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Nigella: Love-in-a-Mist

This is the distinctive flower of Love-in-a-Mist, captured with black card behind, then darkened a little in PS. All those in my garden this year are self-seeded and for some reason are not the darker blue I usually associate with this fascinating little flower. Their colour range can be all the way from white to very dark blue, of course.

Thanks to all who have looked in and supported my efforts. I think I am likely to be back to lots of "just clicking" as we are up to our eyes with various important family matters, including George's on/off 2nd hip operation which, fingers crossed, looks at last to be going ahead but at a different hospital.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

Voters: Chant57, Joeblowfromoz, BillyGoatGruff and 103 more

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24 Aug 2011 9:45AM
Absolute cracker and corker all in one ..Jo
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 9:48AM
Stunning shot Ann, fabulous colour and detail.

marktc Plus
11 101 15 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 9:55AM
Lovely image, pin sharp with stunning colour... Thanks for sharing.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 10:04AM
Dont worry about the clicking .... hoping all goes well
This is so beautiful.. Funny its name doesnt seem to go with that wonderful spikey image
Thats nature for you
JOKEN 12 3 10 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 10:18AM
A superb image, so well presented.
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
24 Aug 2011 10:44AM
first class image so very well done

Graham GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
24 Aug 2011 11:46AM
Fantastic and great work,well done,
Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
24 Aug 2011 12:13PM
Excellente...Beautifully taken and presented.
Growmore 12 4 3 England
24 Aug 2011 12:27PM
This is so very beautiful Ann and a outstanding composition with the black background it's a top shot.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 12:39PM
These flowers fascinate me, and you have presented it beautifully here. I found this on Wikipedia, "The plant's common name comes from the flower being nestled in a ring of multifid, lacy bracts. It's also sometimes called Devil-in-the-Bush."
JustDucky 10 8 Canada
24 Aug 2011 12:41PM
very detailed floral image, bravo Ann
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 12:51PM
love this one to bit's ann it's stunning Tongue congratulations on the ua very well deserved nice one Wink
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
24 Aug 2011 1:17PM
Everytime I see an image taken with this camera it impresses me, going to have to tap my wife up I think Grin well done.....

gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
24 Aug 2011 1:38PM
No 30 on me and so well deserved. - gary
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 2:16PM
Beautiful pov, great presentation - and all round super image!
24 Aug 2011 2:26PM
An absolute beauty and so well presented.

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
24 Aug 2011 2:35PM
A beautiful image Ann, love it..............Sandy
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 2:37PM
Stunning capture of this fascinating little bloom.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 2:43PM
Featured e2 photo at the moment.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
24 Aug 2011 3:53PM
Good details and colours too, well worked
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 3:56PM
such a complex little flower yet so very delicate, a joy to have in the garden for the sweet tones and the misty effect it gives.

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
24 Aug 2011 4:17PM
A great presentation

24 Aug 2011 4:19PM
So delicate.lovely image Ann,congratulations on your U.A..Lin
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 4:40PM
A stunning shot, beautiful colour and superb detail. Works so well against the black bg.
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
24 Aug 2011 4:41PM
Herge88 14 40 6 England
24 Aug 2011 5:25PM
Not seen many Love-in-mist photo's this year, this one is a Corker.

Best Matt
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
24 Aug 2011 5:32PM
This is first class in any one's books. Very well done. Smile

12 10 10 England
24 Aug 2011 6:04PM
This is a lovely image Ann - so sharp and well detailed.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
24 Aug 2011 7:03PM
perfect shot, I am glad it has tis stem!
Rach1970 13 14 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 9:34PM
Wow, fabulous detail in this one Ann Smile Beautiful.
24 Aug 2011 9:49PM
Lovely shot Ann.........we used to have this in our garden, which I absolutely loved, as it did look like a "mist" around the beautiful little flower (ours were dark blue) and they seemed to self seed every year, sadly though not for the last 3 or 4 years. Thank you for making me smile tonight, as it is a lovely flower that I had forgotten about GrinGrinGrin
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
24 Aug 2011 10:04PM
'Superb, artistic, & lovely floral image rendering'~ Peter Wink
Rachel99 12 1 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 10:28PM
Beautiful. So crisp and sharp and the black background is perfect
goso 15 2 1 Australia
25 Aug 2011 12:50AM
Excellent image Ann ...Bill
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
25 Aug 2011 6:47AM
A fine presentation, Ann, had a day on the beach yesterday, still playing catch-up Smile Carol
tashi 11 2
25 Aug 2011 8:56AM
Lovely image. Great capture n presentation.

Rock 19 10 2 England
25 Aug 2011 10:56AM
A Classic !

metro074 11 8 Australia
25 Aug 2011 11:11AM
FANTASTIC!! A pleasure to vote
imagio 15 12 1 England
25 Aug 2011 12:08PM
Just superb Ann

ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
25 Aug 2011 1:44PM
I am looking at this and shaking my head in wonder.

I'm sorta at a loss for words, so I'll let the award speak for me.

25 Aug 2011 6:36PM
Stunning as ever so sharp and a lovely colour.
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:33AM
A top shot Ann, all has been said. I hope things will get better for you soon.
TerryMcK 12 72 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 11:30AM
Beautifully captured & presented, Ann. A most worthy multi-award winner.
26 Aug 2011 12:59PM
beautiful ann,great presentation.ray
bayleaf1 11 7 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 2:14PM
This is a beauty. Very well captured and processed,
27 Aug 2011 11:43AM
What a beautiful image Ann - well done indeed !

27 Aug 2011 2:52PM
Fabulous capture, excellent light.
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2011 9:15PM
i've got these flowers too Ann and mine range from deep blue trough white to ! lovely shot
Carrie_1 11 2 6 Wales
27 Aug 2011 9:31PM
Stunning shot.
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2011 12:43PM
one word EXCELLENT
Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2011 9:04PM
Another superb shot Ann. Excellent detail, not seen this flower before but will try to get some seeds for next year.
Roly 14 Wales
28 Aug 2011 9:27PM
Lovely image Ann.
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
29 Aug 2011 9:04PM
beautiful pic and well done with the card too .. congrats on your awards Smile
imagio 15 12 1 England
30 Aug 2011 12:25PM
Gorgeous Ann

NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
31 Aug 2011 12:01AM
They do make a lovely picture and you have more than done this one justice.
Suehh 14 39 6 England
2 Sep 2011 8:55PM
A truly beautiful wistful flower - there is something so magical about them - mine are pale blue too - I wonder if there is something needed in the soil to make them bluer like hydrangeas? However, this is lovely and set against the black background, stunningGrin
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
3 Sep 2011 6:19PM
Simply beautiful Ann, you've really excelled yourself here. There are some of these lovely flowers in different colours growing on the allotment next to mine. I've taken a number of photographs of them which I must post on here someday
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2011 10:02PM
Wonderfully delicate. Outstanding on black bg Ann. Paul
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
5 Sep 2011 12:50PM
Another lovely flower shot Ann, you must have beautiful garden?
Nice work

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