At the risk of becoming known exclusively as a flower/plant/garden photographer, which is not the case, I, nonetheless, venture again this week into the world of flowers. Some extraordinary poppies in a neighbor's yard captured my attention. Fully three to four feet tall in all their glory, they were hard to resist. The saturated salmon color of the poppy below - Papaver orientalis - reflects the Latin meaning of the genus name "pop up". But you can also see why it is one of the favorite flowers made with crepe paper.
The white of the poppy below does not diminish its beauty in any way, with the large blotches of inky color at the base. An orchestra of nature is playing furiously in the middle of the flower.
a black and white photograph showing more of the inner workings
I had never seen this color of poppy before. Depending on the light, the color ranged from mauve to plum to purple. Each is stunning.
Thanks to Victoria, Lisa S., Barbara F. R., M. Fred, Kay, Christina W., Ann A., Steve, Marilyn G., and Catherine for commenting this week! I hope you find some excellent subjects to photograph during the coming week.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©