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BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I borrowed the title from the song of the same name by The Foundations, a 60s British soul group (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iol0B-clFFM). Another cold grey day here and a sunny looking flower was just the thing to lift the spirits. Buttercups are common flowering plants and I love to see them carpeting the fields every spring. I applied a radial dial in Lightroom to lower the highlights on the flower caused by the strong sunlight. I thought it would lend itself to a black and white treatment as well.

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27 thoughts on “BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Very Nice! Like the B & W also!

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  2. Yellow is my favorite color for flowers. Thanks for the cheery post today.

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  3. Now I’ve got an ear worm.

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  4. Buttercups were one of the first flowers I knew as a child and their charm hasn’t diminished. Thanks for the lift!

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  5. The title takes me back a few years… decades in fact… to when my buddy and I had a “mobile discotheque” – the legendary (NOT!) ‘Lefty and Mo’s Soggy Pretzel’ (blame MAD magazine for that). ‘Build me up Buttercup’ was unfailingly popular in the late ’60s in Southeast England! RH

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  6. “Don’t break my heart…” I was humming before I finished the title. Lovely photo of a flower that always is reaching for the sky.

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  7. Beautiful! I adore buttercups!

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  8. I love how you can see every little hair on this flower. Beautiful.

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  9. I can’t wait for the buttercups! I happily celebrate the first one I see every year! It may be a bulbous buttercup, assuming I spelled it correctly.

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  10. Beautiful image – and despite myself I prefer the colour version. The out of focus ?flower at bottom left adds useful balance, and I love the spiders’ webs too. A 🙂

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  11. I love the title and photos of as you say a very common flower. I have just found your blog , your photography is outstanding especially the wildlife. Nuthatches are rarely seen here, I am very envious of those pictures.

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  12. Having read about buttercups in our typically Eurocentric storybooks as a child, I was excited to see real ones on my first visit to England as an adult 🙂

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