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Lupine and Poppies, Cosumnes River

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 2 February 2011 in Plant & Nature.

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Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Gary, there is so much to love in this wonderful image which, to me, is a most beautiful vision of pure fantasy!! And light - oh my goodness, what light!.
The fantasy explodes from this entire image...theb beautiful purple blossoms set against the background light and soft orange glow of the poppies. The lupine blossoms have "halos" I swear.... The light just inspires as it shines from the corners and absolutely radiates off of the stem of the plant and the blossoms, as well. The top of the stem, with the unborn blossoms still in their dwelling, seems to give an almost serpent (a friendly serpent) feel to this if it is waving it's head from side to side and saying, "good day kind sir!" This wonderful vision, I could gaze upon for hours...days. This, by far, is quintessential soul from you, Gary!! I just love everything about this...every time I see it, I see more... I wish you all the best...AS always sir. DJ

2 Feb 2011 3:09pm

PD from Kansas, United States

Fantastic shot! the sharp focus on the lupine, and the blur of the poppies is great

2 Feb 2011 6:48pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Une photo très colorée pour une belle composition ...compliments

2 Feb 2011 9:30pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

a superb photo with indeed excellent sharpness and details! great article on the use of tripods as well... while i have always tried to use a tripod in most of the situations i have found my set up to be way too heavy for travel and general carrying around... so i recently changed to a stable but light weight set up... while it may not be perfect for those really windy days it is great to take with me almost anywhere i go and i figured out that i'd rather have that than no tripod as well... in the long term i will get another slightly heavier tripod to compliment this one...

3 Feb 2011 1:00am

Julie from Easton, United States

OMG this photo is just awesome! Lighting, colors, focus, detail, macro, background.... great shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 Feb 2011 2:54am

ceanothe from France

What a great shot !

3 Feb 2011 6:32am

Elora from Genoa, Italy

i love how you can see the details of the "fur" glowing with the light. Another one of your wonderful images Gary :)

3 Feb 2011 8:39pm

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

An exquisite close-up.

3 Feb 2011 11:51pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is such a beautiful image, Gary. I simply love the bokeh! Wonderful clarity and detail.
Thanks for the links

6 Feb 2011 11:46pm