poppy by dinghysailor1

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

The symbol of remembrance, this came out of an experiment…trying for selective colour in a crop of wild beauty

and after wrestling for hours with a pesky lasso i managed to briefly subdue it (a first!) and then fumbled the keyboard…arriving somehow at this after rubbing out some scruffy bits with photoshop elements 6.

Original image taken with a compact nikon coolpix 4800

Comments most welcome (will brace myself) and especially tips would be much appreciated!

Thanks for looking !



PS Amazingly this was featured on the home page on 19/12/09 with some wonderful artists work..

Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
Thanks so much for looking

View Full Profile


  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 5 years ago

    Wow Wow!!!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous Maggie!!!!!

  • Wow! here too sharon… nearly fell off my chair to read your reaction!! thanks – you’ve made my day!!

    – dinghysailor1

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Superb Maggie, great work …

  • thanks for that lovely comment tom – I’m stunned and so relieved but cant quite believe it …me and the lasso and PS arent exactly best buddies…LOL…


    – dinghysailor1

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    Stunning work #1.
    Well done.

  • thanks capn – i hoped it was a suitable image for the appeal… cheers

    – dinghysailor1

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 5 years ago
    Superb!!!! stunning, and all those other great words :>)))) love it.. xx
  • coming from an artist like you thats so special… thanks

    – dinghysailor1

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    OOOOOOOO Maggie!!!!!! We’re doing ART now!!!!!! I mean SERIOUS ART!!!!! WOOO HOOOOOOO!!! This girl has all kinds of creative things just busting out of her, that’s for sure!!!!!! Another Maggie – Fave for my fave box!!!!!! Stunning!!!! how I love poppies … and your experiment is a huge success!!!!! Let’s just sit back now and watch the Features roll on in!!!!!

  • aw blush lois …teehee wish i was a tenth of the artist you think i am my wonderful friend… but thanks so much and am glad its ok to send to the appeal for sale….

    cheers good friend

    – dinghysailor1

  • ubumebme
    ubumebmeover 5 years ago

    This a beautiful piece of art. Caught my eye right away. Composition has a perfect flow and balance..the eye moves through the image…starting and ending with the powerful pop of Red poppy. A fav 4 sure.

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Maggie, I’ve got a couple of dozen poppy shots in my computer … just this gorgeous red … but they were taken out in the field … on a breezy day … and I’m not happy with the dof … plus … I apparently don’t do red very well (LOL) … so anytime I see a really good poppy shot my mouth just waters!!!! Not to mention your EXTREMELY clever artistic treatment!!! Yes, sweetie, it’s good enough!!!! Now, run to enter it into some groups, too!!!!!

  • naturalimages
    naturalimagesover 5 years ago

    Don’t know how you do this – too clever for me, but such a successful experiment Love it!

  • teehee thanks but not clever… a typo gave an amazing transformation….lol… but now sure what i did….:))))

    – dinghysailor1

  • …not..!

    – dinghysailor1

  • John Beamish
    John Beamishover 5 years ago

    Wow, what drama in such a simple shot. Wonderful.

  • thanks john .. i’ve been very moved by the plight of all involved in the bushfires and I wanted to try something worthy of the wildlife and phoenix appeals. I’m touched you like it … thanks so much

    – dinghysailor1

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image, maggie, I love the orange and black on white, stunning! Dee

  • thanks so much dee!

    – dinghysailor1

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.