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.

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This is lovely. The colours are great.

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
5 Jul 2013 6:35AM
A wonderful series of images, Colleen, enjoy your trip Smile Carol
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 6:46AM
Great image, I hope you enjoy your trip to the UK,should be hot & sunny GrinGrinGrinGrin

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

5 Jul 2013 6:56AM
Another super set of images . Have a great trip ober here Colleen
Hermanus 5 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 5 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 5 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

andylea 9 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
tomcat 12 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

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 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.

Lillian Plus
8 22 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!
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:31AM
Great set of images, v1 is just superb. Enjoy your trip.
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:50AM
V1 is very nice..
A great set of images.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
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
5 Jul 2013 8:05AM
Another fine set Colleen,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 8:06AM
London .... lucky you
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 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 11 1 10 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 8:43AM
Great set Colleen well captured.
Regads John.
morpheus1955 11 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

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 9:04AM
A great series of images Colleen, hope you have a good trip.Smile

Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 9:38AM
Nice set showing the stages of this unusual flower, have a good trip
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 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.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 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.
NDODS 7 5.1k 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
6 5 Scotland
5 Jul 2013 12:03PM
Have a good holiday Colleen. If you are in Scotland, do get in touch. Ann.
SUE118 Plus
9 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
Mrsbass 5 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.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
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!
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 4 Venezuela
5 Jul 2013 2:47PM
Excellent set of images, Colleen! Have fun in your trip.
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

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

myrab 11 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 6:53PM
What a lovely little story Colleen.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 460 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 9 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 10:46PM
Simply beautiful.
6 Jul 2013 12:49AM
Great set Colleen. Enjoy your trip to sunny England. Cathy
Chinga Plus
7 3 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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