Icelandic poppies are among the prettiest and most fragile of the spring flowers I typically see in my local botanical garden. I was fortunate to come upon this one shortly after it opened to the morning sun, as it was still fresh and undamaged. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO 200, morning sun, handheld).

Top 10 in “Yellow in Nature” challenge in Monochrome in Color (June 2012)

Featured in Flower in Macro (24 January 2012)

Featured in Absolute Clarity (19 January 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
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  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyover 2 years ago

    Your usual excellence, Celeste!

  • Thank you, Robert! You’ve made sure I’m off to a great start with this one. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joel Fourcard
    Joel Fourcardover 2 years ago

    Beautiful pristine capture, great title to it, congratulation for your feature in Absolute Clarity

  • Thanks very much, Joel!

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    Awesome detail Celeste! Such a gorgeous flower. Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you, Sharona! I love the delicacy of these poppies.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Your detail on that center is sooo wel done, Celeste…just beautiful work!

  • Thanks very much, Katherine! I’m delighted you like it!

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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured! Wonderful detail! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you very much, Tracy!

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

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  • Megan Martin
    Megan Martinover 2 years ago

    So pretty and delicate! Great detail!

  • Thank you, Megan! These are blooming now at South Coast Botanic Garden.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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