Saturday, August 27, 2011

Marvellous Day








Straight out of the camera (SOOC) - no editing or cropping













Yesterday was one of those days I was extremely grateful to be home most the day. By 8am this brilliant orange poppy had popped its cap off and quickly unfolded its crumpled, pristine petals for the world to see. Many times I wandered down to capture it's transient glory with my camera and to just admire the vivid pop of colour amongst the mostly green surrounds.

Today its full head is bowed over, touching the ground, drenched in this morning's raindrops.
Here are some of yesterday's treasures for you to enjoy too.

72 comments:

Holly @ Your Gardening Friend said...

AMAZING photos - both the flower and your photography.

What a truly beautiful specimen this is, and a witness of our Creator.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Your a Blessing Karen .
Thank you. xoxo
and
Breathtaking images.

Have a blessed day tomorrow.

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

Grossartige fotos sind Dir gelungen. Gratuliere!

Herzlichst und liebe Grüsse

Hans-Peter

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

Wonderful!!!
I like the last one best where the sun shines and makes shadows when the flower is seen from behind, very creative

Jama said...

Stunning flowers!

Steve said...

This is incredible, nicely done!!!

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

All images are so beautiful, but I love the last one best!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful fire-orange poppy. Beautiful colors. Amazing are the first, the fourth and the last photo. Gorgeous !

Have a nice weekend !

s.c said...

You really dig yourself in a subject with astonishing results. Beautiful

Cecilia Artista said...

Wow - awesome photos of the wonderful poppy!

Nadege, said...

This is a beautiful flower. I love your first shot with the lighting lovingly highlighting the petals and bright yellow stamens.

Maia said...

Oh, what a beauty!
I mean not just the flowers but these photos here are professional quality.

Breathtaking images,congratulations!

'Tsuki said...

The last picture is simply perfect. I love it !

Bren said...

Brilliant shots! The blackened background makes for one stunning shot!

Roan said...

Love the dark background, but the brilliant orange against the sunshine and sky is my favorite.

Desirae R said...

Beautiful! I love how the light fills the flower!

Pam said...

Gorgeous color! Stunning flower.

Ewa said...

Beautiful set of popy photos! I can't decide which one is my favourite :)

Gretchen said...

Oh WOW... everything about that flower is gorgeous! Wonderful captures!! =)

Linda Makiej said...

Stunning color and light!

Karin M. said...

Wonderful pictures with stunning color .. The last photo is my favorit, beautiful light ..
LG: Karin

Cheryl said...

I grinned from ear to ear as I looked at each new capture. Simply delightful.

My garden haven said...

Wonderful photography.
Rosie

Modern Mom said...

Fabulous shots!

My entry.

missing moments said...

These photos are just so gorgeous! The dark background just adds to its beauty!

Amish Stories said...

I love those images.....Just saying hello and hoping that everyone is safe during hurricane Irene's journey through the northeast. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa.

Kim, USA said...

Splendid!!
My Peaches

Leanne said...

These are stunning! I love the last one with the sun shining through.

Marianne said...

Deine Blüten sind alle so wunderschn und faszinierend.
Hab einen schönen Sonntag und liebe Grüße

Marianne ♥

Pradeepa said...

These are just GORGEOUS. The orange stands out so beautifully against the black backdrop.

Connie Smiley said...

Just gorgeous!

Teresa said...

Breathtaking series!

christinemyoung said...

Wow such great light ~ beautiful :)

Dee said...

really awesome shots!

Kalyan said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely flowers!

hello gorgeous said...

they are all gorgoeus shots, but my fav....has to be the last shot - awesome!

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Henrietta said...

Gosh these are gorgeous. You have captured the light so beautifully on these.

renee said...

Karen, that last photo just shouts gloriousness - the angle and the way you captured the light. Thank you also for sending the photo blog link.

kimmykats said...

brought a smile to my face---beauty

T... said...

stunning, just stunning....

Pat said...

Fantastic photos! The light is amazing on that lovely poppy!

Marianna said...

beautiful! and so magical!

Robert Kruh said...

Just wonderful capture! Well done !

Ruth said...

Wonderful set, really great! So crisp, beautiful colours and great composition...

Tracey N. said...

WOW WOW WOW thats all I can say. Amazing. Love your shot of "The underside"

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Thanks so much for sharing at YSB this week. Lovely poppy photos. :)

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing your great photos of the poppy.

Sara said...

Wow, I love these, gorgeous!! Love the intense colour against the black background, but my favourite is the last one, just amazing with the perspective, sun flare and shadows! Wow!

One said...

Superbly gorgeous! Such details on such a simple subject.

hannah said...

Glows against the black.

Liz said...

What an absolutely brilliant set of photos!!! Just gorgeous! :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Absolutely stunning - fantastic shots all :)

em said...

As always...beautiful shots! love the last one!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful shots! I especially love the 2nd one; it appears as though there is frosting in the center!

gina said...

Fabulous capture....the light is fantastic!

lisa said...

This series of photographs is gorgeous! I especially love the last one set against that gorgeous blue sky.

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a fantastic day!

lisa.

Ms. Becky said...

how could one not feel happy, just looking at these? orange is my favorite color and these photos are delicious. happy day to you.

Ray said...

Gorgeous shots! I love the first one!

Rosie said...

Wow, these are so fantastic!

Anki said...

I think these are the most beautiful photos i've seen to day.

Barb said...

These poppy photos are stunning - especially the last one - wow!

nattsyrransphoto said...

Gorgeous shots. I hope you put them on the wall. Fantastisc!!! Thanks for sharing=)

Nayana said...

Images are stunning and I love poppy flowers.

Deanna said...

Absolutely stunning photos!!

Cedar said...

Gorgeous shots! Such a spectacular color!

Heidi said...

So, so pretty.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are stunning...WOW.

Susan said...

Oh my...what can I say, STUNNING??

Loved each one. Last one was my favorite.

Love your work♥

Nics Cahill said...

Brilliant love how you have worked with these. Happy Tuesday, Nics

Liz said...

these are great.

Gems said...

I have never seen a poppy captured this way and it is remarkable. I love the contrast with the black background but the joy of the sun and blue sky made me feel all warm and happy...the poppy itself seemed to have life flowing through it....beautiful!

Gems x

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Left me speachless, Shaking my head on now beautifully you captured this flower.

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