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Taken a few years ago whilst on holiday in Bulgaria.
Not sure about this one; been on the back burner for a while - but a favourite shot, nonetheless.
Many appreciative thanks for all clicks and comments of my 'Budding Dahlia 2' upload!Smile
Have a great weekend,
Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 May 2009 - 10:39 AM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Black Sea Poppy
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:24 Jul 2013 - 12:48 AM
Tags:Black sea, Bulgaria, Landscape / travel
Votes:62

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
24 Jul 2013 - 12:51 AM

Wonderful shot! So delicate and pretty.
M

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Irishkate
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24 Jul 2013 - 12:58 AM

Picked this out from thumbnails as opposed to going into Connections Richard.
Lovely focussing on the poppy which stands out beautifully in your composition.
The tall grass bending into the scene works well.
This works for me.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
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24 Jul 2013 - 1:13 AM

Thanks, Kate, really appreciated!Smile

Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 24 Jul 2013 - 1:16 AM

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Lillian
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24 Jul 2013 - 1:28 AM

Oh how I wish I could get into that water!
but Richard this certainly works for me
a really enjoyable shot and like the pov
Lillian

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Chinga
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24 Jul 2013 - 3:03 AM

Perfect view point! How well composed!
The beach looks lovely as well...
IB

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Jul 2013 - 4:48 AM

I like this image Richard !! Great composition !

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CarolG
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24 Jul 2013 - 5:45 AM

A beautiful composition, Richard, so glad you have given it an airing on ePZ Smile Carol

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 5:50 AM

Stunning Richard, a beautiful composition, love it.

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Badgerfred
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:25 AM

Super image Richard, like your composition,
Fred.

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netta1234
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

This is a lovely image ,I love the red poppy and the long grass in the fg.SmileSmile
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Caziwinkles
24 Jul 2013 - 7:37 AM

A beautiful image - great composition Richard. Smile

Carol

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24 Jul 2013 - 8:01 AM

A very well composed composition Richard. However please forgive me by saying that I feel that the headland in the background somewhat distracts me from admiring the foreground especially the wonderfully rich and vibrant poppy. By choosing a larger Aperture, one could have blown out the background sufficiently whilst still retaining the shape and form of the headland, but at the same time preventing it from becoming a unnecessary distraction to what could have potentially been a great image Richard.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ugly
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:10 AM

it the single poppy in red thad lifts this image..
Great comp well taken..

Dave

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rayme330
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:50 AM

Thoughtful composition, Richard that works for me. Well captured. Grin

Ray

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Nikonuser1
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:51 AM

Great comp, really like this image Richard, well capturedSmile


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richmowil
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:57 AM

Good composition and control over focussing!! Sets the scene well whilst giving clarity to the foreground/main subject!! Really nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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sparrowhawk
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:08 AM

BEAUTIFUL

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nonur
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:11 AM

Super compo, beautiful image, Richard. Love that poppy adding a dash of different contrasting colour. We stayed in a hotel one night and spent a day on the beach there in 1977 on the way to Romania for honeymoon.

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morpheus1955
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:14 AM

Excellent shot Richard, great composition and dof, like this a lot

Hugh

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24 Jul 2013 - 9:45 AM

Lovely composition Richard.
Alf.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Jul 2013 - 10:05 AM

Wonderfully composed Richard and the lonely poppy is superb makes this....

John

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Rende
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24 Jul 2013 - 11:11 AM

I love the original composition Richard; well worth taking off the back burner.
Rende

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Jul 2013 - 11:29 AM

Love the foreground with the red poppy.Smile
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Ade_Osman
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24 Jul 2013 - 1:23 PM

Works really well....

Ade

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johnlw
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24 Jul 2013 - 1:24 PM

Nice image with plenty contrasts. Works great.
Regards John.

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tomcat
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24 Jul 2013 - 2:02 PM

Sets then scene off a treat

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capto
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24 Jul 2013 - 2:42 PM

One or many poppies are always a winner.Smile

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ali63
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24 Jul 2013 - 2:56 PM

A superb image, fancy keeping it hidden for so longSad now we can all enjoy it,

Ali Smile

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WhiteRose1
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24 Jul 2013 - 4:29 PM

The single red poppy is a bright focus for the image, Richard. The tall grass on the right keeps everything in the frame as well. Nicely composed.

Dave

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DixClix
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24 Jul 2013 - 6:05 PM

I think this is a great shot, ****, beautifully composed. Excellent!
Mick

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Jenny-D
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:46 PM

A lovely image Richard.

Jenny Smile

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Louise_Morris
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:11 PM

This is a cracking shot Richard - works well for me! Lou

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myrab
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:33 PM

A poppy from you as we'll Richard,

I like the image very much,
I feel that the poppy is in just the right spot.

Myra

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JuBarney
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:16 PM

A splendid shot; you could almost have taken this in Cornwall!
Ju

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leontari
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:35 PM

Excellent composition and capture Richard. Perfect pov.
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WesternRed
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25 Jul 2013 - 7:12 AM

It's amazing how that single flower stands out it gives it great impact. Well done.
WesternRed.

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Tish1
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25 Jul 2013 - 12:34 PM

There you go again with those fantastic images!!!!


Tish

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
28 Jul 2013 - 9:26 AM

A lovely composition, Richard ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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kel55
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4 Aug 2013 - 6:17 PM

are you on a world tour or what , if so can i carry your bags . seriously Richard you are finding some great locations to shoot and this one is top stuff great shapes in the foreground and stunning backdrop really nice mate

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19 Aug 2013 - 9:25 PM

A very fine composition Richard, I'm glad you decided to share this one with us

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