Friday, September 9, 2011

First Light













This gorgeous poppy bloom first saw the light of day yesterday. The photos above were taken at 7:30 as the sunlight was just beginning to beam it's soft rays onto the brand new petals.







An hour later the fresh flower warms in the gentle morning light.




Another hour sees it's beauty spread wide.




Early this morning, our "new" poppy is bowed down trying to shelter from last night's rain, still beautiful in it's own way.

Sharing at Weekend Flowers, Sneak Peek Friday, Macro Friday, Macro Flowers Saturday, I Heart Macro,
Today's Flowers, Sweet Shot Tuesday, LEM: Light/Lighting (chosen as  favourite).



65 comments:

My garden haven said...

Your cameramanship is getting better in each post. Wonderful captures. Well done!
Rosie

Pradeepa said...

Wonderful. I love the last one and the one against the blue sky.

Deanne said...

Gorgeous, love the raindrops!

Nadege, said...

Lovely images. I love the fifth one the best.

jabblog said...

Beautiful shots! I particularly like the one of the poppy against the sky - wonderful:-)

hannah said...

The last shot is lovely: almost as if the flower is bowing down in gratitude for welcome rain. [I'm told you have had year-long periods of dought]

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hannah we live in an area which rarely has severe drought. We have had a rather wet 12 months and flood threats.

Jill said...

Wow! Each one more beautiful than the last. I especially adore the one against the blue sky.

Kala said...

Beautiful images of the poppy in its various stages.

Cecilia Artista said...

Great shots!
I really like poppies! Lovely flowers!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

This leaves looks so silky. Very lovely :) Thanks for sharing with WEF

Bren said...

Just love your Macro work!

Jen said...

Beautiful! My favorites are the ones with the blue sky and the dew drops.

Tricia said...

the petals look a little crinkled in the 1st few shots & i thought it was a paper flower, but it isn't... delightful & love the shot w/ that blue sky background... the water drops are an extra added bonus, too! =)))

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

So beautiful! I love your pink poppies, we have only orange. I love how the petals are like delicate tissue paper. So pretty!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So pretty! I especially love the one with the sky background.

Marianne said...

Mal wieder ganz herrliche Aufnahmen ♥

Jennifer said...

Poppies are so unusually beautiful to me, like they have crafted from fine crinkly paper. Lovely photos!

missing moments said...

I love that shot as it stretches up into the sky .. all just lovely!

Stephanie said...

I can just image how you had to contort yourself to capture such breathtaking images! WOW!

Twiggy said...

That poppy against the blue sky - Wow. Breathtaking.

Joyful said...

Simply stunning! I love them all but I esp. love the poppy standing tall against the blue sky too!

Bonita Rose said...

just great photos.. wow.. I am in studio jru today too! hugs xo happy friday!

Carlettaj@verizon.net said...

Beautiful shots! I too especially like the one standing against the sky with the light filtering through.

ayearinmyshoes said...

Love the shot against the sky!

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful shots, I especially love the one with the sky as the background.

Maia said...

What a beautiful series of bright poppies.
The poppy against the blue sky is a fantastic composition, with all those detailed needles on the stem and the translucent petals. Beautiful.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful shots and gorgeous flower.

Eyeball Flower

Helene said...

Wonderful photos - beautiful poppies! Everytime I see photos of this flower, I'm a little disappointed in myself for not planting them. They are on the top of my list for next year. Lovely!

Cheryl said...

Every angle is beautiful.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!

Cindy said...

More poppies! And I love the rain drops on the last photo...Don't you wonder what was in God's mind when He created the flowers - their parts and colors and variety? They are so amazing - and you bring out their incredible beauty!

Bring Pretty Back said...

These photo's are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
WOW!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Your Gardening Friend said...

Of all these photos, my favorite is the 5th photo. If I could peek inside the screen and look to the left, I think the sun light would warm my face. Very colorful, crisp, and warm.

forgetmenot said...

Wow, what can I say--those shots are just spectacular. Poppys are so lovely, but your photos have made them even more so. Beautiful photography. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Nayana said...

pic with the poppy aiming for sky is gorgeous...

Jama said...

Stunning macro shots!

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous shots! They are all beautiful but I love the one against the blue sky and also the last one with the water droplets.

Birgitta said...

So delicate and beautiful flower shots!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Oh my these are all so very beautiful.
Love this last one.
When you have your camera in your hand I can see your cup is over flowing.
Gorgeous!

Joni Nickrent said...

Gorgeous photos...poppy love here for sure! POP ART MINIS

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful pics! What a delicate flower.

Blue Roses

Seeing Each Day said...

I've complained to you once before about my issue of running out of adjectives to explain your photos. Truly, your capturing of them is simply wonderful - and just to highlight that i can't even begin to pick out a favourite.

T... said...

stunning

Tezzie said...

soooo pretty! Poppies remain one of my fave flowers to photgraph :D I especially love your 'reach for the sky' shot, and the last 'dew' one. Gorgeous!!!

Indrani said...

The capture against the sky is fantastic.

Alison said...

Gorgeous!

jumbledhutch said...

GORGEOUS, what amazing textures! Love the one with the sky!

My Life Under the Bus said...

So delicate it almost looks like paper!

Shel said...

I love these. There are no words for them - they're simply amazing!

There is one that does look like crumpled up paper - and I love the one w/the clouds,...looking up - that one is my favorite - stunning photography!

Marianna said...

beautiful! beautiful! I especially love those water droplets!

ShonEjai said...

I love the photo of the Poppy again the sky. Gorgeous!

deb duty said...

Gorgeous photos! My favorite is the one with the sky for a background.

Tracey N. said...

Oh my goodness, these shots took my breath away! I especially love the one of the poppy silhouetted against the blue sky. STUNNING!!

Laura Twiford said...

Wow! Like everyone else, that shot against the sky is stunning! Definitely frame worthy!

chubskulit said...

Lovely blooms and nicely captured too!

Rose Buds is my share for Today's Flower. Hope you can come and comment.

Annette said...

How incredibly beautiful and breathtaking!

Judy said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!! I can't decide if my favourite shot is that first one, or the one with sky as a background, or the one with the raindrops!! I will have to go, take another look!!

DJ said...

What a lovely set, thanks for sharing. That first after 7:30 with the first rays of sunlight is my favourite.

em said...

These are all quite beautiful...but I love the one with the clouds in the sky...it makes it seem like it's a giant flower :)

Susan said...

What AMAZING shots!!!!!!! Your work is simply stunning...

Susan said...

Gorgeous. I love the colors and detail you were able to capture. The one against the cloud-filled sky is absolutely lovely!

cococita said...

Thanks for sharing!! Poppies are my favourite flowers because of their tenderness, their delicateness, their meaning in our culture, their simplicity and their complexity at the same time, their colour(s) and many many more reasons. Your photographic eye shows their beauty in a very special way. Loved to see these photos and will come back, whenever I need this treat :)

Roan said...

These are all beautiful shots, but the one with the sky as background is simply gorgeous!

A Rosy Note said...

Oh my, these are pretty! I just love poppies :)

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