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Orange Poppy Flower #5

Orange poppy flower in the sunlight

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One sign that spring is truly well underway is the arrival of flowering poppies in my garden.

I love these bold, extravagent flowers which, although short lived, tend to dominate any flowerbed they're planted in.

To capture this image I adopted a low viewpoint, lying on the grass to capture the vivid orange petals against the blue of the sky while the sunlight shone through their delicate translucent structure.

Just beautiful!

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Filename - poppy 05

Camera - Canon EOS350D DSLR

Lens - 18-55mm zoom @ 50mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f/11, ISO100

Filters - None.

Location - North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.