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The Poppy Field

By Alan_Coles
Morning All,

Big thanks to all those that commented & voted on my Chaser. Big thx to Angi for the GEA and to MikeRC & HarrietH for the user awards, very much appreciated.

Wonderful sunny weather at the Severn Valley Railway yesterday and whilst on the train I spotted a field full of poppies. Mid afternoon the wife & I left Bewdley station and found a pub for a thirst quenching drink and I got chatting (as I do, and all those that know me will vouch for that!) to a couple on the next table. I asked about the poppy field I has seen and how far it was from there...he said about a 25 min walk on level ground. Deb suffers with arthritus but was up for the walk so we took it easy and got to the place as directed...only to find it wasn't the field we saw! Still a poppy field it was an I was happy to see it !!

Back on the train a bit later we passed the field and the wife noted a small tunnel in the corner of that field...which if we had gone through in the field we found we would have come out in the right place....arrrrgh.

Tags: Poppy General Transport Flowers and plants Severn valley railway Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Bewdley

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BillyGoatGruff 13 191 199 England
27 Jun 2011 9:15AM
Nice to see some poppies, Al!

Good use of a shallow depth here, I reckon.
Perhaps a little more contrast for the in-focus area wouldn't hurt?
Just to separate it a little more from the background/blurred stuff...

Er...maybe! Wink

27 Jun 2011 9:15AM
I see we are both chasing the elusive diferent poppy image. Similar points of focus too, good luck with o=your effort lloks good tome in the portrait format.

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
27 Jun 2011 9:17AM
Beautiful field of Poppies Alan. A great summer image and always a sight to stir the bloodGrin
Ray42 12 3 England
27 Jun 2011 9:21AM
Always a beautiful sight to see - nice one
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 9:21AM
I can sympathise with your missus Deb I get Arthiritis to and no way could I walk for 25 mins and hope to get back whence I started, good supportive lady and I am sure you appreciate the effort made. Love the picture presented tell Debs to take a day off nowWink
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 10:23AM
good choice DOF and worked so well for the scene Al.
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
27 Jun 2011 10:49AM
Well worth the walk Al, beautiful capture!


KevSB 17 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 10:53AM
this weekend i passed loads of fields with poppies looked so abundent I wanted to stop, normally when you get close they look so sparse so kept going, I like to see poppies in the fields, I like the simple composition of this
Karen_Summers 12 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 11:10AM
pretty shot
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
27 Jun 2011 12:58PM
Never seen as many poppies around us as they are this year I stop yesterday by a fields for 10mins and took 80 shots !!!! I hope i get a few as good as yours Wink

27 Jun 2011 2:15PM
Superb image,very well captured Smile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
27 Jun 2011 2:26PM
Amazing amount of poppies and still blooming. Lovely image...........Sandy
27 Jun 2011 2:33PM
Excellent selective focussing.

Richsr 13 91 223 England
27 Jun 2011 5:47PM
Well worth the walk Al, they do stand out against the green well.
Regards Richard
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 6:57PM
nice dof in this, and love the tones

Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
27 Jun 2011 8:00PM
Lovely popping Poppies and great creative use of dof..
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2011 10:21PM
Lovely depth to this image, well captured.
oll1e 13 57 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 1:23AM
smashing dof AL and liked the write up made me smile Wink
johnjo58 10 2 5 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 9:55AM
I Like this approach

1 Jul 2011 12:48AM
Beautiful image Al

SecRATary 9 1 Wales
17 Jul 2011 10:08AM
Superb capture and use of a shallow DOF.

Excellent image ... one I'd be proud to say that I had taken !

Cheers ...

Dave (R.A.T.S.)

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