Celebrating California Poppies

By: danitacahill

Jun 14 2012

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Category: Black & White, Color, Floral, Macro, Nature, Rural Photography, Spring, Wild Flower, Wildlife


Focal Length:300mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

Why do California poppies grow rampant in Oregon?

I don’t know. But the vibrant flowers are now in full bloom seemingly everywhere.

For color saturation, you can’t beat the California poppy.

Here is a color version of this photo. Because of the play of light and shadows on the petals, this shot also works in monochrome, which I will share next.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


10 comments on “Celebrating California Poppies”

  1. Love the punch of color!

  2. The colour wins for me this time. It’s 1-1…

  3. Thanks for voting Gracie and Mike!

  4. Paty wrote on my Facebook link: “I was just contemplating sprinkling a ton of these in the middle flower bed.”

  5. Jay wrote on my Facebook link: “I’ve got some growing from seeds in an old bbq grill and I’ll lve it with all the bright colors!!!!!”

    • I said, “I’ll bet that looks cool, Jay!”

      Jay wrote back: “It does i got the idea from nancy she had an old bbq grill that she had flowers in & it looked amazing so i decided to do it!”

  6. Susan wrote on my Facebook link: “Thats fummy I was just in Cali and didn’t see ANY blooming!”

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