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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.
Derek

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Eynesford Poppies
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:4 Sep 2012 - 8:06 PM
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 8:09 PM

The image reminds me of dancers swaying to the music.....Summer Breeze by the Isley Brothers.........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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ianrobinson
4 Sep 2012 - 8:15 PM

Very nice Derek

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 8:30 PM

What gorgeous light and squiggling shapes. Lovely back light outlining the flowers and glowing petals in the distance SmileSmile
Great shot Derek
Helen

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Jodyw17
Jodyw17  5 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 - 8:34 PM

Gorgeous light, captured perfectly

Jody

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juliewhite
4 Sep 2012 - 9:02 PM

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

Julie

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6202 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 9:08 PM

Thankyou Julia, Ian, Helen, and Julie. An extra big thankyou to Jody for the UA.

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Anna_W
Anna_W  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 9:16 PM

An excellent image Derek - I especially like the way the backlighting has picked out the hairs on the stems.
Regards
Anna

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 9:23 PM

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!
Ann
Ps well done for facing down the dogs. I'd have hated that!

Last Modified By AnnChown at 4 Sep 2012 - 9:23 PM

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4 Sep 2012 - 9:36 PM

Your barking .........Wink Derek dedicated to photography and it shows !!
Ron.

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MandyD
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4 Sep 2012 - 10:23 PM

What a super capture, lovely image!

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fazzer
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4 Sep 2012 - 10:27 PM

lovely imageSmile

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 11:54 PM

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 *

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 5:32 AM

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!).
Al

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6202 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 7:03 AM

Thank you for your kind comments, Anna, Ann, Ron, Jeremy, Sarah and Alan. A special Thankyou to Mandy for her UA. A real compliment.

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SGIBBONS
SGIBBONS  656 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 12:18 PM

Wonderful light youve captured on those poppies Derek !

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PaulHolloway
5 Sep 2012 - 5:07 PM

Love the light on the stalks Derek.

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Niknut
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5 Sep 2012 - 5:46 PM

Beautiful !!!!.....love that light !!!

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 7:52 PM

Sublime image, Derek. Great backlighting.
Alun

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:53 PM

stunning colours and light, and nicely composed derek.
regards
Yung

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AnneWorner
13 Nov 2012 - 10:46 PM

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.

Anne

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