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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.
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.
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