Clearing storm over poppy field Valensole Plain France by Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

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This was taken early evening as the sun was about to set. It had stormed all day and as twilight approached the front began to move off and made for a most interesting sky. This is on the Valensole plain which is known for its lavender fields. But in this case, it was the red poppies that caught my eye. This is near Moustieres-Sainte-Marie which is the gateway to the Gorges du Verdon which I hiked the next day.

Camera: Canon 30d
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Aperature: f7.1
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 17 mm
Hand held


storm, france, poppies, provence, dramatic sky, valensole


  • BigD
    BigDabout 4 years ago

  • My pleasure. Thanks for taking it in, Eros

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • cassiegirl
    cassiegirlabout 4 years ago

    amazing stormy sky with the intensity of the reds & greens!

  • Thanks for the comment, Cassiegirl. Much appreciated, Eros

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting, Polly

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much for the feature. Its much appreciated, Eros

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • bettywiley
    bettywileyabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous – those red poppies and sky are making me want to hop on plane tomorrow. Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks for the comment, Betty. I know what you mean about wanting to hop on a plane – Eros

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • marilynwood
    marilynwoodabout 4 years ago

    beautiful! love the contrast between the stormy sky and bright red poppies!

  • Thanks for taking an look and for your comment, Marilyn.

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    beautiful scene… nicely done…

  • Appreciate the nice comment George. Thanks, Eros

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    How wonderful, this really is a fabulous shot.

  • Thank you so much for your nice comment, Eros

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    stunning shot:0)

  • Hi Martina, nice to hear from you. Thank you for the comment, Eros

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

  • Alateia
  • Thank you so much for the feature, Alateia. Its greatly appreciated, Eros

    – Eros Fiacconi (Sooboy)

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