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Astrantia "Clare"

By oldgreyheron      
Friends, we seem to be in the midst of a hugely busy and complicated time with work, family and friends, so I've had no time for photography and the relaxation of linking with you all here.

I've just popped out into the garden and taken a few close ups - this one of a delicate astrantia appeals to me.

I hope to have some time to catch up a little this evening - I really look forward to that!

Best regards to all, Mike

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Astrantia Clare

Voters: whiteswan01, mrswoolybill, CarolG and 32 more

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whiteswan01 11 13 England
7 Jun 2008 1:39PM
wow what a stunner great colours detail and dof Dawn

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
7 Jun 2008 1:45PM
One of my favourite garden flowers, the astrantia, and the red one, too! A wonderful capture and presentation, thank you. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2145 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 1:46PM
Glad you've managed some time off-duty, this is a glorious result. Beautifully balanced colour combination, beautifully stylised detail.
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
7 Jun 2008 2:07PM
super colour and detail

dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 2:17PM
Beautiful light , colour and delicate detail..this is lovely.
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 2:46PM
Superb colours, the veins stand out so well at the petal tips. It strikes me as rare that we can see so many radial elements.
(But my knowledge of and relationship with the world of flowers are totally hapless, so no doubt I'll be shot down for that comment by the specialists!!!)
7 Jun 2008 3:03PM
Great colour, detail and light.
bobalot 13 10 England
7 Jun 2008 4:02PM
wonderful shot , great detail and colour .

Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
7 Jun 2008 4:32PM
buxton 12 England
7 Jun 2008 5:05PM
Beautiful shot, nice DOF.
7 Jun 2008 6:18PM
I'm getting a 3d effect with this Mike, very well captured, Adrian
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
7 Jun 2008 6:48PM
Wow! this - a very fancy flower, well done!

7 Jun 2008 8:00PM
Mike your so right, life is fast. You still seem to be able to turn out some great shoots. Mark
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
7 Jun 2008 8:01PM
a beautiful bloom with lovely colour and detail
LeighRebecca 12 267 10 England
7 Jun 2008 8:18PM
Beautiful and so sharp.

7 Jun 2008 8:45PM
Great picture, lovely color.
Dotrob 14 Wales
7 Jun 2008 8:56PM
Great cloae-up. super detail and colour.
TonyFrith 13 3 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 9:51PM
lovely flower close up ,good dof
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
8 Jun 2008 5:17AM
Exotic beauty.
KKmoments 13 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 10:43AM
I love these flowers.... the tones in this are lovely and those tiny 'beads' in the centre are like jewels. Karen Smile
Big_Beavis 15 5 2 England
8 Jun 2008 3:11PM
Lovely shot, great lighting.


( I think a circular crop just on the inner edges of the petals would give an almost kaleidoscopic effect).
DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
8 Jun 2008 9:17PM
This is a very lovely flower..not one that I'm familiar with.
Beautiful colour & composition.
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 9:27PM
Wow Mike, this is an absolute cracker!

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