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British flora ... 1 of 5


A series on the beauty of plants  ... and to be  spread over Christmas to help us remain less stressed ... maybe.

British flora ... 1 of 5


A series on the beauty of plants  ... and to be  spread over Christmas to help us remain less stressed ... maybe.

comments (22)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 22 Dec 2008, 00:43 clear. Looks like it's in my living room.
Richard Trim: These tall linear flowers have stems that can grown at least six feet tall. Cheers Ada . richard
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 22 Dec 2008, 01:16
Rich, gorgeous detail, perfectly focused.
Richard Trim: I was myself seriously surprised by the clarity and the drops of dew. cheers Larry . richard
  • Rmi Ct
  • Canada
  • 22 Dec 2008, 01:57
So sharp and clear.

Great sky in background.

Lovely lovely shot!
Richard Trim: Many thanks Remi. richard
Beautifully done Richard
Richard Trim: Cheers Bill. richard
That is a fine & wonderful Hollyhock there Mr Trimage!
Richard Trim: No fooling you Chris... these grow like weeds in parts of Suffolk. richard
  • blackdog
  • The White Room
  • 22 Dec 2008, 09:07
I am afraid you are going to lose me this week Richard ;o) Nice and sharp in the right places ;o) and thanks to Tiff I now know its a hollyhock, but do I trust him?
Richard Trim: Most of the rest are easy to recognize Mike ... unless you were holding Mary's hand and chatting her up on the infant class nature walks. richard
  • Tracy
  • Staffs England
  • 22 Dec 2008, 10:02
So beautiful Richard you have brightened my daysmile
Richard Trim: Well I'm pleased that it has ....we'll have to sort a walk out when spring arrives Tracy. cheers richard
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Dec 2008, 10:06
Seasonal it ain't but a lovely reminder of summer nonetheless. The clarity is very impressive.
Richard Trim: That was the intention Ingrid .cheers richard
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 22 Dec 2008, 10:18
So sharp. The colours are lovely.
Richard Trim: Thanks Jessie .....good to hear from you. richard
Richard doing a flower series, it must be xmasgrin

Like how you have used the sky as a back drop, really sets the flower off very nicely indeed. Great onesmile
Richard Trim: Like to keep you on your toes tim ... my next series is one on power stations ha! richard
I love the colour of this hollyhock Richard. Cheers. Richard
Richard Trim: Yes the colour is less than common ... but rather nice I feel richard
Beautiful plant and picture Richard, I can't think of anymore to say.
Richard Trim: Just visiting is fine by me Brian. thanks richard
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Dec 2008, 12:07
A joy for eyes and soul- a beautifully taken hollyhock (Malve= stockrose as we say )- self the dew-/raindroplets can be seen- such a clarity and what a sky!
Richard Trim: You make me smile Philine and yes I like the dew drops very much as well. richard
I have to agree with the rest of out SC friends. Clear, and beautiful sky smile
Richard Trim: Many thanks Aksel. richard
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Dec 2008, 15:21
The clarity and sharp focus of this goes straight to my soul, Richard. Thank you.
Richard Trim: That's good then Ginnie. thanks richard
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Dec 2008, 16:35
Excellent detail - nice flora in the UK
Richard Trim: Wild flowers in the countryside are often considered weeds in peoples back gardens .... but of course this isn't a wild flowere as such. richard
Incredible quality to this photograph, Richard. I am impressed.
Richard Trim: Thanks Chad ... glad to see you have returned after being absent for a day or two. richard
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 22 Dec 2008, 18:20
Superb colour and detail, Richard. In French, it's called them "Rose trémière".
Richard Trim: That's rather a fine name Fabrice. cheers richard
Lovely hollyhock picture! And an usuual colour, I think.

You have probably gathered over the months that we have lived and worked in a number of countries over the years, but where ever there are Brits, one of the things they miss is hollyhocks. Even the non-gardeners living in lush tropical gardens, miss the "old fashioned hollyhock".
Richard Trim: Old fashioned thay are maybe. You should collect some seeds and throw them around in Spain they seem to like dry conditions in pavement cracks and such places. richard
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 22 Dec 2008, 23:41
An absolute corker of a picture - sharp, detailed and accurate colours. I haven't seen a hollyhock for years!
Richard Trim: I thought you might be one to like this Ellie ....come up to Suffolk and you'll see them growing like weeds. cheers richard
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2008, 02:28

love the light, the sharpness and especially the droplets
Richard Trim: I'm pleased you noticed and liked the droplets ...icing on the cake for me. cheers richard
Now this one is just a great image Richard, it has that feeling of vegetable superiority, forcing the viewer to look to the skies, as an unattainable beauty... yet a photographer's proposal, unorthodox enough with that black absurdity on the lower left end that contrasts our emotions with the real world, thus approaching us further to the real plant, an affordable beauty, beauty as a real thing....(excuse my English, I'm supposed to be bilingual, but probably this is an impossible task)...

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