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Femme Fatale

Browsed through some old images on the EHD this week and discovered this one of a Poppy. Thought it reminded me of a rather seductive lady wearing a feather boa and that's where the title came from - I know, getting madder by the minute! One definition of "Femme Fatale" is, dangerously seductive, which of course is a sad truth lying behind the beauty of Poppies too.

Many many thanks to Mike ( hasslebladuk) for his UA given to "Shadow Play" and to Sanjeev (1881) for his UA to "Indoors and Out" both of which were a wonderful surprise and greatly appreciated.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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7 Jan 2013 10:55AM
fine detail Ann hmmm madder by the minute looking at your shutter speed should that not be madder by the secondTongueWinkWink


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maroondah 15 239 1 Australia
7 Jan 2013 11:03AM
Your description fits the image well. I am always amazed by nature. The quality of your images is always outstanding and inspirational.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
7 Jan 2013 11:08AM
Beautiful colours
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 11:25AM
Stunning shot Ann, fabulous deep rich colours and excellent detail

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Jan 2013 11:44AM
A gorgeous full frame image, Ann, perfectly captured and presented. Carol
Tibetan 6 3 England
7 Jan 2013 11:47AM
I thought of the French Follies, waving those skirts in the air! so yes a good Title, like it Ann, nice one good detail, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
7 Jan 2013 12:01PM
A fine close up image. Superb combination of colours
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
7 Jan 2013 12:14PM
And I thought I was mad! LOL Lovely full frame shot Ann.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 1:02PM
Not mad at all -I can definitely see where you got the idea Ann! A lovely frame filler!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Jan 2013 1:26PM
It does have that Parisienne Boudoir feel to it. Lovely rich colour and detail, Ann.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 1:27PM
Wonderful colours and detail Ann
7 Jan 2013 1:35PM
Beautiful colours and details Ann..Lin
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
7 Jan 2013 1:47PM
I love the centers of poppies - they differ greatly between the different species. Some remind me of sugar coated candies Smile I hope I have a nice crop of these in spring, but so far the few that have emerged are lacking in the usual numbers. We've just had too little rain.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 1:55PM
great image ... and big smilehere from your writeup
7 Jan 2013 2:00PM
Lovely detail in this well captured macro image Ann
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Jan 2013 2:18PM
So, why have you been hiding this wonderful image-- another of your 'always a pleasure to view' imagew! Enjoyed!
7 Jan 2013 3:26PM
The red is so beautiful Ann and the macro so stunning and what a great title.

7 Jan 2013 3:38PM
A stunning close up, Ann, love the colours and title.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
7 Jan 2013 3:42PM
A vibrant splash of colour in this fine close-up.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:28PM
SUPERB shot Ann, love it.
7 Jan 2013 4:29PM
Bullseye, Ann!SmileSmileSmileTongueTongue
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:42PM
Very nicely captured AnnSmile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 5:23PM
fantastic detail ann and what a riot of colour Grin a stunner top shot Wink
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 6:05PM
Exquisite colours and detail.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 6:16PM
I fully understand the metaphor so you are not going mad at all. It's those who don't understand who are potty!

Superb macro image.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:37PM
Love your description of the titleWink

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:37PM
A stunning macro Ann!
7 Jan 2013 8:06PM
A great full frame
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:37PM
Superb image
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 9:50PM
I'd rather be in the "mad" category. Your title and association are just perfect. The fondant centre looks good enough to eatTongue!
9 10 10 England
7 Jan 2013 11:32PM
Very strong colour that really grabs the attention and very sharp. A beautiful frame filler Ann.
Excellent shot ann lovely detail and colours
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
8 Jan 2013 2:09PM
I see what you mean about the feather boa! Well seen, Ann, and hey, 'tis madness which often makes us see what's lurking in the normal Smile

WONderful frame-filling macro you've got here.

Andrew Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 3:22PM
WOW! that is perfect Ann
need I say more?
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
8 Jan 2013 4:25PM
So beautiful, just love it!
LexEquine 12 19 United States
8 Jan 2013 6:53PM
'Super Lovely Floral Shot' ~ Peter
Suehh 11 39 6 England
8 Jan 2013 9:09PM
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Jan 2013 11:43PM
What a great imagination and wonderful intense closeup.
I winder which other treasures are hiding on your HD.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
11 Jan 2013 12:07AM
Good macro ,great colours.
Jelly fish on poppy. Nice capture, Ann. - Raja.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 7:38PM
What a superb shot Ann, Such vibrant colour filling the screen and excellent detail. This is a cracker.
13 Jan 2013 8:58AM
What a beautiful dark lady you have captured here Ann.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 11:31AM
Wonderful shot and presentation Ann great colours.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 2:50PM
Superb close up Ann, and a great caption!
13 Jan 2013 9:04PM
Beautiful shot! Smile
1881 6 India
17 Jan 2013 6:03PM
Classic colours and details.

Regards -SANJEEV -
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jan 2013 9:16PM
A stunning close up study Ann, such fab details and colours. All that talk of feather boas will get Mikbee crawling out of the woodwork!Wink

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