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Colour of Summer

By martinl  
Been after a decent poppy field for a while now, and have now discovered one!

The sky on Saturday evening wasn't really great for wide shots, so got the long zoom out and concentrated more on details. Quite hard to get sharp as was pretty breezy, but this seems OK.

Loved these 3 backlit poppies, with their backdrop of more poppies behind. I think it's sufficiently different from the usual poppy shots. Has a bit of a 70's flake advert feel to this I think.... maybe!

Tags: Sunset Poppies Poppy Field Flowers and plants Sheffield

Voters: clive burrow, graceland, Coleslaw and 154 more

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15 Jun 2011 6:45PM
Beautiful - love this !


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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
15 Jun 2011 6:48PM
Only the crumbliest, flakiest .... oh, sorry Wink

Nice Smile
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
15 Jun 2011 6:48PM
Love that light Martin,Poppy fields are fast disappearing these days,you were lucky to find such a good one.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Jun 2011 6:48PM
Gorgeous. Excellent use of the light. Paul
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jun 2011 6:48PM
A stunning image, filling the frame with beauty, the back lighting serving you so excellently.
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
15 Jun 2011 7:02PM
This is rather beautiful! Smile
15 Jun 2011 7:02PM
That is beutiful. I could stare at this for a long time.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 7:17PM
Superb ! that back-lighting....1st class !
15 Jun 2011 7:27PM
Oh my word what a wonderful picture
15 Jun 2011 7:31PM
Wow,this is outstanding !!!!!!!!!!!!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 7:37PM
Beautifully done Martin. One of the best I have seen this 'poppy season'.
vandalp 10
15 Jun 2011 8:02PM
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
15 Jun 2011 8:25PM
Quality Martin, quality.
JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 8:33PM

LesF 11 182 9
15 Jun 2011 8:44PM
Now this is a poppy shot, superb Martin, you dishing out free flakes then LOL

15 Jun 2011 8:45PM
Simply stunning!!

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
15 Jun 2011 8:46PM
Beautiful shot.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 8:54PM
A joy to view Martin.

dp 14 163 3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 9:05PM
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
15 Jun 2011 9:09PM
Wow a real stunner

15 Jun 2011 10:07PM
Best Ive seen so far, good job
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 10:09PM
keep coming back/,,,,,,,
hollkj Plus
13 215 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 10:32PM
I'm not really one for poppy field shots but this one is superb.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
15 Jun 2011 11:01PM
You found the right one Martin, glorious. ( Been after one myself recently ) Ron.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
16 Jun 2011 8:04AM
One of the best poppy field shots I have ever seen.

Love the colour and warmth.

Excellent Martin Smile

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 9:08AM
Gosh, thank you all for the kind response to this shot, and to Paul, Dave, Mand and Alley for their UA's, very much appreciated.
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
16 Jun 2011 9:39AM
Such an eye catching image. Extremely well controlled dof. Quite beautiful
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
16 Jun 2011 10:04AM
Bloody brilliant Martin. I didn't think we had poppies like this in Sheffield, I've never found a field like it!
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 12:47PM
Cheers folks, and thanks for your UA mate, much appreciated.
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
16 Jun 2011 1:55PM
Absolutely amazing, Martin! Words fail me! I have never seen a Poppy image like it! The best!


martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 5:55PM
I have not found any yet, though unlikely to top this shot anyway. One of a few recent very high quality images Martin.....congrats on the well deserved awards Smile
Beautiful warm tones across this lovely meadow full of poppies. You can feel the heat and hear the buzz of insects in the air.

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 8:47PM
Thank you, much appreciated and to Trevor for the UA - means a great deal.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 10:33PM
Seems OK, I wish I'd taken an OK shot like that! Superb Grin

Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
17 Jun 2011 12:48PM
All those UA's are richly deserved.
Landlord 11 25 1 Scotland
17 Jun 2011 4:38PM
Best image I've seen on here for quite some time.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 4:54PM
Thanks you three, and thank you especially to Phil for the U/A.
17 Jun 2011 9:28PM
I've been away for most of the week and i've just seen this. Wonderful back lighting, pov and overall yumminess Smile
User_Removed 11 11 11 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 8:51AM
One word - Exquisite!

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 11:28AM
#wow..... so many awards and so very well deserved this is a wonderful piece of art
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
18 Jun 2011 12:14PM
stunning light n colour.

Jealous as hell !! Smile
totally stunning- i dream of taking a photo like this!! stupendous!
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
19 Jun 2011 9:27AM
Breathtaking image, congrats!!
Bluke 13 303 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 11:27AM
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 12:05PM
just seen this Martin ,fantastic image ,just the best backlighting .This is how to shoot poppiesWink
agingrocker 9 15 1
19 Jun 2011 1:26PM
Stunning shot Martin - the backlighting really enhances the atmosphere.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
19 Jun 2011 4:31PM
Nothing much more to add... this is the best 'poppy' image I've ever seen! Your awards are so very well deserved Martin!

Sarah *
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 4:59PM
I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the response to this shot, so thank you all, and an extra thanks for the UA's from Mandy and Janet.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 7:46PM
And you as well Chris, soz!!
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 10:54PM
Martin, This is astonishingly beautiful. Can't wait to have my EA available to add to all the others. Many congrats on all the richly deserved awards!
Sezz 13 617 15 England
20 Jun 2011 12:04AM
Have another Martin Smile

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 9:08AM
Thank you for your kind comment Ian, and you too Sarah for your UA, that is very much appreciated.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 8:57AM
Thanks for your UA Tom, that's very kind of you.
mattmatic 14 598
21 Jun 2011 5:35PM
Just luverly Smile
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 3:07PM
Don't know how I missed this one Martin, quality image. Congrats on the award.

ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 9:45PM
Brilliant back lighting and great to get those 3 in a line all in focus.

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 9:30AM
Thank you.
23 Jun 2011 12:16PM
WOWWW!!! Where was the photo taken please as I am too trying to hunt for a poppy field.
mpnuttall 11 91 6 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2011 9:35AM
133 votes and counting - not bad eh Martin??

Totally deserved, this is a terrific shot. It's actually what inspired me to go out in search of poppies the other night. Even if I'd had the light though, I'm sure I wouldn't have got anywhere near producing this. Just awesome, nice one.

AntHolloway 12 168 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2011 9:42PM
A real classic, that light is fantastic.

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 9:14AM
Thank you mark & Ant for your UA's, really very much appreciated.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
10 Jul 2011 7:56AM
Many Congrats.
This is gorgeous.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 1:26PM
beautiful colours and lighting.

javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 1:01PM
An absolute stunner of an image.
Ella1 5
28 Apr 2013 11:36PM
Amazing for me..... I love poppy. Very nice light and colours.....beautiful work.

best regards
RayHeath 6 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2015 2:44PM
Absolutely gorgeous, the backlighting, DOF, cropping, composition, colour...exceptional and so worthy of the votes and awards.

Ray SmileSmile

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