Poppy

Last year, we (which is to say Madame) sowed a selection of wild flowers in a couple of raised beds in our garden. This year we have a colourful swathe of bright orange poppies, which have obviously self-seeded.

Monochrome, however, helps to bring out the detail of the heart of the flower.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flower

Macro Moments: Week 22 – Poppy

I didn’t even notice the wasp until I’d downloaded this close-up image of a poppy onto my desk-top:

poppy

Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 48mm. 1/125 at f8, ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Week 22

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Pink

I wish I could have come up with something a bit more original than a flower for week 8 of the 52 Weeks Photo Challenge being run by The Girl That Dreams Awake. However, the truth of the matter is that pink isn’t really my colour.

However, that’s not to say this wasn’t a very nice pink poppy (complete with wasp) growing in Monet’s Garden at Giverny.

pink

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Pink

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

The heart of a poppy in Monet’s Garden at Giverney. I hadn’t spotted the flying creatures until I zoomed in on the image

Close Up

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up