13 November 2007

Fuchsia magellanica

This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday is the flower of Fuchsia magellanica, a plant that reminds me of holidays in SW Ireland

64 comments:

Colin Campbell said...

We struggle with Fuschias here in Adelaide, with the intense drought and the high temperatures. Lovely plants. Jacarandas are the plant life of choice en ce moment.

etteY said...

beautiful flower! i wish there were more flowers here in my place!

Anonymous said...

Very creative photo! That poor flower looks so tired though! LOL

Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful. The frosts are beginning to get to ours now....

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I couldn't believe how much of this was planted along the roads in Ireland. Thanks for jogging the memories.

Anonymous said...

I really like the geometric pattern of this one.

CK Ng said...

Nice composition. Happy WW! :)

Anonymous said...

Ok so I need to come and drive the roads of Ireland and see this for myself! Happy WT!

Bloggers said...

that is sooooo pretty!

mt ww

eastcoastlife said...

Wow! What a bright pink colour! LOL I agree with tricotine, the flower looks tired.

The Lone Beader® said...

I love the colour:)

Sandee said...

Beautiful and delicate at the same time. Very well done. Have a great WW. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Fuscia is marvelous. Very well done. Seems to be on fire! Happy WW.

Anonymous said...

looks so good against the black background!
happy WW

Anonymous said...

wow, now that is just gorgeous!! Have a great Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful flower! happy WW!

Anonymous said...

Lovely flower, GORGEOUS photo! Happy WW!

Jim said...

That' a very pretty flower.
We didn't see any of those this Spring that I could recognize.
Happy WW!
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tammi said...

Wow. Happy WW/T!

jams o donnell said...
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jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. I must admit that they are coming to the end of their season.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome photo! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Just a beauty, jams! :)

Happy WW!

Cynthia said...

It looks like a Christmas tree ornament...great shot!

Anonymous said...

I do like fuchsias, but I like them even better when they're fatter too! Great colour.

Talk..to..Grams said...

It would be neat to go to Ireland and see this!! Thanks for sharing!

KC said...

beautiful shot
happy ww

RW said...

Awesome flower! It reminds me of a hummingbird flying up or that might be just me having a acid flashback lol! Good WW!

Katya said...

Marvelous shot, Jams! And, lovely subject! I love Fuchsias..they are so beautiful and diverse!

Happy WW!

Rene Perez said...

At first I thought it was a bright squid (I'm talking first glance upon loading). So I'm thinking that this flower has a life of it's own to trick me that way. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen such a lovely plant! How cool is that?!

Siani said...

I remember seeing those fuchsias growing in the hedgerows of Kerry and Cork. Lovely pic. I hope the fuchsia gall mite doesn't get too strong a grip here - it's a nasty little beggar. Happy WW!

Damien Riley said...

That's an amazing picture.

Natalie said...

That's really pretty! I've never seen one before. :) My WW is up!

Lori said...

Wow, what a great picture.

david mcmahon said...

Looks like a painting. Nice work.

Serina Hope said...

Awesome shot!

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Love those deep fuschia colors in amongst the red. I agree with Nap Warden - it does look like a Christmas ornament.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Once again, fantastic shot Jams. Although I did like that Soccer dog intro as well. :)

Unknown said...

that's real purdy.

Lori said...

Wow, thats beautiful. It looks like its glowing. I love the colors. Happy WW.

Anonymous said...

I love fushias too. I noticed some blooming in a yard yesterday that looked just like this one. Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

It's such a lovely flower. Haven't seen one of it. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Such a vivid color! I didn't know that there's a flower named fuschia until today. Thanks for educating me. Happy WW!

maiylah said...

gorgeous shot! interesting flower ... :)
happy WW

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Michelle said...

Gorgeous colors!!!! It reminds of some vintage jewelry I have.

Anonymous said...

So I wonder -- is fuchsia the color named after fuchsia the flower, or is it the other way around?? Happy WW.

jams o donnell said...

THanks for your kind comments. If I havent had the chance to leave a comment on your WW entry I will do so later. Alas work calls!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Simply GORGEOUS!!!

Sreisaat said...

That's a pretty flower and love the bright color!

Anonymous said...

awww what a beauty!

happy ww!

Jos said...

Looks as if that flower is electroluminescent- spectacular!

Anonymous said...

The flower is absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

Gorgweous one. I saw some of these the other day whilst dog walking. Not much longer, though...

ZAM said...

Beautiful. Rich red!

Patois42 said...

I'm so impressed that you can grow these. Beautiful photo of a gorgeous flower.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That looks like some kind of alien creature. I love fuscia plants. I've killed many.

Rambler said...

extremely delicate .. nice.

Anonymous said...

Another lovely shot. Do you change the background to black or do you set up the shot that way? You inspired me with your flower pic, so I posted one too.

Rebecca said...

I don't know what it is, but it's a pretty pink :P Happy WW

bluemountainmama said...

gorgeous close-up! fuschias are so delicate....

Queen of My Domain said...

What beautiful vibrant colors. Anothe lovely choice.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that before - very cool photo! Happy WW :)

jams o donnell said...

THanks all for your comments.

Vixen I get the dark bckground by stopping down the lens and ensuring that there is as little as possible behind the subject. With the stopped down lens the background is usually rather underexposed. A little tweak to teh lighting levels can usually darken out any bit of background