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

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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
15 Jun 2011 6:48PM
Only the crumbliest, flakiest .... oh, sorry Wink

Nice Smile
chase Plus
11 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 Plus
12 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Jun 2011 6:48PM
Gorgeous. Excellent use of the light. Paul
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
15 Jun 2011 6:48PM
A stunning image, filling the frame with beauty, the back lighting serving you so excellently.
15 Jun 2011 7:02PM
This is rather beautiful! Smile
That is beutiful. I could stare at this for a long time.
Niknut Plus
6 1.4k 71 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 7:17PM
Superb ! that back-lighting....1st class !
Oh my word what a wonderful picture
Wow,this is outstanding !!!!!!!!!!!!
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 7:37PM
Beautifully done Martin. One of the best I have seen this 'poppy season'.
bfgstew Plus
10 668 105 England
15 Jun 2011 8:25PM
Quality Martin, quality.
JackieB Plus
6 18 3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 8:33PM

LesF Plus
10 182 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 Plus
12 275 1 United States
15 Jun 2011 8:46PM
Beautiful shot.
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 8:54PM
A joy to view Martin.

dp Plus
12 163 3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 9:05PM
Briwooly Plus
11 452 5 England
15 Jun 2011 9:09PM
Wow a real stunner

15 Jun 2011 10:07PM
Best Ive seen so far, good job
Mynett Plus
8 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 10:09PM
keep coming back/,,,,,,,
hollkj Plus
12 206 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 10:32PM
I'm not really one for poppy field shots but this one is superb.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
15 Jun 2011 11:01PM
You found the right one Martin, glorious. ( Been after one myself recently ) Ron.
AlleyCatz Plus
10 274 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 Plus
13 266 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
7 409 27 England
16 Jun 2011 9:39AM
Such an eye catching image. Extremely well controlled dof. Quite beautiful
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 Plus
13 266 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 12:47PM
Cheers folks, and thanks for your UA mate, much appreciated.
PhillipMinnis 6 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 Plus
14 460 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 Plus
13 266 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 8:47PM
Thank you, much appreciated and to Trevor for the UA - means a great deal.
dathersmith Plus
9 552 12 England
16 Jun 2011 10:33PM
Seems OK, I wish I'd taken an OK shot like that! Superb Grin

Consulo Plus
12 840 10 Scotland
17 Jun 2011 12:48PM
All those UA's are richly deserved.
Landlord Plus
10 25 1 Scotland
17 Jun 2011 4:38PM
Best image I've seen on here for quite some time.
martinl Plus
13 266 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 10 11 11 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 8:51AM
One word - Exquisite!

Mynett Plus
8 142 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 Plus
11 177 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
8 16,777.2k 1 England
19 Jun 2011 9:27AM
Breathtaking image, congrats!!
Bluke Plus
11 303 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 11:27AM
oll1e Plus
9 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
19 Jun 2011 1:26PM
Stunning shot Martin - the backlighting really enhances the atmosphere.
Sezz Plus
12 617 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 Plus
13 266 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 Plus
13 266 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 7:46PM
And you as well Chris, soz!!
IanFlindt Plus
12 740 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 Plus
12 617 15 England
20 Jun 2011 12:04AM
Have another Martin Smile

martinl Plus
13 266 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 Plus
13 266 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 8:57AM
Thanks for your UA Tom, that's very kind of you.
21 Jun 2011 5:35PM
Just luverly Smile
edrhodes Plus
11 546 12 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 3:07PM
Don't know how I missed this one Martin, quality image. Congrats on the award.

ringyneck Plus
10 315 18 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 9:45PM
Brilliant back lighting and great to get those 3 in a line all in focus.

martinl Plus
13 266 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 Plus
10 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.

6 Jul 2011 9:42PM
A real classic, that light is fantastic.

martinl Plus
13 266 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 9:14AM
Thank you mark & Ant for your UA's, really very much appreciated.
BarbaraR Plus
10 17 1 England
10 Jul 2011 7:56AM
Many Congrats.
This is gorgeous.

14 Jul 2011 1:26PM
beautiful colours and lighting.

javam Plus
12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 1:01PM
An absolute stunner of an image.
28 Apr 2013 11:36PM
Amazing for me..... I love poppy. Very nice light and colours.....beautiful work.

best regards
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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