On the verge


57 responses

  1. This is a great shot. Did you talk George into getting the same camera?

    May 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    • Thanks, Victor. Well, I didn’t actually talk her into it (I don’t think anyone talks George into anything, πŸ˜‰ … πŸ˜€ but she did get the same camera that I have (the Lumix LX-5, which I love).

      May 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      • Yes, she did, Victor. She’s responsible if I walk off in a hole somewhere trying to get closer to the subject. I won’t ever produce these wonderful macros, but I like the little thing. It has amazing auto white balance and image stabilization. I’m still walking around snapping everything in sight! πŸ™‚

        May 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm

  2. Fascinating seeing the petals all folded up like that. Well captured! πŸ™‚

    May 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  3. Very lovely, and exciting. Nice photo. A poppy I guess..

    May 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  4. So beautiful!

    May 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

  5. Ha ha ha , the drama was well captured. I like it. πŸ™‚

    May 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    • I’m glad you can feel the drama; it is part of what I was hoping to capture. πŸ™‚

      May 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  6. myfullresearch

    Magic moments…

    May 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    • Wonderful. These buds are so full of magic to me, too. Thank you for your comment.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

  7. I love poppies. It is ready to burst! πŸ™‚

    May 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    • I love poppies, too, and Miss Mary’s garden is FULL of them, all types! I’ve never seen such a wonderful variety.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  8. Wonderful shot.

    May 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  9. These are beautiful and interesting. Great bokeh too. The pedals inside the poppy bud hardly look real. I love these1

    May 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    • These are from Miss Mary’s garden, George, where I’ve been busy, busy recording all the “action.” Can’t wait to share some of it here.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      • Miss Mary is a treasure! Photograph her too. She deserves to be famous! πŸ™‚ What macro lens filters do I need? I bought a set of, get this, 52mm. Don’t ask me how I ordered all this 52mm stuff! I laughed and laughed. It’s so like me to click on whatever I see without knowing what I’m doing. I thank you for telling me about your camera. The white balance is perfect and the image stabilization works better than the VR in my Nikon lenses. It is a very good camera. The Leica lens is the best glass you can buy, you know. I am thrilled with it. AND, it costs less than ONE of my Nikkor lenses! I am used to the feel of the tiny camera body finally. I just clicked away until I got a feel for it. Thank you so very much for your help! I laugh when I think about your superb macros. I want to write to Panasonic to complain that my camera did not come with the Lemony Shots!!! πŸ˜‰

        May 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

        • You make me smile and smile. Did you get the email I sent you?? I’ve sent you some others before, and thought maybe they got bumped into your spam file… I replied to your message about the macro filters, and said that I don’t use ANY. I did buy a couple of filters for the camera, but have ended up not using anything at all. The camera works beautifully as is. No need for any additional equipment. It’s just wonderful isn’t it?! I’m so thrilled you enjoying it so much.

          May 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

  10. So beautiful! You caught it at just the right moment.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am

    • Thank you. Yes, I happened upon this one at just the right time. πŸ™‚

      May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  11. Stunning images; thanks for sharing! z

    May 29, 2012 at 12:49 am

  12. Great shots. Just super

    May 29, 2012 at 12:56 am

  13. wonderful

    May 29, 2012 at 4:56 am

  14. Beautiful shots!

    May 29, 2012 at 7:26 am

  15. Beauty!

    May 29, 2012 at 7:39 am

  16. stunningly beautiful

    May 29, 2012 at 7:45 am

  17. Lovely “pre-pop” poppy pix! LOL


    May 29, 2012 at 11:09 am

  18. Nice job melanie.. very beautiful πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  19. Fantastic shots! very beautiful and well done.

    May 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    • Thank you, Inga. I’m glad you like them. I’ve been “stalking” the poppies in Miss Mary’s garden. She has a stunning variety. I’ll be posting more images from her garden soon.

      May 31, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  20. Oh, I love poppies when they’re like this – they remind me of vulvas. πŸ™‚

    May 30, 2012 at 2:57 am

    • πŸ˜€ I know exactly what you mean. Thank you for this wonderful comment.

      May 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  21. This is a beauty Melanie!
    I never saw something like this, the detail is impressive, I love everything about it, the second picture is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:39 am

  22. He visto miles de amapolas, pero todas abiertas, jamΓ‘s he visto esto, es precioso, Β‘me ha encantado!, saludos

    May 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    • Es fascinante verlos en este estado. Gracias por tu comentario y tu visita.

      May 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  23. Fabulous macros

    May 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  24. Awesome!

    May 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

  25. An exquisite and awe-inspiring image.

    June 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  26. Love the close up….great moment in time captured

    June 4, 2012 at 9:40 am

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  28. Shutterbug Sage

    I love this photo so much that I blogged about it in my third “A to Z” post of the year here: Check it out if you get a sec!

    I really enjoy following your blog!

    June 23, 2012 at 3:38 am

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