Red poppy raindrops by steppeland

Copyright © 2013 Steppeland – All rights reserved
Red poppy, head down, heavy with raindrops*
Photographed in my dad’s garden, Belgium, East Flanders

Also available as Sympathy Card on GCU

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Exposure 1/60 sec, f. unknown
focal length 65 mm , ISO 200
Date: June 29, 2013
Edited in Photoshop 7.0 to darken background

TAGS: nature, flowers, wild flowers, poppy, papaver, klaproos, red, black, grey, rain, drops, water, close up, sadness, loss, grief, sympathy, my dads garden, steppeland

Features and Top10 placements

Featured in:
All things photographic (Oct. 30, 2013)
Close-ups in nature (Oct. 31, 2013)
One single flower (Nov. 3, 2013)
Wildflowers of the world (Nov. 10, 2013)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges !

See more of my : flowers / ‘My dads garden’ collection / red images

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 1 year ago


  • – steppeland

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    They look so sad like this, excellent capture x

  • yes, isn’t it! It inspired me to use the image for a Sympathy card over at GCU ;) – Thank you for the kind comment, Pauline!

    – steppeland

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosover 1 year ago


  • Thank you, Jean!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

  • Janone
    Janoneover 1 year ago

    Very nice poppy picture. I’m a great fan of Poppies. My garden is full with it, in many colours and types.
    Groetjes van Jan

  • Thanks so much, Jan!

    – steppeland

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you, Jude, glad you like it!

    – steppeland

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture

  • Thank you so much, Johanna!

    – steppeland

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks a lot, Larry!

    – steppeland

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    October 29, 2013

    Outstanding work!

  • Awesome! Thank you so much, Teresa!

    – steppeland

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 1 year ago

  • Thanks, Francis! :)

    – steppeland

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