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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Sep 2013 4:03AM
Lucky you to be going into Spring. It's starting to feel like Fall here. A very nice capture and an aphid too........Sandy

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 4:11AM
I love it when the very first signs of Spring appear, so hopeful, so optimistic. Well observed and captured.

We have had the first signs of Autumn for some time now and that fills me with foreboding about the coming winter. I must learn to enjoy all the seasons!
Great macro capture, Herman. I love the texture and color variation of this flower. Happy Spring!!!

S_Psharma 5 1 India
3 Sep 2013 4:35AM
Super image beautiful composition well captured.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 4:36AM
How stunning! A most eye pleasing shot Herman! GrinGrinGrin
abeeror2 6 23 Australia
3 Sep 2013 5:02AM
It almost looks unreal, Lovely like it alot!
Lovely texture which you have captured is a certain time in the growth of the poppy. Well done Herman.
3 Sep 2013 5:36AM
Gorgeous colours, what a beautiful shot.
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
3 Sep 2013 5:40AM
Beautiful macro, great colors, Herman!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Sep 2013 6:21AM
A super capture, Herman, with the icing on the cake being the tiny aphid loitering under the bud Smile Carol
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
3 Sep 2013 6:32AM
As you move into Spring we drift (warm and dry, so far) into Autumn. A lovely shot Herman, this would make a good study I think as the plant grows and changes through the Spring and Summer.


ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
3 Sep 2013 6:35AM
Morning now do not be too hasty about Spring, another cold front approaching with snow forecast on the mountains again this weekend.GrinGrinGrin
Its a stunning capture Herman, and yes a good sign, beautiful colours well done
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
3 Sep 2013 7:01AM
A great start to the new's lovely to be able to witness the how the earth revolves around us WinkGrinGrinGrin
3 Sep 2013 7:02AM
This is charming, Herman. Great colour and texture - and full of promise. Like how you caught the little bug too - a greenfly?Sad

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:11AM
Gorgeous Herman - and a bonus with the visitor too. Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:15AM
Lovely to see.......and with added critter
We in Leeds didn't see many poppies this season......strange!!!
I am now looking forward to our autumn
Each season offers so much
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:15AM
Little and large at work, lovely shot.
3 Sep 2013 7:17AM
A beautiful capture Herman,
3 Sep 2013 7:17AM
Wonderful capture Herman. Looks like you have your first afid as wellGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:21AM
A super image of this. Gorgeous Poppy,

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:32AM
Excellent capture Herman, like the aphidSmile

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:42AM
Some rather small wildlife there Herman
enhancing this rather beautiful poppy
great shot
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:55AM
A colourful close up, Herman with good use of dof. Be sure to show us what it looks like when it unfurls itself. GrinGrinGrin

3 Sep 2013 8:08AM
Morning Herman. A beautiful flower portrait Grin

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 8:20AM
I hope we see this in full bloom shortly Herman, I hope you have a spare room, since I am thinking of heading in your direction now that your seasons are starting to improve and ours are starting to deteriorate.

I love the well captured colours of this Poppy along with the detail and a guest appearance by am aphid, what more do you need.

3 Sep 2013 8:21AM
A great image, Herman!

3 Sep 2013 8:53AM
Lovely picture - it's going to be a beautiful colour!
3 Sep 2013 9:00AM
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 Sep 2013 9:01AM
Lovely wrinkly texture, Herman.

Still hanging on to summer in London.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 9:29AM
Beautiful image Smile

3 Sep 2013 9:37AM
Spring has come to you, Herman! And it's just great!Smile
Regards Valery
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
3 Sep 2013 9:50AM
How lucky you are, Herman. We have to go through all that fall and winter to reach spring, and summer has not finished yet. You caught the precarious state nicely and with a bonus aphid. Great!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
3 Sep 2013 10:16AM
Good DOF
3 Sep 2013 10:18AM
Beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,beau............. GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
xwang 9 56 8
3 Sep 2013 11:36AM
Superb colour.. I'm waiting for the flower...Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
3 Sep 2013 11:57AM
Hi Herman, love the softness, have uploaded a Mod for you with noise removed with Imagenomic Software, hope you approve.


richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
3 Sep 2013 12:19PM
Nice sheen to the freshly exposed petals Herman!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
3 Sep 2013 12:38PM
And what a glorious show of color! The little visitor adds a nice touch, too.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 Sep 2013 1:21PM
I love these poppies, I am pulling dried stems and scattering seeds from the pods--- also looking forward to spring (Next May)
3 Sep 2013 2:29PM
Stunning capture, Herman!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
3 Sep 2013 3:01PM
A well detailed and coloured close up Herman.
A splendid shot.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 3:17PM
A nice poppy pic, well capturedGrin
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 4:51PM
An excellent macro image - I love Poppies they are so photogenic xx
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 5:09PM
A colour floral capture, however one which is very pixellated or graining Herman.

A little touch of post processing will soon solve that, Trevor's upload shows the difference quite superbly.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
3 Sep 2013 5:10PM
How nice that spring is around the corner for you.
A great image,lovely colour and detailSmile
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 5:21PM
A splendid colourful shot
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 6:08PM
Lucky you, going into springGrin..... I have seen some leaves just on the turn todayTongueTongue
nicely captured Herman

Love the colour and the little green guy!
Potra 5 Venezuela
3 Sep 2013 9:24PM
Is that a little multi-legged being?? So cute!
Lovely colors Herman, the wrinkles of the petals are good!
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 10:08PM
For me poppies are always a winner.Smile

3 Sep 2013 10:21PM
Splendid capture and presentation Herman.
3 Sep 2013 10:39PM
Beautiful short Herman. Love the green fella. Cathy
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Sep 2013 11:08PM
I am so glad the you did include the little beastie, makes this poppy gigantic in scale.

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