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narcissus serotinus

By CarolG  
Thak you all so much for the tremendous response on yesterday's upload, I was simply amazedSmile
A change today from the bugs and beasties, a couple of flower images.

This lovely wildlfower, a member of the daffodil family, is a most welcome sight in Autumn when its appearance is triggered by cooler temperatures and the first rainfalls of the season in the Mediterranean region. Narcissus serotinus is tiny and only grows to around 20 - 30 mm. It is also a solitary wildflower appearing to be 'dotted' around in the areas where they grow. The leaves appear in the spring well after the flowers have died back having appeared the previous year. October to December are the best months to look for this little gem.

V.2 is tecoma capensis or cape honeysuckle. Cape honeysuckle is a winter flowering, vine-like shrub from South Africa. It can be used as a climbing vine or barrier hedge, trained as a specimen shrub, or used as a ground cover on steep slopes or rocky banks. Throughout autumn and winter Cape honeysuckle produces clusters of brilliant red-orange to scarlet tubular flowers, each about 2" long. If pruned to maintain as a shrub, it can reach 10' or more in height and half as wide. If left to scramble, Cape honeysuckle can cover 25' or more.

Tags: Flash General Flower Close-up Lighting Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Narcissus Flash and lighting

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abeeror2 4 22 Australia
12 Jan 2013 6:56AM
Both very stunning!

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
12 Jan 2013 7:01AM
Wow Carol !! You can do flowers as well !! These are excellent captures, especially V2 is amazing Smile Your narcissus looks a bit different to the ones we have here, which looks more like daffodils Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 7:25AM
Mornin' Carol,
A fine pair of bloomsSmile
V2 has a sort of abstract feel to it - must be the orange, bursting out of the screenWink

Yup - up with the lark to an overnight frost and a brisk East wind - cloudy

Mrs T is at work, so I got up to make her a cup of teaGrin - in fact I am going to run her into work to save defrosting her car

Adrian
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 7:34AM
Love V1 but V2 is special a fantasic colourful shot .well done you Carol.
Rob
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
12 Jan 2013 7:39AM
What beautiful and lovely set of images,Carol.V2 is my favorite ,like the colour and detail here,very well done,
saeid
12 Jan 2013 8:21AM
V1 is really beautiful
V2. The coloursj are stunning
They should have gone up seperately
12 Jan 2013 8:26AM
Stunning capture Carol as usualSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 8:30AM
Two wonderful images Carol, v1 is absolutely beautiful!
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 8:31AM
To my morphine addled brain they both look stunning, but V1 is my favourite.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1494 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 8:32AM
V1 for me - three flowers always seem to work together, they have individual characters but balance each other. Reminds me of a singing trio.
Moira
RuthyJ 10 England
12 Jan 2013 8:35AM
Beautiful flowers Carol. No 1 is so delicate.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
12 Jan 2013 8:53AM
Interesting flora Carol, a mine of information too !!!!
Ron.
12 Jan 2013 9:05AM
Beautiful images Carol, great detail in both,
Fred.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
12 Jan 2013 9:18AM
Okay, I give up, I can't see the wee beasties anywhere!! Tongue Two beauties, Carol, with v1 and the 'power of three' just pipping it.

Dave
12 Jan 2013 9:39AM
Two lovely captures both are so beautiful Carol.
Gary
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 10:10AM
fantastic colour and light carol brilliant detail has to be v2 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
andy
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 10:36AM
Two excellent images.

ivor
12 Jan 2013 10:50AM
beautiful
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 10:59AM
Very interesting intro about the two species, Carol, and of the two images V just pips it for me as I love the way you have managed to arrange the three blossoms in the frame.
Ronnie.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 11:01AM
What a glorious little flower in V1. So envious! The colours in V2 are beautiful too. Helps brighten a dreary sort of morning here!

Ann
GazzaG2003 13 316 England
12 Jan 2013 11:11AM
gorgeous flowers, love the information Carol, have a wonderful w/end Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
12 Jan 2013 11:27AM
Equal votes as they are both excellent Carol, the colour in V2 awesome.

Regards

Trev.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 11:33AM
Superb shots, Carol.
Tony
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
12 Jan 2013 12:04PM
Two very welcome images for this cold, damp day.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 12:26PM
Two absolute gems Carol and a great botany lesson too.
When are you bringing out that book?
KateGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 12:30PM
Two images with impact, love V1.Smile
Carole
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 12:31PM
Exquisite!! What more can be said?! Ann.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
12 Jan 2013 1:03PM
Hey hey!! I think we have V2 over here, Carol Smile And now I know what it's called...lol. I've never been able to photograph it successfully but you've done really well here and I love the dreamy look.

The little ones in V1 (great shot) are so sweet. I would never have guessed they were Narcissus!

Andrew
12 Jan 2013 1:04PM
A delightfully delicate capture.

P.
12 Jan 2013 1:26PM
Both beautiful. The orange colour is awesome........Sandy
12 Jan 2013 1:43PM
Stunning in their simplicity, Carol - a lovely set piece with the petals so sharp they almost look like silk!
Tibetan 4 3 England
12 Jan 2013 1:45PM
Two splendid photo's carol, a virgin in white, and the lady in red both delightful, regards Leon, 3c. here Carol, freezing Brrrrrrrrrr!.....GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
12 Jan 2013 1:53PM
excellent Carol you are on a roll

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
12 Jan 2013 2:00PM
Both r great but V2 is superb.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 2:14PM
the composition of v1 is just perfect Carol with lovely detail. v2 is a flower I've never seen, but beautifully coloured - it looks tropical.
Ann
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
12 Jan 2013 2:53PM
Proof that you can do flowers equally as well as bugs! Two beauties here, Carol Wink
Trev Smile
12 Jan 2013 4:28PM
Both lovely and a wee reminder of warmer days in Crete ! Gill
12 Jan 2013 4:39PM
Both well composed but v1 is a bit special
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 5:11PM
Fantastic Carol, glad you took these before the bugs got to them. SmileTongueWink
Brian
12 Jan 2013 5:56PM
A couple of Beauties Carol, justice done indeed Smile
12 Jan 2013 7:00PM
Beautiful work Carol.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 7:08PM
V2 is my winner Carol
what a great shot
Lillian
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 8:44PM
Two cracking shots Carol with V1 being my favourite. Excellent detail and colour.
Ray
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 9:27PM
Great shots Carol. When they stand out in the thumbnail you just know they are going to be good.
Paul
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
13 Jan 2013 4:52AM
You do flowers every bit as brilliantly as your bugs and beasties Carol, great explanations too, seems like the Cape honeysuckle could be a bit of a problem if not kept severely in check! BTW for my pick it has to be V1!
Rgds., Jim
13 Jan 2013 8:04AM
Beautiful flower images Carol. A
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Jan 2013 8:43AM
Excellent to see a wildflower this time of the year!
13 Jan 2013 12:19PM
Delicate, beautiful and well presented.
Rick
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 12:58PM
Wonderful flower shots. I adore the colours in V2. IB
13 Jan 2013 5:22PM
What a lovely tender flower, love it.
Johanna
evelen 11 5 England
13 Jan 2013 5:46PM
beautiful flower images carol.
eve.Smile
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
13 Jan 2013 6:58PM
Simply superb.

Rock
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
13 Jan 2013 8:33PM
A lovely balance in v1 and stamen details in v2

Peter
14 Jan 2013 2:23AM
Hi Carol, two excellent images.. and worth getting award from my master, he is very choosy so getting from him is really good.. according to me... Great shots..

Samar..
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Jan 2013 10:52PM
Two beautiful images Carol, both a real joy to view as we are back in the grip of winter.
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:56AM
Wonderfully sharp images
Steve
20 Jan 2013 6:39PM
wow carol! this is simply amazing! really don't know how you took such a fantastic shot! well done Smile

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