Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers


I don’t normally take photographs of flowers so I have absolutely no idea what the name of this flower is. I found it growing in the rocks down near Tintagel in Cornwall and decided to shoot it as it was at eye-level with me. Maybe someone can identify it…..

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23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

  1. Patti Kuche August 19, 2011 / 21:01

    This is such a dramatic flower and photo. The blue is fantastic and I am so pleased for you to have found it growing in the rocks, almost as though it had been waiting so it could pose for you!

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    • Mike Hardisty August 20, 2011 / 19:17

      It really was a lucky find and as I said I don’t normally photograph flowers but this one just stood out

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  2. Steve Ransome August 19, 2011 / 22:26

    Hello Mike, this looks like some kind of Orchid. What a cracking flower it is too. A smashing blue and to think something so delicate can be found in a hard place. Cheers Mike.

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    • Mike Hardisty August 20, 2011 / 19:19

      Hi Steve…it was down in the rocks at the bottom of a cliff. I had followed the coastal path because I wanted to get to a little inlet were the waves were crashing against into the rocks, this just stood out against all drab colours

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    • Mike Hardisty August 20, 2011 / 19:20

      It is, I just wish I knew what it was called.

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  3. dorisrudddesigns August 19, 2011 / 23:03

    You should shoot flowers more often. This is beautiful.

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    • Mike Hardisty August 26, 2011 / 15:58

      Thank you for your comment. Flowers really are the last thing I look at when I’m out, I’m usually looking at the light to see how I’m going to use it. You’re right maybe I should look around a bit more and spend time to photogr aph the flowers that I see around me.

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  4. hugmamma August 20, 2011 / 05:58

    wildflowers are my favorite…reminds me of cottage gardens…which i love… 🙂

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    • Mike Hardisty August 26, 2011 / 16:00

      We moved into our house last year and are still trying to get the gardens established. This year we planted loads of climbers and flowering shrubs but it will be while before we see the benefit. Next year, its going to be summer flowers, especially blue ones

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  5. Mizz August 20, 2011 / 16:01

    I love the blue color!

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    • Mike Hardisty August 26, 2011 / 16:02

      Thank you, I thought it was too blue so I went and checked the original file, it’s just as blue.

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  6. Robert! August 20, 2011 / 20:40

    I’ve got no clue what flower that is. But what do you think of my rose? http://www.wiggersrobert.nl/
    I made it today with absolute no knowledge of my new Nikon Coolpix 9100, so its a pure lucky shot.

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  7. thirdhandart August 21, 2011 / 02:14

    It’s such a vibrant color. Beautiful flower and photo!

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    • Mike Hardisty August 26, 2011 / 16:12

      Blue is one of my favourite colours for flowers…

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  8. yi-ching lin August 21, 2011 / 03:53

    it certainly looks like an orchid – and the leaf, though blurry, looks like it, too. except for the furry inside…beautiful, though.

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    • Mike Hardisty August 26, 2011 / 16:15

      Thank you for your comment. Someone else has identified it as a Common Dog Violet. I’m not sure though as I’m not really into flowers and I really only shot this one by chance.

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  9. 2e0mca August 22, 2011 / 16:25

    Nice shot Mike – pretty certain this is a Common Dog Violet (Viola riviniana) though it’s quite a blue example.

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  10. Mike Hardisty August 26, 2011 / 16:17

    It certainly stood out in it’s location, that’s what made me photograph it.

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