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Church Bay Flowers #11

Wild poppies in the summer sunshine at Church Bay on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

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Church Bay, or Porth Swtan, is one of my wife Liz's and my favourite places to visit on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.

Our normal destination is the lovely beach, backed by honey coloured cliffs and an absolute visual delight.

But on this occasion in early summer 2018 I never made it as far as the beach, being distracted by the gorgeous display of wildflowers growing on the verge by the side of the road near the Wavecrest Café (another good reason for visiting Church Bay).

What especially attacted my attention was a stand of wild poppies, resplendant in red against the clear blue sky.

Getting down low and using my polarising filter to its maximum effect really made the lovely poppies stand out.

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Image data

Filename - church bay flowers 11.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f8, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to remove glare and enhance colours

Location - Porth Swtan, Anglesey, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.