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The lifecycle of a flower

By ColleenA
Good morning everyone...I have to report that I am feeling 90% better and looking forward to our trip to the UK. We leave later today so not sure how much free time I will have to view your images...apologies up front.
Today's images were taken in the same garden as the strelizia from yesterday. There were flowers in various stages of growth, so I thought I would show you their life cycle.
Not sure when I will log on again...maybe a few days time when we are settled in London before leaving for Nottingham on the 9th.
Have a great weekend...GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin look forward to meeting a few of you
P.S ....We are visiting the UK to watch 3 of The Ashes cricket tests (my husband is Australian) so we will be at Nottingham for test 1, Lords London for test 2 and Manchester for the 3rd test.

Tags: Flowers and plants

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This is lovely. The colours are great.

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
5 Jul 2013 6:35AM
A wonderful series of images, Colleen, enjoy your trip Smile Carol
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 6:46AM
Great image, I hope you enjoy your trip to the UK,should be hot & sunny GrinGrinGrinGrin

Ali
5 Jul 2013 6:52AM
Have a wonderful trip Colleen.

Harriet
5 Jul 2013 6:56AM
Another super set of images . Have a great trip ober here Colleen
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
5 Jul 2013 6:57AM
Lovely images again Colleen !! We are with friends in Empangeni, Zululand, so serious visiting means little time on epz Smile Have a wonderful time in the UK !!
kel55 3 8 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 6:58AM
Cool idea showing the stages in the flowers , looks like the sun is following you enjoy the uk , Kel
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:11AM
Super images - again Colleen. Excellent idea too - v creative thinking!
Have a great trip over here - safe flight! Smile

Carol
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:16AM
very clever and well thought out set colleen brilliant detail wonderful colours v1 for me today hope you have a great time here in the uk a cracker nice one Wink
andy
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:18AM
Another one of your excellent flower macros

Hope you have a good trip to the UK
At least the weather should be OK

Adrian
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:24AM
Up, up and away......................... A brilliant set of images, beautiful compositions in your distinctive style and quality, enjoy the odd in flight G&T, it's a long trip.


The sun is up ready and waiting for you.


Tish
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:25AM
Great set Colleen, and different from the usual flower images
safe trip over and enjoy our weather and the cricket!
Lillian
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:31AM
Great set of images, v1 is just superb. Enjoy your trip.
Nigel
ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:50AM
V1 is very nice..
A great set of images.

Dave
5 Jul 2013 8:01AM
At least the weather here is looking up..........a heatwave is due......and everyone should be smiling...............which is unusual........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Are you on holiday? and will you be getting out of London.........GrinGrinGrinGrin
Another fine set Colleen,
Fred.
5 Jul 2013 8:06AM
London .... lucky you
enjoy!!!
ColleenA Plus
3 317 3 Australia
5 Jul 2013 8:08AM
Yes Julia we are there to watch the Ashes cricket tests. We will be in London.Nottingham,Winchester visiting a friend and lastly Manchester. I will spend 2 days at cricket with hubby at each of 3 tests and the other days walking around with my camera.
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 8:43AM
Great set Colleen well captured.
Regads John.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 8:57AM
Super set of images Colleen, wonderful detail and excellent dof, have a great time over here, looks like your timing is spot on as the weather is supposed to be glorious Smile

Hugh
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 9:04AM
A great series of images Colleen, hope you have a good trip.Smile


Cliff
Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 9:38AM
Nice set showing the stages of this unusual flower, have a good trip
Suzicoo
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
5 Jul 2013 10:18AM
I didn't know you were a cricket nut Grin Whereabouts in London are you staying?

v1 is a beauty with all that negative space and a wonderful quirky bud.

Dave
Irishkate Plus
5 33 96 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 11:22AM
A lovely set Colleen - especially like V2 and V8.
You mus tell us who you meet and and maybe some pictures of you all.
Have a wonderful holiday.
KateGrinGrinGrin
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 11:25AM
A stunning set of high quality images, images four and six really catching my eye. Have a great holiday.

Regards Nathan Grin
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
5 Jul 2013 12:03PM
Have a good holiday Colleen. If you are in Scotland, do get in touch. Ann.
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 12:14PM
8 beautifully captured images, safe journey. SmileSmile
5 Jul 2013 12:36PM
Great set of macro images
Hope you enjoy the holiday & the cricket
Brian
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 12:46PM
Super set Collen - love the whole lifecycle stages of this very pretty flower. Beautiful colour and presenation in each and every one of them. Have a brilliant trip.
5 Jul 2013 1:03PM
Glad to hear you're improving, Colleen Smile A cracking set of images of the flower's life-cycle here, and go for V6 & V7 as my faves Wink
Have a great weekend, and enjoy your break over here in the UK Smile
Trev Smile
Very nice image, I like v1 the best personally, regards, B...
5 Jul 2013 2:41PM
The idea is excellent and so they are all of images!
George
Wonderful set of beautiful flowers again Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrin--- I am very happy to hear you feeling better! The very best holidays and travelling to you !SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile The VVVery best regards from Finland to You!!!!!!! --- Jukka.
Potra 3 Venezuela
5 Jul 2013 2:47PM
Excellent set of images, Colleen! Have fun in your trip.
M
5 Jul 2013 4:29PM
fine capture love the colours and superb dof in all captures and for me all winners

Once again Colleen many thanks for your UA much appreciated...

Have a great holiday

G
5 Jul 2013 5:19PM
A beautiful series Colleen. Think V5 just pips it for me GrinGrin

Kathryn
myrab 9 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 6:53PM
What a lovely little story Colleen.

Myra
Mike_Smith Plus
8 285 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:23PM
Cracking set of shots Colleen. Glad your feeling better, and i hope you enjoy your holiday here in the UK
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 10:46PM
Simply beautiful.
Matt
6 Jul 2013 12:49AM
Great set Colleen. Enjoy your trip to sunny England. Cathy
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 4:20AM
This is beautiful photography!
My congratulations on such a beautiful set of images! IB

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