Flowers 2013

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Birma » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:38 pm

A common roadside 'weed' as well as a flower found in the meadows, Red Clover :)

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Eades Meadow 2013 - Red Clover by Birm, on Flickr

More of the lovely Common Spotted Orchids.

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Eades Meadow 2013 - Common Spotted Orchid 3 by Birm, on Flickr

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby caporip » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:43 pm

The back garden is really coming out now, epecially in the pond. :-

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Birma » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:42 am

Very nice Caporip :) . Great colours. I visited a pond at the weekend tha had Flag Irises but every single bloom was withered. Must be something affecting them. Yours seems to be in fine health.
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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby sury » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:40 am

Great postings. I was on a hiatus for the last few weeks due to filial obligations but lurked as much as possible
when time permitted.

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Birma » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:58 am

Hi Sury - great to see your warm Californian Roses back in the thread :) .
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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:31 pm

Nice flower photos guys, Birma the Red Clover ‘weed’ is very pretty, is the flower small?
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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby sury » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:26 pm

Thank you Andy and Greg.

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Birma » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:59 pm

Thanks Greg and Sury :) Red Clover is quite small about 2-3cm diameter 'ball'.

Those blue flowers ooze luxury Sury - very nice.

Here are some more meadow flowers. I had to go as far a field as the next county for these - darkest Herefordshire! A new reserve for me, this time run by Plantlife (UK).

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Joan's Hill Farm 2013 - Common Spotted Orchids 2 by Birm, on Flickr

There were great swathes of Common Spotted Orchids here - I've never seen them like this. A lot of card space was filled before I could drag myself away :)

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Joan's Hill Farm 2013 - Patches Of Sunlight 1 by Birm, on Flickr

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:14 am

Very pretty flower Sury, nice lighting.
Wowzer a whole field of ground orchids, amazing stuff Birma. (I think there is some Herefords here actually, or a mixture of them and some other cattle breed, I’m not a cattle expert)
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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Birma » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:18 am

Thanks Greg :) I was blown away when I walked in to the field for the first time on Saturday morning. I didn't know what to point the camera at first.

Hereford beef cattle seem to be more poplar over here at the moment as well. They are quite photogenic with their red-brown with cream two-tone colouring. I will have to try and photograph some. The Herefordshire County Council have just started changing their road signs annoucing entry in to the county so that they have a picture of a Hereford bull on them. They used to use three (cider) apples.

Here are some more of the orchids.

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Joan's Hill Farm 2013 - Common Spotted Orchids 10 by Birm, on Flickr

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Joan's Hill Farm 2013 - Meadow Colour 3 by Birm, on Flickr

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby sury » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:04 am

Thank you Greg and Andy. Here is another....Natural light.

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Birma » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:58 pm

Lovely Blue Iris (I think) Sury :)

Here are some more from the meadow. First Yellow Rattle. The seed heads form little rattles, hence the name.

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Joan's Hill Farm 2013 - Yellow Rattle 2 by Birm, on Flickr

Heath Spotted Orchid (different to the Common Spotted - I may be getting ti wrong occasionally :oops: ).

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Joan's Hill Farm 2013 - Heath Spotted Orchids 4 by Birm, on Flickr

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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:13 am

Pretty flower Sury, (the last one I mean)
Wow Birma another new one, and cute with the little yellow heads popping out, (I wonder if the plant has been watching too many alien movies? Or it might be me…nah it’s the plant)
And yes there is a difference in the petal shape now you mention it, I can see it if you look at the orchid shot following Sury’s 1st blue flower and your last orchid, also the pattern is different but that might be variable a bit anyway, great stuff Birma.
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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby caporip » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:58 am

Birma
loving those meadow shots both the landscape and close ups, such an amazing variety.
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Re: Flowers 2013

Unread postby sury » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:11 am

Thank you Andy and Greg. Andy, those are interesting flowers, them Rattles. It almost looked like
tweety birds of Disney cartoon fame peeking out. :lol:

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