A Very Late Clematis Etoile Violette

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 27 September 2012 in Plant & Nature.

My violet clematis bloomed early in the spring and had faded into nothing but old stamens. But much to my surprise the plant bloomed one more time. A bee sat nearby as I took a shot of the intense color the single blossom developed. The old stamens add to the picture's interest for me.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Extraordinary capture!

27 Sep 2012 5:16am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So much Nature happening here it feels like a movie clip, Don !

27 Sep 2012 5:39am

VISU...ELLE PHOTOGRAPHY from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice colors and nice capture of this little bee

27 Sep 2012 5:45am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully composed and what lovely colour

27 Sep 2012 5:57am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Beautiful deep color. love it.

27 Sep 2012 6:02am

Jatta from Joensuu, Finland

Superb photo again - and I can see there also a bee!
I wish you happy rewarding days Don and your grandson too :)

27 Sep 2012 6:22am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful composition, what a bonus to get another bloom

27 Sep 2012 6:26am

P-TER from Roeselare, Belgium

Beautiful how the colors are!
Great shot!

27 Sep 2012 9:16am

Heinz from Germany

Was für ein Licht und Farben. Super.

27 Sep 2012 10:43am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful photo with colors and a bee !!

27 Sep 2012 11:12am

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

This photo has a lot of interest. The contrasts of color, lines, light, texture and composition add up to a very nice picture.

27 Sep 2012 12:39pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful rich color, and the bee plays a nice co-starring role.

27 Sep 2012 1:15pm

TexWisGirl from United States

i love this! the old ones are gorgeous in themselves. the bee adds just a bit of added life. :)

27 Sep 2012 1:50pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Nice Don! It is a tired, end of season ambiance, and the bee seems so unhurried and casual. Really good comp and frame of it.

27 Sep 2012 2:45pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe macro et cpatage quelle couleur quelle finesse, sueprbe compo.

27 Sep 2012 2:58pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful colour in this "late bloomer" !!!

27 Sep 2012 4:23pm

Rose from United States

This is a fantastic shot...not sure what it is but it is extra special. Maybe just knowing it is one of the last blooms.

27 Sep 2012 4:45pm

tataray from france, France

Merveilleuses couleurs et même une abeille.

27 Sep 2012 5:43pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Fantastic tones !

27 Sep 2012 6:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the purple! This is such a beautiful flower. A wonderful image!

27 Sep 2012 8:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful detail and color

27 Sep 2012 8:35pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

So beautiful.

27 Sep 2012 8:43pm

Photo Cache from San Francisco, United States

this is incredible. you did the clematis justice.

27 Sep 2012 8:46pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Intense color and bee for a bonus ... can't miss with this image! ;D

27 Sep 2012 9:07pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Amazing color and details on this fabulous close up !!!

27 Sep 2012 10:33pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

27 Sep 2012 11:06pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Beautiful picture !

28 Sep 2012 1:21am

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Very nice. I like the wrinkled petals, the twisted stamen (?) and that bee licking hi lips in anticipation of all that nectar.

28 Sep 2012 1:26am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The bee is in awe and so am I! A very beautiful and surreal image.

28 Sep 2012 1:57am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this is really beautiful.. :)

29 Sep 2012 9:05pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

That's a great shot! The bee is so clear. I usually get blurred bees.

29 Sep 2012 9:05pm

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