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

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jonlonbla 12 4 England
15 Jan 2007 9:06PM
Unusual contrast between leaves and petals. Good colours and presentation.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 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 12 255 2 England
15 Jan 2007 9:31PM
Superb macro shot, love the colours and presentation
Mounters 11 85 2 England
15 Jan 2007 9:34PM
Great detail and texture, very well presented
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 9:40PM
Fantastic colour and detail,great presentation.

tonymarq 12 1 United States
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 13 502 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 10:36PM
superb detail Bri.
chase 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
16 143 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 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 12 20 England
16 Jan 2007 10:41AM
Superb colour and detail here Brian
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 1:39PM
Awesome detail, lovely colours and superb composition
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 3:50PM
Looks vicious to me!!!
Good close up Brian

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

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

Ade_Osman 15 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
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 9:15PM
Nice work Brian, really stands out against that black b/g.

sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 1:32PM
pleased to make it 30.
pin sharp detail and perfect lighting, well done.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 8:03PM
Hi Brian,
Absolutely perfect macro work,lit and detailled.Magnificent image.Take care.AnnSmile
KingArthur 11 8 Malta
19 Jan 2007 12:50AM
Beautiful macro Brian, wonderful shot, well done.

angelamary 12 6 England
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).
21 Jan 2007 4:43AM
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 12 78 1 England
22 Jan 2007 9:22PM
Nicely captured Brian, good detail and colour, and nice leaf texture.
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
24 Jan 2007 3:18PM
cracking detail stands out well against the black bg.


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