Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Double Pink


 10 am

Growing in my garden, this double pink Anemone Poppy has been flowering for weeks, a daily delight.


Fully opened at noon

Each day the petals open wide as the sun marches high.


8:30 the following morning

Late afternoon, like dozens of protective arms, the petals arch high and gently close. Overnight dew settles on the outside, away from the delicate centre.


10 am







Somewhat different to the pink and purple Anemone Poppies I have already shared yet equally, if not more, stunning. Double pink, double delight!


Photographic notes: All taken with my Canon 600D + 50mm f/1.4 lens.
All except the the fourth were taken with my Raynox Macro Conversion (DCR-250) lens added to the 50mm lens.
Aperture Priority at f/7.1 for the first four photos, f/20 for the fifth and f/9 for the last.

59 comments:

Tezzie said...

Such a gorgeous shade of pink! Lovely photos <3

Cinzia said...

Ma che spettacolo di fiori avete in Australia???
Bellissimi!
Cinzia

May said...

As we approach autumn, it's a delight to see your posts with spring flowers!!

geanina said...

beautiful macros! :)

Ash said...

Spectacular and stunning photos! Never knew poppy is such a breathtaking flower! Planting of poppies are forbidden in my country. I truly marvel at the exquisite beauty of this flower :) Thanks for sharing!

Juliana said...

Outstanding photographs!
awesome macro + floral wonder

xoxo, Juliana
[pjhappies.blogspot.com]

Rosemary said...

Lovely combination of colours, and beautifully composed images.

Sharon M said...

Beautiful. Thanks for detailing the info on what you used for the shot. I'm always curious, and not to many people think to describe it.

tinajo said...

It looks gorgeous! :-)

woopig said...

Flowers are such magical things. Beautiful photos. Hope you have a happy day today!

Katie

✿ chica said...

LINDAS!!!beijos,um dia assim lindo pra ti!chica

Deanna said...

this are pinkalicious!! Beautiful!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Amazing shots. The bright exposure in the 2nd shot is a standout as is the composition of the last one.

Rosemary said...

I'm loving the fantasy look of this flower. Imagine, in the centre there's a ring of blue fairies, surrounded and protected by dancing pink flames :)

Sylvia K said...

Double pink and double gorgeous! Such glorious flowers and your wonderful captures -- a great way to begin my day, Karen! Hope your week is going well!

Jenni C's said...

your first shot is WOW!!!!and i love the rest too...made me smile...

Liz said...

Gorgeous images of this beautiful poppy! I have never seen this one before.

Talibra said...

Ale piękny, lubię różowy kolor w ogrodzie.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

flowersandhome said...

Gorgeous pictures again! I'm enjoying Autumn Anemones over here ;-)
Marian

Lisa Gordon said...

I have not heard of an Anemone Poppy, and they are just beautiful.

Your macros of them are absolutely fantastic. I love the pink and blue/purple.

So nicely done.

I hope you are having a wonderful day!
xo.

Diana Tavares Fotografia said...

linda selecção de fotos:)

marijke said...

Love to see the opening of the flower. Beautiful captured Karen.
Have a wonderful day.

einfachtilda said...

Wie wunderschön ♥ ♥

LG Mathilda

Marie said...

Just breath-taking!!! These are truly wonderful photographs of a gorgeous flower! I've never seen a pink one before.

Debbie said...

absolutely breathtaking!!

love that shade of pink!!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Absolutely stunning work! Love that pink!

HansHB said...

Beautiful flowers, awesome red colour!

Lisa said...

It's like she's dancing for you. ;)

bettyl said...

Such a stunning color. You shot it wonderfully.

Barb said...

Magical Raynox shots again! This poppy reminds me of a peony.

Linda Makiej said...

what a wonderful wordless wednesday post!!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Wow that is so beautiful!! I love how it looks even closed. Gorgeous color!

Catherine said...

These are stunning. I love how you've captured the flower closed with the dew on the petals, very pretty.

colleen said...

Positively stunning!

Nikki said...

What a beautiful flower. It is so interesting to see how it changes throughout the day. Your photographs are amazing.

ally said...

double pink deliciousness!!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful flowers, wonderful colours. I am greeting

Gabi said...

Fantastyczne zdjęcia !
Pozdrawiam serdecznie...

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a lovely series and such gorgeous colours.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful flower, I had no idea that they closed up every night. Your pictures are extraordinary.

Stiletto said...

Such a gorgeous flower. Its unusual to have purple / blue pollens which are usualy yellow.

TheChieftess said...

Love the first and last shots especially!!!

NC Sue said...

These photos - and that bloom - are outstanding!

Thank you for visiting Wordless Wednesday at http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing what you’ve been shooting! And please visit this week’s Observing Beauty linky, too – it’s up and running!
I hope to see you again soon.
Have a great week,
NCSue

Diana Cooper said...

Your blog is wonderful with many beautiful photos. These are especially breathtaking. I became a follower and look forward to seeing more. Have a great day!

Elisabeth said...

Gorgeous shade of pink...it would certainly make a lovely Template for a blog! (not hinting for mine, but perhaps for your own!)

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're gorgeous and your photos are stunning!

Anna said...

So beautiful Karen and what a stunning color... I love it very much!
Nice weekend and greeting,
Anna

Joy said...

Love the pink flower. You have such amazing patience taking the photos of the flowers at different times. Thanks again for sharing the beauty you find!

Annchen said...

gorgeous pink , beautiful!

Sivinden said...

Amazing colors, light and details, - wonderful pictures!

Luna Miranda said...

delightful pink! the purple heart is a beautiful surprise.:p

Jana said...

the colours in the last two are so intense, simply mind-blowing! love them, bravo!

CraveCute said...

Gorgeous flowers and I love your music!

Zauberpalme said...

Beautyful colors. I love the lightness and the details. Have a good one...

Liz said...

Fantastic macros!

Double Hibiscus

Modern Mom said...

Lovely! The color is so vivid.

Pink and White Lantana

G C said...

Beautiful!

vincibene said...

Gorgeous fantastic pics!

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

Very beautiful, and informative, too! I didn't know they close up. What a lovely series of photos.

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