Antelope Valley, CA – wild orange poppies
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The California poppy is native to grassy and open areas from sea level to 2,000m (6,500 feet) altitude in the western United States throughout California, extending to Oregon, southern Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and in Mexico in Sonora and northwest Baja California.

It can grow 5–60 cm tall, with alternately branching glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaves are ternately divided into round, lobed segments. The flowers are solitary on long stems, silky-textured, with four petals, each petal 2–6 cm long and broad; their color ranges from yellow to orange, and flowering is from February to September. The petals close at night or in cold, windy weather and open again the following morning, although they may remain closed in cloudy weather.1 The fruit is a slender dehiscent capsule 3–9 cm long, which splits in two to release the numerous small black or dark brown seeds. It is perennial in mild parts of its native range, and annual in colder climates; growth is best in full sun and sandy, well-drained, poor soil.
Taken in Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve with Nikon D5000, raw, 55mm at March 2010, as

converted to JPG using Photomatix from 1 raw shot

Antelope Valley finished in position 10 of Top Ten in Green, Green Grass of Home of The Wild West Show
July 21, 2010

Antelope Valley was featured in the group Country Bumpkin 4/19/2010

Antelope Valley was featured in the group "Before and After" April 9, 2010

Antelope Valley was featured in the group Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends April 9, 2010



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Member of Boston Camera Club since 2009
Cameras used:Nikon D5100 , Nikon D5000 , Nikon D60, Panasonic DMC-Z57 (current), Canon PowerShotSX10 IS ( not currently using much) , Canon PowerShotSX3 IS

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  • antoniodepadua
    antoniodepaduaover 4 years ago

    Stunning, my dear!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    WOW~ Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

  • Bogdan Ciocsan
    Bogdan Ciocsanover 4 years ago

    lovely !

  • SharonAHenson
    SharonAHensonover 4 years ago

    very nicely processed.

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyover 4 years ago

    Ah yes… Can’t wait for spring and more beautiful flowers. Great job.

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 4 years ago

    Truly lovely Luda.

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Excellent job done dear Luda
    Greets from Holland


  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    very, very beautiful work Luda…….

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