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California Poppies



California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) in a flower garden.

California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) in a flower garden.
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9 Comments | Report
elued29 PRO
 
elued29 June 13, 2016
charming and beautiful shot...
Danny_Photo_Bug
 
Danny_Photo_Bug December 03, 2018
Wow, subject clearly stands out and vibrant!
brianbaitystudio
 
brianbaitystudio July 06, 2019
congratulations! I chose your photo as my challenge winner. Not only because it is a great photo but also because you were one of the few that also gave us a title and description. well done!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug July 06, 2019
Nice capture! Congratulations on your beautiful image.
moanabennett PRO
 
moanabennett July 06, 2019
Congratulations
Bobwhite PRO
 
Bobwhite July 06, 2019
Beautiful image Congratulations for your Challenge win
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana October 06, 2019
Wonderful!
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen November 18, 2019
Beautiful flowers.
hildamurray
 
hildamurray September 10, 2020
Beautiful,Amazing capture

Behind The Lens

Location
I am a rather opportunistic self-taught photographer, so if I see something interesting I take a photo of it. I was working in my yard when I noticed several California poppies planted in my neighbor's flower garden that adjoins to my yard.
Time
The photo was taken in the mid-morning, in late spring.
Lighting
The sun had not quite finished rising so the light was a little defused and not too intense.
Equipment
This shot was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera using a Canon EFS 18-55mm lens. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
Being am generally attracted to bright colors when I saw these flowers I could not resist taking the shot.
Editing
I did very little post-processing, I made some minor fixes to both the image sharpness and depth of color. I left the blurred background exactly as it was taken.
In my camera bag
I'm inclined to travel light, so there is very little in my camera bag. In addition to my camera and the afore mentioned lens, I had a Tamron AF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 lens and a monopod.
Feedback
Be careful to consider the lighting, particularly sunlight. Make sure you are in the best position relative to the available sunlight and your desired subject. Always remember to have fun taking your photographs.

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