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Rising from ground level like a great candelabra, this wonderful Meconospis takes several years to reach flowering. The flowers can be red, pink or deep blue. It is a short-lived perennial though often self-seeds if happy so my fingers are firmly crossed! The foliage is deeply cut and hairy. H 2m (6ft). Like most Meconopsis it likes moisture but I think even it was totally fed-up with the amount it was getting around the time I took these shots!

Many thanks to all who took time to look in, comment/vote on "Wandering Stars" and a special "Thank You" to andylea, Growmore and ChristineD for their most encouraging UAs.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix GF3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jun 2012 - 10:51 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Meconopsis Napaulensis
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:31 Jul 2012 - 1:57 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:morpheus1955 · Alan_Baseley · digital_boi · Herge88 · martinjp · FeatherFriend · PattiW · Growmore · Badgerfred · AnnChown · Lillian · pamelajean · graceland · paskinmj · RonnieAG · JenniCh · MalcolmM · barbarahirst · jennialexander · fentiger · SUE118 · andylea · Rach1970 · CarolG · dmhuynh72 · NDODS · Philip_H · canonfan · christinecilia · Niknut · Snapitt · ChristineD · paulb20 · gary_d · Sue_R · WhiteRose1 · jaktis · EMJAYCEE · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · buxton · debu · LynneJoyce · Ray42 · CaroleS · AnneWorner · Roly · Brian65 · sweetpea62 · goso · MoragM · Rock · DeSilver · Billyray · VivienO · gazlowe · BarbaraR · ChiliMan · annettep38 · tomcat · gingerdelight · LexEquine · sable · NeilWigan · sparrowhawk · Glostopcat · lesliea · Big_Beavis · helenlinda · Tibetan ·
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31 Jul 2012 - 2:03 PM

Lovely image Ann, fabulous colour and excellent detail.


31 Jul 2012 - 2:08 PM

Both good but V2 has the edge Ann fine detail and colours with good background seperation


PattiW  10 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 2:51 PM

Two beauties but V2 for me. Patti Smile

Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:06 PM

Wow Ann the detail on this pair of close ups is stunning, they look so beautiful with the rain water on them. Both compositions are just superb with excellent colour.


Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
31 Jul 2012 - 3:11 PM

V2 favoured Ann,

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:24 PM

Opening v2 was like seeing a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis! The raindrops are like small jewels.

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:24 PM

Definitely V1 for the sharp and crispness along side the beauty
of this wonderful image Ann

pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1744 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:28 PM

Well worth waiting for, Ann, such a lovely deep red, and hairy foliage. I favour V1 because the petals remind me of a silk skirt on a Victorian lady. Lovely detail and composition in both, enhanced by the water droplets.

paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:43 PM

V2 gets my vote.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:51 PM

What a wonderful poppy, Ann, and interesting to read your narrative about it: and two superb shots, the detail quite immaculate and of course the ever present raindrops adding their own bit of sparkle.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:06 PM

Is this beauty from the poppy family
Pretty imptessive...and lucky you to have it !!!

fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:17 PM

Beautiful captures in their natural surroundings ~ the detail captured in the petals is impressive.


SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:32 PM

Love the droplets.

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:51 PM

Two sublime images, Ann. Carol

dmhuynh72  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 5:30 PM

two stunning close up images, you've captured the colours and detail really well Ann.

NDODS Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 5:55 PM

Version 2 of this somewhat jaw dropping image is simply exquisite, and is so very worth of many an accolade.

Regards Nathan

canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 - 6:20 PM

Two fantastic images Ann

christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
31 Jul 2012 - 6:40 PM

great close up like bouth GrinGrinGrinGrin

31 Jul 2012 - 7:02 PM

fabulous colour and detail.

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:27 PM

Its unusual and very pretty, V2 my favourite. - gary

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:40 PM

V1 wins it for me with the lovely shapes and composition, and those wonderful droplets on the hairs. Nicely done, Ann.


jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
31 Jul 2012 - 7:44 PM

Great with the emerging Meconopsis


EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:56 PM

Lots of moisture about Ann but it adds to the beauty of the shot (V2) giving a jewel like sparkle.

debu  5 India
1 Aug 2012 - 6:49 AM

A couple of good captures.

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 6:53 AM

Two beautiful shots. I just love that hairy foliage.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 1 Aug 2012 - 6:53 AM
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 6:54 AM

Two stunning images - it was a delight flicking from v1 to v2

CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 7:38 AM

V2 for me too - reds, moisture droplets, hairy bits, all quite a challenge but a lovely result. Well done Ann.

Roly  8 Wales
1 Aug 2012 - 7:39 PM

Lovely colour and detail captured here Ann. V2 for me as well.

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 - 9:13 PM

Lovely Ann, beautiful colours.

sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:21 AM

Two stunning images Ann,both beautiful..Lin

MoragM  5 Scotland
2 Aug 2012 - 6:33 AM

Two superb images - but love V1.

Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 4:18 PM

Two cracking shots Ann. Great to see both, but V1 gets my vote. Excellent detail and colour.

VivienO  5 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 - 10:55 PM

Beautiful flower and image with fantastic detail. V1 is my favourite composition.

BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:08 AM

Featured photo as I type, and very
lovely captures indeed.
Well done Ann.


ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:20 AM

What gorgeous colour and detail, Ann! Goodness...

...and I have to say I love the furriness, especially in V2 Grin


annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 11:10 PM

very interesting information, being not learned at all as flowers go I thought it was an ornamental poppy!
2m you say, very impressive.
the 'knot' you took so well reminds me of these magic silk scarves that unfold to a big scarf but can be stuffed into a tiny bag.

tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:55 AM

Love those water dropletsSmile


LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:51 PM

'Super Color, Clarity, & Presentation!' ~ Peter Smile

sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:01 AM

This is absolutely beautiful love the rain droplets and the stunning red of the bloom - great textures and detail - excellent dof xx

NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

I will stick with v1 Ann ,looks really good in the frame ,a plant i am not familiar with .

sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM


Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

Simply beautiful Ann, I can't choose between these, they are both so good

lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
6 Aug 2012 - 9:49 PM

Beautiful set of images Ann very nice colour and light well captured.
Allen, Smile

Tibetan  3 England
29 Dec 2012 - 12:40 PM

Two simply beautiful images Ann, love the colour and rain drops, regards leon. Happy new year Ann, stay comfortable, GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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