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Our poppies just won't stop bearing flowers this year !!
Please note the shadow on the pod to qualify this for a Saturday shadow image Smile
Thanx to all who voted and commented on yesterday's yellow ranunculi - I really appreciate and enjoy the interaction !
Raining here - should continue all day long !
Have a sweet Saturday !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Sep 2013 - 11:15 AM
Focal Length:32.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Poppy Pods
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:5 Oct 2013 - 4:10 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Pods, Poppy, Saturday shadow
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Votes:82
Voters:Daisymaye · S_Psharma · kathrynlouise · ColleenA · ddolfelin · Mollycat · CarolG · dven · fificat100 · Nigeve1 · HarrietH · jaktis · User_Removed · Diggeo · mistere · Rock · stuart1963 · marshfam19 · UrbaneMagick · xwang · EMJAYCEE · Quoise · ali63 · chrissie3 · RonnieAG · ugly · achieverswales · Jenny-D · sparrowhawk · cats_123 · canonfan · barbarahirst · NDODS · Caziwinkles · Brian65 · Nikonuser1 · kuvailija · scrimmy · ValeryAst · Mototaur · ChiliMan · PattiW · EileenH · taggart · Mike_Smith · Chinga · widtink · Joline · GeorgePlatis · myrab · Philip_H · luckybry · alligatorpants · mikbee · ChristineD · PaulLiley · DicksPics · LynneJoyce · williamsloan · capto · HuddersfieldHil · jdinne · JuBarney · netta1234 · doverpic · jasonrwl · AlexAppleby · 1881 · jovanovic · 213hardy · pamelajean · thedon1941 · Holmewood · mashwood10 · BIGRY1 · digital_boi · annettep38 · Irishkate · lesliea · briantjjones · Potra · Glostopcat ·
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 4:12 AM

A lovely red, I see the shadow. Good one Herman.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 4:26 AM

Outstanding picture beautiful composition.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 4:27 AM

A beautiful shade of red Herman Grin
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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2251 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 4:53 AM

Morning Herman, no rain here but blowing gales out, will have to hold onto my camera in Hout Bay. I was going to upload a poppy today so had to look for another image...A great shot....well done

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:14 AM

A really effective shot, Herman.
Lovely picture.

An unusual triple poppy appeared in our garden, self seeded.
The pods (about 30) have dried out now and I've collected the seeds.
About a million I would think!
Guess whose village is going to be the poppy capital of the UK next year!
I will walk about like Johnny Appleseed but scattering poppies.

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:46 AM

Lovely image Herman. The red is gorgeous Grin Peter.

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CarolG Plus Member 8177 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:12 AM

A delightful image, Herman. Weather not much better here, either, wicked winds, very overcast and cold Sad Carol

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fificat100
5 Oct 2013 - 6:22 AM

A super image. Well composed and captured, Herman. Love the colours and detail of the bloom and 'pods.

Lavina

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4272 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
5 Oct 2013 - 6:59 AM

I love poppies. Beautiful.

Harriet

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Oct 2013 - 7:00 AM

Lovely colours and comp

Peter

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Diggeo
Diggeo Plus Member 2Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:33 AM

Nice close-up Herman! The colors and texture in the flower are amazing.

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mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:44 AM

Nice image H. Something in that picture seems very familiar, cant quite put my
finger on it thoughSmileWink.
Have a great Sunday.

Dave.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:52 AM

Very eye catching image Herman.

Albert

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marshfam19
marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 8:10 AM

I think you only just qualify for Saturday shadow but it doesn't alter the fact that this is a great image.

Mary

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:14 AM

Beautiful image....and colour. Gareth Smile

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:35 AM

Wow.. how beautiful! Wonderful colour contrast..

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:44 AM

You have nailed the colour so well HermanSmile
Joan.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3645 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:56 AM

Stunning image Herman, have a good day,

Ali GrinGrinGrin

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
5 Oct 2013 - 9:00 AM

What a beautiful colour it is! Quite brilliant! We still have Chinese poppies flowering but they are almost finished now.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 9:29 AM

The green pods make an excellent and appropriate surround and backdrop for this vibrant red poppy, Herman.
Ronnie.

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achieverswales

Wonderful in your face capture Herman, they are so photogenic, very subtle shadow.

Regards

Trev.

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Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 9:42 AM

A lovely bright poppy image Herman, let's hope today's weather turns out just as nice for us.

Jenny Smile

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5 Oct 2013 - 9:44 AM

beautiful

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 9:49 AM

Fantastic image Herman
Jim

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NDODS Plus Member 43883 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 10:05 AM

The contrasts are beautifully observed and captured herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Caziwinkles
5 Oct 2013 - 10:18 AM

A beautiful bright red poppy Herman - brightens up any day. Superb DoF. Smile

Carol

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Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 10:24 AM

Great image Herman, love the comp.
Brian

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5 Oct 2013 - 10:46 AM

Great capture Herman, great colourSmile

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kuvailija
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5 Oct 2013 - 10:59 AM


Quote: A beautiful bright red poppy Herman - brightens up any day. Superb DoF. Smile - I agree very much ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

Carol

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
5 Oct 2013 - 11:10 AM

Lovely close up, Herman! I love this red colour!Smile
Regards Valery

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Mototaur
Mototaur  226 forum posts England
5 Oct 2013 - 11:14 AM

Beautifully captured .vibrant red colouring Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 11:18 AM

Definitely qualifies for Saturday with that shadow Grin

But of course I'm drawn mainly to that amazing RED. Totally what I'd 'chilli red'...like the one in your UA!

Very well shot, this, Herman Smile

Andrew

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 11:40 AM

Stunning red going on there Herman, it is my experience and understanding, that reds are one of the hardest colours to photograph, well, you make it look so easy and it is a delight to see, especially with such a great background.

Lanzarotti was wonderful and when I went to the Africa side of the Island I waved to you, but I didn't see you wave back Sad

Tish

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 12:00 PM

Beautiful image as usual. It is a lovely sunny day here in Cornwall.

Eileen

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 12:16 PM

A brilliant red poppy--- what a find color-- (wish I had one like it)

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 12:23 PM

Beautiful poppies, Herman. Ready to collect the seeds? Use them in bread making.

A rainy and cool morning here in Upstate New York where I am doing a craft show.

Peter

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Mike_Smith Plus Member 7219 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hi Herman, great shot beautiful colour too, be a long time before we have these again, next spring seems a long time away

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Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 12:32 PM

Stunning colours on your subject... IB

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Joline
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5 Oct 2013 - 1:04 PM

Gorgeous red on this poppy.

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GeorgePlatis
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5 Oct 2013 - 1:16 PM

Superb capture, Herman!
George

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myrab Plus Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 1:51 PM

A very vibrant colour Herman, a nice image,

Myra

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 3:20 PM

A splendid red Herman.
Good d.o.f. too.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
5 Oct 2013 - 4:23 PM

beautiful shade of red

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 4:40 PM

a fine composition and image. paul

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5 Oct 2013 - 4:54 PM

A super image, Herman.

Richard

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LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 4:55 PM

Absolutely gorgeous.

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5 Oct 2013 - 5:18 PM

Excellent backdrop for the poppy.Smile

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HuddersfieldHil Plus Member 2HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:18 PM

Fabulous shot Herman I just love poppies - great shadow tooSmileSmile

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JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:42 PM

A super close up of this glorious poppy.
Sunshine all day here for a change!
Ju

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5 Oct 2013 - 5:43 PM

A brilliant image with lovely shadowSmile
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5 Oct 2013 - 5:49 PM

Very colourful Herman
Jason

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AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 6:47 PM

Beautiful flower and wonderful colour. I like that you have kept the seed heads in the shot - they are so pretty.

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1881  3 India
5 Oct 2013 - 7:21 PM

EXCELLENTTongue work


SANJEEV

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thedon1941
5 Oct 2013 - 10:54 PM

Beautiful close up Herman, but I hope you are not thinking of taking up smoking.....Don

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 11:22 PM

Lovely shot Herman. Amazing colour. Cathy

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digital_boi
6 Oct 2013 - 4:35 PM

A very fine colour indeed Herman it jumps off the screen at you

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2013 - 5:41 PM

how that red primadonna stands out among humble seed pods Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 10:19 PM

I love the one open poppy against those seed heads.
Beautiful.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Potra
Potra Plus Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 3:25 AM

It stands out like in a 3D image.
M

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