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Can you tell what it is yet !

By Niknut
Apologies to Rolf Harris for pinching his bye-line....but CAN you tell what it is yet ??????

It's the flower-head of Nigella !, after the petals have fallen off, & the seed pod is swelling in size...........

Also known as 'Love-in-a-mist'.....the seed pod should get larger than this, then crispen up & go brown, before
it scatters it's I may have another shot to do when it has matured fully !!!!

Many thanks for all the responses to 'Blea Tarn Vista'.....glad you liked it !!!!

Tags: Plants Flowers and plants Nigella Love-in-a-mist

Voters: pamelajean, lostnspace2011, barbarahirst and 57 more

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pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:19PM
Although I often couldn't tell what it was when Rolf Harris did his drawings, I knew this one straight away, Keith.
The seed pod amid all those lacy bracts looks somewhat alien, and I'm not surprised that it's sometimes called devil-in-the-bush, although love-in-a-mist is so much more charming.

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31 Jul 2012 4:21PM
I would never of guessed Keith. Good detailed shot Smile

31 Jul 2012 4:26PM
yrs .... and you have got a lovelt image of it
31 Jul 2012 4:37PM
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:46PM
Love in The Mist and they are all over my garden and smell lovely.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
31 Jul 2012 4:53PM
Such beautiful flowers, at every stage of their life, and well captured here. Carol
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 5:20PM
Love in the mist or snog in the fogSmileTongue you will have loads next year KeithTongue
myrab 10 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 5:22PM
I would never have guessed what this was, but I like it, good d.o.f.
31 Jul 2012 5:35PM
Lovely love in a mist, really like the greenness of it, excellent use of light and great contrast. These are supposed to grow like weeds but not in our garden unfortunately. Well done.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
31 Jul 2012 5:35PM
I did know what the subject was surprisingly enough, Keith, and very nicely captured and presented it is.
31 Jul 2012 5:46PM
hmm my memory or Nigela is a tad more curvey !!TongueWink good detail Keith

31 Jul 2012 6:40PM
Good detailed shot
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
31 Jul 2012 7:21PM
I did not know the name but I do know its a well taken image. - gary
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
31 Jul 2012 7:59PM
Yes - got them in the garden.Smile
7 10 10 England
31 Jul 2012 8:01PM
Well detailed and I'm glad you didn't leave me guessing!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
31 Jul 2012 8:26PM
Interesting twisting details

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
31 Jul 2012 9:21PM
They can turn into little lanterns if you are lucky!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 9:54PM
They're so photogenic - love your composition Keith and the seed head is SHARP! Smile
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 9:59PM
New one for me and very interesting too.
It's like an alien!
I'll look forward to it's progress!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
31 Jul 2012 11:48PM

Quote:Hmm my memory or Nigela is a tad more curvey !!TongueWink good detail Keith


I agree.
And my wife still thinks I watch her cookery programmes
to learn how to cook a pot roast !!
Good shot Keith.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:40AM
I have some newly sown in our garden and have been waiting and waiting and waiting for them to flower. The buds are there but no sunshine when it is needed! Great detailed shot, and that seed pod will probably gain a richer colour before it bursts. Well captured.
I'm breathless trying to guess and look forward to seeing another stage before it burst it's bubble and sends out it's seeds. Tongue

KingBee Plus
10 492 2 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 11:28AM
So that's what Nigella looks like. As has already been noted, I thought she was buxom and busty, not spikey and green ......... Wink


Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 12:44PM
Super close up and excellent detail, an unusual plant but extremely well capture.

PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 3:42PM
Lovely macro!!
carper123 Plus
4 927 8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 4:39PM
Wonderful creative use of dof.
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:49PM
looks a prickly subject to meWink
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
1 Aug 2012 8:14PM
No idea about its identity, Keith, but no doubt about its photogenicity (is that a word).

1 Aug 2012 9:28PM
Excellent shot. You really got the detail and the balance right in this image. Elaine
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 9:49PM
Fantastic and well detailed shot
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:25AM
GrinGrin Looks like a vegetarian hedgehog gone wrong...
Lovely composition. IB
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 10:30PM
Beautifully presented, and a special flower for me
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
4 Aug 2012 3:27AM
One of my top favourites in the garden at pretty much every stage, which you can't always say for everything else. Always a wonderful subect for a photograph. Well seen and captured in this nicely detailed shot.

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
4 Aug 2012 8:18AM
WOW. REALLY well composed and shot!! What a gorgeous image...

Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
15 Aug 2012 7:31AM
This is a knew bud of a Nexium. The full flower always reminds me of a ballerina.
It comes in Blue Pink and White……..


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