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Splish, Splash!

Hi, everyone. Hope you are all well? Horrid day here, wild windy and wet so not exactly gardening weather.

Thanks to all who looked in/commented /voted on my previous posting. Hope you like this one, just one of the hundreds of Poppies which suddenly appeared this year. Last year there were only around half a dozen so clearly they were doing their clever best and awaiting better weather. I do know Poppy seeds of 80 years of age have been successfully grown, so 1 year's sleep-over would have been nothing to them! I liked the colours in this, the reflection in the tiny pool and the little visitor as well.

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

Voters: morpheus1955, KBan, cjl47 and 66 more

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morpheus1955 12 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 10:52AM
Super image Ann, wonderful colours and excellent detail


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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2013 10:55AM
A wonderful colour, Ann, super frame-filler, and I love the little visitor taking a dip Smile Carol
Lovely frame filler with the little insect dipping for extra interest
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
17 Aug 2013 11:01AM
Nice to see you back, Ann, and with a stunning macro shot of this pretty poppy with it's paddling pool for the wee visitors.
Superb colours and detail.
The weather is ghastly here too and such a shame as it's the first day of the World Pipe Band Championship at Glasgow Green.
17 Aug 2013 11:03AM
Ann, Lovely image and colours with the added insect bonus Smile

Regards, Brian.
fentiger 18 918 24 England
17 Aug 2013 11:11AM
A simply beautiful close-up.

Joline Plus
13 30 53 United States
17 Aug 2013 11:14AM
Great color, I like the little visitor, too. Poppies are amazing and beautiful flowers.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 12:18PM
It has indeed been a fabulous year for poppies, and this gorgeous image will serve as a stunning reminder if they take next year off.
Philip_H 7 8 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 12:34PM
Lovely detail and colours, Ann.

lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
17 Aug 2013 1:19PM
Very beautiful image with great colour and detail
fificat100 8 5 2 Scotland
17 Aug 2013 1:45PM
This is lovely. All is ace - including the little beastieSmileSmile
boov 6 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 2:46PM
Super macro
Growmore Plus
10 4 3 England
17 Aug 2013 3:00PM
Hello Ann lovely to hear you and with a beautiful close up shot, love the reflection in the little pool and colours. I was sorry to hear that George was still in considerable
pain and is giving up most of the farm it's a great shame and i wish him well. I hear all the time how one person has the operation and is as good as new then i hear of someone else who it doesn't work for, 85 year old George from the allotment had to have a new knee he is fine and still working his allotment and yet his younger brother had one and can't walk properly i find this very strange and i'm beginning to think it's all down to how good the surgeon is.

Regards Gary
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 3:08PM
How amazing is this one Ann...stunning
such a pleasure to be viewing
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
17 Aug 2013 4:22PM
An excellent close up

Beautiful Ann, love the reflection, colour and of course the little visitor getting his feet wet!! Love the title too, got that song running round my head now LOL GrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 4:59PM
That is a lovely close up after the rainSmile
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
17 Aug 2013 5:42PM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
17 Aug 2013 9:05PM
A beautiful capture Ann,glad to see your back..Lin
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 9:28PM
Good to see you back with this delicately coloured poppy!
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 2:07PM
Such a pretty capture....
Strange but last year I had so many poppies.
This year none....
I put it down to the fact i had collected the seeds to cook with....
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
18 Aug 2013 8:17PM
An exquisite close up study Ann, such lovely sharp details and gorgeous colours
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 11:46AM
Excellent detail. Beautiful colours. paul
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
19 Aug 2013 3:02PM
A lovely image Ann. ......Sandy
hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 1:29AM
One word stunning
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 6:02PM
Top notch again Ann.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 9:47PM
Poor bugger, looks like he's going to drown.
A superb shot, sorry to hear that you have such bad weather. We had a lovely autumnal day here. Sunshine, but relatively fresh air - just as I love it.
Ayoob 8 Australia
21 Aug 2013 4:08AM
Excellent close up and wonderful clarity and detailed image , Ann.....GrinGrinGrin
sable 11 9 7 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 10:04AM
Pleasing macro beautiful colour and detail xx
ChiliMan 12 135 17 Singapore
22 Aug 2013 10:55AM
Now that is one GORGEOUS frame-filling close-up, Ann! What a beauty SmileSmileSmile

What you said is amazing about 80 year-old poppy seeds being viable!! Wow. Plants really are something else, aren't they? Grin

The blue peas over here are doing well although I haven't seen the lilacky ones for a few weeks. The single petal ones at my brother's place put ours to shame, though. The light must be just right. His plant is actually from OUR plant but his flowers are BIG and a stunning BLUE. So unfair!!

Andrew Smile
23 Aug 2013 2:54AM
Hi Ann,
thx for ur comments on my profile.. this upload of yours is simply excellent, great details of the center..

great shot.

1881 7 India
24 Aug 2013 7:00PM
Superb image.
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 7:54PM
wonderful close up with excellent detail Ann
25 Aug 2013 3:34PM
Brilliant macro shot. Fantastic show!
Regards, Oleg

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