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Orange poppy flower Papaver Orientale with backlit petals #12

Orange poppy flower Papaver Orientale with backlit petals

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One of the most glorious signs of summer is the blooming of poppies.

These delightful, but fragile flowers don't last long, but while they are out they dominate any garden with their vivid colours and large petals.

This variety, Papaver Orientale, is especially dramatic with its translucent orange petals which glow when backlit by the summer sun.

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Filename - poppy 12

Camera - Canon EOS 5D

Lens - 100mm macro prime

Exposure - 1/1600 sec @ f/2.8, ISO100

Filters - None.

Location - North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Large aperture used to render the background as a blur.