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Poppies!, Hite Cove Trail, Merced River Canyon

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 13 April 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I don't think there's a more photogenic flower than the poppy. It's California's state flower, a spring highlight here in the Golden State. Some years they appear in patches, other years they blanket entire hillsides. Guess what they're doing this year.

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Christine from Iseste, France

sublime !

13 Apr 2012 7:19am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


13 Apr 2012 11:21am

Michelle from Elverson, United States


13 Apr 2012 12:33pm

Florence from Paris, France

Oh my. Radiating on my screen. A fab' light therapy.

13 Apr 2012 6:08pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors!!!!!!

13 Apr 2012 6:39pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Gary - I completely agree with you about the photogenic aspect of the Golden Poppy...They linger in our minds and hearts once we see them. I realize that may be a tall staement to make because I am thinking, as I write this, of your "champagne glass" shots of a few years back and so many others that you have produced...all of which are phenomenal and SO very captivating , but this one really seems to take center stage . Perhaps it is the newness of this one but I really am taken by it. The inclusion of the purple flowers (not sure what they are...look like lupine but I don't think so) is so wonderful but I think the choice you made to really go tight and put unmistakeable focus on the diagonal group in the frame center-left just provides a wonderful base of operations for the eye and soul. The is=llusion of movement in the others tells us that we are out doors and in heaven :-) Finally, when I was a kid at Sierra College and Barbara and I met and fell in love there, we would stroll the nearby hills and sit amongst the Poppies for long periods of time - I fell in love with her and the poppies at the same time :-) Have a wonderful late spring Gary...Just beautiful, these!!

13 Apr 2012 7:24pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

the colours really jumped at me here - what an amazing sea of orange! lovely composition and DOF as well - great work!

14 Apr 2012 3:10pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

wow , looks like paradise ;)

16 Apr 2012 9:04am

Anita Pena from Bretagne, France

C'est enchanteur, doux et superbement beau !

30 May 2012 2:49pm