Flowers

Honey Bee

Apis mellifera feeding in a Centaurea flower in a garden.

Bluebell

Hyacinthoides non-scripta, close-up of flowers. Powys, Wales, May.

Lady Orchid

Orchis purpurea In a frost, a few days later all the plants were dead and brown, killed by the late cold spell. Lot Region, France.

Anthophora

Female of an Anthophora sp. bee feeding on Meadow Clary (Salvia pratensis). Bouches-du-Rhône, France.

Alpine Asters

Alpine Asters (Aster alpinus) flowering in a meadow near Comus in the French Pyrenees.

Corn Poppy

Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) On a patch of disturbed ground a single poppy was flowering amongst a mass of chamomile.

Frosted Rose

Frost on a late-flowering rose. 29th December 2014 Canon EOS 7D, 100mm macro lens, 1/160th second, f/16, ISO 400.

Marigold

Marigold Pot Marigold flower on a dewy morning.

Monkey Orchid

Monkey Orchid (Orchis simia) Flowering on the Causse de Gramat after overnight rain.