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colchicum macrophyllum

By CarolG  
A rest from the butterflies and bugs/beasties today, I thought I would upload a flower for you all. I spotted this beauty earlier in the week, a sure sign that summer is almost over.

Colchicum macrophyllum is an autumn flowering species of colchicum, growing in olive groves, abandoned fields and at the roadsides. The flowers are a pinky purple, but on rare occasions a white variety may be spotted. The large glossy leaves appear after the flower has faded, and last up until the following summer. Apart from Crete, these flowers can be found in the eastern Aegean islands and West Turkey.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone, I will be heading down to the beach shortly Smile

Tags: Nature Macro General Flower Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Colchicum

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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
28 Sep 2013 6:14AM
Something different indeed, Carol.
Beautiful picture.

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28 Sep 2013 6:21AM
A beauty.
28 Sep 2013 7:27AM
Spoilt for choice here, Carol! Like all three images. I like how the stamens stands out from the 'softness' in V3, but prefer the clean-cut look of the other two - V1 takes my vote! SmileSmileSmile

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Sep 2013 7:35AM
What a beautiful flower this is Carol !! Excellent photos !
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 7:45AM
Beautiful flower beautifully captured in all three images. What a pity they don't grow in Spain.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 8:16AM
A beautiful delicate image Carol.

28 Sep 2013 8:31AM
Different but excellently done Carol, as always. I slightly prefer V3, looks so dreamy..
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 8:33AM
Delicately done, Carol. Lovely set.

AnneB50 6 118 18 Scotland
28 Sep 2013 8:49AM
They are all beautiful, a little like the autumn crocus that grows here. You have such a variety of flora and fauna, I've never been to Crete but it's definitely on my list!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 8:51AM
Such a pretty bloom
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
28 Sep 2013 8:59AM
A change of direction but the quality is still there.

User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 9:07AM
So very pretty
28 Sep 2013 9:09AM
Beautiful delicate flower.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 9:25AM
Beautiful set Smile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Sep 2013 9:28AM
I think I like the softness of V3 today.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 9:31AM
I was hunting for a little tiny greenfly or something Carol! Wink
A lovely image - v1 for me for it's crispness and delicate beauty.

9 10 10 England
28 Sep 2013 9:34AM
Such a beautiful set Carol.Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
28 Sep 2013 10:02AM
Graphically beautiful Carol.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 10:06AM
You need to take a rest more often Carol, this trio is stunningly beautiful and so very well worked.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Sep 2013 10:14AM
Quite beautiful, Carol.
28 Sep 2013 10:16AM
very fine work here Carol it one of those day I wished I had two UA's but I gave mine to the same person as you

28 Sep 2013 10:47AM
very beautiful ! (holiday discussions taking place for next year !!!Wink)
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 10:55AM
Lovely processing Carol - three fine imagesSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 11:33AM
A very beautiful flower, perfectly taken and presented.
I love your border/frames.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Sep 2013 11:40AM
Very artistic
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
28 Sep 2013 12:31PM
Wonderful capture and presentation Carol, all get my vote.


Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 12:40PM
A super set Carol, simple with subtle coloursSmile

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 1:05PM
Superb set Carol, have a good weekend especially on the beach lucky you SmileSmile

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
28 Sep 2013 1:18PM
I look forward to your images of these lovely autumn flowers each year.
AlanWillis 8 67 England
28 Sep 2013 2:45PM
An exciting photograph having such a perfect exposure.
delicate colour and background.
I wish I could give it a Pete award.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
28 Sep 2013 2:57PM
Three stunning images, beautifully captured and presented
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Sep 2013 2:59PM
A very lovely set, Carol, each equally beautiful - and superb detail Smile
If we had a beach here in Wakefield, I think I'd be heading there too - just got back from shopping, and it's wonderful and sunny, and 21C! Smile
Trev Smile
28 Sep 2013 3:33PM
A fine set Carol,
28 Sep 2013 3:36PM
What a beautiful flower, excellent presentation
myrab 12 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 4:42PM
Love it Carol.

28 Sep 2013 4:50PM
Beautiful captures, Carol!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 5:43PM
Superb, sharp, clear images!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
28 Sep 2013 5:54PM
What a sweet and delicate little beauty!

All 3 images work very well. V1 for the detail especially on the anthers. V2 for the colour richness...and of course V3's dreamy softness.

In my opinion you went with the right choice to lead with...V1 wows me the most Smile

28 Sep 2013 6:12PM
Three delightfully delicate images, Carol!
Focus and depth of field spot on!

jackyp 7 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 6:19PM
What a truly stunning set of images Carol, stunning detail and compositions Smile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 7:26PM
Simply lovely and it's v3 for me!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Sep 2013 7:33PM
Superb image Carol. This would sit well in any expensive catalogue of rare plants. Delightful.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Sep 2013 7:36PM
Very beautiful and artistic Carol, you are giving Ronnie and Christine a run for their money with these
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:43AM
Sublime! I like the three images... IB
Oh Carol ( queue for a song ! )Grin
So beautiful and thank you for your uplifting words in your comment. I am really touched and encouraged, Yes I know it is for fun.

costas Plus
10 2 2 Greece
8 Oct 2013 12:57PM
V3 for me Carol brilliant shot

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