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One of the spectacular flowers I have never seen before.

GIANT POPPY Romneya coulteri 'White Cloud'

Description:
Native to southern California. Perennial, spectacular plant growing to 8ft. or more. Stems and deeply cut 3-4in. leaves are gray green. Flowers up to 9in. wide, with 5 or 6 white, crepe paperlike petals surrounding round cluster of golden stamens. Fragrant, blooms June-July. Flowers handsome in arrangements; if cut in bud, will open in water, last for a few days.

Watering / Sun:
Little to no water; Full sun to partial shade.


Krystal

Brand:Samsung
Date Taken:2 Aug 2010 - 1:20 PM
Focal Length:5.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Giant poppy
Username:blondspice blondspice
Uploaded:22 Jan 2011 - 7:37 PM
Tags:Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Giant, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Poppy, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:11

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2011 - 7:50 PM

Beautiful composition and colours Ktystal Smile

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Dylanfromsccal
22 Jan 2011 - 8:14 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I knew -- the moment that I saw that image as a thumbnail -- that it had to be yours, Krystal. The only thing that you need to improve the image (in my opinion), is to experiment with the aperture setting, and focal length; to see just how you might adjust the depth of field. The flower at the upper left possesses -- as I see it, at least -- the most innately interesting "presentation," because it resembles a person clad in "windblown" robes. The remaining image could be adjusted to render a soft, visual bokay. Either of the three flowers could easily lend themselves to being the focus of the "central" subject, actually. The results can be pretty dramatic. Experiment with the image, and you might enjoy what you're able to achieve with it. The surrounding colors provide the perfect material for this. You enjoy impressionist art; this is what you can achieve with that sort of technique.

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2011 - 8:38 PM

Beautiful image with superb detail and colours.
saeid

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2011 - 11:01 PM

Lovely image, Krystal, beautiful colours and detail. Well captured and documented!!
Take care....Pauline. Enjoy your Sunday

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blondspice
22 Jan 2011 - 11:42 PM

Thanks Dylan for your encouragement and guidance. I shall "experiment with the aperture setting, and focal length; to see just how I might adjust the depth of field." Unfortunately I wont be going back to that garden in the near future, but I could use the experiment on other things. Thanks for the support and the vote. Krystal

Thank you Pauline and Alvar, you are both always very kind. Thank you Said for nice comment. Krystal

Last Modified By blondspice at 22 Jan 2011 - 11:43 PM

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jammbulator
23 Jan 2011 - 2:56 AM

Very nice paper-like flowers. Hard to believe they grow 8ft tall. I like this. I'd like a big field of this Smile Jamm

Last Modified By jammbulator at 23 Jan 2011 - 2:57 AM

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jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2011 - 9:02 AM

gorgeous blooms,well captured in this photograph,just like fried eggs for breakfast.

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Frase
Frase  6 Scotland
23 Jan 2011 - 2:04 PM

Wonderful capture of thes amazing flowers.
Don

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2011 - 10:07 PM

Beautiful shot of these lovely white & gold-centered Poppies, Krystal.
Peter

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blondspice
23 Jan 2011 - 10:40 PM

Funny comment Jabe, "fried eggs" love your sense of humor.
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. Krystal

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DitoInacio
24 Jan 2011 - 7:02 PM

wow! What a stunning shot!
Great colors, details and composition.

regards

Dito

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