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By RonnieAG
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.


Tags: Flowers and plants Meconopsis Himalayan blue poppy Drumlanrig Castle

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17 Jan 2013 12:09AM
Beautiful composition Ronnie, excellent colour and detail,

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
17 Jan 2013 12:12AM
Stunning clarity and great DOF Ronnie.


debu 6 India
17 Jan 2013 12:21AM
Lovely detailed image.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
17 Jan 2013 12:26AM
One of the most heavenly blues -- I love this ppoppy and this image of!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Jan 2013 12:55AM
Certainly the prima donna of poppies!
Wonderful delicate textures and subtle blues.
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
17 Jan 2013 3:29AM
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
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Jan 2013 4:11AM
What a stunning image you have here Ronnie !! Please send me some seeds Smile I have never seen these beauties !!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
17 Jan 2013 5:53AM
My favourite poppy, Ronnie, a gorgeous powder blue, and captured to perfection. Carol
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:21AM
Lovely capture Ronnie.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
17 Jan 2013 7:22AM
Never seen a blue poppy ,I love it and that little bud that's started to open-lovely dark blueSmileSmile
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:34AM
love the colour ronnie brilliant detail and light a real treat on this grey and cold day a cracker nice one Wink
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:39AM
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
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
17 Jan 2013 8:14AM
Brightens up a cold foggy frosty day.

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
17 Jan 2013 8:32AM
Blue for the cold Ronnie !!!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:34AM
Love this Ronnie and the colour is superb
Doesn't spoil ( the nipping ) the effect Ronnie. One of my favourite flowers ! Beautiful.GrinGrinGrin

geffers7 Plus
6 45 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:20AM
Good composition and colour Ronnie.
17 Jan 2013 9:24AM
What a beautiful flower, Ronnie!
A sign of things to come??!!

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:13AM
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
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 11:14AM
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!

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 11:16AM
Excellent image of these delicate beauties.
Such a wonderful blue - they are a sight to behold.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 12:35PM
A lovely delicate image Ronnie, they are such a wonderful blue!
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:47PM
So sharp Ronnie it looks 3D and with a beautiful colour too.

17 Jan 2013 1:49PM
Lovely use of light
Tibetan 4 3 England
17 Jan 2013 2:40PM
Fantastic shot Ronnie, very clear detail love these but not succeeded in growing them, love the colours, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
17 Jan 2013 3:32PM
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 !!

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Jan 2013 3:41PM
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
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 3:42PM
A gorgeous blue Ronnie.
Excellent shot.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 3:44PM
My favourite flower & lovely capture
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 4:27PM
Beautiful shot !!!....lovely detail, & gorgeous shade of blue !!!!
7 10 10 England
17 Jan 2013 4:39PM
Excellent detail and colour Ronnie.
17 Jan 2013 5:16PM
Fab' shot Ronnie, I really like this.

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

johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:12PM
Beautiful colurs Ronnie
17 Jan 2013 7:17PM
Reminds me of the lovely spring and summer we are all going to enjoy in 2013..................Am I just a dreamer.................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Jan 2013 7:25PM
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.
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 8:41PM
One of my favourite flowers Smile

Sue Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 12:03AM

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

Problem solved, and a beautiful image made perfect.
18 Jan 2013 1:08PM
fine capture Ronnie great detail and dof

19 Jan 2013 2:05AM
Hi Ronnie this is an wonderful image of a beautiful blue flower.. Well composed and captured..

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Jan 2013 10:17PM
Such a beautiful shade of blue Ronnie, I don't think i've ever seen this blue variety of poppy before
20 Jan 2013 4:01AM
Excellent. Beautiful colour and detail in this gorgeous blue poppy.


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