Saturday, 4 June 2011

Poppies .......

I'm posting for Macro Sunday - so if you like closeup pictures (not necessarily flowers) click on the 'I heart Macro' button on the right to see what other people have been up to.
This is an oriental poppy 'Patti's Plum' in its prime, and I was quite sad to see it going over, except when looking further it was still sooooooo beautiful, even though it was going to seed.
Just look at those colours and shapes ...........
and that sugar coated top.  I hadn't realised, to be honest, that it was pink!!!   I hadn't looked really close - all poppies have black middles don't they?!
This is the centre of an opium poppy, just opened this morning .......
 what about that lemon sorbet top ..............
Another oriental poppy, just about to open all that beautiful silk.  What about that hairy outer casing then?
Yep - I really do love upclose pix!
Till next time ....

16 comments:

Suztats said...

Nice pics, Val! I love to see all the detail, and that sugary coating....okay off to get something sweet.....LOL

Heather said...

Your poppies are gorgeous Val and so worthy of closeup pictures.

Doreen G said...

Fabulous photos Val.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Poppies are my absolute favourite garden flower. I never thought of taking really closeup pictures and will have to give it a try when ours come into bloom. Gorgeous photos Val!

Jenni said...

I love all your pics today, Val. Stamens are fantastic, aren't they?! Such variety. Love the orange poppy and 'hair'. It looks like material or paper.
Jenni

Nadege, said...

Great details, amazing what you can see when you get in close. Brilliant colours.

Linda said...

These photos are absolutely fantastic Val! Such wonderful colours and textures......I especially like the second one (made me think of a doll wearing a cloak). x

My Life Under the Bus said...

GORGEOUS!!!! It is amazing how much flowers look so alien close up. Stunning shots!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

STUNNING! I love the poppy that is opening with the outer casing of fuzzies :) Thanks for sharing those wonderful images!!!!

Laura Twiford said...

Isn't it amazing what you see through the macro lens that might otherwise go unappreciated? I love each of these shots, the colors, the lines, textures, works of art, each one!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Beautiful, beautiful poppies! I would love to visit your garden, the pictures are amazing! Have a great day!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Oh my word, Val. These are ALL beautiful. You're descriptions are perfect.

Stampmouse said...

oh so pretty I love poppies

Stephanie Gentry said...

Oh, the lovely colors!
And, Patti's Plum - that sugar sprinkled pink against that green of the seed pod - divine!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful photos. You must have one heck of a macro lens!! and a good eye!!!

maggi said...

They are my favourite flowers and such stunning photos. The last one is amazing.