Poppy 4 – Emerging


I am currently doing my 2nd 366, it’s another leap year; posting ( not taking!) at least 1 photo every day. My last one was in 2012

There will certainly be variety

This is number 171

This is not part of my #CloseToHome series but is part of Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 – One Single Flower featured by Cee’s PhotoChallenges which you can see here 

A week ago I ventured further afield to a different field. This time one full of poppies!  So I thought I’d take a break from hares but there will definitely be more of those, as I’ve taken a lot, and more of the #CloseToHome series too


You can see my other photos with a Poppies tag – here    I realise I haven’t posted Poppy photos since 2013 !   I hope my photography has improved since then 🙂


Poppy 3






Part of why I am doing this 366 is because I take a lot of photos, I love being out and about, but often they are not looked at for months or even years  and this exercise encourages me to look at them and choose favourites. When my last 366 ended I made 4 photo books of my favourites. I intend to do that again.


If you don’t already know my other blog 1500 Saturdays I hope you’ll pop over and take a look, though I don’t post much these days here     

14 thoughts on “Poppy 4 – Emerging

  1. Poppies are a tricky plants to photograph. You have some great shots in this series which I am really enjoying. I have one set of poppy photographs that I was happy with that I captured in bright light. I took a small mirror with me which I used as a backdrop/background reflecting the sky or the underside of the poppies! It is why the images have more of a studio feel but rest assured no poppies were harmed in the making of the photographs and they were all taken in the field where they were growing (and without lots of editing) 🙂
    If you are interested to see…: https://postcardcafe.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/poppies/
    Have a great weekend, stay safe, best wishes, Mr C

    • Thank you for your compliment. Much appreciated and I’m glad you’re enjoying the series. Thanks for the link. so interesting PC and thanks for giving details of your technique. I agree they do have a studio feel and I love that. It is hard to get something different when photographing poppies and you certainly managed it.

      • The link I sent were my more accomplished poppy shots but they are quite stylised. I am really enjoying the colours that you have captured. The really rich dark greens contrast well with the delicate nature of the poppy flowers. I sense a great deal of care went into taking your poppy photographs and you were rewarded with some great shots. Best wishes, Mr C

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