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Courgette flower

By AshTree
Just a courgette flower. It had been fully open the previous day and I thought it was beautiful then, but I loved the way it curled up like this afterwards! V2 is a broader view.
Thank you all for your comments and votes on Monomum - have to admit I didn't expect it to do quite so well Smile. Thanks too for stopping by today Smile.
Theresa

EDIT: Purely for information I've added V3, a shot of the flower when it was open - not as sharp as I'd like, as it was quite windy when I took this.

Tags: Macro Flowers and plants Courgette Vegetable flowers

Voters: gingerdelight, barbarahirst, Alvar and 50 more

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Comments


gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 10:30AM
Wonderful - just like a soft blanket.
Carol

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28 Jun 2011 10:37AM
WOW!!! Fantastic detail
will come back to see V2 ... not up yet
Joline Plus
11 27 53 United States
28 Jun 2011 10:40AM
The texture is so good, one can almost feel it. This makes a very sensuous abstract.
Alvar 10 23 2 France
28 Jun 2011 10:40AM
Great detail and colour Theresa.
Alvar
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
28 Jun 2011 10:48AM
Thanks Carol, Barbara, Joline and Alvar.

Barbara: I've uploaded the version twice now but it's not appearing Sad. I've submitted a report.

Theresa
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 10:54AM
Superb shot, fantastic detail and great colour.

Hugh
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 11:34AM
Stunning!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.9k 29 England
28 Jun 2011 12:09PM
Strange. No V2 yet. It would be interesting to see the wider view as I've not even seen a courgette flower before. Intrigued.
Chris
baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 12:24PM
Love the abstract shape of the crinkled up bloom, reminds me of an ear! The orangey/yellow with the green veining is gorgeous. Superb image with great hairy details!
Barbara
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
28 Jun 2011 1:00PM
Extra pecial close up Theresa with so much detail and lovely colour.
Joan.
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
28 Jun 2011 1:02PM
Thanks Hugh, Lynne, Chris and Barbara.
Theresa
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
28 Jun 2011 1:13PM
..... and thanks Joan! I've just noticed your comment, which must have appeared while I was typing the last one, lol!
Theresa
stokesy 6 2 Scotland
28 Jun 2011 1:49PM
well done its great we have one in the greenhouse and I may still photo it its pretty unusual, ronnie
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
28 Jun 2011 2:18PM
Almost like the flower of a squash. Or maybe that is what it is. Great shots of it............Sandy
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
28 Jun 2011 2:30PM
Thanks Ronnie and Sandy.


Quote:Almost like the flower of a squash.


The same family, Sandy - we call them courgettes here, known to our North American cousins as zucchinis Smile

Theresa
LexEquine 11 19 United States
28 Jun 2011 2:34PM
'Superb color, tones, details, & composition,' Theresa, on all three images. The 'supermacro v1,' is my favorite & is 'simply gorgeous.'

Ciao...Peter Wink
baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 3:07PM
Great to see the other 2 shots too Theresa. You got them to stay uploaded eventually then?! Wink
Barbara
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
28 Jun 2011 3:33PM
I thought perhaps you were taking pics of someone under the surgeons knive here Theresa !!
Looks like something that would spill out after a deep cut with the scalpel.
Interesting shots.
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 10 England
28 Jun 2011 3:58PM
A wonderful set of close-ups, Theresa, but V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
28 Jun 2011 4:48PM
Thanks Peter, Barbara, Mick and Trev.


Quote:Looks like something that would spill out after a deep cut with the scalpel. Mick.


Lol, Mick - I don't know what you eat (or drink!!) up there in bonny Scotland, but I would be a little concerned if my innards were bright orange and green GrinGrin
Theresa
JustDucky 6 8 Canada
28 Jun 2011 5:31PM
great series Theresa, excellent detail and textures
Tammy
SlowSong Plus
8 6.9k 29 England
28 Jun 2011 5:47PM
What an amazing flower. I'm glad V2 and 3 unravelled eventually as well so that we can see the whole picture. So unusual. Smile
StrayCat Plus
13 18.4k 3 Canada
28 Jun 2011 5:59PM
Good detail in this Theresa, as in all your images. I don't like to call it work, because that's not what it is, is it?Grin
Superb detail captured and a great comp.
Steve.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
28 Jun 2011 7:55PM
What an amazing flower, Theresa - v2 for me. I've never seen one like that. Great closeup!
Christina
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 9:23PM
lovely so see something so different, v1 is amazing, and it took me ages to think what it was.... well done

Linda
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
28 Jun 2011 9:40PM
Thanks Tammy, Chris, Straycat, Steve, Christina and Linda.

Straycat: you are so right! If I thought of this as work, I probably wouldn't do it, lol Smile

Theresa
Dave_Holdham 8 4 1 Wales
28 Jun 2011 10:17PM
Wonderful detailed set Smile
Trev_B 10 151 68 England
28 Jun 2011 11:27PM
Well done Theresa great detail and tones.

Trev
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
28 Jun 2011 11:35PM
Thanks Dave and Trev.
Theresa
PhillipMinnis 7 94 4 Australia
29 Jun 2011 5:02AM
Three striking floral images! I prefer the 1st image! Wonderful colours, DOF, details and composition! Lovely!


Cheers

Phil
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 5:07AM
What a lovely set! Very original and I love V1 for it's mystery and entricate shapes... IB
29 Jun 2011 5:19AM
Lovely images Theresa - V1 is my fav !

Chris
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 6:47AM
Makes for a wonderful photo subject. Well captured-the texture and all. Paul
fentiger Plus
16 916 23 England
29 Jun 2011 7:05AM
Very unusual but quite beautiful. No. 1 gets the vote.

Albert
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
29 Jun 2011 9:12AM
Thanks Phil, Chinga, Chris, Paul and Albert.
Theresa
danbrann 12 636 17
29 Jun 2011 1:40PM
Yes exceptionally good. When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a picture of Mikbee's ear.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 4:53PM
Such perfectly captured details in all three shots Theresa
V2 for me
Lillian
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
29 Jun 2011 7:02PM
Thanks Danny and Lillian.
Theresa

Quote:When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a picture of Mikbee's ear.

Goodness, don't tell him that - he thought it was someone's innards!!!
Shellio 6 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2011 12:57PM
Superb set of images Theresa with lots of great detail, well done!
Shell
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
1 Jul 2011 12:12AM
Thanks Shell.
Theresa
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2011 11:56AM
v1 for me Theresa - lovely textures
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1687 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2011 2:20PM
Fabulously strange, alien-looking. It reminds me of close-ups of rolled towels!
Moira
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
3 Jul 2011 5:35PM
Thanks Moira.

Quote:It reminds me of close-ups of rolled towels!
Moira


Terry said the green curl at front left reminded him of a twist of lime.

Terry
evelen 12 5 England
9 Jul 2011 5:53PM
great images .eve.
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
9 Jul 2011 6:19PM
Thanks Eve.
Theresa

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