By bricurtis
Succulent of the 'Faucaria' family and a member of the Mesembryanthemum group.

Taken in my greenhouse today.
I love the long floppy petals that contrast with the fleshy barbed leaves.
The flowers are about 4 cms diameter.

Black card.
AP f18
Manual focus
200 ISO

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Tags: Flowers Macro Close-up Plants Succulent Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Faucaria

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BertC Plus
11 29 Malta
15 Jan 2007 8:53PM
Lovely colour Brian.

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15 Jan 2007 9:06PM
Unusual contrast between leaves and petals. Good colours and presentation.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 9:24PM
I love the jaw-like leaves. At first glance, it looked like a flower sitting in an armchair !
Nice presentation, Brian.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
15 Jan 2007 9:31PM
Superb macro shot, love the colours and presentation
Mounters Plus
11 85 2 England
15 Jan 2007 9:34PM
Great detail and texture, very well presented
15 Jan 2007 9:40PM
Fantastic colour and detail,great presentation.

15 Jan 2007 10:16PM
Brian how are you and great capture in color and detail! Envy you have a green house as my flower captures are seasonal!

Brian a very happy new year and hope all is going great!

KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 10:36PM
superb detail Bri.
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
15 Jan 2007 10:45PM
A beauty Brian,super detail & you have got that yellow perfectly toned.
15 Jan 2007 11:33PM
Very nice image, great colour and detail. Those leaves look like they're about to swallow a succulent treat.

Ok ok I'll get me coat
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
16 Jan 2007 12:30AM
This beautiful Brian, background suits those bluish/green leaves and Golden flower . Is you Greenhouse heated ? xx
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Jan 2007 4:31AM
I love these brassy yellow petals and the mantis like leaves-- Wonderful flower and wonderful image!

chrissd Plus
12 304 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 5:45AM
lovely macro Brian, good strong colour, exposure is spot on and great depth of field, didnt know you had green fingers lol
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
16 Jan 2007 10:29AM
MavisYes,I have a convector heater on a thermostat that cuts in if temp drops to 4C just to keep the frost off my cacti and succulents.

AlanBW Plus
12 20 England
16 Jan 2007 10:41AM
Superb colour and detail here Brian
KKmoments Plus
11 12 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 1:39PM
Awesome detail, lovely colours and superb composition
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 3:50PM
Looks vicious to me!!!
Good close up Brian

PLCimagery Plus
11 77 1 England
16 Jan 2007 5:50PM
great close up. detail is spot on
glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
16 Jan 2007 6:49PM
Nice detail and good exposure, well done! Spot on! Click!!!

davidhu Plus
12 19 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 8:12PM
Good work, Brian. The yellow works particularly well against the black background.
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
17 Jan 2007 6:43AM
What a beautiful shot and what an amazing flower! Nice one, Brian Smile

Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
17 Jan 2007 10:49AM
I thought it was a dandilion at first.....I'll go and have a wash I think and take the sleep outta my eyes....LOL

Nice work Bri....Ade
17 Jan 2007 9:15PM
Nice work Brian, really stands out against that black b/g.

sunshot Plus
13 24 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 1:32PM
pleased to make it 30.
pin sharp detail and perfect lighting, well done.
thorn Plus
13 124 2 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 8:03PM
Hi Brian,
Absolutely perfect macro work,lit and detailled.Magnificent image.Take care.AnnSmile
19 Jan 2007 12:50AM
Beautiful macro Brian, wonderful shot, well done.

19 Jan 2007 11:16AM
Lovely details. Good catch! (And well grown!)
19 Jan 2007 9:22PM
Great shot Brian, lovely colours, composition and presentation.


Things are going quite well at the moment, many thanks for asking. (Apart from my credit card was compromised once again yesterday, so my account is frozen while my 4th new card in just over 12 months arrives. I'm starting to suspect that there may be a key-logger somewhere on my computer, despite having 2 firewalls, 2 spyware detector programs and an anti virus program all running at the same time).
very nice vibrant color and detail! always love yellow flowers, such a cheerful color... you have captured it very well.
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2007 8:24AM
Lovely, detailed close-up........really nice cheerful colour too.

Pegon Plus
12 78 1 England
22 Jan 2007 9:22PM
Nicely captured Brian, good detail and colour, and nice leaf texture.
24 Jan 2007 3:18PM
cracking detail stands out well against the black bg.


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