First Poppies

Last weekend I was given a bunch of Iceland Poppies, mostly still furled inside their hairy sepals which fall as the crumpled papery petals push the flower open.  Today I took those that remained and took some pictures, playing also with my son’s professional lights which I have borrowed for a while.  These were taken with my 100mm macro lens, using a tripod, and mostly lit from behind or underneath.  I hope you enjoy them.

I think my favourite shot is the last one, the poppy was cream, so I have changed it to a black and white image.


4 responses

  1. Kate I

    I have always adored poppies. I like the way they look in a vase, too.

    August 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

  2. Liz McMahon

    lovely shots as usual Sue, I think my favourite is #2, one is pretty cool too…

    August 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm

  3. Stunning. Especially with the black background.

    August 5, 2012 at 12:52 am

  4. Great shots of great poppies!

    August 5, 2012 at 4:47 am

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