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Himalayan Blue Poppy

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 23 March 2013 in Plant & Nature.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE MANY CONGRATULATORY COMMENTS I RECEIVED ON MY LAST IMAGE. I WAS OVERWHELMED AND DELIGHTED.

I understand that Himalayan Blue Poppies are difficult to grow. The only place I've seen them other than in the Longwood Gardens Conservatory is at at Thuya Garden on Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA.

I used textures by Joel Olives.

NIKON D300 3/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 160 185 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

woooow!
very nice!!!
so so beautiful colors, detail & treatment!
Lovely!

23 Mar 2013 7:55am

@omid: Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Stunningly rich and intense color without loss of reality . . one of your finest in this pin-sharp style, I'd say.

23 Mar 2013 8:25am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb !!

23 Mar 2013 8:44am

@Mhelene: Thank you.

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderfully processed!!
The colors are so intense ...........

23 Mar 2013 9:07am

@Ellebelle: Indeed--probably more intense than the actual flower.

Sylvie capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

Wonderful !

23 Mar 2013 9:50am

@Sylvie capture image: Thank you.

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Magnifique

23 Mar 2013 11:28am

@Patrick M.: Thank you.

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Magnificent!

23 Mar 2013 12:55pm

@Marie-Line: Thank you.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide avec un traitement magnifique. Belle journée. *****

23 Mar 2013 12:58pm

@Tede: Thank you!

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Charming blue poppy! I like the angle too.

23 Mar 2013 4:09pm

Bo Mackison from madison, United States

Colors are truly astonishing. What a wonderful feeling this evokes!

23 Mar 2013 4:55pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

The angle is so well chosen here, Anita. Love the rather unusual posterior view of the blossom!

23 Mar 2013 7:08pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

You continue to amaze with your ablities to capture such minute details. Each tiny hair, each vein and wrinkle - somehow you have even captured the delicacy of the petals which look like the finest crepe paper. Such gorgeous shading on the petals. Love the perspective.

23 Mar 2013 7:31pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Superbement mis en valeur

23 Mar 2013 8:45pm

@Vert Pomme: Thank you.

Rehab Abdallah from Cairo, Egypt

amazing

23 Mar 2013 11:06pm

@Rehab Abdallah: Thank you.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Another gorgeous image ~ very attractive details, colors and textures!

23 Mar 2013 11:38pm

@RBL: Thank you, Ruthie.

marceline from tournai, Belgium

j'aime vraiment bien ta façon de sublimer les fleurs.. un style à toi, bien particulier !

24 Mar 2013 6:49am

@marceline: Thank you. My style comes from loving flowers and trying to bring out the best in them.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

24 Mar 2013 6:50am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you.

L'angevine from Angers, France

super ce rendu avec le calque

24 Mar 2013 8:23am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous image , processed in your specific style !

24 Mar 2013 11:31am

@Mariana Maoduš: Thanks! It seems I'm developing a style without thinking about it. :-)

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

love this one too. the colour is amazing, and the detail

24 Mar 2013 12:11pm

@~~~Ann~~~: I'm glad you like it. Blue flowers are not common. Thanks.

rick from brisbane, Australia

Like a work of art. Another impressive image, Anita.

25 Mar 2013 9:26am

@rick: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

helys from Paris, France

This one is really an artwork
Great angle, DOF, textures, shapes, soft colors
*****

25 Mar 2013 12:36pm

@helys: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for letting me know.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The detail is superb!

25 Mar 2013 5:00pm

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks.

rian from vestavia hills, United States

yep, detail's really nice. i really liked the lighting of it though, nice work!

25 Mar 2013 7:16pm

John from Newcastle, United Kingdom

Gorgeous pictures the colours and textures are amazing

26 Mar 2013 6:06pm

@John: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

bernie kasper from United States

Another stunner !!

26 Mar 2013 7:39pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

27 Mar 2013 1:03pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Nature by Patrick M.

Plantes by Tede

NIKON D300
3/5 seconds
F/16.0
ISO 160
185 mm

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