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Flora

Steve Stamford | Teasels

Teasels

An arrangement of three teasels against a clear blue sky.
Steve Stamford | Teasels

Teasels

An arrangement of three teasels against a clear blue sky.
Steve Stamford | Red tulip

Red tulip

Single red tulip against a black background.
Steve Stamford | Bluebell cluster

Bluebell cluster

A small cluster of bluebells in spring.
Steve Stamford | Remembrance poppy 1

Remembrance poppy 1

A single poppy isolated from others in the same shot, a subtle blend of 2 original colour images and several effects layers to create an emotive image that leaves a hint of the surrounding blooms and stems. Proceeds from any sales of this image will be donated to the Poppy Appeal or Royal British Legion.
Steve Stamford | Remembrance poppy 2

Remembrance poppy 2

A single poppy isolated from others in the same shot, a subtle blend of 2 original colour images and several effects layers to create an emotive image that leaves a hint of the surrounding blooms and stems. Proceeds from any sales of this image will be donated to the Poppy Appeal or Royal British Legion.
Steve Stamford | Single poppy

Single poppy

A single poppy dominates this image, backlit by the sun against a lovely blue sky
Steve Stamford | Rose hip and snow

Rose hip and snow

A gentle flurry of snow has covered a cluster of rose hips. A gentle textured background has been added to concentrate the eye on the main subjects.
Steve Stamford | Yellow crocus flower

Yellow crocus flower

The crocus is a small and beautiful spring flower in many colours, yellow, purple and white being most common. This little yellow crocus was growing on a grassy bank in Nottinghamshire UK.
Steve Stamford | Bluebells

Bluebells

Surely a sign of spring, a carpet of bluebells in a small wooded area.
Steve Stamford | Apple blossom

Apple blossom

This blossom is just one of countless thousands an apple tree produces as part of the cycle of nature.
Steve Stamford | English Bluebell

English Bluebell

There are several types of Bluebell, the native 'English' Bluebell and a garden escapee Spanish type, confused by the interbreeding of both leading to a series of hybrids. I am of the view this is a native Hyacinthoides non-scripta. One way or another though they remain a thing of beauty. Please note - if you order this image on a coaster it will be cropped to make a sqaure.
Steve Stamford | Horse chestnut candle

Horse chestnut candle

The flowers of the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) tree are often called candles. The tree produces both male and female flowers and of course the 'fruit' is our much beloved conker.
Steve Stamford | Common Knapweed 1

Common Knapweed 1

Common Knapweed, also known as Black Napweed (Centaurea nigra) is a hardy wildflower that is popular with many insects and birds and can be found widely across the UK.
Steve Stamford | Common Knapweed 2

Common Knapweed 2

Common Knapweed, also known as Black Napweed (Centaurea nigra) is a hardy wildflower that is popular with many insects and birds and can be found widely across the UK.
Steve Stamford | Common Knapweed 2

Common Knapweed 2

Common Knapweed, also known as Black Napweed (Centaurea nigra) is a hardy wildflower that is popular with many insects and birds and can be found widely across the UK.
Steve Stamford | Lily Casa Blanca 1

Lily Casa Blanca 1

Close up image of a rather lovely Lilium Casa Blanca. A beautiful and fragrant flower with large white petals and orange / brown pollen.
Steve Stamford | Lily Casa Blanca 2

Lily Casa Blanca 2

Close up image of a rather lovely Lilium Casa Blanca. A beautiful and fragrant flower with large white petals and orange / brown pollen.
Steve Stamford | Lily Casa Blanca 3

Lily Casa Blanca 3

Close up image of a rather lovely Lilium Casa Blanca. A beautiful and fragrant flower with large white petals and orange / brown pollen.
Steve Stamford | Orange Marigold

Orange Marigold

Marigolds are one of those delightfully bright and cheerful flowers that liven up any flower bed. This image is of a single bloom I found that had become detached from the parent plant.
Steve Stamford | White clover

White clover

When you take the time to look the simple white clover Trifolium repens is a stunningly beautiful piece of nature that so many people see as a weed. Each 'flower' is made up of many, many smaller flowers - something that I have tried to show in this focus stacked image.
Steve Stamford | Red Clover

Red Clover

Red clover (Trifolium Pratense) is so often regarded as a weed yet is not only a fabulous food source for many insects but a valuable food for humans who can be bothered as well as being a great nitrogen fixer that is popular amongst farmers.
Steve Stamford | Tulip against the wall

Tulip against the wall

A single red tulip against a white washed brick wall.
Steve Stamford | Red poppy field

Red poppy field

A field full of red poppies.
Steve Stamford | Floral arrangement

Floral arrangement

Cut flowers in an earthenware jug
Steve Stamford | Dandelion clock square

Dandelion clock square

One of nature's most impressive seed dispersal systems the dandelion (Taraxacum erythrospermum) has entertained children for years as a 'clock' whilst spreading its seeds far and wide.
Steve Stamford | Dandelion clock portrait

Dandelion clock portrait

One of nature's most impressive seed dispersal systems the dandelion (Taraxacum erythrospermum) has entertained children for years as a 'clock' whilst spreading its seeds far and wide.
Steve Stamford | Single snowdrop

Single snowdrop

A single snowdrop head fills the frame of this simple, yet elegant and pleasing image.
Steve Stamford | Red poppies

Red poppies

A cluster of beautiful red poppies in a field.
Steve Stamford | Foxglove isolated

Foxglove isolated

The foxglove (digitalis purpurea) is both beautiful and deadly. Eating any part of eat can lead to irregular heartbeat and death. This extraction shows the beauty of the flowers against a black background.
Steve Stamford | Textured tulip in the rain

Textured tulip in the rain

Single pink and white tulip adorned with raindrops against a textured background.