It’s early March and our delightful California poppies (the native that is our state flower) are nodding their bright orange heads in every direction! I captured this one with a Silver Torch cactus in the background because I liked the dynamics of the two crossing diagonals forming a suggestion of an ‘X’ shape. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec., ISO 200, morning sun, handheld) Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA.
California poppies are drought-tolerant, 2-inch-diameter flowers that grow to a height of 12 to 18 inches. Fields of these flowers growing wild are a major tourist attraction in places such as the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (May 2014)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “ORANGE You Pretty” challenge in Wildflowers of North America group (May 2014)
Co-winner of “Pumpkin Orange Wildflowers” challenge" in Wildflowers of North America group (October 2013)
Top 10 in “Beginning with C” challenge in Wildflowers of the World group (October 2013)
Top 10 in “Oranges and Reds” challenge in Wildflowers of North America group (July 2013)
Top 10 in “Orange” challenge in Wildflowers of North America group (April 2013)
Top 10 in “Wildflower for March” challenge in Wildflowers of the World group (March 2012)
Featured in One Single Flower on Display (1 June 2013)
Featured in Wildflowers of the World (11 March 2012)
Featured in THE GROUP (5 March 2012)
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