My Floral Series

Looking up at the bottom side of a poppy in my garden. I liked how the sun seemed to shine through the petals and the shadows of the stamens fall across them. The poppy is the state flower of California.
Taken with a Canon EOS Rebel XS, near Lake Isabella, California, USA.

Viewing Information
107 Views on 08/22/10.
Submitted to the “100 to 499 Viewings” group on 08/22/10.

Technical Information
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Taken 7/8/2010, 10:55 a.m.
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec.
F-Stop: f/20
ISO Speed Rating: 1600
Focal Length: 55 mm
Canon 18 mm to 55 mm lens
(with Macro Attachment)
Filter: 1A Skylight Filter
Minimal adjustment in PhotoShop for contrast.

NOTE: If you happen to be wondering why I was shooting ISO 1600, I had been shooting really low-light stuff and forgot to change my program setting. Oops. But I kind of like the effect.

Featured in #1 Artists of Red Bubble Feature Marathon, July 2010. (Thank you!)

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Featured in “The World the Way We Saw It, or as We Lost It” August 2010. (Thank you!)

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Wow! A beautiful view of this spectacular flower! Well done Corri!

  • Thank you. The video of me crawling around on the ground trying to get the shot I wanted would have been amusing too. :)

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...over 4 years ago

    Interesting Composition the Background also Contrasts the Bright Flower
    Thank you for adding this to the group

  • Thank you and you’re welcome!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesover 4 years ago

    that is beautiful – great creative angle, wonderful light and shadow on the flower :)

  • Thank you Sarah!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago



  • Wow!!!!
    Thank you so very, very much!
    This is a huge honor. :)

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • bettywiley
    bettywileyover 4 years ago

    beautiful – poppies are my favorite flowers and I love how you captured the glow as the sun illuminates the inside of the flower.

  • Thank you. The glow was what intrigued me with trying to get this angle.

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image!

  • Thank you! Glad you like it!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • XeeraMasque
    XeeraMasqueover 4 years ago

    Beautiful transparency of the petals and the bokeh is superb.

    Great work :)

  • Thank you!
    That’s the first time my bokeh has ever been complimented. :)
    I submitted it to the “Bokeh” group. I haven’t heard back yet, but I’m hoping they will accept it.

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • XeeraMasque
    XeeraMasqueover 4 years ago

    I’m sure they will, in my experience sometimes they can take a little while to accept images. :)

  • Thank you!
    It’s nice to know I’m doing it right then. :)

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous lighting :)

  • Thank you!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

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