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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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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
7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 8:15PM
Very nice Derek
helenlinda Plus
9 344 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

How are your nerves?
A great pic well worth the stress Tongue

derekhansen Plus
8 210 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 Plus
5 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
7 199 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
13 8 8 England
4 Sep 2012 9:36PM
Your barking .........Wink Derek dedicated to photography and it shows !!
MandyD Plus
8 16,777.2k 1 England
4 Sep 2012 10:23PM
What a super capture, lovely image!
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 10:27PM
lovely imageSmile
Sezz Plus
12 617 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 Plus
7 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
8 210 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.
8 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
6 1.4k 71 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 5:46PM
Beautiful !!!! that light !!!
5 Sep 2012 7:52PM
Sublime image, Derek. Great backlighting.
6 Sep 2012 7:53PM
stunning colours and light, and nicely composed derek.
AnneWorner Plus
9 620 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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