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I have come across a field with a handfull of poppies in flower, but plenty of flowers waiting to come out, I think if they all appear at once it will be a wonderfull sight, and I intend going back to check in a few days.

This shot shows one of the early openers, looking a little windswept in the strong winds, with a couple of the others "in waiting".

Hope you like it.

Phil

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 May 2011 - 6:28 PM
Focal Length:190mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:In waiting
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:26 May 2011 - 8:03 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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janty66
janty66  7 England
26 May 2011 - 8:16 PM

Beautiful image...

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:17 PM

nice light.lesley

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:30 PM

Just lovely

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:39 PM

Magical lighting - a superb composition - excellent viewing.

Mike

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neonknight
26 May 2011 - 8:40 PM

Very beautiful image nice one,John

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:44 PM

Truly beautiful image, Phil: will be interested to see if you post another in die course.
Ronnie.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:52 PM

Wonderful work Phil,excellent presentation too Smile

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senn
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26 May 2011 - 8:54 PM

sublime qhot ..Grin

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 9:09 PM

Superb lighting and lovely colour. A beautiful well composed image.
Steve.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 9:28 PM

Lovely Phil - beautiful light.
Brian.

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viscostatic
26 May 2011 - 9:55 PM

Yoy have got a real beauty here - can't wait to see the others.

Phil.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

Exquisite!

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 10:17 PM

A beauty Phil.
Tom.

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johnjo58
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26 May 2011 - 10:21 PM

This is a finest poppy photo I have seen, superb work

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 10:26 PM

This single bloom having it's moment of glory.
Joan.

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 10:32 PM


Quote: A beauty Phil.
Tom.

I agree Phil. Cracling good shot.
Ron

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 11:17 PM

That bold, beautiful red against the dark green is a sight to behold and the detail is awesome, superb back light within the poppy. Really nice work.

Fran

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 5:45 AM

Perfect lighting, Phil, a beautiful image. Carol

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 7:36 AM

The timing to nail them in full bloom, will be tight, especially due to the strange weather we are having at the momentSmile

Adrian

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 8:21 AM

where where please tell, I have been looking for a poppy field for 2 years now - splendid shot

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iancrowson
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27 May 2011 - 8:39 AM

Super image, Ian

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114509 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 3:42 PM

Cracking image Phil, I saw some of these on the verge of the road to Portishead the other day and thought to myself I must stop and have a crack at them, if I end up with anything in the same league as this I'll be more than happy...

Ade

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jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
27 May 2011 - 5:51 PM

A cracking image well captured,

Jack.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 10:40 PM

Love the way you've caught this beautiful specimen in the sunlight which accentuates its vibrant colour. I haven't seen a decent poppy field in Gloucestershire for several years now

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2011 - 3:38 PM

I just had to come back to this one, it's so beautiful. Hope it doesn't look like favouritism but I just have to give you my user award again Smile
Kaleena

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