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Been after a decent poppy field for a while now, and have now discovered one!

The sky on Saturday evening wasn't really great for wide shots, so got the long zoom out and concentrated more on details. Quite hard to get sharp as was pretty breezy, but this seems OK.

Loved these 3 backlit poppies, with their backdrop of more poppies behind. I think it's sufficiently different from the usual poppy shots. Has a bit of a 70's flake advert feel to this I think.... maybe!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Sigma 70-300 DG APO
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Colour of Summer
Username:martinl martinl
Uploaded:15 Jun 2011 - 6:40 PM
Tags:Field, Flowers & plants, Poppies, Poppy, Sheffield, Sunset
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Beautiful - love this !

Chris

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 6:48 PM

Only the crumbliest, flakiest .... oh, sorry Wink

Nice Smile

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chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 6:48 PM

Love that light Martin,Poppy fields are fast disappearing these days,you were lucky to find such a good one.

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 6:48 PM

Gorgeous. Excellent use of the light. Paul

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 6:48 PM

A stunning image, filling the frame with beauty, the back lighting serving you so excellently.
Ronnie.

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 7:02 PM

Oooooooh!
This is rather beautiful! Smile

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LizMutimer
15 Jun 2011 - 7:02 PM

That is beutiful. I could stare at this for a long time.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4557 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 7:17 PM

Superb !.....love that back-lighting....1st class !

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myhappyplaces
15 Jun 2011 - 7:27 PM

Oh my word what a wonderful picture

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MikeGreaves
15 Jun 2011 - 7:31 PM

Wow,this is outstanding !!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 7:37 PM

Beautifully done Martin. One of the best I have seen this 'poppy season'.
Derek

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vandalp
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15 Jun 2011 - 8:02 PM

Beautiful.
Vanda

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bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:25 PM

Quality Martin, quality.

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:33 PM

Stunning

Jackie

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:44 PM

Now this is a poppy shot, superb Martin, you dishing out free flakes then LOL

LesF

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Len1950
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15 Jun 2011 - 8:45 PM

Simply stunning!!

Len

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:46 PM

Beautiful shot.
Ty

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:54 PM

A joy to view Martin.

Nigel

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 9:05 PM

Perfect.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 9:09 PM

Wow a real stunner

Brian................................

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User_Removed
15 Jun 2011 - 10:07 PM

Best Ive seen so far, good job

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Mynett
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15 Jun 2011 - 10:09 PM

keep coming back/,,,,,,,

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15 Jun 2011 - 10:32 PM

I'm not really one for poppy field shots but this one is superb.

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15 Jun 2011 - 11:01 PM

You found the right one Martin, glorious. ( Been after one myself recently ) Ron.

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 8:04 AM

One of the best poppy field shots I have ever seen.

Love the colour and warmth.

Excellent Martin Smile

~Alley~

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 9:08 AM

Gosh, thank you all for the kind response to this shot, and to Paul, Dave, Mand and Alley for their UA's, very much appreciated.
Smile

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 496 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 9:39 AM

Such an eye catching image. Extremely well controlled dof. Quite beautiful

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richardwheel
16 Jun 2011 - 10:04 AM

Bloody brilliant Martin. I didn't think we had poppies like this in Sheffield, I've never found a field like it!

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 12:47 PM

Cheers folks, and thanks for your UA mate, much appreciated.
Smile

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PhillipMinnis
16 Jun 2011 - 1:55 PM

Absolutely amazing, Martin! Words fail me! I have never seen a Poppy image like it! The best!


Cheers

Phil

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 5:55 PM

I have not found any yet, though unlikely to top this shot anyway. One of a few recent very high quality images Martin.....congrats on the well deserved awards Smile

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16 Jun 2011 - 7:00 PM

Beautiful warm tones across this lovely meadow full of poppies. You can feel the heat and hear the buzz of insects in the air.

Dougie

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16 Jun 2011 - 8:47 PM

Thank you, much appreciated and to Trevor for the UA - means a great deal.
Smile

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dathersmith e2 Member 7549 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 10:33 PM

Seems OK, I wish I'd taken an OK shot like that! Superb Grin

Darren.

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Consulo  10763 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2011 - 12:48 PM

All those UA's are richly deserved.

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Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2011 - 4:38 PM

Best image I've seen on here for quite some time.

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2011 - 4:54 PM

Thanks you three, and thank you especially to Phil for the U/A.
SmileSmile

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Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2011 - 9:28 PM

I've been away for most of the week and i've just seen this. Wonderful back lighting, pov and overall yumminess Smile
Alun

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18 Jun 2011 - 8:51 AM

One word - Exquisite!

Chris

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2011 - 11:28 AM

#wow..... so many awards and so very well deserved this is a wonderful piece of art

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Alan_Coles
18 Jun 2011 - 12:14 PM

stunning light n colour.


Jealous as hell !! Smile

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Michaela_Solway
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19 Jun 2011 - 1:20 AM

totally stunning- i dream of taking a photo like this!! stupendous!

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MandyD
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19 Jun 2011 - 9:27 AM

Breathtaking image, congrats!!

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Bluke
Bluke  9303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 11:27 AM

Wonderful....

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oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 12:05 PM

just seen this Martin ,fantastic image ,just the best backlighting .This is how to shoot poppiesWink

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agingrocker e2 Member 5agingrocker vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 1:26 PM

Stunning shot Martin - the backlighting really enhances the atmosphere.
Cheers
Antony

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 4:31 PM

Nothing much more to add... this is the best 'poppy' image I've ever seen! Your awards are so very well deserved Martin!

Sarah *

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 4:59 PM

I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the response to this shot, so thank you all, and an extra thanks for the UA's from Mandy and Janet.
SmileSmile

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 7:46 PM

And you as well Chris, soz!!
Smile

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IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 10:54 PM

Martin, This is astonishingly beautiful. Can't wait to have my EA available to add to all the others. Many congrats on all the richly deserved awards!

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 12:04 AM

Have another Martin Smile

S*

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 9:08 AM

Thank you for your kind comment Ian, and you too Sarah for your UA, that is very much appreciated.
Smile

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:57 AM

Thanks for your UA Tom, that's very kind of you.
Smile

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21 Jun 2011 - 5:35 PM

Just luverly Smile

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edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 3:07 PM

Don't know how I missed this one Martin, quality image. Congrats on the award.

Ed..

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ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 9:45 PM

Brilliant back lighting and great to get those 3 in a line all in focus.

keith

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2011 - 9:30 AM

Thank you.

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23 Jun 2011 - 12:16 PM

WOWWW!!! Where was the photo taken please as I am too trying to hunt for a poppy field.

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mpnuttall  791 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 9:35 AM

133 votes and counting - not bad eh Martin??

Totally deserved, this is a terrific shot. It's actually what inspired me to go out in search of poppies the other night. Even if I'd had the light though, I'm sure I wouldn't have got anywhere near producing this. Just awesome, nice one.

Mark

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6 Jul 2011 - 9:42 PM

A real classic, that light is fantastic.

Ant.

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 9:14 AM

Thank you mark & Ant for your UA's, really very much appreciated.
Smile

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10 Jul 2011 - 7:56 AM

Many Congrats.
This is gorgeous.

B.

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 1:26 PM

beautiful colours and lighting.

regards
Yung

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javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2011 - 1:01 PM

An absolute stunner of an image.

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28 Apr 2013 - 11:36 PM

Amazing for me..... I love poppy. Very nice light and colours.....beautiful work.

best regards

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