From France with love

By ColleenA
Good morning.....
Thank you for all your votes and kind comments and to Brian 65 for his UA....much appreciatedGrinGrinGrin

A Red poppy today in Remembrance of those who lost their lives in the war....also some shadows for Shadow Saturday...GrinGrinGrinGrin These Poppies are from France, the landscape lady from our Complex brought the seeds back with her from her trip in July...our garden looks stunning with all the red poppies.
Have a nice weekendGrinGrinGrin

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9 Nov 2013 5:42AM
Lovely, Colleen. Well timed to catch the buzzie Smile


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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
9 Nov 2013 5:43AM
Beautiful image. Nice DOF, colors, shadow and the approaching bee, just great, Colleen.
Ray12 Plus
5 135 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 5:53AM
A superb image, great colour on the poppy..... & the bee arrives right on Q. Least we forget.
9 Nov 2013 5:54AM
Almost a miracle this time, Colleen.
To get a near perfect image of the Poppy and the bee is great timing.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Nov 2013 5:58AM
A beautiful image, Colleen, perfectly timed. Carol
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
9 Nov 2013 6:27AM
Itís Saturday afternoon here in Oz and I am having a catch up on the site.
This is a gorgous poppy and not forgetting the bee. Such a very special picture
in Remembrance.
Tut Tut Tut for the lady bringing seeds into the country. Donít get caught bringing
seeds into Oz otherwise you can be finedÖ..WinkWinkWink
kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 6:29AM
Canny timing with the insect , nice shot
ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
9 Nov 2013 6:35AM
Not really Paul, I was just about to capture the flower and he photo bombed it...Grin
ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
9 Nov 2013 6:37AM
Jocelia, we don't have those restrictions in South Africa as long as they are in sealed shop bought packages you can bring them into the country.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 6:48AM
Superb Colleen - lovely 'photo bombing' Colleen - and such honesty! Smile

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 Nov 2013 7:05AM
Perfectly placed bee

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 7:32AM
Superb capture. Lovely vibrant colour. GrinGrin Peter.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
9 Nov 2013 7:50AM
Now that's timing - on both your parts Grin

Well shot, Colleen Smile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 7:51AM
A very strong and emotive composition

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Nov 2013 8:06AM
How appropriate for this weekend of remembrance: a beautiful poppy shot with shadows and in-coming visitor too.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
9 Nov 2013 8:25AM
This is a lovely image for rememberance week end Colleen.
What a catch ,with beautiful colours and composition ! (and the bokeh ofcourse) GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- flu JukkaTongue
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 8:34AM
A beautiful image Colleen and so appropriate at this time of year.

Yet again another stunning image from you Colleen, it's just what we have all come to expect. Well timed image, even if it was by accident.

Mary Grin
moiral 7 12 Scotland
9 Nov 2013 8:45AM
A superb shot and a wonderful tribute Colleen. Moira
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
9 Nov 2013 8:48AM
Either by you or the insect, it's well timed. One of the joys of photography are these little accidents. Smile
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
9 Nov 2013 9:24AM
great timing and compo .. well framed
Super image Colleen, it pays to get photobombed at times GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 9:38AM
Fabulous bombed
Lucky you.
But as my relatives were all involved with that war I find the poppy a very emotive bloom
Means much to me
9 Nov 2013 10:02AM
lest we forget !!
9 Nov 2013 10:02AM
Excellent capture - red is difficult to expose for and you are spot on. A
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 10:43AM
I just showed my granddaughter my connections images to be commented on.
She choose yours right away as one she liked.
She says the shadow makes it look as if the flower is ripped.
Critiqued by an eight year old.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 10:55AM
A lovely shot with excellent timing if on the part of the bee!
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
9 Nov 2013 10:58AM
Exquisite work, Colleen - a really wonderful tribute.
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 11:01AM
Superb Colleen Smile
a lovely image everything spot on.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 11:43AM
Beautiful image Smile

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
9 Nov 2013 11:52AM
A lovely image but we must not forget what it stands for. - gary
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 12:06PM
Great capture ColleenSmile

9 Nov 2013 12:39PM
Lovely image and timing.

9 Nov 2013 1:31PM
Well timed
9 Nov 2013 2:04PM
An excellent image with the red contrasting so well against the green!
An what a bonus the 'in flight' visitor is - excellent timing, Colleen!

9 Nov 2013 2:09PM
Great timing in this fabulous macro composition, Colleen!
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 3:01PM
Lovely shot and a great tribute Colleen.
9 Nov 2013 3:04PM
A beautiful image Colleen, the incoming bee adds to the image GrinGrin

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 3:13PM
Stunning image Colleen, a very fitting tribute to those that have lost & continue to lose their lives protecting us & future generations,

Ali SmileSmile
9 Nov 2013 3:17PM
Great image of this bee in flight by the poppy
Good photo tribute for "Rememberance Day"Grin
jdinne 14 16 England
9 Nov 2013 3:37PM
Perfect timing Colleen and a stunning image very appropriate for this weekend.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
9 Nov 2013 3:43PM
Good colour and shadow Colleen.
And a little visitor too !!
Good shot.
9 10 10 England
9 Nov 2013 3:43PM
Perfect timing and beautiful poppy Colleen. Was raining when I was at the shops earlier today so am very happy to be relaxing now - soccer on the radio; tennis on the TV (with no sound) and my laptop on my knee so I can enjoy epz. Not a bad life.Wink
ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
9 Nov 2013 3:52PM
Multi tasking Joan.... Good on you.
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 5:16PM
Lovely composition and the little visitor is a great extra. I love all flowers, but the poppies are a favourite.Smile

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 5:44PM
A really lovely well-timed shot and great remembrance image.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 5:45PM
One of the few remaining tributes we still act upon

Well done Colleen for posting

6 3 8 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 5:53PM
Great colour and lighting but what makes this image a great one is the superb timing and capture of the Bee. Well done, this is superb!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
9 Nov 2013 6:59PM
Entirely appropriate that the poppy reminds us of the dead whilst ensuring its own survival by attracting the insect life. Ensuring we shall always have a poppy to remind us...

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2013 7:34PM
Amazing, I love your flower images Colleen.
Wonderful shot Colleen.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
9 Nov 2013 10:15PM
Excellent shot, excellent timing. Ann.
debu 8 India
10 Nov 2013 12:02AM
Superb shot.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 5:14AM
EXCELLENT! The colour, the light and the bee flying in... IB
10 Nov 2013 6:37AM
Wonderful Light on this gorgeous image, and a great time to upload it.

John Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Nov 2013 11:17AM
perfect timing!
10 Nov 2013 4:17PM
Stunning image perfect timing Colleen..Lin
cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 9:02PM
Cracking image, very nicely presented.
10 Nov 2013 9:52PM
Excellent macro, Colleen, and certainly we must remember all those people who gave us the opportunity to live and to be happy now... Thank them all!
Regards Valery
Potra 4 Venezuela
11 Nov 2013 4:21AM
Awesome shot!
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
13 Nov 2013 4:30PM
A lovely shot and tribute.
Beautiful blood red flower.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Nov 2013 9:43PM
Love the vibrant red and the honeybee coming in to land, you've timed this shot to perfection

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