Poppy head sticking out from the petals as the plant begins to die back.

Again late afternoon light creating shadows and darkness in the back on the garden.

Flower approx. 9cm across.

Canon 400D Sigma 100-300 macro.


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  • cammiecakes
    cammiecakesover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 5 years ago

    Terrific details in macro… Lighting equally nice..

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 5 years ago

    ALmost like an oriental umbrella..protecting it from the sun..wonderful capture. great lighting.

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 5 years ago

    Yes, I too was thinking an umbrella. Such a pretty shot. Just luv the DOF

    OZZREBELXTIover 5 years ago

    This is great I get to see what my camera does with lenses I do not have “COOL” and well done Steve 9cm so this is close to actual size.

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    Great capture Steve, love the colour and DOF!

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 5 years ago

    Fabulous macro,great colour and shot

  • Katagram
    Katagramover 5 years ago

    Nice Macro Steve..such pretty colours too ! !

  • Jeanne Frasse
    Jeanne Frasseover 5 years ago

    Another wonderful macro. Love the colors!

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot

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