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Foxglove

By CaroleS
Sticking with the wild flowers, one which I have not yet managed a shot that I am 100% happy with - the foxglove. Foxgloves and honeysuckle really challenge me!

Digitallis purpurea or Foxglove has also been known locally in Cornwall as Cowflop, Green Pops, Pop Dock, Pop Glove, Flop-a-dock and Poppy-dock. I am finding it really interesting doing a little bit of research on each wild flower, the names are fascinating.

It is poisonous but William Withering, in 1785, discovered that digitalis found in the leaves prevented heart disease.

A big thank you to Sue118 for her UA on my dog rose and to every else for your CCs.

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

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Comments


18 Jul 2013 1:23PM
Bright image, wonderful colour and nice presentation.
Effrossini

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
18 Jul 2013 1:41PM
Lovely colour and many little holes for the bees.......Sandy
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
18 Jul 2013 1:51PM
I prefer to call them flop-a-docks Carole.
Sounds like the type of footwear I would have on when I am taking pics down at Leith docks.
There would be no problem as long as I did not stand in any cow-flops down there !!
And well done for that Willy Withering discovering they are a cure for heart disease.
But how many folk popped their clogs before he found a victim it worked on I wonder !!
Mick.
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
18 Jul 2013 1:54PM

Quote:Bright image, wonderful colour and nice presentation.
Effrossini

I do agree.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Jul 2013 2:07PM
This is a superb photo of one beautiful flower Carole !! Excellent Smile
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
18 Jul 2013 2:30PM
Cracking good Capture Carole. Superb focus and DOF.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 2:49PM
no challenge here for you .....
fab. in every way
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
18 Jul 2013 3:12PM
Captured in beautiful light, Carole, a lovely image. Carol
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 3:23PM
you've captured these spot on carole a cracker nice one Wink
andy
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 3:27PM
A beautiful flower image Carole.

Ken
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jul 2013 3:44PM
I, too , have a problem photographing these, have decided it needs a wide angle lens-- LOL !

The colors are rich and the focus great here!
J
ColleenA Plus
5 348 5 Australia
18 Jul 2013 3:57PM
A beautiful capture, well doneGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Jul 2013 4:00PM
it is a lovely capture indeed Smile I have found the best way to take them is the way I took that butterfly, lying down and looking up Smile
but what you have got here is also very attractive!
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
18 Jul 2013 4:55PM
I like the lean on the flower, Carole, and the light/shade makes a vibrant image.

Dave
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 4:57PM
Another beautiful capture.Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 5:04PM
Beautiful shot, I struggle too...... they are too flippin' bigTongueTongue
Diane
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
18 Jul 2013 5:22PM
Well, I'd be more than happy with this, Carole! Wink A beautiful capture, wonderful light Smile
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 5:35PM
Superb colour and detail Carole - I agree, they're really difficult.
Ann
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 5:59PM
A stunning image with beautiful colour, wonderfully composed, exposed, processed and presented.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 6:55PM
Beautiful image,

Ali
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1962 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 8:19PM
They are a challenge, Carole, but you should be proud of this one. I like the inclusion of empty spaces on the stem where the flowers have fallen, then the unopened ones at the very top. I used to try hard to get some light on the beautiful patterns inside the bells, a reflector can be useful for that. But yours looks perfectly natural.
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
18 Jul 2013 8:32PM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:12PM
Stunning
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 10:29PM
I know exactly what you mean about capturin ga satisfactory image of a foxglove.
I think you have now achieved that goal, getting in the whole flower with breathing space top and bottom and a lovely bohek.
KateGrinGrinGrin
18 Jul 2013 10:46PM
Fantastic capture Carole
Jim

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