Magda Indigo photography

+ THE ORANGE COLLECTION

RUFFLED PETALS...Orange Ranunculus
SOIE-SAUVAGE...
THE LITTLE LANTERNS...PHYSALIS
THE INDIVIDUALIST… PHYSALIS
THE CHANGING of THE COLOURS...PHYSALIS
FILIGREE… A JEWEL, Physalis
TO BE AND NOT TO BE... Physalis
ALL ASPECTS of PHYSALIS…
QUATTRO… PHYSALIS
TANGIBLE EDIBLES, PHYSALIS...
PAS de DEUX... Physalis
FOUR of A KIND… PHYSALIS
BIM... BAM... BOM... PHYSALIS
SONG for AUTUMN... PHYSALIS
OF HALLOWEEN CROSSES and COLOURS… Physalis
DINGELING… PHYSALIS
THE LITTLE LANTERNS... PHYSALIS
OCTOBERFEST…
AUTUMN CHARMS…
AUJOURD’HUI c’est l’Automne!
AUTUMNAL FLOWER BOUQUET...
AN ORANGE STATE of MIND... Lilies
HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEN...
THE COLOUR ORANGE…
SPICE it UP…
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my AMERICAN FRIENDS...
ORANGE AND SPICE…
WINTER FRAGRANCES…
FRENETICA… ORCHIDS.
I COME OUT OF THE DARK, MINI ORCHID...
ALIEN EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM
SUNNY, SUN, SUN, Chrysanthemums...
THREE Dee-lights... Chrysanthemums
SMOKELESS FIRE… DAHLIA
OF SEASONAL COLOURS... CHRYSANTHEMUM
DUETTINO OF... CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OF GOLD in AUTUMN… Chrysanthemum
DRESSED in GOLD... CHRYSANTHEMUM.
CARNAVAL d'AUTOMNE...
O SOLE, O SOLE MIO... Chrysanthemum.
AUTUMN ELEGANCE...Lily
THE TEMPTING AUTUMN LILY...
FALLEN GLORY...
A LEAF OUT OF MY LIFE...
ONLY ONE MOMENT of GLORY...
ONE GLORY MOMENT… AUTUMN LEAVES
ITS ONE MOMENT of GLORY...
INTERTWINED...
OF VINE AND TWINE...
OF VINE-LEAVES and VIBRANT AUTUMN COLOURS.
ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....
VINE LEAVES
AUTUMN WHIRLWIND...
ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....
GOLD LEAFY LAYERS...
TAKEN BY STORM...
THE FALLEN LEAVES...
A HAPPY AUTUMN...
EPITOMY of AUTUMN...
ORANGE CROCOSMIA...
MY MONDAY ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLA
ZINGING ZINNIA…
ORANGE PENDULUM... ZINNIA
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN YOU'RE GONE...
BURSTIN' OUT ALL OVER... RANUNCULUS.
RANUNCULUS ALL-SORTS…
JUST RANUNCULUS…
BRING ME SUNSHINE... RANUNCULUS
UP WHERE WE BELONG... THE ORANGE RANUNCULUS
OPEN for SPRING… RANUNCULUS
THE YOUNG ONES... RANUNCULUS
THE RED LANTERN... RANUNCULUS
DOLCE VITA... Ranunculus
ANOTHER from THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on 500px...
RUFFLED PETALS...Orange Ranunculus
ORANGE ENOUGH? Ranunculus.
RUFFLES... Ranunculus
PICCOLINE… Ranunculus
A FLOWERWORK ORANGE... ranunculus
l'ORANGERIE... ranunculus
THE SUNNY RANUNCULUS...
PASSION RED...
THE NAKED PEDUNCLE of a RANUNCULUS…
TRANSITION... Ranunculus
REUNION… RANUNCULUS
THE SEXUALITY OF FLOWERS, violets...
TEARS OF ORANGE… Violet.
NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…
TRIPLE ORANGE, VIOLETS...
PURE EYE CANDY… Orange Violets
HAPPY NEW YEAR...
UNFURLING...
THE SOLITUDE of THE LITTLE ORANGE ROSE...
A PEACE MESSAGE... ROSES for PEACE
TAKE MY HAND... ROSES
MOVE CLOSER...
THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
APRICOT, THE COLOURS of AUTUMN?...
THE KISSING PAIR of PEARS... AAWWW BLUSHING...
TOP-LIGHT FOR TOP-TOMATOES
WHEN YOU'RE SMILING...
THE "C" in HEIRLOOM TOMATOES?
TOMATTITUDE...
SHINY and BRIGHT...CHIQUINOS
THE CHIQUINOS...
ALL CARROT AND NO STICK?
MACARONS... BOXED
MAESTOSO… Alstroemeria
LA FLOR TIMIDA... Alstroemeria
PEEKABOO... Alstroemeria
IN DARKNESS I GLOW… Alstroemeria…
SHOW-OFF ALSTROEMERIA... selective dof
DUETTINO… Alstroemeria
CELEBRATION... Alstroemeria
IT'S BRIGHT, IT'S ORANGE, IT'S FREESIA...
SAFFRON coloured FREESIA...
SALSA... FREESIA...
ORANGE AND SPICE...
TABLEAU VIVANT… FREESIA
SAMBA FUNKY FREESIAS...
FLIP GERB...
JAMAIS DEUX sans TROIS? GERBERA
YOU'RE IN MY HEART, YOU'RE IN MY SOUL? GERBERA...
A SUGAR RUSH of... Leucospermum
SWEET GLORY... PROTEA.
GLOW in the DARK… PROTEA
THE EXPLOSION… PROTEA
FIERY FLOWERWORKS!
THE POISONOUS CHALICE...Calla
I WALK ALONE... CALLA
I WANNA DANCE... Calla
ORANGE DAY in HOLLAND
LA DIVA... LA CALLA... ZANTEDESCHIA
ALL AUTUMN COLOURED CALLAS...
THE GOLDEN CURVES and CHALICES of CALLAS...
500 PICS on 500PX... I celebrate with this GOLDEN image?!!!
ORANGE BUDDLEIA...
EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...
Ménage à trois... AQUILEGIA
ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA
A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...
OPULENCE… NARCISSUS
BLOW YOUR TRUMPETS..
A THOUSAND FLOWERS... Strelitzia
ICARUS…
FRONTRUNNER... AN EXOTIC DUO… STRELITZIA
BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia
BIRD OF PARADISE...
EXOTICA 2...BIRD OF PARADISE...

RUFFLED PETALS...Orange Ranunculus

A bit of brightness on a lovely day. I love Ranunculus, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... 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!), 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

SOIE-SAUVAGE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Another of the studio session with the materials I've collected over the years. Not only is the feel and the visual quality important, but I also like the smell of materials... This is a gorgeous piece of raw silk (soie sauvage) that I tried in a different fashion, to see in the folds how the light reflects and makes the silk shimmers and the orange glows in a myriad of tones. It's an ongoing process that you are witnessing, the creative 'struggles' of a photographer... Have a colourful 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 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 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

THE INDIVIDUALIST… PHYSALIS

you will encounter the individualist everywhere! One who does not ‘follow’, is innovative and creative, not once but continuously? I often get the comment: ‘simple’ on my images, LOL. Yes that makes me smile, I remember Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and so many more, … it looked so simple and easy what they did, you know, like you could get up and dance in the same way… NOT! I experience the same with my work… it gets copied and tried, never seem to achieve that same depth, the tonalities, the richness and the emotion. I get asked repeatedly for workshops and tutorials. For which I have no time I’m happy to say, so much work, euhh, rephrase that, pleasure and fun? What you see in my images is the years of experimenting, the years of studying, the years of experience! Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

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

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

QUATTRO… PHYSALIS

I love Physalis. Both to eat and to photograph! Physalis 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. Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit. Select species are cultivated for their edible fruit, however; the typical Physalis fruit is similar to a firm tomato in texture, and like strawberries or pineapple in flavour, with a mild acidity. Physalis fruit is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and trace amounts of B vitamins. These fruits contain 18 kinds of amino acids . These berries are also abundant in polysaccharides, compounds that may help fortify the immune system. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

TANGIBLE EDIBLES, PHYSALIS...

Physalis 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. Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit. Select species are cultivated for their edible fruit, however; the typical Physalis fruit is similar to a firm tomato in texture, and like strawberries or pineapple in flavour, with a mild acidity. Physalis fruit is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and trace amounts of B vitamins. These fruits contain 18 kinds of amino acids . These berries are also abundant in polysaccharides, compounds that may help fortify the immune system. Thanx, 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

PAS de DEUX... Physalis

Physalis 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 or Chinese Lantern. Physalis fruit is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and trace amounts of B vitamins. These have been used as a diuretic in traditional medicine, although there is no scientific data to support this. These fruits contain 18 kinds of amino acids . These berries are also abundant in polysaccharides, compounds that may help fortify the immune system. Thanx, 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

FOUR of A KIND… PHYSALIS

a lifespan… 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. A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. 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

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

OF HALLOWEEN CROSSES and COLOURS… Physalis

We come to the finale of the fruit and nut harvesting! Large papery husks derive from the calyx. The berry inside, also goes by the names Golden Strawberry,Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry. Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit. This here is decorative. Any sort of religious symbol might deter a vampire… Have you ever wondered about the origin of Halloween colours? It is the custom of the celebration to use orange and black in decorations and costumes. The colour orange also signifies strength and endurance. We don’t know if that is for the holiday or strength and endurance at the harvest time. Since the Celtics were involved in wars with Julius Caesar, they may have believed orange gave courage to those who wore that colour during battle. As the Celtics are given the most credit for beginning the holiday as the festival of the harvest, a colour of autumn is used. Orange, being the most prevalent autumn tone, is derived from the pumpkin and leaves. In the final confrontation with Dracula, Van Helsing, finding himself in a showdown without any weapons, grabs two nearby candelabras and holds them up in the shape of a cross, which repels the Count. This scene created a visual trope since adopted by many other cinematic slayers: since then, we have seen characters use whatever is at hand from baseball bats and even two of their own fingers—to form an impromptu cross. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

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

OCTOBERFEST…

I don’t know about you, but hmmm, every season has its charms? Each their colours… not that Spring doesn’t have orange or Summer doesn’t have greens, I think it much lies in the ‘combination’ of colours? And this here is pure Autumn! Some bright orange Physalis, some cobnuts (fresh Hazelnuts) and a green ‘decorative’ fruits… et voila, Autumn in the studio. Having a lovely w-e? Thank you for your comments and time, 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

AUTUMN CHARMS…

I don’t know about you, but hmmm, every season has its charms? Each their colours… not that Spring doesn’t have orange or Summer doesn’t have reds, I think it much lies in the ‘combination’ of colours? And this here is pure Autumn! An orange onion Pumpkin, some Strawberry Corn (mostly decorative Zea mays 'Strawberry'. Popping Corn), some cobnuts (fresh Hazelnuts) and a few Physalis… et voila, Autumn in the studio. Have a lovely w-e. Thank you for your comments and time, 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

AUJOURD’HUI c’est l’Automne!

The days grow shorter and the shadows longer… I always feel a little melancholic when it is Autumn, it still has more the flavour of Summer, yet not the promise of Winter. Slowly the fragrance of decay fills the air, the colours are starting to change, they will erupt in one last beautiful burst! I sense in people that they want to ignore this season and pretend it IS still Summer. Nature is also hanging on awhile longer. However, in the shops, it is full on Autumn, the clothes and shoes, the flowers and food! , we are being well ‘guided’, LOL Here, one double Sunflower bloom, ‘Teddy Bear’ nd two Ornamental fruit pumpkins. Wishing you a day full of good light 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 use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMNAL FLOWER BOUQUET...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Oak leaves, a lily with buds. chrysanthemums and Sedum spectabile - 'Autumn Joy'... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Have a wonderful day, filled with love, 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AN ORANGE STATE of MIND... Lilies

I'm in an ORANGE STATE of MIND... Drama in the studio, subtle lighting. Bring out the best. It is a beautiful russet colour! Still pollen, still tantalising the last bees. A proud bud on the ready. In the language of flowers, called floriography the LILY, ORANGE: means: flame, I burn for you. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEN...

A treat? Have a wonderful day, filled with fun, 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

THE COLOUR ORANGE…

Orange is the colour between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the fruit orange. In Europe and America, orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, fire, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season. In Asia, it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism, where it is of course the colour of saffron. I love these warm hues, it is truly Autumnal… Thank you for your comments and time, 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

SPICE it UP…

STARS & STRIPES? LOL. Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-size seed in each of its eight segments. Native to China and Vietnam, star anise comes from a small evergreen tree. Its flavour is slightly more bitter than that of regular anise seed. Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC. Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a god: a fine inscription records the gift of cinnamon and cassia to the temple of Apollo at Miletus. Though its source was kept mysterious in the Mediterranean world for centuries by the middlemen, who handled the spice trade, to protect their monopoly as suppliers, cinnamon is native to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Malabar Coast of India, and Burma. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my AMERICAN FRIENDS...

Here we do not celebrate this, however it is not a bad idea for the rest of us to 'take stock' once in awhile? I always say: be happy for what you have got and not unhappy for what you have not? Dried orange, vibrant husks and fragrant Cinnamon. yummy, Have a great day and thanx for your visit, 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

ORANGE AND SPICE…

Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-size seed in each of its eight segments. Native to China and Vietnam, star anise comes from a small evergreen tree. Its flavour is slightly more bitter than that of regular anise seed. The "sweet orange", which is the kind that are most often eaten today, grew first in Asia but now grows in many parts of the world. Oranges are round orange-coloured fruit that grow on a tree which can reach 10 metres (33 ft) high. Orange trees have dark green shiny leaves and small white flowers with five petals. The flowers smell very sweet which attracts many bees. An orange has a tough shiny orange skin. Inside, the fruit is divided into "segments", which have thin tough skins that hold together many little sections with juice inside. There are usually ten segments in an orange, but sometimes there are more. The colour orange takes its name from the fruit. The word "orange" is unusual because it is one of only a few English words that does not rhyme with anything. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

WINTER FRAGRANCES…

So welcome in December, the fragrance of orange, cinnamon and Star anise, then add some pine from the tree, maybe some candle-wax and all set? LOL Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-size seed in each of its eight segments. Native to China and Vietnam, star anise comes from a small evergreen tree. Its flavour is slightly more bitter than that of regular anise seed. Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC. Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a god: a fine inscription records the gift of cinnamon and cassia to the temple of Apollo at Miletus. Though its source was kept mysterious in the Mediterranean world for centuries by the middlemen, who handled the spice trade, to protect their monopoly as suppliers, cinnamon is native to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Malabar Coast of India, and Burma. The "sweet orange", which is the kind that are most often eaten today, grew first in Asia but now grows in many parts of the world. Oranges are round orange-coloured fruit that grow on a tree which can reach 10 metres (33 ft) high. Orange trees have dark green shiny leaves and small white flowers with five petals. The flowers smell very sweet which attracts many bees. An orange has a tough shiny orange skin. Inside, the fruit is divided into "segments", which have thin tough skins that hold together many little sections with juice inside. There are usually ten segments in an orange, but sometimes there are more. The colour orange takes its name from the fruit. The word "orange" is unusual because it is one of only a few English words that does not rhyme with anything. Thanks for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

FRENETICA… ORCHIDS.

These little beauties are no bigger than the last top part of my thumb...like a dance they individually flittered against the black bg in the light. They are Oncidium 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

I COME OUT OF THE DARK, MINI ORCHID...

Meaning: An orchid signifies love, elegance and luxury. Due to its external display it is also a symbol of strength. According to the ancient Greeks, orchids mean manliness. I see like a little bird hovering in the center? Bird of PEACE? 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

ALIEN EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM

Out of this dark universe, the tendrils come, exploring, feeling, reaching out… Aaah, imagination! A Japanese Spider Chrysanthemum, again, a different type. Again, a different type . The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light 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 use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUNNY, SUN, SUN, Chrysanthemums...

Special Chrysanthemums, three different colours, from yellow-> Summer to -> Autumn colours. A beautiful season. I had fun in the studio! Of course, more to come of those photogenic beauties. Thank you, 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

THREE Dee-lights... Chrysanthemums

Love the light-play in these 3D ‘special’ Chrysanthemums. About 10cm diameter each. Like natural fireworks, always a great accent in the house, especially at this time of year. Enjoy and thanx, 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

SMOKELESS FIRE… DAHLIA

A Dahlia, looks like it is on fire, each petal like a ’licking’ flame. Brought back from Brugge, did not ’survive’ the trip very well. Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. There are at least 36 species of dahlia. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden plants. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremonies, as well as decorative purposes, and the long woody stem of one variety was used for small pipes. The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. 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

OF SEASONAL COLOURS... CHRYSANTHEMUM

Every season has its own particular colours, not just the leaves on the trees, but also the flowers, animals,food, Fashion, even humans, we look paler in Winter don't we? LOL? THis CHRYSANTHEMUM has ALL the COLOURS of AUTUMN. Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing!Something to look forward to! In this beauty, the petals seemed to huddle together against the wind and rain! Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: 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 blooming day and Autumn, thanks for your comments, 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

DUETTINO OF... CHRYSANTHEMUMS

DUETTINO. by Mozart Every season has its own particular colours, not just the leaves on the trees, but also the flowers, animals,food, Fashion, even humans... Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! Something to look forward to! Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: 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 blooming day and Autumn, thanks for your comments, 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

OF GOLD in AUTUMN… Chrysanthemum

(please OPEN?) “Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light 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.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRESSED in GOLD... CHRYSANTHEMUM.

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Nothing Gold Can Stay poem by Robert Frost (1923) Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light 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 : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CARNAVAL d'AUTOMNE...

... small CHRYSANTHEMUMS I wish you all a HAPPY AUTUMN. The season of the golden colours. I like it because the sun is a caress now and not a bite, like in Summer... I bought a mixed bouquet of flowers, five stems of different small chrysanthemums. There was only the one, like the one nobody wanted and yet so colourful together, well it looked a bit sad, but I saw the beauty in it. I immortalised each separately. These are the biggest, but still of the small variety. So, more challenges and light exercises from the studio, I stood on a ladder to take these. Yes... risking life and limb to bring you the best images, heeeeeeeeee Have a great 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

O SOLE, O SOLE MIO... Chrysanthemum.

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Shining GOLDEN, with an inner glow, just like the sun. The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower), the chrysanthemum is also the flower of November. Here a late 'MUM, with its very own halo/corolla and brightness. Thank you for your comments and faves, 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

AUTUMN ELEGANCE...Lily

A beautiful russet colour! Still pollen, still tantalising the last bees. A proud bud on the ready. Fit for Autumn. In the language of flowers, called floriography the LILY, ORANGE: means: flame, I burn for you. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : 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 TEMPTING AUTUMN LILY...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! It is a beautiful russet colour! Still pollen, still tantalising the last bees. 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.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FALLEN GLORY...

I love Autumn; I perceive it as a time of 'reflection', look back on the past of this year, remembering the joys of Spring, the warmth of Summer... and always the light... It can be a bit nostalgic, the days get shorter, the shadows grow taller, however... the evenings get longer... it is cosy, bring out some candles, we seem to get ready for the 'hibernation', being more inside, wondering what this season has in store, will it be wet? Will it be cold? Will we (please) get snow? A long autumn and short winter, or a short autumn, making winter seem endless? Here the days now start quite misty, but the sun is still strong enough to burn it off, the evenings are cold, the skies are most beautiful, with sunsets to die for... In a sudden burst, the leaves change from tired-looking into this magic coat of colours. If lucky the fun can last, but it often takes only a few stormy hours to make it a multi-coloured carpet, baring the now skeletal trees. Food for the roots, the new leaves next year... and so it goes on... year after year... A COLOURFUL GOOD-BYE! More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*)

A LEAF OUT OF MY LIFE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I like the analogy, we are here for our one “4 seasons”, to bud, unfurl and grow, in sunshine and rain, in wind and storm, holding on. In light, in darkness, brightness and fog, from fresh green to mature to colourful, missing bits, some scars, by far not “perfect”, ever more interesting and beautiful though, until we gently float down and come to a final rest… No, to me this is not negative, it is realistic, the way it is. Just a thought... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) More of my work here: 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 LEAF,DESIGN,Autumn,yellow,red,green,macro,black-background,lighting,colour,studio,happy,bright,square,Hasselblad, magda indigo

ONLY ONE MOMENT of GLORY...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL! Anyway, it is not very big, very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. Now HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, 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

ONE GLORY MOMENT… AUTUMN LEAVES

FOR OCTOBER. In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL. It is in fact tiny! Anyway, it is very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks, two if your lucky with the weather, it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, 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 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

ITS ONE MOMENT of GLORY...

In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL! Anyway, it is not very big, very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, 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

INTERTWINED...

This was just some twine of the vine... It reminds me so much of LIFE. A great metaphor for it? All through our lives, from birth we are surrounded, we form bonds, friendships, partnerships; some last… some don’t... I like to think of myself as very individualistic, but have wisely decided that we all need each other. We are NOT meant to be solitair! I also see this image as a symbol of how, in a good relationship, you as a person, together with your partner, your lives become 'intertwined' and therefore so much stronger... Soul-mates will feel themselves bonded together for a lifetime. Having no permanent links, the denizen of our liquid modern society must tie whatever bonds they can to engage with others, using their wits, skill and dedication. But none of these links are guaranteed to last. Moreover, they must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change - as they surely will, over and over again. The frailty of human links, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires, and the conflicting desires to tighten the bonds yet keep them loose, all make us more vulnerable. Some of us are ‘loners’ either through choice or circumstances, but I don’t think that we were ever meant to be by ourselves, that we ‘operate’ better in a social context if we are not without any links. When you have found the right person to form your ‘permanent’ link with, HOLD TIGHT, because it means STRENGTH! More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF VINE AND TWINE...

Celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to the 'twine'... I love the 'simple complexity' of this structure. It very much reminds me of relationships, lol. More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF VINE-LEAVES and VIBRANT AUTUMN COLOURS.

A celebration of Autumn colours! My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! A grand celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a few compositions. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to complexity of the texture, all the veins, the small bumps, little scars due to weather or visitors? Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, 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.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VINE LEAVES

Festivity of Autumn colours! More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN WHIRLWIND...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! We had a bad storm in the UK last night. It was in the South! Apparently, calmed down... it IS coming our way North! I used one of the 'effects' in PS to create the 'whirlwind' of colours. Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, 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.co.uk Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE.... A grand celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a few compositions. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to complexity of the texture, all the veins, the small bumps, little scars due to weather or ‘visitors’? Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLD LEAFY LAYERS...

Three leaves. Autumn... View On proper Black I love Autumn; I perceive it as a time of 'reflection', look back on the past of this year, remembering the joys of spring, the warmth of summer... and always the light... It can be a bit nostalgic, the days get shorter, the shadows grow taller, however... the evenings get longer... it is cosy, bring out some candles, we seem to get ready for the 'hibernation', being more inside, wondering what this season has in store, will it be wet? Will it be cold? Will we (please) get snow? A long autumn and short winter, or a short autumn, making winter seem endless? Here the days now start quite misty, but the sun is still strong enough to burn it off, the evenings are cold, the skies are most beautiful, with sunsets to die for... In a sudden burst, the leaves change from tired-looking green into this magic coat of colours. If lucky the fun can last, but it often takes only a few stormy hours to make it a multi-coloured carpet, baring the now skeletal trees. Food for the roots, the new leaves next year... and so it goes on... year after year... A COLOURFUL GOOD-BYE! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, 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

TAKEN BY STORM...

Same leaves, now from the back... also with water-drops... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! The weather was quite gusty, we might not have the 'colour' for very long, some leaves hanging on for dear life, others have let go, lost the battle... View On proper Black THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, 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

THE FALLEN LEAVES...

Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! The weather is quite gusty, we'll not have the colour for very long, some leaves are hanging on for dear life, others have let go... The 'specks' you see are actually waterdrops, View On proper Black THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Keep well and thanx for viewing and commenting, 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

A HAPPY AUTUMN...

Here comes the season of colour! The first and obvious title to this image was Les Feuilles Mortes. NO LEAVES WERE DISTURBED OR MOVED FOR THE MAKING OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH... The lyrics of the song "Les Feuilles Mortes" was written by the French surrealist poet Jacques Prévert, the music by Joseph Kosma in 1945. "Oh! je voudrais tant que tu te souviennes Des jours heureux où nous étions amis. En ce temps-là la vie était plus belle, Et le soleil plus brûlant qu'aujourd'hui. Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle. Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié... Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle, Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi Et le vent du nord les emporte Dans la nuit froide de l'oubli. Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié La chanson que tu me chantais." (EXCERPT..) Prévert has always been one of my favourite French poets from when I was very young! The warm sun of Summer is still stroking us occasionally, Autumn sneaked upon us, but it is here, the calendar tells me, I look up, I look down, the leaves are turning, the leaves are falling, from green to yellow, from green to orange, from yellow to orange, from orange to red… they all end up brown and dead. View On proper Black Have a colourful day and Autumn, 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.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

EPITOMY of AUTUMN...

A few plants are enrapturing me with their stunning colours, not for long this time sadly, the strong winds play havoc, tears the leaves off the branches, throw them in the air, a few saltos and twirls and then down on the wet ground... nature... A selective dof experiment. I still love challenging myself... View On proper Black THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: 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 a wonderful 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.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 CROCOSMIA...

More from our garden. The name is derived from the Greek words krokos (saffron) and osme (smell), referring to the saffron-like scent, when dried flowers are dipped in water. They are commonly known in the United States as coppertips or falling stars and in Britain as Montbretia. FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On proper Black Crocosmia flowers from early summer well into fall. They are pollinated by insects, birds (hummingbirds) or by the wind. They grow prolifically in our garden, the lancet like leaves afterwards do look a bit 'messy', but insects LOVE it! It was only later that I saw the waterdrop... 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 bright day and 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

MY MONDAY ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLA

A 'FRILLED' Gladiola, aaah, when I see that... my resistance is low!!!
A single flower of a gladiola sword… Flaming fire petals, another variety I da never seen! MORE THAN EVER:
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 OUR 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

ZINGING ZINNIA…

To round off the colour weeks. It was fun. And also 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.com 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

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN YOU'RE GONE...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) The images are memories of how beautiful, layered and colourful they were... How they had 'warmed' up and lightened our home and hearts. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL.Hope this brings some warmth again, have a great w-e and thanx 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: 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

BURSTIN' OUT ALL OVER... RANUNCULUS.

Ranunculus 'youngsters', doing their very best, aren't they doing well? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so 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

RANUNCULUS ALL-SORTS…

Blooms, buds, petals, shadow and light, colour, joy, it has it ALL? Ranunculus, densely layered, blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... 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, 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

JUST RANUNCULUS…

Again, that “Flemish Light’ PLEASE, FORGIVE the LITTLE YELLOW RANUNCULUS amongst the ORANGE? With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)
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BRING ME SUNSHINE... RANUNCULUS

Brought these back from the Continent, not easy to find here, they survived well! I got the last bouquet they had that day, orange with in the middle ONE RED!!! FOR ALL THE GLORIOUS DETAIL and FULL IMPACT, View On Black I love Ranunculus, especially the red ones, rare, less densely layered, however this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... 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? 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, 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

UP WHERE WE BELONG... THE ORANGE RANUNCULUS

Brought these back from the Continent, not easy to find here, they survived well! I love Ranunculus, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom...FOR THE FULL IMPACT AND GORGEOUS DETAIL, View On Black I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Up they all went, reach out and touch... For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. 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, (* _ *) 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

OPEN for SPRING… RANUNCULUS

Hot and ruffled. I love seeing where they come from, the bud, what they look like at their peak, the bloom! So beautifully layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, ready for the GRAND opening... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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 YOUNG ONES... RANUNCULUS

The big blooms were rapidly fading, the young ones doing their very best... to also open. I can't get enough of them, so photogenic, each one in its own way AAAHHH Ranunculus, multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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 RED LANTERN... RANUNCULUS

Sometimes one flower will go rogue... an individualist? Here is one, the stem bent, head down, like a little lampshade. LOL AAAHHH Ranunculus, multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

DOLCE VITA... Ranunculus

Hot and ruffled. I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! So beautifully layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, ready for the GRAND opening... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

ANOTHER from THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on 500px...

THIS IS ANOTHER IMAGE THEY CHOSE, of course, as expected, THE FIRST ONE (previous) WAS DISLIKED as ALL I uploaded today!!!!!!!!!! PLUS: I received an EDITOR's CHOICE! I was invited for an exclusive interview by 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Hope you enjoy, all the very best! Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment. A BIG THANK YOU, 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

RUFFLED PETALS...Orange Ranunculus

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! A bit of brightness on another grey and windy day. I love Ranunculus, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. 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? 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!), 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

ORANGE ENOUGH? Ranunculus.

I love Ranunculus, densely layered, and the blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous flower... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! We are again so much in communication, LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

RUFFLES... Ranunculus

For ORANGE WEEK. Orange is the colour between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the fruit orange. In Europe and America orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, warmth, fire, energy, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season, and Protestantism. In Asia it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism. The colour orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The word comes from the Old French orenge, from the old term for the fruit, pomme d'orenge. The French word, in turn, comes from the Italian arancia, based on Arabic nāranj, derived from the Sanskrit naranga. The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512. Before it was yellow red. The orange colour of carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges, and many other fruits and vegetables comes from carotenes, a type of photosynthetic pigment. These pigments convert the light energy that the plants absorb from the sun into chemical energy for the plants' growth. For those interested, MORE HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(colour) A bit of brightness on another grey and windy day. I love Ranunculus, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... 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

PICCOLINE… Ranunculus

A bit of brightness on another grey and windy day. Two orange and golden Ranunculus, slowly divulging their secrets. I love them, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... 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.com 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

A FLOWERWORK ORANGE... ranunculus

From the movie: A Clockwork ORANGE...by Stanley Kubrick... [listening to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony] Alex: Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures! I love Ranunculus, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! This one was just aglow and on fire... NO MANIPULATION, PURE PHOTOGRAPHY! For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, much appreciated, 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

l'ORANGERIE... ranunculus

I love Ranunculus, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! They seemed rather impatient! For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, much appreciated, 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

THE SUNNY RANUNCULUS...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! More brightness on another grey and windy day. I love Ranunculus, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. 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? 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!), 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

PASSION RED...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Love me without fear Trust me without questioning Need me without demanding Want me without restrictions Accept me without change Desire me without inhibitions For a love so free.... Will never fly away. Dick Sutphen I love Ranunculus, especially the red ones, rare, less densely layered. View On proper Black THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the link, 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 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 NAKED PEDUNCLE of a RANUNCULUS…

Oh yes, and then… and then I saw where the petals came from, this stem, half naked… Looked so lost without its petals. Orange ranunculus, a has-been, still glowing though! I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL 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: www.indigo2photography.com 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

TRANSITION... Ranunculus

Petals, I always bring loads of flowers (work/fun) back from Belgium. Some survive better than others, Ranunculus are always the more tender flowers. Of the orange ones, some were raining petals on the black background, to me, a clear sign of HEY, PHOTOGRAPH ME!!! Which I promptly did. Result! I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL 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: www.indigo2photography.com 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

REUNION… RANUNCULUS

Often trying to see beyond the obvious, not always to everyone’s taste, but, we have to photograph for ourselves in the first place, not ‘cater’ for others? the final one of ‘the Orange Ranunculus with the fallen petals’… lol The original mother-flower surrounded by her petals. 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: www.indigo2photography.com 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 SEXUALITY OF FLOWERS, violets...

The reproductive structure of some seed-bearing plants,like the violas (pansies) characteristically having either specialized male or female organs or both male and female organs, such as stamens and a pistil, enclosed in an outer envelope of petals and sepals. The flowers of violets have 5 sepals (Sepals are one of the four basic parts of a flower. They are found below the petals), that are persistent (remaining attached beyond the usual time) after blooming, and in some species the sepals enlarge after blooming. The flowers have five free stamens with short filaments that are oppressed against the ovary, only the lower two stamens have nectary spurs that are inserted on the lowest petal into the spur or a pouch. The flower styles are thickened near the top and the stigmas are head-like, narrowed or often beaked. The flowers have a superior ovary with one cell, which has three placentae, containing many ovules. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, 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

TEARS OF ORANGE… Violet.

‘There isn't a single human being who hasn't plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.’ quote by Dorothy Dix For ORANGE WEEK. Orange is the colour between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the fruit orange. In Europe and America orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, warmth, fire, energy, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season, and Protestantism. In Asia it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism. The colour orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The word comes from the Old French orenge, from the old term for the fruit, pomme d'orenge. The French word, in turn, comes from the Italian arancia, based on Arabic nāranj, derived from the Sanskrit naranga. The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512. Before it was yellow red. The orange colour of carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges, and many other fruits and vegetables comes from carotenes, a type of photosynthetic pigment. These pigments convert the light energy that the plants absorb from the sun into chemical energy for the plants' growth. For those interested, MORE HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(colour) 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

NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…

Roses are red Violets are???? I refuse to be blue! The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensÈe can be a thought or a saying, short or it can be as long as a paragraph, a page, a poem! Maybe he thought of his loved-one, dried one amongst some book he carried? Juste une pensÈe... lol. These delicately fragrant flowers come in a wonderful variety of colours. The dark centres in some flowers are thought to resemble little faces. These are a smaller variety (a flower not much bigger than my thumbnail!), that I have in the garden, I could not resist photographing them in the studio... As always, thanx for your lovely comments and thoughts, 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 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

TRIPLE ORANGE, VIOLETS...

Gorgeous dash of brightness in the garden, once again, I succumbed to the temptation! PURE EYE CANDY large and On Black Yes, where that's concerned, my resistance is low... 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? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html Thanx, 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

PURE EYE CANDY… Orange Violets

Orange week. Gorgeous dash of brightness in the garden, once again, I succumbed to the temptation!   Yes, where that's concerned, my resistance is low...  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

HAPPY NEW YEAR...

2016 ALL NEW… A New Year, A New Flower,full of promise. Both in bud, to unfurl, petal by petal, day by day. It will bring joy and sometimes a tear? If I have good/reasonable health then I can handle everything that comes my way... looking forward already. Looking forward to another year filled with the beauty to all the senses that flowers provide. 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: 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

UNFURLING...

Slowly but surely it IS opening! 'JUST JOEY' IS BACK! This is the story of roses in my garden. 'Just Joey' is thriving, blooming right next to our gate, some buds displaying over the wall. Every year, they got stolen by passers-by... in bud, now if they get picked too soon, they NEVER open. I was chagrined! This year, first one... MINE!!! To follow, lol Thank you, 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 Rose, justJoey,bud, single,red, design, studio, square,colour, black-background, NikonD7000, magda indigo

THE SOLITUDE of THE LITTLE ORANGE ROSE...

In deep sadness over the tragedy that struck Holland, so many lives lost! Sadness at what is going on all over.... Roses are the only flowers that have no 'popular' name, A ROSE IS A ROSE. They are tokens of love, as well as grief, fit every occasion? This is a mini Rose. Just SIMPLE... Thanx for your 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

A PEACE MESSAGE... ROSES for PEACE

An orange rose... In Holland a National day of mourning... The victims coming home... my deepest sympathy... great sadness. I cry for our world... “Peace is the only battle worth waging” - Albert Camus I agree... it resonates with me... although I am very busy and have little time I feel very strongly about this, enough to dedicate my time, try and make a difference with the help of all of you. I thank you. I created a group on FB... so sad about all the terrible news constantly... PLEASE, join, invite your friends to 'PLANT' their most beautiful flowers in this garden... for PEACE. And it pleases me to say that our garden is looking beautiful.Thank you, M, www.facebook.com/groups/841976729160602/ Have a lovely day and thanx for your 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

TAKE MY HAND... ROSES

Orange-week Roses are the only flowers that have no 'popular' name, A ROSE IS A ROSE. They are tokens of love, as well as grief, fit every occasion? Have a lovely day and thanx for your 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

MOVE CLOSER...

Is this beauty not inviting you? Drawing you in? www.youtube.com/watch?v=isLROpuSV0w Another Just Joey Rose from our Garden. The Rose is a flower of great Symbolism and importance in many cultures, mythologies and religions. I started growing roses because Paul told me how much he loved them; I never had them because I thought they were very high maintenance and ‘difficult’, how wrong I was! What I am trying to do with my photography is bring some joy and peace, there is too much angst already... Thank you, 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 WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. I love the detail in gills! Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. These beautiful Oyster Mushrooms seem more like fast growing coral than easy to grow delicately flavoured treats.. Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. 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

APRICOT, THE COLOURS of AUTUMN?...

This one was really showing all the gorgeous colours, over yellow and orange... with the warmth of still, the warmth of SUMMER? Fresh apricots are loose-stoned fruit that range in colour from pale green to yellow to flushed orangey pink. When ripe, their flesh is sweet, soft and juicy. The apricot was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often thought to have originated there. Its scientific name Prunus armeniaca (Armenian plum) derives from that assumption. MORE THAN EVER: 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 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

THE KISSING PAIR of PEARS... AAWWW BLUSHING...

These were happy to be together. When I do food shots I NEVER tamper with it... too many go hungry. We eat our props! LOL. I know that for the glossies and ads they have to do it, like using butter (coloured) for ice-cream because of the melting factor, the use of hair lacquer, vaseline... etc Forelle. Characteristics: This pear is easy to identify due to its small size, an ovalish shape, smooth skin, and striking yellowish-green freckled skin, which turns a beautiful red as it ripens. Sweet and delicate, Forelles are an old European variety. Pears are healthy I just read for many reasons! Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD Lead a good life! Thanx, 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

TOP-LIGHT FOR TOP-TOMATOES

These are MINI Tomatoes... An heirloom tomato (also called heritage tomato in the UK) is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years. Tomatoes are notoriously difficult to light well, so I used a large toplight softbox, slightly angled... And some reflectors all sorts... Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) 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

WHEN YOU'RE SMILING...

When you're smilin' keep on smilin' The whole world smiles with you Songwriters: L. SHAY, M. FISHER, J. GOODWIN "I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death." Quote by Leonardo da Vinci I was born smiling my mama said, I'm still smiling and will not let anybody take that away from me... More of the 'Heirloom' tomatoes( also called Heritage)! Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. 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

THE "C" in HEIRLOOM TOMATOES?

These are 'Heirloom' tomatoes (also called Heritage)! All sizes of 'small'... great colours and wonderful names; some of the most famous examples include San Marzano, brandywine, Gardener's Delight, Lollypop, Cherokee purple, Mortgage Lifter, Black Krim, Amish Paste, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Big Rainbow, Chocolate Cherry, redcurrant, Three Sisters,Green Zebra and many more. What, I hear you exc;lame... a C in Heirloom tomatoes???? OOOHHH yes; Tomato varieties are available with double the normal VITAMIN C (Doublerich). C for COLOUR! C for Cherry tomatoes? Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here, 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

TOMATTITUDE...

MINI Tomatoes...they showed attitude in this one... and there was a multitude... An heirloom tomato (also called heritage tomato in the UK) is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years. For more on the different old varieties: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heirloom_tomato Tomatoes are notoriously difficult to light well, so I used a large toplight softbox, masked off... And of course reflectors all sorts... A lovely challenge! Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) 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

SHINY and BRIGHT...CHIQUINOS

Very juicy and crunchy little peppers! So colourful FROM YELLOW to RED.! They are tiny, about 4/5 cm max, best stuffed as tapas Chiquino peppers are from Mexico, look like small bell peppers but have a sweeter taste, but fear not despite their size they are not chillies and therefore not hot. Thanx, 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

THE CHIQUINOS...

No, NOT the latest new band... but juicy, crunchy peppers! So colourful. They are tiny, about 4/5 cm max, best stuffed as tapas Chiquino peppers are from Mexico, look like small bell peppers but have a sweeter taste, but fear not despite their size they are not chillies and therefore not hot. Thanx, 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

ALL CARROT AND NO STICK?

The Carrot and stick is an idiom that refers to a policy of offering a combination of rewards and punishment to induce behaviour... Mini carrots, maxi health? Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, 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

MACARONS... BOXED

...THE GUILTY LITTLE PLEASURES. We ALL need them, he? MMMMMMM, irresistible... euhhh to be photographed... and then (of course) savoured... Macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionary made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and food colouring. The French macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone. Not to be confused with the English MACAROONS!!! These here are the fancy French kind, not the rustic, chewy, coconutty variety. The confectionery is characterised by its smooth, domed top, ruffled circumference (referred to as the "foot"), and flat base. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavours that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate, caramel) to the new (marmite, matcha). The fillings can range from jams to ganache to butter. Above: Venezuelan Chocolate, Vanilla, Raspberry and Passion Fruit. Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD Lead a sweet life! Thanx, 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

MAESTOSO… Alstroemeria

I love my images to be crisp and sharp, so that you can see all the beautiful detail. I am a photographer of a dying breed? Proper photography? No scratching, no filters, no messing? Just the art and skill of the medium? However I also like playing with dof mow and then... it depends what the flowers 'tell me', LOL! Promise, I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alstrˆmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. 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

LA FLOR TIMIDA... Alstroemeria

Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. This bloom looking shy, yet revealing, peeking from under the protective leaf. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or , is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. 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

PEEKABOO... Alstroemeria

Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. This bloom looking shy, yet revealing, peeking from under the protective leaf. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or , is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. 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 Please do not COPY or use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN DARKNESS I GLOW… Alstroemeria…

I love them, they last at least 2 weeks in a vase. Beauties. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Have a lovely day and as always, THANK you for your time, 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

SHOW-OFF ALSTROEMERIA... selective dof

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Thanx 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

DUETTINO… Alstroemeria

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." That is the 'original' quote, that goes for the flowers I photographed here, Alstroemeria... sadly, it did not mention who's words they were. It reminds me of ZORBA, By Nikos Kazantzakis, one of my favourite literary works, talk about overlapping expression!!! Because it was so fitting to my own emotions, I made it into this now: "I photograph for laughter, I photograph for tears, I photograph for madness, I photograph for fears, I photograph for hopes, I photograph for screams, I am the photographer, I create the dreams..." Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae. THANX for your comments and visits, much appreciated, as always!, 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CELEBRATION... Alstroemeria

CELEBRATION! Wow, what a milestone. 8 MILLION VIEWS on Flickr, and even more surprising, I doubled in less than one year. Wish I could see where from and why? But, hey hope all had as much pleasure viewing as me making? Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Have a lovely day and as always, THANK you for your time, 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

IT'S BRIGHT, IT'S ORANGE, IT'S FREESIA...

IT'S BRIGHT, IT'S ORANGE, IT'S FREESIA... Branches of Freesia,aah, I see them, I smell them... my resistance is low... I confess... LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for your support and comments, Magda (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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

SAFFRON coloured FREESIA...

STRUCTURE of FREESIA... It is great to see the structure of different flowers and the beautiful detail. Water-drops, not of sadness but tears of joy! Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honor of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Have a sweet day and thanx, M, (*_*) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! 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

SALSA... FREESIA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Branches of Freesia, aah, I see them, I smell them... my resistance is low... I confess... LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honor of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for your support and comments, Magda (*_*) 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

ORANGE AND SPICE...

Colour and fragrance... Orange and spice and all things nice... I gather is comes from the making of cakes, puddings and hot drinks? Glühwein is usually prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed, citrus, sugar and at times vanilla pods. Have a sweet day and thanx, 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: 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

TABLEAU VIVANT… FREESIA

One more of the gorgeous orange Freesias. Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers.Thank you for your support and comments, Magda (*_*) 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

SAMBA FUNKY FREESIAS...

Branches of Freesia,aah, I see them, I smell them... my resistance is low... I confess... LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for your support and comments, Magda (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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

FLIP GERB...

A GERBERA... being flip? LOL Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see around me and in so many images, 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.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

JAMAIS DEUX sans TROIS? GERBERA

I wanted the dramatic light to bring out the 'passion-orange' in this trio of Gerberas. With yellow pollen. Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOU'RE IN MY HEART, YOU'RE IN MY SOUL? GERBERA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I wanted the dramatic light to bring out the 'passion-orange' in this 'heart-forming' Gerberas. With yellow pollen. Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). 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 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

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

GLOW in the DARK… PROTEA

The Leucospermum 'Veld-fire' 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. Have a lovely day and as always, 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

THE EXPLOSION… PROTEA

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. Read all about this amazing plant, this is the BEST article I've EVER come across on any flower: HERE 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 wanted it to look like fireworks. 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

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

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

I WALK ALONE... CALLA

If you follow the crowd, you will go no further than the crowd. But if you walk alone, and find your own way, you will likely find yourself in places no one has ever been before... More experiments with lights and shapes... Zantedeschia, usually called Calla or arum lilies( when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. Thanx for your comment and visits, as always, much 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.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

I WANNA DANCE... Calla

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. 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

ORANGE DAY in HOLLAND

Koninginnedag or Queen's Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 30 April, Koninginnedag is Queen Beatrix's official celebration day. Though Queen Beatrix was born on 31 January, the holiday is observed on 30 April as it was the birthday of her mother and predecessor, Juliana. Many of the traditional activities are held outside, and observing the holiday in April makes suitable weather more likely.Those taking part in Koninginnedag commonly dye their hair orange or wear orange clothing in honour of the House of Orange-Nassau, which rules over the Netherlands. Orange-coloured drinks are also popular. This colour choice is sometimes dubbed "orange madness", or in Dutch "oranjegekte". A local Orange Committee member said of Koninginnedag in 2011:
Friendships—and community—will be formed. For me that’s really what Queen’s Day is all about. It’s not an outburst of patriotism, it’s not even about the popularity of the royal family. It’s about a sense of belonging. For one day, everybody is the same in Holland. Bright orange and barmy...View On Black
I've lived in Holland and know what it means!!! Have a good one Holland!
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LA DIVA... LA CALLA... ZANTEDESCHIA

Zantedeschia, usually called calla or arum lilies (when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschia. All species are endemic to southern Africa. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html About my flower-photography... Thanx you very much for your time, visit and comments, M, (*_*) More experiments with lights and shapes... Thanx for your comment and visits, as always, much appreciated. 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

ALL AUTUMN COLOURED CALLAS...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! As is often the case, once you have an idea for the studio, get in there, see something else, and something else again, wonderful how inspirational it can be. I positioned these beauties, the stage was set again, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... More experiments with lights and shapes. Love the russet of Autumn! Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. All parts of the plant are toxic. Thank you all again, for your support and comments, and also for all the beauty, 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.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 GOLDEN CURVES and CHALICES of CALLAS...

Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html About my flower-photography... Thanx you very much for your time, visit 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

500 PICS on 500PX... I celebrate with this GOLDEN image?!!!

This is my 500th pic on 500px! I would like to thank all who commented, liked and faved. All who wrote on my wall. I am both humbles and honoured. If I spread some visual joy and bring some 'sun' into your lives through one of my images... then I have achieved my goal, it is ALL that matters. I wish I could comment more, I have a busy schedule and I am a driven, prolific photographer, lol! I also THANK YOU for the beauty of your photos! THE 3 CALLAS Zantedeschia, usually called calla or arum lilies( when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschia. It looks like 1. a family, with the little one pushing; mama, are we going yet? 2. I was interested by the lovely curves, the light on them, concentrated, but saw that, like people, they feel 'strong' as a group? 3. The 3 tenors was the 'humorous' aspect... La Calla one of the greatest sopranos? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html About my flower-photography... Have a singing day and 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

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 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

Ménage à trois... AQUILEGIA

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

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

A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...

to those who had the joy and heartache to become a mother! This is a Dwarf Aquilegia,( Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

OPULENCE… NARCISSUS

Daffodils fighting for the limelight in the studio. For those interested, Daffodils and Narcissus: the two words are synonyms. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils. Daffodil is the common name for all members of the genus Narcissus Wishing you 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

BLOW YOUR TRUMPETS..

The temperatures are getting milder, Spring is coming closer...

Again, Paul knows how much I love flowers and as there's not much going on in the garden, he often buys me flowers.
I think he chooses them in the secret hope that I'm going to photograph them, hihi. And he's right, I DO.
I enjoy taking them to the studio and trying out all kinds of lighting using flags and cutters, so indeed NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION, NO DODGING OR BURNING!

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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

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

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

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