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Papaver rhoeas

By flowerpower59
Corn, field or Flanders poppy. This one is orange, not red and self-seeds every year. I think it is an escapee from a packet of variety Angels Choir I once sowed though none of the fancy ones came up. Isn't that just the way?! I see Thompson and Morgan offer a pure white variety which is tempting for next year.
It was a devil to photograph because even on the stillest day when every other plant seems static, these long-stemmed, femmer (Geordie word meaning fragile, delicate) poppies would insist on swaying about.

Tags: Flowers Poppy Garden Orange Flowers and plants Flowers and plants Papaver rhoeas Close-upandmacro

Voters: Eastlands, woolybill1, Richsr and 14 more


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Comments


Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
11 Jul 2013 8:32AM
Like the central details and textures in the flowers, V2 comp works well.
Regards Richard

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woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 8:46AM
I second Richard's comments. The dof is excellent, the stubborn frailty of the petals is well expressed.
Regards
Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 9:13AM
V2 works better for me, it's the arrangement of three items, two flowers plus bud. Simplicity is strength. V1 has extra buds interloping in the background and that complicates matters.
Moira
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 10:08AM
Stunning image great colours of Red on Green.

Regards Nathan Smile
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
11 Jul 2013 5:52PM
I like the more subtle colours of V1 but for me the composition in V2 does the trick Fiona.

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