The poppy symbolizes for me the first real flower of summer! Regeneration, new life, the warm season after the cold, hope,… Captured on the high plateau near Santiago del Teide just a few months after the ravaging fires which destroyed huge areas of landscape in 2007 – mostly started by a fire raiser! An amazing contrast of new life and burnt death.

Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300mm. Post-pro in CS4 with NikColorEfex.
Location: Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Featured in The Silky Touch

03.06.2012, 802 views

Music written and performed by John LennonStarting Over


500views, flower, macro, poppy, regeneration, spring, feeture, summer

Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate semi-professional photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    oh my stunning:)

  • Wow, Tina – you get the prize for the fastest on the draw! Thank you very much. I hesitated a while before uploading this version..

    – Kasia-D

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    lovely image,

  • Scott, thank you. Do you have poppies in early summer Down Under?

    – Kasia-D

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Kasia!!

  • Sharon, thank you so much! Just had a peak-preview of your gallery and will be over to visit very soon.

    – Kasia-D

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Kasia. Love it. Don.

  • Don, thank you very much. Pleased you like those blues:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    P.S. those blue tones are amazing.

  • BaZZuKa
    BaZZuKaover 4 years ago

    Stunnig … :))

  • Carlos, obrigado!!

    – Kasia-D

  • rich1945
    rich1945over 4 years ago

    Nice capture! Great colors!

  • Richard, thank you! I’m very pleased you found this and commented!

    – Kasia-D

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago


  • Gabrielle, thank you!!!!

    – Kasia-D

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoover 4 years ago

    awesome work there Kasia! i love how the red comes thru from
    all the colors in the background.

  • Adrian, thank you. I always appreciate you comments very much. I’m pleased you like the depth of field and the treatment.

    – Kasia-D

  • Gary Heald LRPS
    Gary Heald LRPSover 4 years ago

    vibrant and vivid. love it. Re your comment about The Big Yin. Yeah a moment I will always remember.

  • Gary, thank you!!

    – Kasia-D

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