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Wind blown poppies

By Gomez
This was taken back in June, in a field, next-door to the Scottish Ornithologists' Club building in Aberlady.

As you can see, the weather was closing in, but still required a ND grad (120) because of the burn out horizon (where the good weather was!).

Used a tripod to gain some height, the poppies were a little past their, but still couldn't get enough in the foreground, without losing depth. Tsk, never happy!

ISO 100, 1/15th sec, f/32

Tags: Poppies Building General Scottish Wild Bird East coast Flowers and plants Its Remember Name Landscape and travel Thingy Aberlady Cant Ornithologists Proper

Voters: graeme34, shannron, bfgstew and 22 more

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19 Sep 2007 10:02PM
Superb! beautiful colours


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bfgstew 10 668 105 England
19 Sep 2007 10:07PM
Absolutely beautiful, well captured.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Sep 2007 10:18PM
A beautiful sight to behold
derekv 9 3 England
19 Sep 2007 11:13PM
Gorgeous shot, nothing like a field of poppies is there ? Nice threatening sky.
kalseru Plus
9 3 9 England
19 Sep 2007 11:20PM
Very dramatic & moody
Crazee1ady 9 16
20 Sep 2007 12:30AM
A lovely shot, I like the way the poppies at the back start to merge and the field looks totally red. I tried to take a similar shot in the summer but wasnt at all happy with any of them and they went the way of the recycle bin Also like the contrast of the dark sky and the lightness of teh poppies at the front :o)
_Helena_ 9 596 1 United States
20 Sep 2007 7:26AM
a strong image, i think the light is lovely.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2007 9:38AM
Lovely - great stuff! barmymarny x
JYBluesman 9 97
20 Sep 2007 9:56AM
Superb composition and colours, Jeff
Gomez 10 1 Scotland
20 Sep 2007 6:16PM
Cheers all!
FeePhoto 10 34 Scotland
20 Sep 2007 8:23PM
Next time I'm coming with you instead of going to stupid work - yours was a much more productive day than mine! Well done!
happysnappa 9 122 1 Scotland
20 Sep 2007 9:01PM
I wanted to take a pic like this this year Sad
I am so glad Smile someone has managed to get one

Really liked this - its looks great printed!
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imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 10:55AM
excellent image. the difference between the sky and the poppies is great
albyn 10 19 Scotland
22 Sep 2007 8:30PM
I drove past this field earlier in the summer and now realise I should have stopped to take a pic. Well captured.
Bob T
Assyrian 9 132 Scotland
24 Sep 2007 8:54PM
I think it's time to let the truth be known. This is actually a poppy field in Afghanistan with clever Photoshopping to add in the SOC HQ.

Actually it's a great pic and I'm the proud owner of a signed copy. (had to sign it myself but you can't have everything).

Gomez 10 1 Scotland
25 Sep 2007 7:50AM

Quote:I think it's time to let the truth be known. This is actually a poppy field in Afghanistan with clever Photoshopping to add in the SOC HQ.
Oh no, they're on to me!!! Cheers Chris, ROFLOL>:-}
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2007 12:43PM
One of my favourite flowers and you have captured them beautifully,love the summery feel of the poppies against the brooding sky as the house seperates them
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
18 Nov 2007 9:49AM
Beautiful image; the dark sky really brings them out.

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