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Scottish Bluebells

By EAS
Officially, according to wild flower books, in Scotland the wild flower known as a Harebell is the Scottish Bluebell . What is generally referred to as a Bluebell south of the Border is the Wild Hyacinth. Now, isn't that confusing?
Have to say, don't know any Scot who doesn't call these Harebells and those of the woods, Bluebells.

Harebells have lovely, delicate, thimble-like flowers scattered down wirey stems and are as beloved by bees as are the other Bluebells.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

Voters: goso, Jekaro, CarolG and 49 more

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Comments


goso 10 2 1 Australia
18 Jun 2009 6:40AM
Two lovely presentations Ann......Bill

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18 Jun 2009 6:41AM
Superb image, love the reflections. V2 for me.
Roy
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
18 Jun 2009 6:46AM
My mother's favourite flower, beautifully captured and presented. Carol
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 6:55AM
two super images love the droplets wonderful colours and detail
Alexa
martinjp 7 2 3 Wales
18 Jun 2009 6:59AM
lovely write up Ann! I love how this series of reflective images is shaping, how do you do it? They are stunning...

Martin.
MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 7:05AM
I like the way you have set up the reflection its almost like they are floating on water and the flower colour is so pretty
Mary
18 Jun 2009 7:18AM
A realy nice shot.
Scott
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 7:18AM
they are lovely on the reflective surface

nice images

Linda
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 7:40AM
two brilliant images super detail v2 for me
andy
18 Jun 2009 7:44AM
Nice pair. V2 for me,
Alan
18 Jun 2009 8:04AM
Fantastic images.
Dave
Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
18 Jun 2009 8:17AM
another lovely image...what do you sit your flowers on?
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 8:25AM
I love both of these but especially version 2..very simple and so much detail.
Di
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
18 Jun 2009 8:34AM
v1 for me.lesley
Craig99999 7 19 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 9:41AM
Definatly V1. Love the colour and reflection.

Craig.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 9:53AM
Two fantastic images, wonderful colours and detail, and superb reflections, V1 definately for me.

Hugh
18 Jun 2009 9:56AM
Dare I say I think this is your best so far
Keep them coming please
Barbs
Neeka 7 16 Wales
18 Jun 2009 10:18AM
E X Q U I S I T E !!!
~Necia~
18 Jun 2009 10:53AM
Beautiful captures. Lovely detail and great colour. Looks very similar to Campanula (Bell Flower).
Steve.
DeSilver Plus
9 13 11 England
18 Jun 2009 11:03AM
Its V2 for me this time. Lovely blue.


david.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
18 Jun 2009 11:29AM
Steve,

Yes, the Harebell belongs to the same family. Its fancy name is Campanula rotundifolia.

Ann
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
18 Jun 2009 11:53AM
very arty
Dennis
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
18 Jun 2009 2:24PM
Was just in my garden-- we have some hare belles called Merry Bells-- they are like yours only a pink maroon color-- I should have a bloom whenever the sun visits us again!


Very pretty--- these blue ones

Jennnnnnnn
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
18 Jun 2009 2:50PM
Perfection.

Rock
Rachel99 7 1 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 4:13PM
Beautiful.Wonderful reflections, love the droplets
18 Jun 2009 4:15PM
Two lovely shots. V2 for me....Sandy
18 Jun 2009 6:01PM
Look like harebells to me, and very nice ones at that. Sylvia
madbob 10 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 8:00PM
n2 for me good effects
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
18 Jun 2009 8:32PM
Breathtaking presentation. I just love that color and it shows so beautifully against the background. Patti
18 Jun 2009 8:39PM
Beautiful close-ups.
Jan
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
18 Jun 2009 9:31PM
These are really beautiful images, I love the subtle hint of reflection, very eye-catching.
Thank you for your lovely comment today after having my image pretty well ripped to shreds...ho hum....
Jann
xxx
hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 10:50PM
Two superb shots V2 for me
Harry
cjl47 8 4 3 England
19 Jun 2009 8:18AM
Good capture.
chris
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
19 Jun 2009 2:47PM
Beautiful presentation,nice reflections, colours,nice varied Pf as well.

Aidan,,
Rach1970 8 14 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 9:20PM
Beautiful image.
Rachel
19 Jun 2009 11:07PM
Beautiful. Gary

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