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I spotted some lovely Nigella damascena as I strolled “down memory lane” through the suburbs of Sandy Bay and Battery Point on a visit to Hobart, Tasmania in Spring 2009.


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  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    Really beautiful Trish, love it. great macro.

  • Thanks so much Gabrielle. I really enjoyed my “stroll” that lasted most of the day!

    – Trish Meyer

  • P.S. Thanks for the fave!

    – Trish Meyer

  • Pam Moore
    Pam Mooreover 4 years ago

    WoW Trish! Beautiful macro and color. Good clarity and lighting. This is the first time for me to see this flower. I like it a lot!

  • Thanks for your lovely comments Pam and for adding this shot to your favourites. Greatly appreciated, Trish.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Yool
    Yoolover 4 years ago

    A beauty!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Much appreciated. Trish.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 4 years ago

    Well spotted Trish, very nice shot. Beautiful colour.

  • Thanks so much for your comments Shane, they are always welcome. Trish.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lyndy
    Lyndyover 4 years ago

    Wow Trish amazing detail, beautiful L:))XX

  • Thanks so much Lyndy for your comments and for adding this shot to your favourites. Much appreciated. Trish.

    – Trish Meyer

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 4 years ago

    what a beautiful blue – gorgeous capture Trish ;) xoxox ♥

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Trish.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 4 years ago

    Stunning . Great macro . Never seen this flower before

  • Thanks so much Lilian. The feathery foliage gives them a rather delicate look.

    – Trish Meyer

  • InPort
    InPortover 4 years ago

    G’day TRISH!

    What an interesting and lovely native flower.
    Your depth of field has rendered acceptable focus across the subject and the lighting and shadows make the image dance.
    The point of view displays the flower and foliage well and the colours are beautifully natural.
    These must look stunning when massed.


  • My apologies Dennis, have just realised I replied in the wrong place, (see below) must have been a bit tired!
    Cheers, Trish

    – Trish Meyer

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for your in depth positive comments Dennis, they are always appreciated.
    These flowers can be stunning when “looked after”, but they can also become quite “messy looking” after flowering.
    They occur in places from the Mediterranean across to Asia.

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 3 years ago

    Nigella is one of my favourite flowers Trish, ever since I was a little girl! I’ve always grown them, not only for their flowers, but the seed pods are wonderful when dried :-) This did not happen last year, they were just about ready to flower and the ice cold arrived. I think this is one of the best photographs I’ve ever seen of it, bravo!!!!

  • Constance, thank you so much for your lovely comments and for adding this image to your faves !
    I hope you have better luck with yours this year :)

    – Trish Meyer

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