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Meconopsis or Himalayan Blue Poppy photographed at Drumlanrig Castle Gardens last June: unfortunately I have nipped the righthandmost petal.

My thanks to all who commented on Pollok House.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:65mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-0.67
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Meconopsis"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:17 Jan 2013 - 12:04 AM
Tags:Drumlanrig Castle., Flowers & plants, Himalayan blue poppy, Meconopsis
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:175
Unique Views:76

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Jan 2013 - 12:09 AM

Beautiful composition Ronnie, excellent colour and detail,
Fred.

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achieverswales
17 Jan 2013 - 12:12 AM

Stunning clarity and great DOF Ronnie.

Regards

Trev.

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debu
debu  5 India
17 Jan 2013 - 12:21 AM

Lovely detailed image.
debu

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 12:26 AM

One of the most heavenly blues -- I love this ppoppy and this image of!

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annettep38
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17 Jan 2013 - 12:55 AM

Certainly the prima donna of poppies!
Wonderful delicate textures and subtle blues.

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JimV
JimV  9 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 3:29 AM

Have never before seen a blue poppy, indeed, didn't know there was such a thing! This a beautiful specimen, very well taken, we'll forgive you the wee indiscretion! Wink

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
17 Jan 2013 - 4:11 AM

What a stunning image you have here Ronnie !! Please send me some seeds Smile I have never seen these beauties !!

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CarolG
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17 Jan 2013 - 5:53 AM

My favourite poppy, Ronnie, a gorgeous powder blue, and captured to perfection. Carol

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SUE118
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17 Jan 2013 - 7:21 AM

Lovely capture Ronnie.

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netta1234
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17 Jan 2013 - 7:22 AM

Never seen a blue poppy ,I love it and that little bud that's started to open-lovely dark blueSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:34 AM

love the colour ronnie brilliant detail and light a real treat on this grey and cold day a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Lillian
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17 Jan 2013 - 7:39 AM

Nipped Ronnie? no that was a closer crop on purposeWink
a wonderful image that has everything you want in a image
right down to the drooping bud
Lillian

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fentiger
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17 Jan 2013 - 8:14 AM

Brightens up a cold foggy frosty day.

Albert

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rontear
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17 Jan 2013 - 8:32 AM

Blue for the cold Ronnie !!!
Ron.

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pluckyfilly
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17 Jan 2013 - 8:34 AM

Love this Ronnie and the colour is superb

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mashwood10
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17 Jan 2013 - 9:05 AM

Doesn't spoil ( the nipping ) the effect Ronnie. One of my favourite flowers ! Beautiful.GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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geffers7
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17 Jan 2013 - 9:20 AM

Good composition and colour Ronnie.
Geoff

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DicksPics
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17 Jan 2013 - 9:24 AM

What a beautiful flower, Ronnie!
A sign of things to come??!!

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17 Jan 2013 - 10:13 AM

Simply beautiful, a very well captured and processed image of this most beautiful flower Ronnie. The soft blue hues adding to their charm ten fold. As for the clipped petal, "What the heck?" Life is too short to worry over such trivialities...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

As you'll be well aware, a flower which is so close to my heart! Roll on the time when they are in flower again in my garden! Beautifull captured. The colours, details and textures are spot-on!

Ann

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Irishkate
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17 Jan 2013 - 11:16 AM

Excellent image of these delicate beauties.
Such a wonderful blue - they are a sight to behold.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
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17 Jan 2013 - 12:35 PM

A lovely delicate image Ronnie, they are such a wonderful blue!
Carole

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rayme330
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17 Jan 2013 - 1:47 PM

So sharp Ronnie it looks 3D and with a beautiful colour too.

Ray

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17 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

Lovely use of light
mike

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
17 Jan 2013 - 2:40 PM

Fantastic shot Ronnie, very clear detail love these but not succeeded in growing them, love the colours, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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17 Jan 2013 - 3:32 PM

Wonderful colour, and the separation from the background makes it stand out from the screen. I would probably have just clone out a bit of the end of the petal !!

Dave

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TrevBatWCC
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17 Jan 2013 - 3:41 PM

Very beautiful, Ronnie, excellently captured as we've come to expect from you Smile As regards the bit on the right hand edge, I probably would have done as Dave (WhiteRose1) suggests and cloned out the end of the petal! But it is nit-picking, and it's a stunner just as it is Wink
Trev Smile

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17 Jan 2013 - 3:42 PM

A gorgeous blue Ronnie.
Excellent shot.
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JuBarney
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17 Jan 2013 - 3:44 PM

My favourite flower & lovely capture
Ju

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Niknut
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17 Jan 2013 - 4:27 PM

Beautiful shot !!!....lovely detail, & gorgeous shade of blue !!!!

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17 Jan 2013 - 4:39 PM

Excellent detail and colour Ronnie.
Joan.

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lifesnapper
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17 Jan 2013 - 5:16 PM

Fab' shot Ronnie, I really like this.

John Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

What colou,r what a good capture, so well done the blue and the detail is outstanding Ronnie, very nice indeed.

John

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17 Jan 2013 - 7:12 PM

Beautiful colurs Ronnie
David

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17 Jan 2013 - 7:17 PM

Reminds me of the lovely spring and summer we are all going to enjoy in 2013..................Am I just a dreamer.................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Cliff1944
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17 Jan 2013 - 7:25 PM

The main flower is beautifully captured and in the same frame you have included examples of it in its various stages of development. It all stands out well against the natural defocused background.
Cliff

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17 Jan 2013 - 8:41 PM

One of my favourite flowers Smile

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18 Jan 2013 - 12:03 AM


Quote: I would probably have just clone out a bit of the end of the petal

Problem solved, and a beautiful image made perfect.

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digital_boi
18 Jan 2013 - 1:08 PM

fine capture Ronnie great detail and dof

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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samarmishra
19 Jan 2013 - 2:05 AM

Hi Ronnie this is an wonderful image of a beautiful blue flower.. Well composed and captured..

Samar..

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19 Jan 2013 - 10:17 PM

Such a beautiful shade of blue Ronnie, I don't think i've ever seen this blue variety of poppy before

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fificat100
20 Jan 2013 - 4:01 AM

Excellent. Beautiful colour and detail in this gorgeous blue poppy.

Lavina

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