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Is this a poppy or a butterfly? When I uploaded it into Lightroom, it seemed to me that the paper delicacy of the petals and their shape were just like a butterfly fluttering down to settle on a plant.
This is the only one of this series that I cropped – it was taken in landscape but I felt it looked better portrait. Apart from that, it’s as is came from the camera. Taken this morning, 22 May 2009 in a field just below our house, looking into the sun.

Canon 1DMkII with Canon 70-200mm f4L IS lens at 138mm; ISO200 f11 1/160

Uploaded 22 May 2009
Number of views on 7 January 2012: 208

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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
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    stunning again

  • Thanks so much, Luda:))

    – David Clarke

  • coseven
    cosevenover 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Corinna. you have some amazing work in your portfolio:))

    – David Clarke

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Many thanks, Kathy:))

    – David Clarke

  • chijude
    chijudeover 5 years ago

    The whole series is just lovely. There is something very appealing and cheering about poppies.

  • Many thanks, Chijude, I’m very pleased you like them:)

    – David Clarke

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