May is poppy time in Tuscany: everywhere you go in the countryside there are fields of them looking fabulous. For these, I didn’t have to go far – just over the wall of our terrace into the field below the house. This shot is straight from the camera, taken this morning, 22 May 2009 looking into the morning sun.

Canon1DMkII with Canon 70-200mm f4L IS lens at 96mm and Canon EF25 tube; ISO200 f10 1/640

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Uploaded 22 May 2009
Number of views on 3 July 2011: 160

Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 6 years ago

    stunning capture, perfect light

  • Thanks, Luda:))

    – David Clarke

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely work, David!

  • Thanks very much, Cora:))

    – David Clarke

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    beautiful david, the lighting is excellent

  • Thank you, Kathy! The light out there this morning was just magical:))

    – David Clarke

    JUSTARTalmost 6 years ago

    a beauty

  • Many thanks, Justart:))

    – David Clarke

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Glorius light too.
    This one is my fav of the group.

  • Thanks so much, enchantedImages! Much appreciated – I think it’s my fav too:))

    – David Clarke

  • Olitto
    Olittoalmost 6 years ago

    Also lovely. Beautiful capture David.

  • Many thanks, Luda:))

    – David Clarke

  • maremarie
    maremariealmost 6 years ago

    Very beautiful, how the plant is lit up is very pretty. The dark background enhances this :-)

  • Marie, thanks so much, I really appreciate your comments:)

    – David Clarke

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

  • Wow, thanks, Kathy, I’m delighted and have a big smile on my face!! :))))

    – David Clarke

  • margotk
    margotkalmost 6 years ago

    Superb work – love the backlighting.

  • Many thanks, Margot!

    – David Clarke

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Love the light.

  • Thanks so much, Olga:)

    – David Clarke

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