I recently bought a couple of poppy plants and the first has flowered. I love the shape, the form and the colour of these gorgeous flowers.
Taken with Canon 40D, Canon 60mm macro lens, tripod. Topaz filter added in photoshop (photo pop).

Featured in One Single Flower on Show in August 2010.
Featured in Black with a Hint of colour in September 2010.


barb leopold, closeup, flower, hairs, nature, orange, pod, poppy, red

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia which are a constant inspiration to me in my photography. As an observer of nature and the world around around me, I find many subjects here which I try to portray in an artistic and interesting way. Please contact me if there are any of my images you wish to purchase or otherwise use.

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  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kabout 4 years ago

    wonderful, great lighting and colour :)) k

  • ChrisJeffrey
    ChrisJeffreyabout 4 years ago

    Aren’t they beautiful…I can’t believe it’s out already…..
    Great shot Barbie…I love the moisture on the bud…beautiful!

  • Kim Roper
    Kim Roperabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Barbie, lovely strong colour and detail.

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77about 4 years ago

    Lovely image! Vivid colors!

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesabout 4 years ago

    My favorite flower…beautiful job!

  • Digidi
    Digidiabout 4 years ago

    fantastic barbie…so you haven’t killed them with kindness yet LOL

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenabout 4 years ago

    beautiful colours Barb. Look great against the black background. The Topaz filter is great isn’t it?:)

  • Thanks Ann, gives a “little” pop or “lots” – I love it!!

    – Barb Leopold

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    You do these so very well

  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanabout 4 years ago

    Crisp and gorgeous!

  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the black background.

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