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Femme Fatale

By EAS
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

Voters: digital_boi, NaturesHaven, maroondah and 77 more

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Comments


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 13 239 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 8 61 54 England
7 Jan 2013 11:08AM
Beautiful colours
7 Jan 2013 11:25AM
Stunning shot Ann, fabulous deep rich colours and excellent detail

Hugh
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
7 Jan 2013 11:44AM
A gorgeous full frame image, Ann, perfectly captured and presented. Carol
Tibetan 4 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
Effrossini
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
7 Jan 2013 12:14PM
And I thought I was mad! LOL Lovely full frame shot Ann.
Paul
AnnChown Plus
6 198 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!
Ann
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Jan 2013 1:26PM
It does have that Parisienne Boudoir feel to it. Lovely rich colour and detail, Ann.

Dave
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 1:27PM
Wonderful colours and detail Ann
Helen
7 Jan 2013 1:35PM
Beautiful colours and details Ann..Lin
AnneWorner 8 620 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.

Anne
7 Jan 2013 1:55PM
great image ... and big smilehere from your writeup
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 2:00PM
Lovely detail in this well captured macro image Ann
Jim
taggart Plus
12 46 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.

Gary
7 Jan 2013 3:38PM
A stunning close up, Ann, love the colours and title.
Roy
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
7 Jan 2013 3:42PM
A vibrant splash of colour in this fine close-up.

Albert
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:28PM
SUPERB shot Ann, love it.
Brian
7 Jan 2013 4:29PM
Bullseye, Ann!SmileSmileSmileTongueTongue
AniaWink
CaroleS Plus
6 421 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:42PM
Very nicely captured AnnSmile
Carole
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 5:23PM
fantastic detail ann and what a riot of colour Grin a stunner top shot Wink
andy
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 6:05PM
Exquisite colours and detail.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
8 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 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:37PM
Love your description of the titleWink

Adrian
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:37PM
A stunning macro Ann!
7 Jan 2013 8:06PM
A great full frame
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:37PM
Superb image
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 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!
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
7 Jan 2013 11:32PM
Very strong colour that really grabs the attention and very sharp. A beautiful frame filler Ann.
Joan.
Excellent shot ann lovely detail and colours
mike
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 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
7 21 17 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 3:22PM
WOW! that is perfect Ann
need I say more?
Lillian
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
8 Jan 2013 4:25PM
So beautiful, just love it!
Bob
LexEquine 10 19 United States
8 Jan 2013 6:53PM
'Super Lovely Floral Shot' ~ Peter
Suehh 9 39 6 England
8 Jan 2013 9:09PM
wow!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 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
6 12 15 England
11 Jan 2013 12:07AM
Good macro ,great colours.
Jelly fish on poppy. Nice capture, Ann. - Raja.
Billyray 8 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.
Ray
13 Jan 2013 8:58AM
What a beautiful dark lady you have captured here Ann.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 11:31AM
Wonderful shot and presentation Ann great colours.
Rob
13 Jan 2013 2:50PM
Superb close up Ann, and a great caption!
Johanna
13 Jan 2013 9:04PM
Beautiful shot! Smile
Jan
1881 4 India
17 Jan 2013 6:03PM
Classic colours and details.

Regards -SANJEEV -
Glostopcat 10 255 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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