Gillian Plummer Full Member
Chichory intybus: These small wildflowers only last a day. They open up in the morning, by noon the minature stamens start to form curls. In the afternoon the petals slowly change from a warm blue to a silvery cool blue. By early evening they have shrivelled up.
An ornage tree grows in the ruins of a former church
Location: Northern Cyprus
Magnification of tiny veins
Cactus columns of pachycereus pringlei
Location: Isle of Ischia
This sturdy succulent plant surprised me by throwing out red stems of delightfully tiny, bright pink and yellow flowers.
Onion arthur seedhead escaping its casing
A stunning flower head of blues and greens from Lady Whincups cut flower farm. Lit up by the morning sun.
Every year I wait for these tiny buds, there is something appealing about they way they cluster
Sun rising behind the young oak tree. The ground beneath is dusted in frost.
Iris foetidissima, stinking iris seeds ready to drop
Location: One of Decembers IOM winners 2017
Location: Winning image in the IGPOTY 'Macro art' Awards, August 2017
Basking in the early morning sun.
I glanced down on this Allium cristophii. Most of the small flower heads were closed-up. What drew my eye was a this delicate circle of open flowers almost linking up around the circumference. Another of nature's fascinations.
Wildlife photographer of the Year Awards: Short-listed, 2017. The early morning sun is just appearing and lights-up these frosty ice coated moss shoots
This Rosa 'Remember me' came out in January and withered. Covered in icicles just before sun rise is looks rather graceful.
Winning image of the month March 2015. Anemone blanda 'pink' in early evening light
Winning image of the month October 2014. Spliting seed head of a Yellow Flag with seeds poised to fall
Commended IGPOTY 2014. I like the architectural structure of the sea holly and its solitariness
Location: Minsmere beach, Suffolk
Winning Image of month June 2014. The Pelargonium zonale 'Red Satisfaction' flower heads in the background added drama to this pelargonium seed head
The proximity of the spathes of this Spathiphyllum lynise convey a sense of peace, as suggested in their everyday name Peace Lily
Early morning sun slowly burning through thick mist and light frost highlights the oak tree (Quercus) silhoutte
I've gone for simplicity. Focusing in closely, looking upwards and capitalising on the blue of the sky.
The contrast in colour attracted me, the teeth-like seeds once neatly compact are now slipping out of their casing. The end of one life and the beginning of another.
These tiny seeds just spring out from dying pelargonium flower heads. PGPA Image of month Sept 2013
Up close, I was surprised by the subtle shades of colour at the centre of this flower
Location: Suffolk sandy soils
Petals being blown in a gentle breeze on a slightly overcast day
Location: My garden in Sufolk
The thin spider thread spanning this Cosmos drew my attention, it glistened in the sunlight.
I just loved the way these slender Muscari leaves curled and linked up with each other - another couple tying the knot in April!
Th frost was still clinging to the petals but just beginning to melt, when I took this in the early morning. There is a hit of sun in the background, which gives a lift to the crocus silhouettes. Winning image of the month.
I am fascinated by the complexity of these folded fennel flower heads. Finalist IGPOTY 2009.
Poppies are my passion and I could not rest this petal hollow holding on to these stamens.
This dead elm in the reed bed was suddenly transformed by rolling thunder.
On the odd occasion my Pelargonium produces these very small seed heads with their exotic fans. Photographing them is challenging. They are tiny, they constantly move, they are positioned at awkward angles but they are stunning. Winning image of the month.
I was attracted by its slightly ghostly feel, an effect of the blurred out background, enhanced by the splash of orange. PGPA Winning image of the month.