Magda Indigo photography

+ THE RED COLLECTION PART 2

CARIAD… Hippeastrum
WHERE ARE THE BEES… AMARYLLIS
OPULENCE… AMARYLLIS
ALMOST THERE… Hippeastrum
DARLING… TULIPS.
FLAMING PEAKS… TULIP
RED CATKINS BRANCH… Pussy Willow Catkin
LES PETITES DANSEUSES, ROSES...
AND RED… ROSES and RIBBON.
EYE-CATCHING, Roses
NOW RED ROSES in SUSPENSE…

CARIAD… Hippeastrum

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Cariad is sweetheart in Welsh. I love them in our home, especially this time of year! Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you 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.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHERE ARE THE BEES… AMARYLLIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! These flowers are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis. This image of the Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) has very prominent attractions, for bees;;; The name Hippeastrum, given to it by William Herbert, means "Knight's-star-lily", although precisely what Herbert meant by the name is not certain. For many years there was confusion among botanists over the generic names Amaryllis and Hippeastrum, one result of which is that the common name "amaryllis" is mainly used for cultivars of this genus, often sold as indoor flowering bulbs particularly at Christmas in the northern hemisphere. By contrast the generic name Amaryllis applies to bulbs from South Africa, usually grown outdoors. The genus is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Thank you for your comments and time, 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

OPULENCE… AMARYLLIS

The amaryllis originated in South America's tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum. Here two stalks both with massive blooms a true pleasure! What they lack in fragrance they make up in visual! LOL I love having Amaryllis over the festive season. They regaled us with their beauty for days and yes... we are well and truly in full communication again! They speak, I listen, with my eyes. LOL It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you 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.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALMOST THERE… Hippeastrum

I love them in our home, especially this time of year! Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly… PLEASE View On Black Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, new Blog: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/about-innovative-creativity.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you 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.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DARLING… TULIPS.

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! So expressive! Although tulips are associated with Holland, both the flower and its name originated in the Persian empire. The tulip, or lale (from Persian lâleh) as it is also called in Turkey, is a flower indigenous to Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and other parts of Central Asia. It is unclear who first brought the flower to Northwest Europe. The most widely accepted story is that of Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, Ambassador from Ferdinand I to Suleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire in 1554. He remarks in a letter upon seeing "an abundance of flowers everywhere; Narcissus, hyacinths, and those which in Turkish Lale, much to our astonishment, because it was almost midwinter, a season unfriendly to flowers! In Persian Literature (classic and modern) special attention has been given to these two flowers, in specific likening the beloved eyes to Narges and a glass of wine to Laleh. The word tulip, which earlier in English appeared in such forms as tulipa or tulipant, entered the language by way of French tulipe and its obsolete form tulipan or by way of Modern Latin tulipa, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend, "muslin, gauze". (The English word turban, first recorded in English in the 16th century, can also be traced to Ottoman Turkish tülbend.) FOR ALL THOSE I LOVE... Thank you, M, (*_*) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! 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

FLAMING PEAKS… TULIP

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST On Black, yours too! There are no secrets... it only took me years of experimenting in the studio. First you hit it with everything you've got, like all things in life, hihi, now it is less and less. Just one spotlight set up in the position so that the light catches the edges and part of the flower... until I'm happy... a black bg. I use cutters and flags to shield and play with the light. Photography is an Art, a way of life and seeing life, it is my passion, mental and emotional nourishment. All I can say is experiment, experiment, experiment... the exposure is irrelevant because each flower, light source is different. Make it your own! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, 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

RED CATKINS BRANCH… Pussy Willow Catkin

Salix discolour (American willow) is a species of willow native to North America, one of two species commonly called pussy willow. It is native to the northern part of the globe. It is a weak-wooded deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall, with brown shoots. The flowers are soft silky silvery catkins, borne in early spring before the new leaves appear. 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

LES PETITES DANSEUSES, ROSES...

Small roses in the colours that I like, red, white, green. Buds about to bloom and regale me They are tiny, open in lovely blooms and are virtually non-fragrant, but very long lasting. Wishing you well, and 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

AND RED… ROSES and RIBBON.

mini roses in a small square vase, meant to be hung, so the festive season seemed ideal for some vibrant accent, on a red ribbon in the window overlooking the garden. Oh I do love quirky stuff! 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EYE-CATCHING, Roses

mini roses in a small square vase, meant to be hung, so the festive season seemed ideal for some vibrant accent, on a red ribbon in the window overlooking the garden. Oh I do love quirky stuff! 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOW RED ROSES in SUSPENSE…

For Christmas the roses were white, because of the surrounding sparkle and brightness. But now, the dreary month of January is upon us… with a drizzly rain today and since we’ll get no snow to ‘brighten’ and beautify things, SO: the roses are RED… LOLOLOL FIRST IMAGE taken in 2018! 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved