Antelope Valley , CA
Spring – March 2010
Nikon D5000 with 35mm lens at f1.8
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Antelope Valley, California

22 Oct 2010

in 'Wildflowers of North America - 3/day' Antelope Valley II was featured in the group Wildflowers of North America – 3/day

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.


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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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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Wow~ gorgeous Luda!!

  • thank you Cheryl

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Luda!! Aren’t they the most beautiful color?!

  • oh yes, they are , but was very windy on the field. But I love California, will miss it

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Darren Fisher
    Darren Fisherover 4 years ago

    very pretty.

  • thank you Darren

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    You have been so lucky to have seen these beautiful poppies – fabulous capture Luda!!!

  • yes, my cousin was saying, that I came not to see her, most of because of the photography. we had a great time in CA

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyover 4 years ago

    Pretty indeed. Here come the season for it as well.

  • thanks, California is great for this type of shots

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Stunning work, dear Luda!

  • thank you dear Bela

    – LudaNayvelt

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot ♥

  • thanks

    – LudaNayvelt

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANover 4 years ago

    California Poppy quite lovely isn’t it.
    Cool shot Ms L looks like you were having fun.

  • yes David, field ones is more difficult to shot, to much wind and they not staying together, I loved more ones from backyards. They had all collection of them in the City of Hope where we took tour and on Country Club ( but I was doing Water Aerobic instead of shooting for change)

    – LudaNayvelt

  • SharonAHenson
    SharonAHensonover 4 years ago

    very beautiful

  • thank you Sharon

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

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