25 June 2010

photo hunt - purple

The theme for the week's Photo Hunt is purple so here goes

This is an opium poppy. Perhaps more mauve than purple but near enough


At least the fuchsia has some purple in it!

Both flowers are in my back garden

45 comments:

Sue St Clair said...

Both are stunning photos! Happy weekend :)

CalumCarr said...

Jams, you have excelled even your high standards tonight. The top pic is, for me, your best ever!

I can't describe how brilliant it is.

The lower is like a still life.

James Higham said...

Wonderful, bold colours.

Mar said...

Fantastic purple shots, Jams!!

purple!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks! I am glad you like them

Calum please keep the praise coming,,, NORE MORE MORE!

Carver said...

These are such vivid shots. Gorgeous. Happy weekend.

Annie said...

I'm with Calum, that poppy shot is a true work of art. It's amazing!

jmb said...

Amazing shots Jams, the first one especially.

Happy weekend to you.

ewok1993 said...

I'm just supposing here - maybe if you've had opium everything turns purple :D

Have a lovely weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Ah Ewk it's too cold for it to produce opium here, mercifully!

Nevin said...

Jams, they are both really amazing photos... I love the bright colors. You are truly talented... :)

And Miles To Go... said...

What beautiful, vibrant color--almost reminds me of fireworks in the first photo.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely work

Life Ramblings said...

gorgeous purple.

YTSL said...

Great photos -- you didn't take them in England, did you, Jams?! ;O

CRIZ LAI said...

I love the first photo... from far it looked like fireworks. :P

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Sparkle said...

My human's favorite flower is the opium poppy. (She likes to say that because it weirds people out.)

Marie said...

Just awesome this opium. Yes your rig´ht mine´s an Allium. Please have a great day.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Ann said...

I like the marco of the poppy flower.

Kari said...

love the first picture. the green almost looks like and eye.

zhabeehoon said...

i prefer the first shot over the second. never have the opportunity to see how an opium poppy flower looks like when in full bloom.

have a great weekend! :)

archiearchive said...

Really great choices. I love fuscias.

CherryPie said...

Both are very pretty :-)

Greyscale Territory said...

Both photos dramatically present these beautiful flowers!

Pat said...

Wow - amazing shots!!!

Happy Weekend.

Katya said...

Ah, haven't been around in AGES but nice to know you are still here with your fantastic photography skills!! I love the poppy. And the fuchsia, too!!!

ipanema said...

interesting photos! you are right cuz purple range from blue to red.

Happy weekend! :)

Alice Audrey said...

The poppy shot looks like a tapestry. Seriously cool.

JDeQ said...

Lots of great purple colour in flowers!

have a great weekend.

Sreisaat said...

The colors are so vivid - great shots, Jam!




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Mariposa said...

Both of them look so stunning!


Mariposa's PH!

A. said...

Most beautiful shots! Fuchsias are my most favourite, I think, of all flowers. Nevertheless I forgot fuchsia and passed by the poppies. :)

Bonggamom said...

I've never seen such a brilliant purple poppy, I thought they were red! Shows you how much I know :)

My purple post is up

noel said...

aloha,


looks like you covered the purple challenge for today, nice capture on the first macro with the poppy

my take was an intimate capture

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Both photos are amazing!

Dragonstar said...

Purple comes in all sorts of shades. Love the poppy photo - a work of art.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

LivingforGod said...

Exquisite! I love your flower shots.

azahar said...

Lovely. Looks like just about all of us are doing flowers this week.

Manang Kim said...

Gorgeous shots. The fuchsia is very pretty the purple color is just amazing. Happy weekend!


Purple blossom

srp said...

I have always loved the fuschia flower but never had the courage to try and grow them.
Mine is here.

Sean Jeating said...

... [lost for words!]

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Maya said...

Mother Nature and your photos are breath taking!