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Eynesford Poppies

By derekhansen
I took this at the end of July 2012 whilst on a poppy hunt close to home. I had hoped to find a large field full but that didnt materialize. I did find these on the edge of a wheat field by a public footpath and as the sun set behind them I decided to do some back lit close ups.
Actually the most memorable part of this shoot was that all the time I was taking photos, there were 2 dogs in the farmers yard behind barking continuously at me. Talk about working under pressure.

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
4 Sep 2012 8:09PM
The image reminds me of dancers swaying to the music.....Summer Breeze by the Isley Brothers.........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 8:15PM
Very nice Derek
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 8:30PM
What gorgeous light and squiggling shapes. Lovely back light outlining the flowers and glowing petals in the distance SmileSmile
Great shot Derek
Gorgeous light, captured perfectly

4 Sep 2012 9:02PM
How are your nerves?
A great pic well worth the stress Tongue

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 9:08PM
Thankyou Julia, Ian, Helen, and Julie. An extra big thankyou to Jody for the UA.
Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 9:16PM
An excellent image Derek - I especially like the way the backlighting has picked out the hairs on the stems.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 9:23PM
Fabulous detail on these beautiful poppies Derek. I know it's been done before too, but each time I see a poppy image it fills me with delight! Love it!
Ps well done for facing down the dogs. I'd have hated that!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
4 Sep 2012 9:36PM
Your barking .........Wink Derek dedicated to photography and it shows !!
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
4 Sep 2012 10:23PM
What a super capture, lovely image!
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 10:27PM
lovely imageSmile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
4 Sep 2012 11:54PM
The back lighting is beautiful Derek! I've always wanted to take an image like this, just never found the poppies at the right time!

Sarah *
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 5:32AM
Lovely backlit opportunity well spotted and executed! It's almost abstract and I guess that feel could be enhanced by shooting/cropping so the wavy stems travel the full height of the frame (although maybe that just makes it feel more chaotic!).
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 7:03AM
Thank you for your kind comments, Anna, Ann, Ron, Jeremy, Sarah and Alan. A special Thankyou to Mandy for her UA. A real compliment.
SGIBBONS 9 56 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 12:18PM
Wonderful light youve captured on those poppies Derek !
5 Sep 2012 5:07PM
Love the light on the stalks Derek.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 5:46PM
Beautiful !!!! that light !!!
5 Sep 2012 7:52PM
Sublime image, Derek. Great backlighting.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 7:53PM
stunning colours and light, and nicely composed derek.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
13 Nov 2012 10:46PM
This popped out at me in your PF - super light capture - I just love rim light when done right, and this is. Such well handled exposure.


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