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Registered: April 2009
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Rubbish weather outside so I brought it in a bit of autumn from the garden to dry in a bowl.
Natural light
Fuji X20

For Jan...its a dried Poppy head full of tiny poppy seeds..I dont know the variety but it has a large bloom.
· Date: Sat November 15, 2014 · Views: 232 ·
Keywords: Bowl of Autumn
Camera Make / Model: Fuji X20
State / County / Area Image taken: Harlow, Essex
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,711
Sat November 15, 2014 1:44pm

You have a pleasing collection in your "bowl of autumn" from the freshly picked to dried out plant elements. Very textural in feel with the contrast between the darkened background and various plant parts working to make those parts stand out strongly in the image. What is orange and black tuber in the right middle of the image?


Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Sat November 15, 2014 9:07pm

Natural colours are perfect and excellent detail too. I wonder if the lighting is a little strong for the subject? Maybe not. I don't find the almost overhead viewpoint attractive but I can't suggest anything better since that is just one of the problems that keeps me from attempting this sort of photography - so that too is probably fine.
Large poppies are usually of the opium type but most likely crossed with a fancy variety. I won't tell anyone.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,833
Fri November 21, 2014 8:14pm

I really must make an attempt toe take some photos of the poppy fields here. Tasmania is the world's largest producer of opium alkaloids for the pharmaceutical market. he industry is highly efficient. It produces about 50% of the world's concentrated poppy straw (CPS) for morphine and related opiates from merely 10.7% of the production area. (Concentrated Poppy Straw is actually the extracted opiates crystallized out of solution.

I guess if I took a photo of plants from our garden at the moment it would be weeds but some are quite pretty. Nice work Rob, the seeds with the wings are not chestnuts by any chance?

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