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Registered: April 2009
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Giant Poppy
My mum grows a wide variety of poppies in their garden but this one is just fantastic.
I have no idea what variety it is but its huge and looks like a giant ball of poppies / tissue paper. it is about 20cm diameter
Was windy so had to try and hold the stem still whilst using the camera on a monopod with the other hand.
Cropped a bit of errant garden away from the background.
· Date: Sun July 5, 2015 · Views: 289 ·
Keywords: Giant poppy
Camera Make / Model: Fuji X20
State / County / Area Image taken: South Yorkshire
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,729
Sun July 5, 2015 5:56pm

I was just out shooting some flowers in my neighbourhood... sure wish I would have come something with the vivid colors and texturing of your giant poppy. I like the sense that I get that one could reach right into the image and feel the softness of the flower. There is the sense of pulling the blankets tight around one on a cold night with your perspective with the opening to the heart of the poppy surrounded by the red petals.


Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Wed July 8, 2015 8:28am

I used to have lots of poppies some of them perennial as I believe this one is whereas the common poppy with a single row of petals is an annual. I have to say though, fields of common poppies can't be beaten for a heartwarming sight.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,850
Thu July 9, 2015 3:45am

Now that is special Rob. I haven't seen a poppy like that but I did plant some seeds one year year that produced a vast number of poppies near bread an butter plate size, all the one colour a faint lilac.

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