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Poppy Squared

A Red Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule)

Origin: Nothern sub Artic regions.

In the wild these flowers are either white or yellow but over the years garden varieties have seen the range of colours extended through many pastel shades and red. Though perennials, mostly grown as annuals from seed.

Bg was black card, darkened in PS, cropped to a square & frame added.

Many, many thanks for your very generous votes and comments on my botched Deer image. Never expected so encouraging a response. A very special "Thank You " Albert (fentiger) and Sue (Suehh) for the excellent Mods. Also, to both Terry (terry-cavener) & Gary (Growmore) for their UAs for "A Major Appearance".

Tags: Red Flower Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Iceland poppy Cose-up Digitally manipulated bg

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15 Dec 2010 5:28AM
Beautiful image!It works great with the black BG.

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
15 Dec 2010 5:33AM
Stunning image, great colours ,nice light and lovely detail..
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Dec 2010 5:40AM
Excellent colours

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Dec 2010 5:56AM
A beautiful image of a beautiful poppy, Ann, the presentation is just perfect. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Dec 2010 6:11AM
Superbly well captured, Ann.
debu 8 India
15 Dec 2010 6:23AM
Lovely image.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 7:20AM
Beautiful image.Great background and framing.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 7:31AM
Superb image the colours are very striking.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 7:41AM
What a belter ... Beautifully composed and worked
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
15 Dec 2010 7:52AM
You do this so well Ann. Simply beautiful.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 8:06AM
good morning ann
brilliant detail wonderful colour and light love the square format a beauty Wink
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 8:52AM
What a wonderful poppy, nice colours,
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 9:09AM
how strange that they have changed colour from the original plants , but a very pretty colour it is and so well presented with your black bg.

15 Dec 2010 9:44AM
Beautiful image Ann great colour and presentation, well captured.
15 Dec 2010 10:02AM
Beautiful image Ann - wonderful colour and nicely presented

Alvar 11 23 2 France
15 Dec 2010 10:24AM
Lovely image and presentation
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 10:29AM
Stunning shot Ann, fabulous vibrant colour and excellent detail, beautifully captured and presented.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
15 Dec 2010 10:52AM
Beautiful image,lovely colour and detail.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 11:20AM
Ann, just what is needed a good bright colour and you certainly captured this poppy beautifully
metro074 8 8 Australia
15 Dec 2010 11:52AM
Oh my!! The detail and light is excellent. A wonderful presentation
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
15 Dec 2010 12:30PM
Beautiful Ann, it really seems to be glowing.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
15 Dec 2010 12:54PM
Very good texture
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Dec 2010 1:23PM
A splendid "Christmasy" poppy!

Thank you for your UA-- will send a PM, Jennnnn
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 2:13PM
Its a stunning image Ann, very well worked.
jase147 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 2:46PM
superb shot , what a fabulous colour and presntation ........... Jase
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
15 Dec 2010 4:55PM
This really is a beauty Ann and should do very well, lovely rich color and detail,
cameragirl 13 43 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 5:45PM
Great colours and image captured!
imagio 11 12 1 England
15 Dec 2010 5:46PM
Just fab Ann

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 8:52PM
the red is set off really well by the black background

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Dec 2010 8:57PM
Lovely on black, great detail...........Sandy
LexEquine 11 19 United States
15 Dec 2010 10:14PM
Superb capture, Ann, with fine color, clarity, & presentation.
15 Dec 2010 11:33PM
Lovely capture.well done.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
16 Dec 2010 1:17AM
A stunner Ann...Bill
16 Dec 2010 5:54AM
Good shot.
16 Dec 2010 6:43AM
What a superbly captured and presented image, Ann, just love the colour.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 9:17AM
nicely lit and capture Ann, presentation is beautiful too.
16 Dec 2010 9:18AM
Beautiful. A
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 9:36AM
Beautiful capture Ann, wonderful light and detail in this! The crop works well.
Ray42 10 3 England
16 Dec 2010 11:22AM
A great shot and a beautiful capture and processing - I am not normally a fan of coloured borders but this works very well - nice one
16 Dec 2010 11:23AM
Excellent detail Ann and very well presented.
A nice presentation - Raja.
16 Dec 2010 11:53AM
Smashing colour and detail Ann.
Well presented too Smile
16 Dec 2010 12:42PM
superb !!!
beautiful image and pressentation ann,well done.ray
16 Dec 2010 1:49PM
very well detailed image (been snowing for the last hour in grimsby)
RTDS 9 Cyprus
16 Dec 2010 6:51PM
Lovely colours in this great capture.
Great details.
Well done Ann.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 7:08PM
Excellent Ann. Superb red, great detail, A cracking black background with lovely presentation.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
16 Dec 2010 8:48PM
This is beautiful and so well done, I am glad you were not tempted to clone out the specks on the back leaf as I like natural. - gary
Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
16 Dec 2010 8:57PM
Striking colour, well captured and presented
Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
16 Dec 2010 10:47PM
Certainly bright and cheerful, no doubt there will be self seeders surviving for next season..
16 Dec 2010 10:55PM
17 Dec 2010 3:01AM
Hi Ann, this is an excellent image of a Poppy. it is really come up very nice in the black background.

17 Dec 2010 9:58AM
A beautiful close up Ann rich in colour, and a lovely presentation. Gary
tashi 7 2
17 Dec 2010 10:40AM
Superb capture and great presentation. Beautiful image indeed. Love it.
17 Dec 2010 6:19PM
Delicious red.
Regards, Oleg.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
17 Dec 2010 7:07PM
Glorious vibrant colours and fine detail. Beautifully presented.
9 10 10 England
17 Dec 2010 7:22PM
So pleased to be looking at your lovely work again Ann.
Carrie_1 8 2 6 Wales
17 Dec 2010 8:04PM
Stunning image.
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
18 Dec 2010 3:45AM
A beautifully captured and equally presented image of this beauty glad to be catching up with your latest all the best for the forthcoming xmas season Colin
Suehh 11 39 6 England
18 Dec 2010 10:15AM
All things bright and beautiful - and this certainly fits into that category. Gorgeous!

Roly 10 Wales
18 Dec 2010 6:05PM
A lovely shot Ann.
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2010 12:15PM
Another stunning image Ann well done
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2010 9:29AM
Wonderfully vibrant shot Ann, just lovely. Merry Christmas to you and I'm glad you liked the shot from our "great hall" Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Dec 2010 8:20PM
A beautiful scarlet red poppy which you've photographed and presented so expertly
porty2003 14 97 Scotland
25 Dec 2010 8:51AM
Beautiful detail in the 'middle bits' when viewed large [thats a technical term Wink] and super colour.Lovely

26 Dec 2010 7:12PM
A stunning capture, the light is beautiful.
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 8:57PM
100 !!!!


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