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California Poppy

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 7 June 2012 in Plant & Nature.

Spring is such a busy time! Beautiful weather draws me outside to garden, and I neglect my photography.
These Poppies pop up every year in my garden. Thank you to Kerstin Frank for the use of two textures: Texture 26 and Texture Scratch 3.

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 400 105 mm


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Bruno FROMENTIERE from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Oh, it is a kind of poppy that i didn't know ! Splendid !

7 Jun 2012 11:43am

@Bruno FROMENTIERE: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Brenda from Canton, United States

Ohhhh - this is amazingly beautiful. The off-center composition, the simplicity of that single yellow bud with its water droplets, the textured background, the slight curve of the flower. Heavenly!

7 Jun 2012 12:16pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful colors and light. Have a nice day.

7 Jun 2012 1:16pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Can't wait to see some of it open!

7 Jun 2012 1:51pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely details, textures and light ... a really beautiful color for this poppy!

7 Jun 2012 3:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!!!

7 Jun 2012 5:19pm

sido from Seville, Spain

Nice shot.

7 Jun 2012 6:43pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A great shot with perfect and artistic texture work. Tones and lighting are very beautiful!

7 Jun 2012 9:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

7 Jun 2012 11:17pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

which flower is this.... it looks beautiful....

8 Jun 2012 3:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I used to grow these as a child and did not remember those 'caps' to be shed . . other poppies burst thru, don't they ? Anyways, a sweet and precise image with your signature presentation. Have a lovely weekend, Anita.

8 Jun 2012 7:28am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

How simple and yes so beautiful and fragile

8 Jun 2012 9:43am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice shot! :) spring sure is the best time to capture these..

8 Jun 2012 2:06pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Simple, subtle, sublime!

9 Jun 2012 11:55am

Marcie from United States


11 Jun 2012 8:19pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

23 Jun 2012 8:55pm

@Marie: Thank you, Marie. I see you haven't posted on your am3 blog in a while. Hope you will soon.

1/125 second
ISO 400
105 mm