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Discovered a field of Poppies in flower about a mile away from my home last week. Wanted to get some close ups of them in the sun.
Shot with a polarizer attached and using the sun to back light them.

Thanks for looking and comments and feedback always welcome.
Regards
Richard

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 100mm macro lens
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Red Heads
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:13 Jul 2009 - 7:21 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General
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motorsportpictures

Superb lighting and compositon.
Scott

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:22 PM

Love the warmth in this image, beautiful.
Jon

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:23 PM

Love the flimsy nature of the flowerhead, and the backlighting on the red is gorgeous, a lovely image
Mary

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:24 PM

beautiful image.
fish.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:26 PM

Thanks Scott, Jon Mary and Fish.
Regards Richard.

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12351 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:31 PM

Good use of the light, works well Smile

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:35 PM

Caught some great light in this one

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

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Rach1970
Rach1970  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:37 PM

Great! Such strong colours and very effective light through the petals.
Rachel

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Silverzone
13 Jul 2009 - 7:41 PM

Superb, vibrant and great light. Sylvia

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bobalot
bobalot  7 England
13 Jul 2009 - 7:41 PM

great image Richard, my teams colour wins every time.

Bob

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cameragirl
13 Jul 2009 - 7:58 PM

Great image, lighting, composition and colours!

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:59 PM

I love poppies and this is an excellent photograph. Very good technically and a lovely composition.
Derek

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Ginamagnolia
13 Jul 2009 - 7:59 PM

Beautiful detail and rich colours.
Gina

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 8:16 PM

Well planned and skillfully photographed Richard. A superb image. You do like your redheads...

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 8:26 PM

Thanks for all your comments and feedback everyone, much appreciated.
Regards Richard.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 8:30 PM

The polariser and the light have worked well for you, Richard. The backlighting is very lovely.
Regards
Bill

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Rachel99
Rachel99  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 8:37 PM

Beautiful image. Lovely colour and light

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
13 Jul 2009 - 8:46 PM

Lovely rich reds Rich.Super shot.
Cheers
Alan

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 9:00 PM

Wonderful colour and beautifully presented.
Joan.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 9:05 PM

The colours and the light are wonderful. I keep finding new fields cropping up all over the place.

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andy210966
13 Jul 2009 - 9:17 PM

Fabulous piece of photography Richard!

Andy

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 9:18 PM

a lovely composition and very well captured

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 9:51 PM

Beautifully lit, gorgeous colour - excellent work Richard!

Sarah *

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mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 10:03 PM

Lovely bright summery shot
Mike

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 10:10 PM

Stunning colour, well spotted and captured.
chris

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 10:20 PM

Thanks for all your comments every one very much appreciated.
regards Richard.

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Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 10:55 PM

Excellent image Richard
Steve

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13 Jul 2009 - 10:58 PM

Great summer capture

Stace

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 - 11:01 PM

Stunning capture superb lighting and colours
Harry

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13 Jul 2009 - 11:07 PM

Bold and vibrant Richard. Ron.

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Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 11:15 PM

Good lighting and colour.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 4:15 AM

Fabulous light and color in this fabulous image Richard.
Bob

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 5:52 AM

Lovely light and colour Rich.
Tom.

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 6:16 AM

A fine poppy shot this Richard

LesF

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 7:08 AM

It's so hard to capture the colour of these wonderful blooms, they float on the slightest of wind.

Dougie

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Mynett
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14 Jul 2009 - 7:15 AM

lovely fresh capture of these beauties

Linda

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 8:38 AM

beautifully taken taken Richards, I like the light and colours in this.
regards
Yung

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for all the comments and feedback much apprecaited.
Regards Richard.

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StevenPrice
14 Jul 2009 - 11:14 AM

super colours Richard.

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Joline
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14 Jul 2009 - 11:51 AM

Such wonderful color and light. The polarizer was a fine choice.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 11:57 AM

My favourite flower - must try to capture some of these before they all disappear. Lovely image, Richard, super detail and lighting.
TrevB Smile

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photophantom
14 Jul 2009 - 12:19 PM

lovely image, great shot Rich
Dennis

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sparktacular
14 Jul 2009 - 1:06 PM

Beautiful picture, love the red color Smile

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 3:58 PM

Wonderful detailed shot

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2009 - 4:57 PM

A super capture.
John.

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 6:18 PM

nice.lesley

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14 Jul 2009 - 6:26 PM

A stunning shot, love it, lovely colours

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14 Jul 2009 - 8:00 PM

Lovely light and great colour in this Richard.

Best Matt

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2009 - 8:35 AM

Thanks again for all your comments everyone.
Regards Richard.

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icphoto  131147 forum posts England
15 Jul 2009 - 1:38 PM

Stunning, great lighting and saturation, I bet it looks brilliant printed BIG

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Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2009 - 5:11 PM

Just beautiful, gorgous colours!
Jann
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Dave_Holdham
15 Jul 2009 - 8:44 PM

Stunning image, well captured and presented

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16 Jul 2009 - 3:48 AM

such a beautiful capture... would make a beautiful wall hanging

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focused-photography

Richard this is very very nice. Lovely shot.

Carsten

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16 Jul 2009 - 12:43 PM

Superb lighting and composition ....Phil

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2009 - 2:34 PM

A stunning and different Poppy shot - I love poppies with their vibrant colours - great colour and detail - I like the angle you have take the shot at - superb use of light and good dof - complimented by presentation - Elizabeth

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Techno  51004 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2009 - 5:54 PM

Works beautifully, clever use of light and dof..

Mal

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alessandra1990
17 Jul 2009 - 9:51 AM

great composition and the red colour is so strong i like it very much, too bad that poppies don't have smell, otherwise i am sure i could smell them even from the photo Smile

Alessandra

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17 Jul 2009 - 12:24 PM

Nice light in this.
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17 Jul 2009 - 3:38 PM

Delightful colours and light, love the DOF.
Alex

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2009 - 3:53 PM

Thanks again everyone for your comments and feedback very much appreciated.
Regards Richard.

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17 Jul 2009 - 9:28 PM

Beautiful Rich.

Regards Simon.

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17 Jul 2009 - 10:38 PM

Cracking image Richard

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2009 - 11:17 PM

Fantastic shot.
Dave

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18 Jul 2009 - 7:47 AM

Love the colour and the backlighting.
Jim

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19 Jul 2009 - 11:32 AM

Lovely shot with beautiful colour and tones.
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19 Jul 2009 - 6:30 PM

Beautiful, seasonal image, with excellent light,
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whiteswan01
20 Jul 2009 - 1:15 PM

stiunn shot

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JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
20 Jul 2009 - 6:07 PM

love it.............

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MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 - 1:04 PM

Brilliant title too
Mavis

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Cor  5 Belgium
30 Jul 2009 - 7:27 AM

Well taken. Very fine colours.
Cor.

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Hebe
Hebe  6 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 - 9:05 PM

Such beautiful vibrancy in this stunning capture.

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szlatoszlavek
11 Jan 2010 - 10:16 AM

A great image/backlighting/dof......WELL DONE.

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