A macro of a beautiful poppy growing in a friend’s back yard.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

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All That Is Nature, Oct 2011.
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For the macro groups this section of the flower is about 2cm across.

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • ozecard
    ozecardalmost 6 years ago

    Great macro Michael. Lovely composition and colouring.

  • Thanks Jon. I wonder how many people buy flowers with the express view of photographing them .. like I do.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David Geoffrey Gosling (Dave Gosling)
    David Geoffrey...almost 6 years ago

    Stunning work Michael! Got to get myself a macro lens

  • Thanks David. I don’t think I could live without a macro lens, especially with all our beautiful wildflowers. Go for it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ken Boxsell
    Ken Boxsellalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely perfect

  • Thanks Ken. Have taken a few more but I don’t think I can better that one.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous macro image

  • Thanks Lyn. I loved the bright colours of this one. It’s ages since I’ve taken a flower shot without the macro lens.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Alan Findlater
    Alan Findlateralmost 6 years ago

    excellent macro work

  • Thanks Alan. I’m glad you like it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning macro Michael – beautiful colours.

  • Thanks for the compliment Bev. These flowers are so photogenic.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstonealmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Michael, stunning detail!!!!!

  • Thanks Sharon.

    – Michael Matthews

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 6 years ago
    Hello Michael, When it comes to Macro, you are a true Master, great captures with excellent compostionGreat shots.
  • Thank you for the wonderful compliment. Shooting indoors is much easier. You don’t have to contend with the breezes that wreck your close shots outdoors.

    – Michael Matthews

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Soooo beautiful!!!!!!

  • Thank you Lori. I’m glad you like it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 5 years ago

    Excellent macro and such vibrant color. You should add some of your shots to more groups…. they would be featured!!!!

  • Thanks Lori. I thought I had entered all of these into the groups, but must have missed this one somehow. I’ve just done it.
    Two comments on the same photo by two Loris within 2 hours of each other. What a coincidence.

    – Michael Matthews

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