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poppies the first time

By dplatt2000
OK, so here is the first shot I took in this poppy field. It is quite a well known field, and I wanted a magical image capturing a beautiful sky, the sea, cliffs and the flowers - a rare sight! When I got there I found less flowers than expected, and thought most had come and died off due to the poor weather at the time. It took me a while to find this composition, and I ended up waiting for over an hour for the light to be just right Grin a nice place for a wait!

Overall I am pleased with this shot, and only wish when I had revisited the location a couple weeks later (see other poppy image) I had more time to set up a shot like this, with more of a foreground interest. What do you think?

Tags: Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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Comments


14 Sep 2012 10:47AM
I think you captured everything you wanted in the first place. This view is really beautiful and the moment is perfect. Congratulation!
Daniela

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Briwooly Plus
10 452 5 England
14 Sep 2012 11:28AM
Well worth all the effort

Brian......................................................
iancrowson Plus
5 211 142 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 11:48AM
In my view a near perfect image. The balance between the foreground poppies and distant view is just right, as is the light and exposure. Lovely top pic, Ian
paskinmj Plus
7 11 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 12:06PM
Nice lush landscape.
Matt
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 1:03PM
Both sky and poppies are spectacular, it's a really eye catching image with more than enough floral interest and a nice lead in line to the horizon.
Al
paulbroad 8 108 986 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 5:08PM
I much prefer this one to the other. The larger flowers in the foreground supply a subject to the expansive background. Now do you have one with a single dominent flower?

Paul
thank you everyone, I must say I wish I had found this site sooner, it really is great Grin Paul, I don't have one with a single flower, to get the composition I was looking for I had to include a bunch of them, maybe that's one for next year! My only quibble with this is I wish I had got this composition, but two weeks later when all the flowers were in bloom (as in the other shot) However I was massively rushed and couldn't...I did intend to return again, but the weather turned and by the time I got my chance the delicate flowers had been all but ruined by the incessant wind and rain - another lovely English summer Grin

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