Antelope Valley, CA – wild orange poppies

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same shot as before , but no PS at all as require by group definition

Nikon D5000 at 55mm, and AF-Area Mode – Dynamic 3D

Antelope Valley, California

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.

Member of Boston Camera Club since 2009
Cameras used Nikon D7100, :Nikon D5100 , Nikon D5000 , Nikon D60, Panasonic DMC-Z57 , Canon PowerShotSX10 IS , Canon PowerShotSX3 IS

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Comments

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Luda, excellent colour!

  • spasibo, prishlos original zagruzit dlya odnoj iz group. Kak Florida?

    – LudaNayvelt

  • sunsetgirl
    sunsetgirlalmost 5 years ago

    lovely capture! such bright color!

  • thank you , Nikon colors

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaalmost 5 years ago

    wow lovely pic.

  • thank you

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaalmost 5 years ago

    Like your original better Ludmil. Florida getting warmer, saw today first dragonfly.

  • they different, thank you. I normally do not upload same shots, but Wildflowers of North America do not accepts HDRs, so here we are.
    We have 93 couple days ago and now back to all day rain and cool weather

    – LudaNayvelt

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    So bright and cheery – - – wonderful!!!

  • thank you Lori.

    – LudaNayvelt

  • rasim1
    rasim1almost 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • thank you my friend, had to go all the way to California to get this shot

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Beallealmost 5 years ago

    WOW, brilliant colors!!!

  • thank you Terri

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • thank you Susan

    – LudaNayvelt

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and colors!

  • thank you Cheryl

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    ♥ Very beautiful as well !!! :D ♥

  • thank you Evita

    – LudaNayvelt

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