E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image The last rose of Summer?

The last rose of Summer?

I took this picture in Southampton on 1st November.

I've posted it today because I don't have a red poppy picture.

At 11 am on 11th day of 11th month of 1918 the Great War ended.

Red poppies were chosen as a symbol of remembrance for those who lost their lives, they grew in their millions on the churned ground where millions of young men lost their lives.


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The last rose of Summer?

I took this picture in Southampton on 1st November.

I've posted it today because I don't have a red poppy picture.

At 11 am on 11th day of 11th month of 1918 the Great War ended.

Red poppies were chosen as a symbol of remembrance for those who lost their lives, they grew in their millions on the churned ground where millions of young men lost their lives.


my vfxy

comments (12)

  • Sorcha
  • Canada
  • 11 Nov 2006, 00:08
really pretty ellie. you are a treasure with your colours and kind comments to everyone. flowers are my fav, but anything in nature you seem to find with your camera is stunning. you are gifted.
EJWilkins: Gosh, thanks Sorcha. smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2006, 00:34
I totally agree with Sorcha. All of it. I especially like that you were my very first commenter on Shutterchance! smile

Anyway, I also very much like how you tie your pics with something from history or whatever. I do that all the time on my other blog but seeing you do it here is refreshing. Thank you.
EJWilkins: Thank you Ginnie, that's a very kind and thoughtful comment. I appreciate it.
Very very nice. Love it !
EJWilkins: Thank you Michael, I appreciate your comment.
Hi Ellie, Very delicate feeling to this photo. Your words added a poignancy to the occasion as well as a graphic and poetic image that underlines such loss. I have recently seen people wear white poppies as a symbol for peace. Thank you for your beautiful reminder.
EJWilkins: Thank you Suzanne for your kind comments.

I've heard about the white poppy debate, but mine will always be a red one for remembrance.
Shame on you Ellie, for not having poppies on Armistice Dat, I hope you are ashamed of yourself!!!Lol. This is a great shot of a very delicate subject, I can almost smell this rose. Excellent work. Regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thanks Neil, I hope tomorrow's will make up for it and I've now got something more suitable for next year. I'm glad you like this shot, I was rather pleased with it. smile
hey ellie,

a very gentle, delicate shot to accompany a very serious, tragic event. the dof in this shot is perfect as it allows the viewer to focus on the rose, while still allowing the background to be visable.
EJWilkins: Hi Nicole, thank you. I think a lot of it was pure luck ... I just focussed on the bit in the middle of the flower. wink
  • Vyder
  • India
  • 11 Nov 2006, 12:11
really great close up shot...color of the flower is great..
its cool how the texture of the petals are seen so clearly...uve done a good job..
EJWilkins: Thanks Vyder. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Nov 2006, 12:39
Hi Ellie - nice rose nice shot and nice of you to remember. I din't know when the poppies stand in flower and exactly where to go - should be somewhere in Flanders - since you are closer by, shoot a field of poppies. It is good to remember.

I've read recently that there are so few of those survivors left. Those alive around 100 years and then the memory of the waste at the time can fade - and people get suckered into new wars. Ach, let's not start that. Nice weekend to you.
EJWilkins: Hi Louis. 'Wild' poppies flower in the summer, although there have been some around in September but I never managed to have my camera at the right time.
More 'memories' tomorrow, you'll see ...
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Nov 2006, 13:53
Spot on El, perfect focus and framing, lovely image. Mal
EJWilkins: Thanks Mal, it's good of you to say so, even though I got your age wrong! tongue
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Nov 2006, 16:15
Very pretty Ellie smile
EJWilkins: Thanks a million Chris. smile
Well done.
EJWilkins: Thanks Dotun smile
  • Eileen
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Nov 2006, 11:51
The detail and colours in this are amazing. Really beautiful picture Ellie.

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