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Meconopsis Napaulensis

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.

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

Voters: morpheus1955, Alan_Baseley, digital_boi and 66 more

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 2:03PM
Lovely image Ann, fabulous colour and excellent detail.


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31 Jul 2012 2:08PM
Both good but V2 has the edge Ann fine detail and colours with good background seperation

PattiW 12 24 2 United States
31 Jul 2012 2:51PM
Two beauties but V2 for me. Patti Smile
31 Jul 2012 3:06PM
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.

31 Jul 2012 3:11PM
V2 favoured Ann,
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 3:24PM
Opening v2 was like seeing a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis! The raindrops are like small jewels.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 3:24PM
Definitely V1 for the sharp and crispness along side the beauty
of this wonderful image Ann
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 3:28PM
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 9 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 3:43PM
V2 gets my vote.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Jul 2012 3:51PM
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 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:06PM
Is this beauty from the poppy family
Pretty imptessive...and lucky you to have it !!!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
31 Jul 2012 4:17PM
Beautiful captures in their natural surroundings ~ the detail captured in the petals is impressive.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:32PM
Love the droplets.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Jul 2012 4:51PM
Two sublime images, Ann. Carol
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 5:30PM
two stunning close up images, you've captured the colours and detail really well Ann.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 5:55PM
Version 2 of this somewhat jaw dropping image is simply exquisite, and is so very worth of many an accolade.

Regards Nathan
31 Jul 2012 6:20PM
Two fantastic images Ann
great close up like bouth GrinGrinGrinGrin
31 Jul 2012 7:02PM
fabulous colour and detail.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
31 Jul 2012 7:27PM
Its unusual and very pretty, V2 my favourite. - gary
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
31 Jul 2012 7:40PM
V1 wins it for me with the lovely shapes and composition, and those wonderful droplets on the hairs. Nicely done, Ann.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 Jul 2012 7:44PM
Great with the emerging Meconopsis

8 10 10 England
31 Jul 2012 7:56PM
Lots of moisture about Ann but it adds to the beauty of the shot (V2) giving a jewel like sparkle.
debu 8 India
1 Aug 2012 6:49AM
A couple of good captures.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 6:53AM
Two beautiful shots. I just love that hairy foliage.
Ray42 9 3 England
1 Aug 2012 6:54AM
Two stunning images - it was a delight flicking from v1 to v2
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:38AM
V2 for me too - reds, moisture droplets, hairy bits, all quite a challenge but a lovely result. Well done Ann.
Roly 10 Wales
1 Aug 2012 7:39PM
Lovely colour and detail captured here Ann. V2 for me as well.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 9:13PM
Lovely Ann, beautiful colours.
2 Aug 2012 12:21AM
Two stunning images Ann,both beautiful..Lin
MoragM 7 1 Scotland
2 Aug 2012 6:33AM
Two superb images - but love V1.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 4:18PM
Two cracking shots Ann. Great to see both, but V1 gets my vote. Excellent detail and colour.
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 10:55PM
Beautiful flower and image with fantastic detail. V1 is my favourite composition.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
4 Aug 2012 8:08AM
Featured photo as I type, and very
lovely captures indeed.
Well done Ann.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
4 Aug 2012 8:20AM
What gorgeous colour and detail, Ann! Goodness...

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

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Aug 2012 11:10PM
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 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 9:55AM
Love those water dropletsSmile

LexEquine 11 19 United States
5 Aug 2012 9:51PM
'Super Color, Clarity, & Presentation!' ~ Peter Smile
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 9:01AM
This is absolutely beautiful love the rain droplets and the stunning red of the bloom - great textures and detail - excellent dof xx
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
6 Aug 2012 12:17PM
I will stick with v1 Ann ,looks really good in the frame ,a plant i am not familiar with .
6 Aug 2012 5:23PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Aug 2012 6:21PM
Simply beautiful Ann, I can't choose between these, they are both so good
6 Aug 2012 9:49PM
Beautiful set of images Ann very nice colour and light well captured.
Allen, Smile
Tibetan 5 3 England
29 Dec 2012 12:40PM
Two simply beautiful images Ann, love the colour and rain drops, regards leon. Happy new year Ann, stay comfortable, GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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