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touch of flash late morning natural light

Those photos were taken on a rare sunny week-end in late September. The colchicum are growing under a magnolia and their heads are pointing towards the sun.

“Colchicum is a genus of flowering plants containing around sixty species of perennial plants which grow from corms. It is a member of family Colchicaceae, and is native to West Asia and part of the Mediterranean coast.
Colchicum autumnale, commonly called "autumn crocus" or "naked ladies", is the best known species. It produces purple, pink or white flowers resembling those of the crocus which appear from September to October in its native latitudes. It forms a rosette of dark green leaves, but only after flowering.

Its leaves, corm and seeds are poisonous, containing the alkaloid colchicine. Its roots and seeds have long been considered to have valuable medicinal properties deriving from the use of small doses of this drug, such as to treat gout.” (Wikipedia)

Hoping you like these 4 shots. Comments. Critique …etc… always welcome.

Have a nice day,

Tags: Flower Garden Gloucestershire Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Colchicum

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9 Oct 2008 9:21AM
These are beautifully lit. Lovely set of images.

Ali Smile

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
9 Oct 2008 9:35AM
Beautiful images, Jean-Noel. Carol
DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
9 Oct 2008 9:41AM
Lovely set of flower pics. Andy
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
9 Oct 2008 9:47AM
Nice use of the light.
cjl47 9 4 3 England
9 Oct 2008 10:08AM
A lovely set of shots of a beautiful bloom.
Dugud 9 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 10:34AM
Great set of images.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 10:39AM
Lovely set of shots

mrsvee 9 1 England
9 Oct 2008 10:41AM
Super set of images.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
9 Oct 2008 10:45AM
Beautiful images making the most of the light.
Ray42 9 3 England
9 Oct 2008 11:49AM
4 great shots - love the use of the light - good detail and colours
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
9 Oct 2008 12:30PM
What a welcome sight in the waning summer.
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 1:01PM
What a nice shot... Great colours it nice to see all the detail.
Well done...
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Oct 2008 1:02PM
Beautiful shots
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
9 Oct 2008 1:15PM
Lovely presentations

Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 3:16PM
Beautiful flowers, well captured. All good, but I think you chose the right one as version 1.

Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
9 Oct 2008 3:40PM
Four lovely images, wonderful light and color.
RuthyJ 11 England
9 Oct 2008 3:54PM
Stunning set of shots.
9 Oct 2008 3:56PM
Love the light and colours in V3. Wonderful collection of images.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Oct 2008 6:10PM
Beautifully photographed-- They do brighten up the fall -- Thanks for the views-- ( Like the nibbles)

RTDS 9 Cyprus
9 Oct 2008 7:46PM
Great set of shots.
Very nice details and colours.
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 7:51PM
A lovely set of flowers. Beautiful light
9 Oct 2008 8:08PM
4 Lovely shots, love no 1.

Many thanks. JNC

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