Newly Unfurled

By CaroleS
One of our Oriental Poppies just opened, you can just about still see the creases. I did not think I would get any images of this poppy in our garden, just managed this one but the next day winds and rain had torn it to piecesSad

I decided not to add a border and leave the poppy to stand alone.

Grateful thanks to recent comments and votes and to Nonur and Moiral who gave their User Award to Jiminy yesterday.


Tags: Poppy General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 7:44AM
WOW I really do like this the detail is out of this world and I thought mine good the other day but yours puts mine to shame - well done indeedSmile

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Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
22 Jun 2012 7:48AM
Fine colours to brighten this very wet day here in the Vale of York.

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 7:51AM
brilliant colours and tones carole belting detail and light had rain all week here Sad a belter nice one Wink
JenniCh 11 32 2 England
22 Jun 2012 7:52AM
Absolutely beautiful shot, Carole, and I would agree you were right to let it 'stand alone' especially with the black background which is perfect, and it just doesn't need anything else.

ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 8:01AM
I do like the rich red with the black...
A very nice macro

martinjp 7 2 3 Wales
22 Jun 2012 8:15AM
That red on black sets the image...stunning...Wink
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
22 Jun 2012 8:18AM
This really zings of the screen, Carole, super colour.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
22 Jun 2012 8:18AM
A real beauty here Carole.

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
22 Jun 2012 8:37AM
Presenting it this way, emerging borderless from the black, is excellent with this poppy: very well done, Carole.
22 Jun 2012 8:38AM
The detail is amazing top shot
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 8:40AM
I love those crinkly petals - you've captured the poppy so well Carole! At the moment the wind is howling around my tiny piece of garden and the poppy petals are flying off in all directions. Sad
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Jun 2012 9:05AM
fantastic red, and you got it well captured!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
22 Jun 2012 9:28AM
Stunning exposure and focus Carole. Super shot with excellent DOF.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 9:33AM
A most beautiful photograph, full of natural colours, great detail, and quality.

Regards Nathan
22 Jun 2012 9:48AM
i agree with you about the border... stands best alone
22 Jun 2012 10:47AM
great work Carole a very fine capture

morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 10:50AM
Stunning shot Carole, fabulous colours and excellent detail.

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 10:50AM
You couldn't have done this better.
Perfect with black background.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
22 Jun 2012 11:28AM
Stunning Carole, no border.


danbrann Plus
12 624 17
22 Jun 2012 11:50AM
Superbly detailed Carole.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 1:48PM
So glad you captured this beauty before the wind and rain.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
22 Jun 2012 1:59PM
WOW! Great contrast and fabulous detail!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 Jun 2012 2:34PM
Never seen so many creases since my frilly shirt I wore at the disco on Saturday,Carole.
No problem with the wind and rain,but as soon as I was on the dance floor and started my John Travolta routine,
the girls were up trying to tear my shirt to pieces.
(And least I think it was my shirt they were trying to tear to pieces !!)
Good shot.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 3:00PM
Fantastic detailed shot Carole.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
22 Jun 2012 3:15PM
Beautiful, Carole, and well deserving of the awards. Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
22 Jun 2012 3:22PM
A super detailed capture, Carole Wink
Trev Smile
Cor 7 Belgium
22 Jun 2012 3:32PM
Jumps out of my screen A top beauty *****
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 4:30PM
It certainly does pop off the monitor.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 4:56PM
Beautiful !!!....looks like it's made of tissue-paper ????
moiral 6 12 Scotland
22 Jun 2012 6:14PM
Great against the black Carole.
I just noticed this morning that a neighbour along the road has a load of these just about to open. Will be ruined in this weather.
22 Jun 2012 7:07PM
Very nice Carole.

John Smile
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
22 Jun 2012 7:22PM
A wonderful shot -- and nicely isolated.
ALSO -- how could I not like a shot taken on my birthday. Smile
7 10 10 England
22 Jun 2012 8:12PM
Looks wonderful against the black Carole.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 9:44PM
So beautifully captured
and agree with the black just left
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
22 Jun 2012 11:36PM
And it stands alone very well Carol.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
23 Jun 2012 6:59AM
Simply beautiful.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Jun 2012 10:38PM
A real eyecatcher Carole, love the vibrant colour and the presentation
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 5:30PM
Absolutely superb poppy image Carole
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
24 Jun 2012 6:11PM
This works SO well without a border. A poppy emerging from the darkness.

So well photographed, Carole, and I love the crinkly paperiness of the petals Smile


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