Magda Indigo photography

+ EXOTIC FLOWERS

THE GREAT ESCAPE… SWAN MILKWEED
SPECIAL LILY…
ALLURING… ORCHID
THE FLOWERS of SOUTH-AFRICA...
DIVIDED WE STAND… GINGER
MENAGE à TROIS… Kniphofia
POPPY LOVE…
TROIS DEMOISELLES… POPPY
BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY ...
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY,like a Siamese fighting fish…
50 SHADES of BLUE, POPPY...
'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
THE FALLEN… poppy
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...
FLOWERS OUR MOTHERS LIKED: SWEET PEAS…
FRIANDISES… Sweet peas
ZINGING ZINNIA…
PINK PENDULUM... ZINNIA
ORANGE PENDULUM... ZINNIA
THE POISONOUS CHALICE...Calla
ENCHANTMENT… CAN YOU MISS?
EXOTICA 4...SPECTACULAR MEDINILLA...
EXOTICA 3...PROTEA 'pink ice' ...
THE GLORY OF THE PROTEA...
THE EMBRACE… PROTEA
PROTEA 'pink ice' being PLAYFUL…
SWEET GLORY... PROTEA.
A SUGAR RUSH of... Leucospermum
DOUBLE FUN, FLOWER-FIREWORKS...
'PINCUSHION' PROTEA EXOTICA..
EXOTICA... PROTEA
FESTIVE FLOWERWORKS, OF A YELLOW PROTEA...
FIERY FLOWERWORKS!
A SECRET LANGUAGE... PROTEA
IT'S A NEW DAY... PROTEA
FRONTRUNNER... AN EXOTIC DUO… STRELITZIA
BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia
ICARUS…
A THOUSAND FLOWERS... Strelitzia
BIRD OF PARADISE...
EXOTICA 2...BIRD OF PARADISE...
ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA
OLD FASHIONED FLOWERS: AQUILEGIA…
EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...
EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...
ORANGE BUDDLEIA...
EXOTICA 6... SALVIA MICROPHYLLA...
THE JOYOUS SCHLUMBERGERA…
HOPE - SCHLUMBERGERA
SECRET LIFE of SCHLUMBERGERA...
FLEUR DE CACTUS...
A STAR… SCHLUMBERGERA…
FIORITURA… Scabiosa
TROIS DEMOISELLES… SCABIOSA
BE and WAS… Scabiosa
IMAGINE… SCABIOSA
PYROTECHNICS… THALICTRUM
STUDIO, THISTLES and a BUMBLE BEEEE…
MY WISH for 2017…
ANTHURIUM MORPHOLOGY...
LIKE A HEART...ANTHURIUM...
THE INSEPARABLES...ANTHURIUM...
JOYOUS MELEE...ANTHURIUM...
ANTHURIUM, UMBRA & SUBUMBRA in GREEN...
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART.... ANTHURIUM
INTERLACED ANTHURIUMS...
THE ANTHURIUM that had THE AMBITION to be A LAMPSHADE?
ANTHURIUM, UMBRA & SUBUMBRA
VARIATIONS ON A RED THEME, ANTHURIUM...
MORE SEDUCTIVE CURVES of a DIFFERENT KIND... Anthurium.
THREE ANTHURIUMS…
MI CORAZON… ANTHURIUM
THE ANTHURIUM DUEL…
THE ROGUE RED PETAL… Anthurium and Chrysanthemum
Fred? And, euh... GINGER....
GINGERLY....
DELIRIUM… GINGER
BROMELIAD, A Flaming Sword...
THE CLASH of the Aquilegia…
HANG ME OUT TO DRY... STATICE.
CELOSIA PLUMOSA...
BRAINY CELOSIA…
STAGE PRESENCE… Celosia
CELOSIA CRISTATA... THE COLOUR EXPLOSION.
CELOSIA CRISTATA... THE PINK EXPLOSION
CELOSIA CRISTATA...
BRAINY CELOSIA...
BRAINY... CELOSIA
MEANDERINGS ...
ALA O'KEEFE... ALOE
HIBISCUS...
CORYDALIS, China Blue.
BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr. TOOTS THIELEMANS
EXOTICA 5... Gloriosa superba LILY...
EXOTICA 8... Gloriosa superba LILY...GRAB ME...
THE CHANGING of THE COLOURS...PHYSALIS
BIM... BAM... BOM... PHYSALIS
SONG for AUTUMN... PHYSALIS
THE LITTLE LANTERNS... PHYSALIS
DINGELING… PHYSALIS
THE LITTLE LANTERNS...PHYSALIS
FILIGREE… A JEWEL, Physalis
TO BE AND NOT TO BE... Physalis
ALL ASPECTS of PHYSALIS…
WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE?
SWAN MILKWEED…
FLOWERS MY GRANDMAS LOVED: STOCKS…
PRIMULA VIALII, two of my favourite colours together...
TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII.
SO PROUD... PRIMULA VALII...
ANOTHER LITTLE FAMILY...PRIMULA VIALII...
REACHING FOR THE SKY, THE PURPLE ORCHIDS...
TODAY’s BEAUTY… GLADIOLI
PURE COTTON...
OF FLUFFY COTTON...
OF FLUFFY COTTON...
THE FLOWERS in the STAR…
THE SECRETS of THE AMARYLLIS UNFURLING...
AMARYLLIS, OPEN to THE WORLD...
AMARYLLIS UNFURLING...
DANTE'S INFERNO, AMARYLLIS BUDS...
TANTALUS... AMARYLLIS.
EL AMOR BRUJO, Hippeastrum
EXOTICA 7... DARK FLAMENCO
CURTAIN CALL... AMARYLLIS.
THE SECRET LIFE of PLANTS, Amaryllis
LES VESTALES..
LIP-LICKING DELICIOUS, AMARYLLIS...
A CHRISTMAS STAR... Poinsettia
SECRET GARDEN 5... ANTHURIUM
Secret Garden 1...

THE GREAT ESCAPE… SWAN MILKWEED

I uploaded the pad a few days ago… what happened next? Due to the heat given off by the lights in the studio, the pods started to open and the pod opened and released the seeds. Hundreds of seeds fluffing from that one pod.Here TWO! In a matter of minutes all of the seeds floated out of the pods. Once the process of release started, it could not be stopped. I loved shooting this small miracle of nature in my studio. Gomphocarpus fruticosus: Asclepias fruticosa is the old botanical name, Narrowleaf cotton bush, Swan bush, Swan milkweed the popular ones. Here: the seed-box/seeds Inflated green and later light brown, papery pod or follicle; short bristly hair cover the outer surface; dark seeds have silvery cotton wool-like attachments that facilitate wind distribution. Asclepias fruticosa is a species of milkweed native to South Africa. It is also common in New Zealand where it is the main host of the monarch butterfly. The plant's tissues contain sufficient cardenolides that consumption of significant quantities of the plant's leaves, stems, or fruit may lead to death in livestock and humans. Brought this from Sardinia to photograph in my studio. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPECIAL LILY…

I was given this Gloriosa Rothschildiana by a friend, to photograph. Also known as Climbing Lily and Flame Lily, the Gloriosa Rothschildiana is probably best known as the Glory Lily. This aptly named flower is strange and exotic looking, boasting 4-5 inch blooms with wavy-edged petals that face downwards in bud, but grow to reflex backwards, as though blown back by a strong wind. Ruby red petals with yellow bases and edges look as though these flowers are on fire. The bright green stamens and pistil are extremely prominent, with trailing sturdy stems and lush green leaves tipped with tendrils to aid in climbing. As a native of South Africa, the Glory Lily grows fast-growing vines and can climb up to 8ft on a fence or trellis in warm weather. Wishing you a beautiful day and as always, thanks for visiting, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALLURING… ORCHID

Cypripedium calceolus is a lady's-slipper orchid. For nearly four centuries, gardeners and botanists have collected the species to near extinction: as early as 1629 – when the species was first documented by botanists – it was being collected for gardens, and such the uprooting has continued ever since. By the second half of the twentieth century, just a single plant survived in a secret site, following the loss of a second population near Leyburn that fell prey to collectors as late as 1956. Only recently has the species' fortunes in Britain been reversed, following an introduction programme that has planted out cultivated seedlings in as many as 16 sites in a girdle across northern England, from Morecambe Bay to the Durham shores. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FLOWERS of SOUTH-AFRICA...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME A pincushion Protea Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Proteas attracted the attention of botanists visiting the Cape of Good Hope in the 1600s. Together with the Springbok Antelope, the Protea had been treated as a sometimes controversial national symbol in South Africa, both during and after apartheid. I photographed this in the studio, playing with lights yet again, flags and cutters... I wanted it to look like fireworks. Hope you enjoy it? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DIVIDED WE STAND… GINGER

The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolise strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. These flowers are sometimes used as substitute for roses. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome (root), ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. Lead and enjoy a good life and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MENAGE à TROIS… Kniphofia

Kniphofia also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily or poker plant, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asphodelaceae, first described as a genus in 1794. It is native to Africa. All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly coloured flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees. In the New World they may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles. The Kniphofia genus is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th-century German physician and botanist. A stunning flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

POPPY LOVE…

Iceland Poppies,I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TROIS DEMOISELLES… POPPY

Iceland Poppies,I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Poppy, poppies,Icelandic,Papaver nudicaule, flowers,white, raindrops, yellow,three,red, design, studio, square,colour, black-background, NikonD7000, magda indigo

BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...

This is where the story starts... Meconopsis betonicifolia Beginning to show!!! See how tightly the petals are packed. Flowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY ...

This is how the story continues... BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY out of the husk, ready to entertain us… Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. See how tightly the petals are still packed. I’ll have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY,like a Siamese fighting fish…

The story of the awakening of a Blue Poppy. The BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY opens up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It displays its wavy blue robe and a glimpse of inner secrets already. I have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

50 SHADES of BLUE, POPPY...

THE CLIMAX… BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY, like a Siamese fighting fish… End of the story for this one... The BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY opens up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It displays its wavy blue robe and all. I have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY

THE VERY END of STORY... 'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It did what it could, it was delicate, not very strong, away too soon from the mother-plant! I had to hurry, because once they started to unfold, there was NO stopping them! And then, it just fell apart, and formed like a butterfly, or is that just my imagination again? Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FALLEN… poppy

The fallen petals of two Poppies 'stained with pollen'… Today is D-DAY, 06 06 1944, the Battle of Normandy… Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces. The losses of the German forces during the Battle of Normandy can only be estimated. Roughly 200,000 German troops were killed or wounded. It is believed that between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed during the Normandy Campaign… The price of war… The fallen… WAR!!! Please view LARGE! Have a good day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...

ALSO POPPY!!! BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY... Meconopsis betonicifolia Flowers from my garden... Ideal for the edges of a woodland where there is reliable moisture in summer. These plants can be quite difficult to grow, so are probably better suited to the more experienced gardener. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLOWERS OUR MOTHERS LIKED: SWEET PEAS…

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. This scent and texture of Sweet Peas are so ingrained in my youth, I remember hopping along with one of these, almost glued to my nose, picked freshly from the garden. Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.[1] It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 metres , where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures, helping the sweet pea to climb. In the wild plant the flowers are purple, 2/3.5 centimetres broad; cultivated, they they are larger and very variable in colour from white, to soft pink, hot pink, to lilac and deep purple. These here are the very soft pink, almost white, candy pink and hot pink ones! Aaah WHAT a DELICATE FRAGRANCE! SO UNIQUE! Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRIANDISES… Sweet peas

Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.[1] It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 metres (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in), where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures, helping the sweet pea to climb. In the wild plant the flowers are purple, 2–3.5 centimetres broad; cultivated, they they are larger and very variable in colour from white, to soft pink, hot pink, to lilac and deep purple. These here are the candy pink ones! Aaah WHAT a DELICATE FRAGRANCE! SO UNIQUE! Friandises=treats. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ZINGING ZINNIA…

To brighten your day. Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Members of the genus are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colours. The genus name honours German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59) There’s not a more vibrant late-summer plant, with a brilliant range of colours and flowers that look as though they’ve been cut from velvet-coated cardboard. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK PENDULUM... ZINNIA

To brighten your day. Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Members of the genus are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colours. The genus name honours German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59) There’s not a more vibrant late-summer plant, with a brilliant range of colours and flowers that look as though they’ve been cut from velvet-coated cardboard. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ORANGE PENDULUM... ZINNIA

To brighten your day. Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Members of the genus are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colours. The genus name honours German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59) There’s not a more vibrant late-summer plant, with a brilliant range of colours and flowers that look as though they’ve been cut from velvet-coated cardboard. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE POISONOUS CHALICE...Calla

Zantedeschia, usually called Calla or Arum lilies( only when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschia. The Zantedeschia species are poisonous due to the presence of calcium oxalate. All parts of the plant are toxic! More experiments with lights and shapes, thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ENCHANTMENT… CAN YOU MISS?

I was thinking the other day, apart from the ‘necessities’ for body and work, what would I not like to miss? And yes, the answer came quickly and yes, it is flowers. They enhance and enchant me, all my senses, whether they are outside or inside. I experience them such as a great gift, like this ‘Peace Lily’ represents so well, like a hand, a spoon, giving, feeding… Spathiphyllum, the Peace Lily is not a true lily. For many centuries flowers are known to play a significant role in human life. They have the power to make man happy and cheerful. On different occasions, individuals make use of different types of flowers to express their emotions and feelings. Apart from conveying emotions and feelings, flowers are also capable of influencing our moods. Recently studies have proved that the presence of bright multicoloured flowers can intensify feelings of contentment and can produce joyful emotions. Spending time in the company of flowers can affect social activities in a constructive way. Studies have also revealed that flowers also have healing properties. Hence, often beautiful flower arrangements are kept in hospital rooms, so as to reduce the stress and pain intensity among patients. Also, the Peace Lily is a beautiful plant and one that can improve your indoor air quality by as much as 60 percent. It helps to reduce the levels of mould spores that grow in the home by absorbing those spores through its leaves and them circulating them to the plant’s roots where they are used as food. In bathrooms, the Peace Lily can help to keep shower tiles and curtains free from mildew and the plant can absorb harmful vapours from alcohol and acetone. THANX, have a great day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 4...SPECTACULAR MEDINILLA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! Medinilla magnifica is possibly the most spectacular flowering houseplant available. The exotic pink flower-head can reach up to 50cm in length hanging down from the main plant that in addition has large oval dark green leaves with light veining. A truly incredible houseplant. (common names: Rose Grape, Malaysian Orchid, Chandelier Tree) I saw this magic plant for the first time about 20 years ago, in the window of a very exclusive boutique in Antwerp/Belgium. For years did not see it again, never knew the name, saw it again, a couple of years ago, at a friend's house, Quelle merveille! Now I saw it for sale and bought it... it is a 'difficult' plant, I'm really 'nursing' it... lol. I want to photograph it again in full bloom... I'm proud to say, that of the thousands of images I've got, this 'choice' I am proud of and only ever upload the very best! Hope you enjoy, thanx for your comments and support, it is appreciated! Magda, (*_*) If you would like to use or buy this image please click here to contact me. Thank you. For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 3...PROTEA 'pink ice' ...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! Protea neriifolia/Protea 'pink ice'. They look soft and furry but are actually quite 'leathery', waxy? This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Again from the studio with flags, cutters and Gobo. I buy this beauty for Paul, because it reminds him of South Africa, it is the National Flower, it is especially the particular fragrance (fijnbos) but of course also the stunning and 'shining' colours of this beautifully structured flower that is so enticing. A stunning flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GLORY OF THE PROTEA...

A Protea 'Pink ice' in full glory. Protea neriifolia. The hardiest of all proteas Again from the studio with flags, cutters and Gobo, playing with lights... I buy this beauty for Paul, because it reminds him of South Africa, it is the National Flower, it is especially the particular fragrance (fijnbos) but of course also the stunning and 'shining' colours of this beautifully structured flower that is so enticing. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE EMBRACE… PROTEA

“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” ― Albert Einstein They look soft and furry but are actually quite 'leathery' and waxy? This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. I buy this beauty for Paul, because it reminds him of his mum, of his native South Africa. It is the National Flower, it is especially the particular fragrance (fijnbos) but of course also the stunning and 'shining' colours of this beautifully structured flower that is so enticing. A stunning flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol They are all over in The Cape, in abundance. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PROTEA 'pink ice' being PLAYFUL…

October month again, in the pink... not just for women! Men also! ----///\\------Please ----///--\\\----put this ---|||----|||---on your ---|||-- -|||---profile if ---|||-- -|||---you know ----\\\--///----someone -----\\\///-----who is living with, survived ------///\-----or has passed away from -----///\\\----cancer. ----///--\\\---Thank youProtea neriifolia/Protea 'pink ice'. They look soft and furry but are actually quite 'leathery', waxy? This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. I buy this beauty for Paul, because it reminds him of South Africa, it is the National Flower, it is especially the particular fragrance (fijnbos) but of course also the stunning and 'shining' colours of this beautifully structured flower that is so enticing. A stunning flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET GLORY... PROTEA.

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Leucospermum (Pincushion, Pincushion Protea) is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, native to Zimbabwe and South Africa, where they occupy a variety of habitats, including scrub, forest, and mountain slopes. They are evergreen shrubs (rarely small trees) growing to 0.5-5 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, tough and leathery. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences, which have large numbers of prominent styles, which inspires the name. I can absolutely see why this is called the 'PINCUSHION' PROTEA. Die enige eg SUIKERBOSSIE (ZA). Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom. Thanx for your visits and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SUGAR RUSH of... Leucospermum

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! The genus Protea was named after the Greek God Proteus who could assume many shapes because like him, Proteas come in so many different forms. These here are Leucospermum (Pincushion, Pincushion Protea) is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, native to Zimbabwe and South Africa, where they occupy a variety of habitats, including scrub, forest, and mountain slopes. Proteas will attract bees and birds to a garden. They are full of nectar and often are called sugarbushes. Some are so sticky from nectar, insects actually get trapped in them. Thanx for your visits and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DOUBLE FUN, FLOWER-FIREWORKS...

I wanted it to look like fireworks, because I celebrate: 1 year on 500 px! Paul was here first and had a tough time persuading me to also upload, now I'm glad I did, it's been good for me, opened up many more venues. To be AWESOME lets you make portfolios that are superb and work beautifully on Ipads... The Leucospermum 'Veldfire'(left) and Leucospermum cordifolium (right) are proteas and are indigenous to South Africa. Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation are the proteas of the Cape region . Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (SUIKERBOSSIE). It is the stiff protruding styles of the flowers which are the source of the common name "pincushion" for this genus. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I wish you ALL the best and want to THANK YOU, because it is all who upload that make this work, by commenting and supporting, I've made new friends here... isn't it BRILLIANT? Love, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

'PINCUSHION' PROTEA EXOTICA..

I can absolutely see why this is called the 'PINCUSHION' PROTEA.
'Die enige eg SUIKERBOSSIE (ZA).'
The outside feels as it looks: waxy, but the inside is like down feathers...
They are so exotic to me, but where they grow they are just part of people's world, he?
Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom. NATURE at it's VERY best!!!

Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk

Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA... PROTEA

I have seen them where they grow... in the wild, in the Cape, on Table Mountain, AMAZING! I can absolutely see why this is called the 'PINCUSHION' PROTEA. 'Die enig eg SUIKERBOSSIE (in Afrikaans).' Sugar-bush... The outside feels as it looks: waxy, but the inside is like down feathers... They are so exotic to me, but where they grow they are just part of people's world, he? Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom. NATURE at it's VERY best!!! I hope you are all well and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FESTIVE FLOWERWORKS, OF A YELLOW PROTEA...

...that thinks it is a fire-cracker? I photographed this in the studio, playing with lights yet again, flags and cutters... I wanted it to look like fireworks. Because today, I celebrate: 1 year on 500 px! Leucospermum cordifolium belongs to the protea family and is indigenous to South Africa. Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation are the proteas of the Cape region . Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (SUIKERBOSSIE). It is the stiff protruding styles of the flowers which are the source of the common name "pincushion" for this genus. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a lovely day and as always, THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIERY FLOWERWORKS!

Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation of the Cape region of South Africa are the proteas. Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Proteas attracted the attention of botanists visiting the Cape of Good Hope in the 1600s. Together with the Springbok Antelope, the Protea had been treated as a sometimes controversial national symbol in South Africa, both during and after apartheid. I photographed this in the studio, playing with lights yet again, flags and cutters... I wanted it to look like fireworks. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Hope you enjoy it? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SECRET LANGUAGE... PROTEA

A SECRET LANGUAGE... PROTEA It is (again) my imagination? Or are they having a conversation/exchange? Do you also see it? Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom.Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation of the Cape region of South Africa are the proteas. Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. Hope you enjoy it? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IT'S A NEW DAY... PROTEA

I really wanted you to see the absolute delicate detail in this beauty! I can absolutely see why this is called the 'PINCUSHION' PROTEA. Die enige eg SUIKERBOSSIE (ZA). Read all about this amazing plant, this is the BEST article I've EVER come across on any flower: HERE Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit

FRONTRUNNER... AN EXOTIC DUO… STRELITZIA

Portrait of two Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa (the Cape Provinces and KwaZulu-Natal), where I saw them in nature. Common names include crane flower or bird of paradise, though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia. Its scientific name commemorates the British queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Although native to South Africa it is naturalised in Mexico, Belize, Bangladesh, Madeira Islands and Juan Fernández Islands off the coast of Chile. It is the national flower of Madeira, Portugalx since 2005. [2] The plant grows to 2 m tall, with large, strong leaves 25–70 cm long and 10–30 cm broad, produced on petioles up to 1 m long. The leaves are evergreen and arranged in two ranks, making a fan-shaped crown. The flowers stand above the foliage at the tips of long stalks. The hard, beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges is termed the spathe. This is placed perpendicular to the stem, which gives it the appearance of a bird's head and beak; it makes a durable perch for holding the sunbirds which pollinate the flowers. The flowers, which emerge one at a time from the spathe, consist of three brilliant orange sepals and three purplish-blue or white petals. Two of the blue or white petals are joined together to form an arrow-like nectary. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia

Over the years I photographed thousands of flowers, with passion and joy, I never tire of them, hope you enjoy with me. Another day, another composition. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ICARUS…

Death of a Bird of paradise… Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Daedalus tried his wings first, but before taking off from the island, warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of flight. Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared into the sky, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which due to the heat melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realised that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so Icarus fell into the sea Portrait of the Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A THOUSAND FLOWERS... Strelitzia

Over the years I photographed thousands of flowers, with passion and joy, I never tire of them, hope you enjoy with me. Another day, another composition. Portrait of the Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BIRD OF PARADISE...

A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! Portrait of the Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 2...BIRD OF PARADISE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! Portrait of the Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA

Delightful rapture, these two Dwarf Aquilegia,(Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OLD FASHIONED FLOWERS: AQUILEGIA…

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. There is a trend in everything! This is a Dwarf Aquilegia,(Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...

Anigozanthos are commonly known as kangaroo paw and catspaw depending on the shape of their flowers. The tuberous flower buds are also covered with coloured hairs, giving it a velvety aspect. These long furry hairs also determine the colour of the flower, which may range from almost black to yellow, orange and red. The tubular form of the flower bud resembles a kangaroo paw, hence its name. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! Anigozanthos are commonly known as kangaroo paw and cats paw depending on the shape of their flowers. The tuberous flower buds are also covered with coloured hairs, giving it a velvety aspect. These long furry hairs also determine the colour of the flower, which may range from almost black to yellow, orange and red. The tubular form of the flower bud resembles a kangaroo paw, hence its name. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ORANGE BUDDLEIA...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! I always loved Buddleia, white or purple because it attracted all the butterflies. Little did I know that there was this ‘orange ball’ variety, I bought it, and to my amazement, it attracts bumble-bees, hundreds at the time. I have images with up to five bees on one flower. You can safely sit next to it and you won’t be bothered by them. The flowers are small, the heads only about 1 1/2 cm diameter, they smell of honey, quite a heady fragrance, they don’t last very long, especially not with rain. They dry up, and become like honeycombs. Warning: Not a shrub for the smaller garden! Thanx for viewing, Magda, (*_*) More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 6... SALVIA MICROPHYLLA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! Salvia microphylla is a perennial shrub found in the wild in southeastern Arizona and the mountains of eastern, western, and southern Mexico. The specific epithet, "microphylla", from the Greek, means "small leaved". In Mexico, it is called "mirto de montes", or "myrtle of the mountains" Salvia microphylla grows to 1-1.3m tall and wide, blooming in its first year and growing to full size in its second year. The leaves are ovate shaped, of varying sizes, and smooth or lightly covered with hairs. The leaves have a pleasant mint-like fragrance when crushed. Along with its cultivars and hybrids, it blooms heavily in late spring and again in autumn, with sporadic flowering year-round in mild conditions. A friend had this in their garden, she gave me some and asked me to photograph them. The flowers are minuscule! What you see here is Macro- macro! the whole thing no bigger than my thumbnail. The little flowers were extremely vulnerable and tender, I did not have much time and couldn't 'handle' them much to make a comp. Hope you like, I have so much work and so little time at the moment, THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE JOYOUS SCHLUMBERGERA…

or FLEUR de CACTUS. Schlumbergera is a genus of 6 known tree-dwelling cacti from Brazil. These are the tropical rain forest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. They are named after the Frenchman, Frédéric Schlumberger, who was the owner of a famous plant collection. This genus contains the popular Schlumbergera truncata, also known as Thanksgiving Cactus, frequently mislabeled Christmas Cactus, which may flower in white, pink, red or purple. There is also an Easter Cactus or Whitsun cactus (Hatiora gaertneri) which produces vivid scarlet flowers. The stems of Schlumbergera resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and the flowers appear from areoles at the tips. I bought this when we'd just moved into our new house, it loves it here, this is the third 'flowering' in 9 months! Again I played with lights in the studio, the petals are shiny and silky with light. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOPE - SCHLUMBERGERA

It is a genus of 6 known tree-dwelling cacti from Brazil. These are the tropical rain forest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. They are named after the Frenchman, Frédéric Schlumberger, who was the owner of a famous plant collection. This genus contains the popular Schlumbergera truncata, also known as Thanksgiving Cactus, frequently mislabeled Christmas Cactus, which may flower in white, pink, red or purple. There is also an Easter Cactus or Whitsun cactus (Hatiora gaertneri) which produces vivid scarlet flowers. The stems of Schlumbergera resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and the flowers appear from areoles at the tips. The flowers close up at night. I bought this when we'd just moved into our new house years ago, it loves it here, this is the third 'flowering' in 9 months! So many buds, so full of promise... again I played with lights, the petals are shiny and silky with light. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SECRET LIFE of SCHLUMBERGERA...

Schlumbergera is a genus of 6 known tree-dwelling cacti from Brazil. These are the tropical rain forest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. They are named after the Frenchman, Frédéric Schlumberger, who was the owner of a famous plant collection. This genus contains the popular Schlumbergera truncata, also known as Thanksgiving Cactus, frequently mislabeled Christmas Cactus, which may flower in white, pink, red or purple. There is also an Easter Cactus or Whitsun cactus (Hatiora gaertneri) which produces vivid scarlet flowers. The stems of Schlumbergera resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and the flowers appear from areoles at the tips. The flowers close up at night. I bought this when we'd just moved into our new house years ago, it loves it here, this is the third 'flowering' in 9 months! So many buds, so full of promise... again I played with lights, the petals are shiny and silky with light. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEUR DE CACTUS...

This very ephemeral flower usually seen around Christmas, the scientific name is Schlumbergera. I love the way all the pollen is on the petals. Also the name of a famous film and play. In the film Cactus Flower ( Cactus Flower ) of Gene Saks ( 1969 ), this is Ingrid Bergman 's character who plays Stephanie Dickinson, dedicated nurse for ten years the dentist Julian Winston, played by Walter Matthau . Goldie Hawn had her first screen appearance in this! Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A STAR… SCHLUMBERGERA…

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman FLEUR de CACTUS. Schlumbergera is a genus of 6 known tree-dwelling cacti from Brazil. These are the tropical rain forest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. They are named after the Frenchman, Frédéric Schlumberger, who was the owner of a famous plant collection. The stems of Schlumbergera resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and the flowers appear from areoles at the tips. Again I played with lights in the studio, the petals are shiny and silky with light. Thanx, M, (*_*)Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIORITURA… Scabiosa

Fioritura means flowery… it is a musical term. I find Scabiosa some of the most ‘feminine’ flowers. I love the little one just peeping from behind ‘mama’? Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TROIS DEMOISELLES… SCABIOSA

“If you fill your mind with a beautiful thought, there will be no room in it for an ugly one. - King Amor” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BE and WAS… Scabiosa

I find Scabiosa some of the most ‘feminine’ flowers, smiling flowers? Even dried, it hasn’t lost it’s sense of humour… LOL Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IMAGINE… SCABIOSA

Imagine… Image… Magic… Ageing… I see great beauty in the dried Scabiosa, a whole world in there… Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PYROTECHNICS… THALICTRUM

Doesn’t it look like fireworks? Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' is a tall, willowy perennial that produces an abundance of fluffy mauve flowers on glistening black stems during the height of summer. Meadow Rue is perfect for filling gaps in woodland gardens and shaded borders, particularly as the elegant foliage provides an ideal backdrop for smaller perennials. The foliage of Thalictrum can be added to summer bouquets for a delicate touch. Unbelievable, but a member of Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, its common name is Chinese Meadow Rue. Gorgeous foliage and pretty flowers, it loves moist but well drained soils. It has lavender-purple flowers held high on striking, jet-black stems. Each small flower is made up of tiny strands, like downy thistles, giving the plant a hazy, fluffy effect. The foliage is scalloped and lacy looking. This willowy, tall perennial makes a striking feature towards the back of a partially shady border, also ok in full sun Flowers June to July, A new variety of popular meadow rue, this has lavender-purple flowers held high on striking, jet-black stems. Each small flower is made up of tiny strands, like downy thistles, giving the plant a hazy, fluffy effect. The foliage is pretty, too, scalloped and lacy looking. This willowy, tall perennial makes a striking feature towards the back of a partially shady border, or as a contrast to larger-leaved plants. In my garden, it is next to my Peonies. So, more lowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STUDIO, THISTLES and a BUMBLE BEEEE…

Brought this is, as they looked ready, only when I looked through the viewer did I spot the bumble bee, it stayed there the whole time, I thought is was dead, but no, it as just gorging on the pollen. After the shoot, I put it outside and it flew in freedom! Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles occur all over the plant – on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Interesting bit: Carduus is the Latin term for a thistle (hence cardoon, and chardon in French), and Cardonnacum is the Latin word for a place with thistles. This is believed to be the origin of name of the Burgundy village of Chardonnay, Saône-et-Loire, which in turn is thought to be the home of the famous Chardonnay grape variety. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY WISH for 2017…

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbours. If there is to be peace between neighbours, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. By Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) We thank you for all your good wishes. Hope you had a lovely time. THANX, have a great day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANTHURIUM MORPHOLOGY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! More on the sexuality of flowers and showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. The flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. Very waxy, thus very shiny, thus very 'reflective', thus not easy to light correctly... Quite a whimsical flower.Yes I do love a challenge! Taken with the Nikkon D70, my very first digital camera, in 2007. As you can see I've been 'working' on this project for a long time! Must be one of my first digital images, a 'try-out'.... Thanx, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIKE A HEART...ANTHURIUM...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! Or a butterfly? Back in the studio! Anthurium andraeanum, duo-toned, vibrant, beautiful! From the front. The flowers are on a slender, finger-like or tail-like spadix above a very shiny, waxy, colorful, crinkled, heart-shaped spathe. Wishing you a bright day. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE INSEPARABLES...ANTHURIUM...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! Back in the studio! Always looking for 'different'? Either in flower, in lighting or composition. Anthurium andraeanum, duo-toned, vibrant, beautiful! The flowers are on a slender, finger-like or tail-like spadix above a very shiny, waxy, colorful, crinkled, heart-shaped spathe. Wishing you a bright day. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

JOYOUS MELEE...ANTHURIUM...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! Back in the studio! Always looking for 'different'? Either in flower, in lighting or composition. Anthurium andraeanum, duo-toned, vibrant, beautiful! The flowers are on a slender, finger-like or tail-like spadix above a very shiny, waxy, colorful, crinkled, heart-shaped spathe. Wishing you a bright day. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ANTHURIUM, UMBRA & SUBUMBRA in GREEN...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! The umbra (Latin for "shadow"), penumbra and antumbra are the names given to three distinct parts of a shadow, created by any light source. I love images like these, what more can I say? LOL. ANTHURIUM, a flower and a leaf. Leaves store food and water. Plants are essential to the balance of nature and in people's lives. The photosynthesis,in which water and carbon dioxide are combined by the energy of light, conducted by land plants and algae is the ultimate source of energy and organic material in nearly all ecosystems. Photosynthesis radically changed the composition of the early Earth's atmosphere, which as a result is now 21% oxygen. Plants are the primary producers in most terrestrial ecosystems and form the basis of the food web in those ecosystems. Have a great day and thanx for your visit and comment, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART.... ANTHURIUM

FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON... Paul offered me these flowers. I really get annoyed when people use the worn cliché, that a man only gives flowers if he has done something 'wrong', if he needs forgiving! I'm sick and tired of it, plus I find it most unfair to men. Many give flowers just to say, I care, I love you, thank you... Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved ANTHURIUM,flower, one,red,spathe,spadix,lighting,design,studio,black-background,colour,exotic,macro,Hasselblad, magda indigo

INTERLACED ANTHURIUMS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM Paul offered me these beauties. I really get annoyed when people use the worn cliché, that a man only gives flowers if he has done something 'wrong', if he needs forgiving! I'm sick and tired of it, plus I find it most unfair to men. Many give flowers just to say, I care, I love you, thank you... Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ANTHURIUM that had THE AMBITION to be A LAMPSHADE?

MORE FUN FOR FRIDAY I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube Again Comp 'in camera'... LOL, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANTHURIUM, UMBRA & SUBUMBRA

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM The umbra (Latin for "shadow"), penumbra and antumbra are the names given to three distinct parts of a shadow, created by any light source. The ANTHURIUM flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. This was another 'exercise' in light, flowers are the perfect subjects, I love dramatic light on dramatic flowers... THANX for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VARIATIONS ON A RED THEME, ANTHURIUM...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM This was another 'exercise' in light, flowers are the perfect subjects, I love dramatic light on dramatic flowers... I pushed the camera to the limit. Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. The ANTHURIUM flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. Be happy and have a great w-e, thanx for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE SEDUCTIVE CURVES of a DIFFERENT KIND... Anthurium.

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM The ANTHURIUM flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. I went for minimal dof to only bring out 'the curves'. This was another 'exercise' in light, flowers are the perfect subjects, I love dramatic light on dramatic flowers... Be happy and have a great w-e, thanx for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE ANTHURIUMS…

Paul offered me these beauties. I really get annoyed when people use the worn cliché, that a man only gives flowers if he has done something 'wrong', if he needs forgiving! I'm sick and tired of it, plus I find it most unfair to men. Many give flowers just to say, I care, I love you, thank you... Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MI CORAZON… ANTHURIUM

Three heart-shaped Anthuriums form a big HEART-SHAPE. The waxy Anthuriums, I got them in a mixed bouquet, ever so slightly pink… aahhh when the creative juices flow, I can't stop myself, I'd work day AND night, lol… and often, I DO!, have a bright day and thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ANTHURIUM DUEL…

Back to back they are standing… Who will win? A l’Armes. Always trying new compositions/ emotions. Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Anthurium, the flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. Very waxy, thus very shiny, thus very 'reflective', thus not easy to light correctly... Quite a whimsical flower. So, not one. but two! Yes I do love a challenge! Thanx, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ROGUE RED PETAL… Anthurium and Chrysanthemum

The flower world is interesting at this time of year, the ‘growers’ exceed themselves, with novelty Chrysanthemums and colours of Anthuriums I never saw before. And what happens then? A ‘genetic’ mishap? Nature still taking over? A rogue red petal on otherwise pale salmon coloured Mum! Supported by the waxy Anthuriums. Got them in a mixed bouquet, aahhh when the creative juices flow, I can't stop myself, I'd work day AND night, lol… and often, I DO!, have a bright day and thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Fred? And, euh... GINGER....

Looking shy? Brought gingerly to you... meaning, like all my images: with great care or delicacy. TWO GINGER-FLOWERS. Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolize strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. These flowers are sometimes used as substitute for roses. History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. The ginger family (Zingiberaceae) contains around 1,000 species of tropical perennial herbs. Some gingers are cultivated for their edible rhizomes, which are used for as both a medicine and a culinary spice. Other ginger plants, known as ornamental gingers, are grown primarily for their pleasing appearance. Leafy cane-like stems arise from rhizomes to form a plant 3 to 15 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Throughout the year, ginger plants produce stunning red blossoms that are often used in flower arrangements. When growing gingers, remember, they love moist, well-drained soil and partial shade. Ginger blooms come red, pink and white, have thick, very sturdy stems and are perfect to create height in a tropical arrangement. They have a decidedly modern feel. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GINGERLY....

Brought gingerly to you... meaning, like all my images: with great care or delicacy. TWO GINGER FLOWERS. Tall and proud and in love, lol. The 'petals' are quite, waxy, hard, almost wooden. Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolise strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. These flowers are sometimes used as substitute for roses. History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. Lead and enjoy a good life and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DELIRIUM… GINGER

TWO GINGER-FLOWERS. Best LARGE. MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/exotic_flowers Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolise strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. The ginger family (Zingiberaceae) contains around 1,000 species of tropical perennial herbs. Some gingers are cultivated for their edible rhizomes, which are used for as both a medicine and a culinary spice. Other ginger plants, known as ornamental gingers, are grown primarily for their pleasing appearance. Leafy cane-like stems arise from rhizomes to form a plant 3 to 15 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Throughout the year, ginger plants produce stunning red blossoms that are often used in flower arrangements. When growing gingers, remember, they love moist, well-drained soil and partial shade. Ginger blooms come red, pink and white, have thick, very sturdy stems and are perfect to create height in a tropical arrangement. They have a decidedly modern feel. Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BROMELIAD, A Flaming Sword...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! The flaming sword plant (botanical name : vriesea splendens) is one of the most popular vriesea bromeliads grown indoors, they have no roots but have special hold fasts that do not take in any nutrients. All nutrients are taken in through the center "tank" made by a rosette of leaves. This species features a red sword like flower head which can grow up to 2ft tall and attractive mottled leaves. Vriesea is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. The genus name is for Willem Hendrik de Vriese, Dutch botanist, physician (1806–1862). Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CLASH of the Aquilegia…

Pollen flying… This is a Dwarf Aquilegia,(Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved aquilegia, pollen,stamens, drops, granny's bonnet, golden columbine, flowers, RHUBARB and CUSTARD, design, studio, black-background, colour, square,Nikon D7200, magda indigo

HANG ME OUT TO DRY... STATICE.

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! The crepe paper-like trumpet shaped flowers of Statice are popular in cut flower arrangements. The statice flower is considered everlasting, and it is one of the most well loved dried plants in use. When properly dried, these flowers retain their vibrant colors, and many florists and crafters like to incorporate them into a variety of projects. Statice are excellent seaside plants. IN FLORIOGRAPHY: The statice flower is most often associated with sympathy and remembrance, and is commonly given – in both its fresh and long-lasting dried forms – to those who are mourning a loss. On the other hand, these flowers can represent everlasting beauty and success. They also express a feeling of longing for another person. When given as a gift, they are a simple way of telling someone how much you miss them. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CELOSIA PLUMOSA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Celosia plumosa, also known as Prince of Wales Feathers is a synonym for Celosia argentea. Celosia argentea, commonly known as plumed cockscomb, is a plant of tropical origin, and is known for its very bright colours. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRAINY CELOSIA…

This is the top view of this unusual flower, to me it looks like a brain, the intricacies, different lobes. It was my full intention to photograph it like this from the moment I saw it. Difficult to control the light because of the glossy texture of the velvety flower. More play with light and dof. More from my garden. In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like prickly but are soft and shiny as velvet. Have a fun day and thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STAGE PRESENCE… Celosia

STAGE PRESENCE… Celosia This red cockscomb has attitude, after its ‘performance’, what about an encore? LOL It was my full intention to photograph it like this from the moment I saw it. Difficult to control the light because of the glossy texture of the velvety flower. More play with light and dof. More from my garden. In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like prickly but are soft and shiny as velvet. Have a fun day and thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CELOSIA CRISTATA... THE COLOUR EXPLOSION.

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like prickly but are soft and shiny as velvet. Have a fun day and thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CELOSIA CRISTATA... THE PINK EXPLOSION

Another FAVE... In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness.Somehow I can see why? Making me smile? The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like prickly but are soft and shiny as velvet. Have a fun day and thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CELOSIA CRISTATA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The quirky flowers do beg for attention. Touch the flowers; they are amazingly soft. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like velvet, soft and shiny. They also are great for drying and thus can be kept for a long time, looking more and more antique. Some interesting info: Despite its African origin, celosia is known as a foodstuff in Indonesia and India. Moreover, in the future it might become more widely eaten, especially in the hot and malnourished regions of the equatorial zone. In that regard, it has already been hailed as the often-wished-for vegetable that “grows like a weed without demanding all the tender loving care that other vegetables seem to need” says Martin Price of Florida. He continues "“Every place I have tried it, it grows with no work. We have had no disease problems and very little insect damage. It reseeds itself abundantly and new plants have come up in the immediate vicinity." Have a day filled with inner joy and thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRAINY CELOSIA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Celosia cristata:Red Cockscomb flower. Looks like a brain to me... Despite its African origin, Celosia is known as a foodstuff in Indonesia and India. Moreover, in the future it might become more widely eaten, especially in the hot and malnourished regions of the equatorial zone. In that regard, it has already been hailed as the often-wished-for vegetable that “grows like a weed without demanding all the tender loving care that other vegetables seem to need” says Martin Price of Florida. He continues "“Every place I have tried it, it grows with no work. We have had no disease problems and very little insect damage. It reseeds itself abundantly and new plants have come up in the immediate vicinity." This is the top view of this unusual flower, to me it looks like a brain, the intricacies, different lobes. It was my full intention to photograph it like this from the moment I saw it. Difficult to control the light because of the glossy texture of the velvety flower. More play with light and dof. In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like velvet, soft and shiny. Have a fun day and thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) Thanx, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRAINY... CELOSIA

A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! This is the top view of this unusual flower, to me it looks like a brain, the intricacies, different lobes. It was my full intention to photograph it like this from the moment I saw it. Difficult to control the light because of the glossy texture of the velvety flower. More play with light and dof. In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like velvet, soft and shiny. Have a fun day and thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MEANDERINGS ...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Celosia cristata. This yellow one, common name Yellow Toreador... Also Cockscomb... Taken with natural light on a flower market selling bouquets to melt for...on the Continent... In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like velvet, soft and shiny. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALA O'KEEFE... ALOE

ALOE VERA FLOWER. unwittingly I photographed many plants and flowers the way she painted them. NOW on: TATE MODERN EXHIBITION of GEORGIA O’KEEFFE. Looking forward to viewing the exhibit, UNTIL 30 OCTOBER 2016 RED SUCCULENT One of the few crops grown on Fuerteventura is Aloe Vera. Aloe is a genus containing about four hundred species of flowering succulent plants that grow in subtropical climates, the leaves vary in colour from grey to bright green and are sometimes striped or mottled.. The plants grow until they are 2 to 3 years old and then they are processed so that the extracts can be added to a range of Aloe Vera products. This is a flowering one, I’d never seen this, took it with the morning light. Later saw them with yellow blooms, but was unable to photograph that. Wishing you all a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HIBISCUS...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It doesn't matter where I am in the world... the flowers always attract me! In Cape-Town, like in all Southern and Mediterranean climes, you'll find HIBISCUS! LOTS of them, virtually in every garden... Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The tea made from hibiscus flowers is known by many names in many countries around the world and is served both hot and cold. The beverage is well known for its colour, tanginess and flavour. http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-effect-of-colours.html Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved HIBISCUS, red,Seapoint,Table Mountain, South Africa,colour,horizontal,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

CORYDALIS, China Blue.

CORYDALIS, China Blue. From the garden The C in my garden A-Z, I used minimal dof here because there were too many ‘distracting’ factors around that rather small plant, this is a ’macro- macro’, very much the style in which I like to photograph flowers. … The first discovery of the species Corydalis flexuosa occurred on an expedition in 1989 to Western China. There's no popular name. It is of a huge plant-family that the Chinese have used as herbs in their medicine for centuries. I love this delicate little plant for the wonderful blue flowers (1, 1/2-2cm) and their beautiful foliage. A Spring plant. Flowers in a natural environment and with natural light. Wishing you a very colourful day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr. TOOTS THIELEMANS

BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr.TOOTS THIELEMANS https://youtu.be/yKnG_9q4crA Yesterday, the harmonica of a beloved great musician fell silent. Toots Thielemans, one of the greats left us. What a horrible year 2016 is! Bluesette became an international hit in the 1960’s and was original recorded with him whistling the melody along with a guitarist. In 1981, he had a stroke and as a result of that,he was no longer able to play the guitar as before, though playing the harmonica however proved to be no problem. He was 94 and played until 2 years ago. He played all over the world with so many of the greats! What an artist! THANK YOU SIR. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 5... Gloriosa superba LILY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! I see a wild and free spirit here. Every year, a tradition now, on the day of our return from the Continent, friends give me a huge bouquet of lilies, this year no different... except, there was an extra surprise, this very exotic lily, picked from their greenhouse, delicately and carefully wrapped for the long journey... Gloriosa is a genus of five or six species in the plant family Colchicaceae, from tropical Africa and Asia. The most common English names are flame lily, fire lily, gloriosa lily, glory lily, superb lily, climbing lily, and creeping lily. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 8... Gloriosa superba LILY...GRAB ME...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Flames, passion, full of intrigue, hope it grabs you... Gloriosa is a genus of five or six species in the plant family Colchicaceae, from tropical Africa and Asia. The most common English names are flame lily, fire lily, gloriosa lily, glory lily, superb lily, climbing lily, and creeping lily. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CHANGING of THE COLOURS...PHYSALIS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Autumn and the colours are changing, in an apotheose of brilliance and abundance of colour. PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BIM... BAM... BOM... PHYSALIS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! I take my photography very serious! But I have also kept a much needed sense of humour in my life! I see that too many photos are so serious and angsty? PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SONG for AUTUMN... PHYSALIS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! When I saw this, they became wind-dancers, I heard music, they were musical notes, oh, my imagination running wild again! LOL I take my photography very serious! But I have also kept a much needed sense of humour in my life! PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE LANTERNS... PHYSALIS

PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DINGELING… PHYSALIS

I take my photography very serious! But I have also kept a much needed sense of humour in my life! PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE LANTERNS...PHYSALIS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FILIGREE… A JEWEL, Physalis

Yes, Nature creates its own jewellery. A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. Discovered this in my friends garden, she plucked it and carefully wrapped it. It survived the travels well. PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here:

TO BE AND NOT TO BE... Physalis

JEWELS, Physalis Yes, Nature creates its own jewellery. A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. Discovered this in my friends garden, she plucked it and carefully wrapped it. It survived the travels well. PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL ASPECTS of PHYSALIS…

Yes, Nature creates its own jewellery. A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. Edible Physalis: in the green husk here: it is characterised by the small orange fruit similar in size, shape and structure to a small tomato, but partly or fully enclosed in a large papery husk derived from the calyx. The berry also goes by the names Golden Strawberry,Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry, and tastes like strawberries or pineapple in flavour, with a mild acidity. The decorative species are grown as ornamental plants. For example, the hardy Physalis alkekengi has edible small fruits but is most popular for its large, bright orange to red husks. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE?

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! Calceolaria, also called lady's purse or slipper flower. The geographical range extends from Patagonia to central Mexico, with its distribution centre in Andean region. Calceolaria species have usually yellow or orange flowers, which can have red or purple spots. have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SWAN MILKWEED…

Gomphocarpus fruticosus: Asclepias fruticosa is the old botanical name, Narrowleaf cotton bush, Swan bush, Swan milkweed the popular ones. Here: the seedbox/fruit Inflated green and later light brown, papery pod or follicle; short bristly hair cover the outer surface; dark seeds have silvery cotton wool-like attachments that facilitate wind distribution. Asclepias fruticosa is a species of milkweed native to South Africa. It is also common in New Zealand where it is the main host of the monarch butterfly. The plant's tissues contain sufficient cardenolides that consumption of significant quantities of the plant's leaves, stems, or fruit may lead to death in livestock and humans. Brought this from Sardinia to photograph in my studio. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLOWERS MY GRANDMAS LOVED: STOCKS…

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. Again it is very much scent memories triggered! With their spicy, clove-like scent, and tall sturdy stems, these stocks make fantastic cut flowers that bring fragrance and colour to your home. I would like to issue a personal warning: DO NOT leave them in the vase too long!!! It stinks!!! The closely packed flower spikes of this tall mix emerge in a blend of at least 6 lovely pastel shades. Matthiola incana, known as stock,is a species of flowering plant in the genus Matthiola. The common name "night-scented stock" or "evening-scented stock" is applied to Matthiola longipetala (syn. bicornis). M. incana is also known in the USA by the common name tenweeks stock. It is a common garden flower, available in a variety of colours, many of which are heavily scented and also used in floristry. Double-flowered stocks are prized by gardeners for their floral display but are sterile (like most doubles?). They therefore have to be produced from the seed of single-flowered plants. Aaah such a heady scent! AGAIN, SO UNIQUE! Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRIMULA VIALII, two of my favourite colours together...

When in bloom, Primula vialii is easy to distinguish from other primroses. Its stout stalk is crowded with hundreds of tiny flowers of red calyces and blue-violet corollas. Flowering from June into July, the flowers are tightly packed on the stem. The blossom has a bottle brush appearance. This primrose has distinctive flowers, unlike any other in the genus. It's rare to find this plant in its native haunts, as it comes close, if not already, to being an endangered species. Pere Delavay originally discovered the species. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! So very inviting and to me... irresistable, the shapes and colours so glorious!!! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII.

TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII. Again a favourite colour combination of mine, purple and red. When in bloom, Primula vialii is easy to distinguish from other primroses. Its stout stalk is crowded with hundreds of tiny flowers of red calyces and blue-violet corollas. Flowering from June into July, the flowers are tightly packed on the stem. The blossom has a bottle brush appearance. This primrose has distinctive flowers, unlike any other in the genus. It's rare to find this plant in its native haunts, as it comes close, if not already, to being an endangered species. Pere Delavay originally discovered the species. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! So very inviting and to me... irresistible, the shapes and colours so glorious!!! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SO PROUD... PRIMULA VALII...

When in bloom, Primula vialii is easy to distinguish from other primroses. Its stout stalk is crowded with hundreds of tiny flowers of red calyces and blue-violet corollas. Flowering from June into July, the flowers are tightly packed on the stem. The blossom has a bottle brush appearance. This primrose has distinctive flowers, unlike any other in the genus. It's rare to find this plant in its native haunts, as it comes close, if not already, to being an endangered species. Pere Delavay originally discovered the species. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! So very inviting and to me... irresistable, the shapes and colours so glorious!!! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER LITTLE FAMILY...PRIMULA VIALII...

When in bloom, Primula vialii is easy to distinguish from other primroses. Its stout stalk is crowded with hundreds of tiny flowers of red calyces and blue-violet corollas. two of my favourite colours. Flowering from June into July, the flowers are tightly packed on the stem. The blossom has a bottle brush appearance. This primrose has distinctive flowers, unlike any other in the genus. It's rare to find this plant in its native haunts, as it comes close, if not already, to being an endangered species.
Pere Delavay originally discovered the species.
I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen!
Look at us, the whole family can dance in the wind!
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)
And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
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REACHING FOR THE SKY, THE PURPLE ORCHIDS...

Purple Dendrobium Orchids, I bought them in the Chinese Supermarket, where they sell them at the vegetable and fruit counter... because: they are EDIBLE... and NO I have not tried them yet... Have a great w-e . With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

TODAY’s BEAUTY… GLADIOLI

Gladiolus flowers bloom on a long spike that ranges from 2 to 4 feet tall. These beauties open from the bottom and work their way upwards creating a long spire of blooms. The grass-like foliage resembles the blade of a sword giving these flowers a reputation as sword flowers. The blooms range in colour from bold orange and red to pastel blues, pinks and yellows, lilacs, whites and purple. The gladiolus flower symbolises honour and remembrance, but it has other meanings too. It can also symbolise the following: • Strength of character • Faithfulness, sincerity and integrity • Infatuation • Never giving up Purple, specifically means: Charm, grace and mysteriousness. Have a charmed day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURE COTTON...

PURE COTTON... We all know cotton, but what do we actually KNOW about cotton? What an influence it's had on our world in many different ways? www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJZ12iMzvQ&feature=related It is not something you see here often in the UK, but I had the opportunity and took advantage of it I could NOT imagine my life without it, together with silk and wool, my absolute favorite materials. I do not like synthetics and avoid them as much as possible, not a fanatic in anything, I do enjoy Fleece (made from recycled bottles?). Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, India, and Pakistan. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today. FOR EVERYTHING and more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton All the types of Cotton and usages for those interested: www.fabrics.net/cotton.asp I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF FLUFFY COTTON...

A detail of the cotton..., hmmm what do you call it? Not a flower, a plant, help? We all know cotton, but what do we actually KNOW about cotton? What an influence it's had on our world in many different ways? www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJZ12iMzvQ&feature=related It is not something you see here often in the UK, but I had the oportunity and took advantage of it.PLEASE, take the time to View LARGE and On Black, well worth it! I could NOT imagine my life without it, together with silk and wool, my absolute favorite materials. I do not like synthetics and avoid them as much as possible, not a fanatic in anything, I do enjoy Fleece (made from recycled bottles?). Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, India, and Pakistan. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today. FOR EVERYTHING and more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton All the types of Cotton and usages for those interested: www.fabrics.net/cotton.asp I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF FLUFFY COTTON...

A detail of the cotton..., hmmm what do you call it? Not a flower, a plant, help? We all know cotton, but what do we actually KNOW about cotton? What an influence it's had on our world in many different ways? www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJZ12iMzvQ&feature=related It is not something you see here often in the UK, but I had the oportunity and took advantage of it.PLEASE, take the time to View LARGE and On Black, well worth it! I could NOT imagine my life without it, together with silk and wool, my absolute favorite materials. I do not like synthetics and avoid them as much as possible, not a fanatic in anything, I do enjoy Fleece (made from recycled bottles?). Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, India, and Pakistan. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today. FOR EVERYTHING and more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton All the types of Cotton and usages for those interested: www.fabrics.net/cotton.asp I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FLOWERS in the STAR…

This is the palest pink poinsettia I ever saw! The tiny flowers in the middle of the pink star look like little mouths? Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6–4 metres (2 ft 0 in–13 ft 1 in). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7–16 centimetres (2.8–6.3 in) in length. The coloured bracts —which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colours, but are actually leaves. The colours of the bracts are created through photoperiodism, meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change colour. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest colour.[ The flowers of the poinsettia are unassuming and do not attract pollinators. They are grouped within small yellow structures found in the center of each leaf bunch, and are called cyathia.] The poinsettia is native to Mexico. It is now found in the wild in deciduous tropical forests at moderate elevations from southern Sinaloa down the entire Pacific coast of Mexico to Chiapas and Guatemala. It is also found in the interior in the hot, seasonally dry forests of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. May your w-e and the coming days be full of goodness and joy, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SECRETS of THE AMARYLLIS UNFURLING...

ALL RED!!!!!!!! Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Another Macro+++, and the 'dramatic' light I've grown to love so much. I did the series for this purpose... View On proper Black To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly… Thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AMARYLLIS, OPEN to THE WORLD...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! THE ARE REAL! Look like silk? Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Another Macro+++, and the 'dramatic' light I've grown to love so much. I did the series for this purpose... To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly… Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE,Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativity.html THANX for ALL your comments, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AMARYLLIS UNFURLING...

I was invited for an exclusive interview by 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). I did the series for this purpose... To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly…View On Black Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DANTE'S INFERNO, AMARYLLIS BUDS...

I was invited for an exclusive interview by 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo They shone as flames, just waiting to explode and fill the room and our hearts with the warm glow of their bright colour... GORGEOUS DETAIL LARGE and View On Black Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues" (An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Another Macro+++, with the theatrical bottom-light I've grown to love so much. I did a series... with a purpose... I love the curves and lines in this. Hope you do too. Have a great day and thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TANTALUS... AMARYLLIS.

TANTALUS... AMARYLLIS. PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! Trying to tantalize you in? The story of Tantalus is the origin of the English verb tantalize. When someone is tantalized, they go through something akin to Tantalus' punishment: having something desirable always just out of their reach. I love having Amaryllis over the festive season. They had regaled us with their beauty for days, sadly they eventually came to an end, I saw the pollen loaded stamens and the silky petals undulating behind them... yes... we are well and truely in full communication again! They speak, I listen. LOL It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). I love the curves and lines in this. Hope you do too. Have a great day thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EL AMOR BRUJO, Hippeastrum

These plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis, a monotypic African genus in the same family.... This image of the Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) reminded me of a wild Carmen but also of a piece by Manuel de Falla, El Amor Brujo. Danza del Fuego Fatuo... the Fire Dance... I'll let you make up your mind, have fun, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 7... DARK FLAMENCO

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! ALA GEORGIA O'KEEFFE... Paul came home and had bought me three beautiful Amaryllis stems, two red and one white. They were still closed, and that is the way you should buy them, so full of promise! In fact they are Hippeastrum, which is a genus of about 70–75 species and 600+ hybrids and cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some species are grown for their large showy flowers. These plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis This is not so unusual for him, and NO, it is NOT because I'll have to 'forgive' him for something!!! Where does this misconception come from, how did it start? I have always known men (agreed, on the Continent) who gave flowers to their loved one and vice versa. It is a wonderful, meaningful and loving gesture and can sometimes say more than words! It is not wrong or embarrassing to be 'romantic'... And yet when a man walks around with a bouquet, you see the look in the eyes of passers-by, it is such a sad cliché, and many ladies are the victim of it, their man would love to give them flowers, but they'll not be seen carrying them! LOL! Most flowers sold in the UK are bought by women. However, come Valentine's Day, the majority of flowers sold are overwhelmingly bought by men! Why is this? What is stopping men buying flowers the rest of the year? I know I'm a lucky woman! I don't want them on the 14th of February, that's commercial obligation, it doesn't make me feel 'special'. Out of the blue, that is what matters and does it for me! Studies show that flowers actually have a positive effect on human beings! Some surveys show that women have very positive feelings towards men carrying flowers, considering him a thoughtful, romantic and loving kind of guy, and are often jealous of the man's partner for receiving such a lovely gift - it could boost your rating in the popularity stakes to be seen with a bunch of flowers! So come on..................... Photographed in a ‘sensual’ way, they made me think of fiery flames, the ruched skirts of the Flamenco dancers; my excuse is that I’m a ‘romantic creative’? Tee hee. Have fun and thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CURTAIN CALL... AMARYLLIS.

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! A curtain call or a final bow occurs at the end of a performance when individuals return to the stage to be recognized by the audience for their performance. I love having Amaryllis over the festive season. They had regaled us with their beauty for days, sadly they eventually came to an end, I saw the pollen loaded stamens and the silky petals undulating behind them... yes... we are well and truely in full communication again! They speak, I listen. LOL It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Another Macro+++. I love the curves and lines in this. Hope you do too. Have a great day thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SECRET LIFE of PLANTS, Amaryllis

For December I upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see... It has become a tradition to have them in our home for Christmas. Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Another Macro+++, and the 'dramatic' light I've grown to love so much. I did the series for this purpose... To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly… and here it is, in the ALL RED flower petals a tiny lick of white on one of them, quite hidden... I love imperfection!!! Makes it all the more interesting! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES VESTALES..

For December I upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see... It has become a tradition to have them in our home for Christmas. The vestals... don't let the fire die! Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Another Macro+++. I am doing a series... with a purpose... I love the curves and lines in this. Hope you do too. Have a great week and thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIP-LICKING DELICIOUS, AMARYLLIS...

For December I upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see... It has become a tradition to have them in our home for Christmas. Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Another Macro+++. I love the curves and lines in this. Hope you do too. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CHRISTMAS STAR... Poinsettia

THE COLOURS of CHRISTMAS... OPEN and view on black for the full impact! For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see.. Now, like in everything, there are 'trends'? This year, hot pink trimmings seem to be the latest rage, the MUST HAVE! Me, I'm more traditional, green and red are THE colours for Christmas, of course with some silver and some gold, often white included, all depending on my creative mood... It probably originates in my childhood, but yes, to me, this is it! This Poinsettia is a Euphorbia pulcherrima. The plant's association with Christmas began in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus' birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson "blossoms" sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolise the Star of Bethlehem, and the red colour represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus... There is a common misconception that the poinsettia is highly toxic. This is not true; it is mildly irritating to the skin or stomach and may sometimes cause diarrhoea and vomiting if eaten. As with all Euphorbias, they bruise easily and give off a white 'milk' when broken, so those sensitive to latex may suffer an allergic reaction. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SECRET GARDEN 5... ANTHURIUM

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme The human body as a decor/landscape... it was not part of the original 4 in the exhibition. It stands on its own. That one did not make it into the original 4 because in the heat of the moment during this very creative and high tension session, I composed the image 'differently', it did not 'sit' well in the square, but that's it, I only realised afterwards that I had done the right thing in view of the subject, so a crop was in order, this format suited the Anthuriums best. SEE ALL HERE I hope you have a good day and thanx for viewing, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Secret Garden 1...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Some call this Flowerotica? The human body as a landscape/decor... This one with green flower-balls, Asclepias fruticosa fruits, they are light and may look spiky but they aren't, no model was harmed during the making of this image, LOL... part of an original set for an exhibition "SALON des DAMES". SEE ALL HERE THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved