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Don't feel I've been so fortunate with capturing the Blue Poppies (Meconopsis) this year mainly thanks to high winds, bad light and doubtless lots of other excuses! Here are a few I think are ok and hope you like them.

Fully intended added 2 more to the original image but thought the site was telling me there was some kind of queue. Looking in later I realise it's yet another site alteration and there really wasn't any queue, so have added the extra photos now. Sorry, to those who didn't get a chance to view them but a big Thank You to all who looked in, voted/commented on V1.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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4 Jun 2012 2:13PM
its a great shade of blue and the out of focus one adds balance to the shot nice one


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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
4 Jun 2012 2:23PM
like de colour and detail in this fine imege very well done,
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 2:43PM
Lovely image, I love the blue and the dof IMHO is perfect
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Jun 2012 2:51PM
what a refreshing, unusual colour!
9 10 10 England
4 Jun 2012 2:58PM
The colour is really special Ann, but as you say the weather has been anything but kind. Yeaterday it never stopped raining here and put a real damper on any coronation parties.Sad
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Jun 2012 3:05PM
My very favourite poppy, Ann, and so well captured, love it. Carol
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 3:09PM
Such wonderful colours Ann SmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 4:09PM
Well captured Ann lovely colour blue - Carole
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
4 Jun 2012 4:21PM
I have never seen a blue poppy, the colour is beautiful. - gary
4 Jun 2012 4:42PM
Beautiful capture and such a lovely colour.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 4:46PM
Like the arrangement of the two, the Larger crisp bloom looking down on the other an saying "come on, shoulders back, chin up, stand up straight"
These flowers have a blue that is very special and you have captured the tones so accurately, Ann.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Jun 2012 5:12PM
These poppies are so lovely, like your composition and the peek into the center of the top poppy

Envious of your ability to grow them!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 5:16PM
Such a lovely colour.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 6:33PM
What a wonderful blue ...
3 beauties
4 Jun 2012 6:47PM
Stunning colour Ann,beautiful..Lin
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 6:51PM
3 lovely shots of the rare blue poppy.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
4 Jun 2012 6:56PM
But they are so beautiful, and I do like the way they seem to be hanging their heads. The weather is miserable here too - most flowers are very late blooming. I think the blueberries are a lost cause - not even little hard berries have developed yet.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 7:06PM
wonderful colours and tones ann brilliant detail v3 just nicks it for me today a beauty nice one Wink
goso 11 2 1 Australia
4 Jun 2012 7:19PM
A fine set Ann - I have a leaning toward #2 however ...Bill
Beautiful blues.. v2 stands put for me, for the composition
4 Jun 2012 7:52PM
Beautiful colour of this poppy, three excellent captures.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
4 Jun 2012 7:53PM
I just bought a purple meconopsis, it is going to be interesting to see it

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Jun 2012 8:03PM
I do like the arrangement in v1, Ann, and such a lovely colour. Real beauties.

BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
5 Jun 2012 11:04AM
A lovely set of this striking, pretty flower.
I don't think I've seen a blue poppy before.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
5 Jun 2012 2:34PM
Lovely captures of this ultrabeauty, Ann. The colour blows my mind! I mean, it's so rare to find flowers which are actually BLUE. There are flowers called blue this and blue that but are actually lilac and whatnot. These are blue through and through. Awesome Smile

I love how you've composed these and that view into the centre in V3.

Andrew Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Jun 2012 7:37PM
V3 is my favourite in this lovely set Ann, I too have never seen a blue poppy
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
5 Jun 2012 7:40PM
Looks good to me Ann,i have tried to grow these a number of times but without success
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 9:57PM
These blue poppies are so beautiful Ann
and no matter what you always capture them well
see there ...even in the rain
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:21PM
WOW they really are blue! Fantastic captures Ann!
6 Jun 2012 10:28PM
Beautiful sets of images Ann nice colours well captured.
7 Jun 2012 8:29AM
What a wonderful blue, Ann, all three shots very well captured.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 12:08PM
Very delicate blue, nice crisp images,
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
8 Jun 2012 8:30AM
beautiful blue V2 looks like a butterfly. Great setů Jocelia
Excellent shots lovely colour and detail
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 8:24PM
Three cracking shots Ann. Love V1. Such an excellent colourful flower. I am another who has never seen a blue poppy.
11 Jun 2012 7:03AM
All good images but it's v3 for me today Ann. Lovely. What an extraordinary color these poppies have. A
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 2:20PM
Wow love v2 with the water droplets. What amazing colour. paul
Tibetan 5 3 England
18 Dec 2012 4:54PM
Beautiful blue, even better wet in some respects, your portfolio is always worth a visit Ann, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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