E.J.Wilkins

03 Apr 2009 608 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Spring blooms

Spring blooms


Camellia bud

Taken at Exbury Gardens, 29th March 2009
.

Spring blooms


Camellia bud

Taken at Exbury Gardens, 29th March 2009
.

comments (20)

An absolute beauty. A welcome view since we had snow today.
EJWilkins: Oh goodness, I'm sorry to hear about the snow. None here, but it's turned very cold again.
Glad you appreciate this picture
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 3 Apr 2009, 01:35
Wonderfully up close and personal, Ellie. Did you fire the flash with this one?
EJWilkins: Thanks Ginnie. No, I didn't use flash, this is how the sunlight was catching this opening bud. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 3 Apr 2009, 02:22
Camellia's have such a beautiful range of colours. Like all the layers of the petals.
EJWilkins: The colours are wonderful and as you say, a huge range. There are even some with variegated leaves - green with a splash of yellow, which will look good for the rest of the year
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Apr 2009, 02:53
Sure looks like Spring is breaking through, Ellie.
EJWilkins: It certainly is Ray, slowly but surely it's arriving. smile
Absolutly wonderful Ellie!
EJWilkins: Thanks Richard
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Apr 2009, 07:30
Beautiful image Ellie
EJWilkins: Thanks Zed, pleased you like it
Great detail. These things are truly wonderful when looked at so closely.
EJWilkins: They are, aren't they. It's quite amazing how they develop into a flower in such a short time.
Beautiful Colours
EJWilkins: They are beautiful, the open flowers are wonderful too
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Apr 2009, 09:57
I always think that camelias look totally unreal - as though they are made of wax. Although very beautiful, they leave me cold. You have captured that unreal quality very well.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: There are quite a few flowers that look like that aren't there. The white scales on this bud did, I thought, look a bit like gardening fleece rather than something that's grown.
  • Philip
  • South Africa
  • 3 Apr 2009, 10:25
WOW! incredible amcro so clear and colourful nice work !
EJWilkins: Wow! Thanks Philip smile
pretty picture. however, next time i'd opt for the no flash....this could be a better picture.

enjoy the weekend. smile
EJWilkins: Thanks for visiting Sarina.
No flash was used. This was entirely natural lighting, which was why this particular bud caught my eye. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2009, 12:43
Superb detail, Ellie. I thought that you had used flash at first until I read other comments.
EJWilkins: It was the brightness that made this one catch my eye, all the little hairs were glowing in the sunlight
That red is so rich!
EJWilkins: What was strange was the way many of the opening buds were very much darker than the open flowers.
We've got some lovely ones of these in pots in the back garden at the moemnt. Lovely image Ellie.
EJWilkins: There are some glorious varieties of Camellias, lucky you to have some in your garden smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Apr 2009, 14:58
Very well shot Ellie - a Camelia perhaps?
EJWilkins: That's right Chris, it's a deep pink Camellia
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2009, 15:33
So pretty and so promising.
EJWilkins: Oh yes, that's what buds are all about isn't it? The promise of a beautiful flower
That is gorgeous Ellie..a well taken shot.
EJWilkins: I thought it was gorgeous too, glad you agree Ron smile
Very beautiful flower, Ellie. I can not have, it's too cold where I have my garden ...
EJWilkins: I'm sorry to hear that Fabrice, but I do know the flowers can be ruined by a frost which is why they're less popular further north too.
Fine detail and colour Ellie
EJWilkins: Thanks Pamela
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 3 Apr 2009, 22:31
Absolutely gorgeous I love camellias as much as I love Magnolias.
EJWilkins: Ooh yes, the Magnolias are opening too. It's a wonderful time of year smile

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera E-400
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/50s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 42.0mm
Tallinn MemorialTallinn Memorial
Spring is in the airSpring is in the...
Spring bloomsSpring blooms

Warning