 today... IB

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