Friday, August 17, 2012

Pleasantly Mistaken


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Gazing in wonder this week at the multitude of photos I've taken of this one flower.....


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Remember this bud from last week which I named Ranunculi? When it opened a few days later it revealed its true identity as an Anemone Poppy!!!!


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Look at that centre, isn't it just stunning!


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Is it any wonder I've been fascinated by its beauty?


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Late each afternoon the flower petals gently close, as if protecting the magnificent centre-piece. The photo above taken around 9am the following morning, the one below less than two hours later.


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Today is the third day since it first opened, it seems to spread wider open each day, maybe the gorgeous pink filament arms are a little longer too (comparing this one to photo #1 at the top), sheltered again each evening  by perfectly pink petals. I am so enjoying this beautiful flower, another first for me. Quite happy to have been mistaken, I wonder if any of my real ranunculi will show themselves and flower?

NOTE: The Anemone Poppy, Anemone Coronaria, is also known as Wind Poppy and belongs to the Ranunulaceae family. It is native to the Mediterranean area.

PHOTOGRAPHY NOTE: Each macro here taken using my fixed-lens Lumix superzoom with a Raynox macro conversion lens attached.


Sharing at Flower Art Friday, Shoot. Edit. Submit - first photo (chosen as Weekly Winner), Sneak Peek Friday, Weekly Top Shot, Your Sunday Best,
I Heart Macro.

68 comments:

Cinzia said...

Hello Karen, your photos are magic!
Cinzia

Catherine said...

Such a stunning collection of photos. The centre of the flower is just beautiful.

✿ chica said...

Que maravilhosas.Uma mais linda que a outra e parecem mandalas!!!beijos,chica e ótimo fim de semana!

Rosemary said...

It is a beauty, such wonderful colours, and very easily mistaken for a Ranunculi whilst in bud form.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! :)

rainfield61 said...

When the flower was first designed, what was in HIS mind?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I KNEW those macros were from the Raynox. I wish mine would fit on my new wide angle lens. Oh well! These are beautiful shots of this magnificent flower. Well done!

'Tsuki said...

Lovely macro. I specially enjoy the composition on the first and the last one.

tinajo said...

Stunning indeed! :-)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These really are phenomenal!!!!!! The colors - the detail- all AMAZING

Filip and Kristel said...

The pictures of the flower with the blue and white elements are fantastic.

Greetings,
Filip

Sarah said...

Such wonderful spring pictures!!! I love Anemones, but i dident know, that the inside of them are so stunning!! Thank for showing!!! I love your Makropics!! Love Sarah

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

oh wow~amazing and surprising... oh my but your pics are so cool, too...I would love to grow one of these for sure. Stunningly BEAUTIFUL!

cris photos said...

Realmente as tuas flores são de grande beleza, teu jardim é encantado.

Beijos

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite captures, Karen, and you do have some gorgeous flowers! I love the color! Looks as though you will have a truly beautiful and colorful spring! Have a great weekend!

marijke said...

Fantastic photo's Karen. A beautiful flower and great photographie. I am amazed to see there are flowers in your country the year around. Lucky girl you are.
Have a great weekend

akwamaryna said...

I really like these fotos, they are wonderful.
Greetings

LisaS said...

Hard to believe there is so much beauty in one flower! I love checking in on your blog, such beautiful photos...a very sweet retreat from all our day to day commotion.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What amazing colours!

Ida said...

Stunning. Wow your series on this gorgeous flower is just fabulous.

André Almeida said...

Stunning photos, i love it :)

Kim Stevens said...

Well, not to repeat everyone else, okay I am....just simply stunning, the flower and your photos. You have certainly rocked your camera with this poppy!! WoW

Judy Royal Glenn said...

My favorite one is the first:) Love the colors. ~ Judy

Barb said...

Your Raynox photos are a wonder! The Anemone is so delicate and such a vivid pink. The blue and white filaments are a perfect contrast!

Giga said...

Kwiat jest piękny, to prawda, ale Twoje zdjęcia są wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
A flower is beautiful, it's true, but your pictures are wonderful. Yours.

Linda Makiej said...

beautiful color and subject here! :)

Joy said...

stunning pictures, so much detail that we miss, thank you for sharing the beauty you find! It brings beauty to my world too, thank you!

hawknitr13 said...

that beautiful center looks like it is being presented on a pink platter!! lovely pics!!
^)^ linda

Leah said...

Amazing pictures. It is staggering how much depth and layers there are in each flower...and so many types of flowers. Your photography is stunning. But I am more in awe that you have eight children.
Cheers,
Leah

Cherie said...

Oh how I love seeing your photos each week! You must be in the spring season down under. This is a true beauty. Absolutely love the details of this flower. I'll have to see if I can get it to grow in the states. Beautiful photos!

Lisa said...

just gorgeous! that center is amazing! What a lovely surprise. :-)

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Hello,
It's been a while since I've been by and left a comment. This series of photos are stunning. I love, love, love them. Lol. All of your posts are beautiful but I especially love this one.

forgetmenot said...

Amazing macro shots--I do believe your blog is my favorite place to visit. Stunning photos and great music--what more could one ask for. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

Linda R said...

These photos are heavenly.. I just love all the wonderful texture flowers have. You captured them perfectly..

Hugs~

Dominique said...

Nice series.

geanina said...

amazing colours! beautiful images!!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous images!! I thought the bud looked smilar to a poppy. The inside is so beautiful.
Sorry I haven't been so great in visiting your blog (or any others)... I'm still quite unwell.

anastasia said...

gorgeous pink, indeed!
thanks for sharing!

Isabelle said...

Magical momentswith this beautiful flower mandala.
Have a good weekend!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Finally got my computer back after a week gone and I see I have missed some post.
These are outstanding and taken as only you can capture them. The center of that flower is breath taking.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Stunning shots of this gorgeous flower!

Auksė said...

Your photos are a true work of art. It's so wonderful !
Have a nice weekend !

Aukse

Andrea Dawn said...

I can see why you have been captivated by this flower . . . absolutely stunning images.

Karin M. said...

Wow .....wow.....
stunningly beautiful shots, great photo work...
super light and great quality ...
Love greetings, Karin

Butterbean Row said...

Gorgeous macros of a beautiful flower!

♥charlotte

Pat said...

These photos are beautiful!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Beautiful! (A Creative Harbor)

Karen said...

Gorgeous! It's amazing how one flower can provide so much inspiration! My favorite is #11. Such detail!

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Gorgeous anemone, my favorite flowers.

Nancy Claeys said...

How interesting to see this flower from so many different angles and views. Beautiful color and detail.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos!

Angela Acosta said...

The colors are amazing. Great captures.

Shel said...

You always have such amazing photographs and to me, these are some of the best - I'm sitting here in awe! Gorgeous!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Karen, these are amazing macros.
Each on is so beautifully composed, and the colors are amazing.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... that is amazing and gorgeous. Love the pink and the purples together like that. Only HE, only HE... could create such a masterpiece!! :)

Shirley said...

I could not stop looking at these beautiful photo's. Such beauty!

Kim said...

You really do rock that combination of that camera and your attachment. This flower is beautiful. So simple and intricate. Perfect captures. Seriously, perfect!

Lori@lorikart said...

Lovely shots. I especially like the macro ones. Beautiful detail and colour. You might like to share your work on Mandarin Orange Monday too:)

Jama said...

Gorgeous colour and macro!

Creative Atelier said...

#4 & #6 are my absolute favorites, but all of them are just gorgeous:)

Emily Spark said...

Those are such stunning and brilliant colors! I can see the fascination!

Rosemary said...

This flower is well-deserving of all your photos! The closer you get to it the more magical it becomes. Thanks for all the info about how you achieved the macros :)

Pam said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love these shots...the colors are so beautiful.

flowersandhome said...

I absolutely LOVE Anemones! I have to grow them in pots though. With the strange weather we had, they start to come out again now, weird.... Wonder if I'll have Anemone Poppies in autumn now, that would be sooooooooo very nice.
Bye,
Marian

Marie said...

This poppy is amazingly beautiful and you have truly done it justice! Truly as a bud it looked so similar to a rinuncula! (OK, I am needing a dictionary! :-) ) Anyway, the shots are just perfect and so is this beautiful flower!

Madge Bloom said...

Amazing colors and details! Thank you for sharing on WTS#44!

prideinphotos.com said...

Congrats on being featured on Shoot.Edit.Submit!!!
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Julie Hargreaves said...

Beautiful photos

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