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Poppy of Lesvos

Poppy of Lesvos
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fotos con Alma [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-28 23:18
Viewed: 3469
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Corn Poppy - Papaver Rhoeas

This plant is a variable annual, forming a long-lived soil seed bank that can germinate when the soil is disturbed. In the northern hemisphere it generally flowers in late spring, but if the weather is warm enough other flowers frequently appear at the beginning of autumn. The flower is large and showy, with four petals that are vivid red, most commonly with a black spot at their base. Like many other species of Papaver, it exudes a white latex when the tissues are broken.

It is known to have been associated with agriculture in the Old World since early times. It has most of the characteristics of a successful weed of agriculture. These include an annual lifecycle that fits into that of most cereals, a tolerance of simple weed control methods, the ability to flower and seed itself before the crop is harvested.

The leaves and latex have an acrid taste and are mildly poisonous to grazing animals.

Its origin is not known for certain. As with many such plants, the area of origin is often ascribed by Americans to Europe, and by northern Europeans to southern Europe. The European Garden Flora suggests that it is ‘Eurasia and North Africa’; in other words, the lands where agriculture has been practiced since the earliest times. It has had an old symbolism and association with agricultural fertility. (Extract from Wikipedia)

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beautiful poppy flower, lovely taken , nice colors

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-28 23:36]

Hi Ulla
Wonderful this lovely poppy!
Perfect sharp details.
Great POV!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-29 1:15]

Hello Ulla,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful red flower. Very impressive sharpness and clarity with perfect lighting and exposure. Excellent top POV to portray it and very nice composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-29 4:07]

Hello Ulla,
how lovely to see this poppy in excellent details and rich red colour. The dark stamens inside is so well seen too.
the beauty is that it looks like the paper badge that always seen in my country. The pleasant surprise is that it is real.
Wonderful view.
Really a photogenic flower!


Ciao Ulla. A good one with interesting colurs results and playing of light. Nice compo.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-29 7:35]

Hello Ulla,
Lesvos or no Lesvos, it's a very beautiful Poppy. Fantastic DOF and saturated red colours. Excellent sharpness and a very good composition and POV.

hello Ulla
very nice composition with beautiful Red colours
nice light and good details
greeting lou

Hello Ulla,
Ah ... some of your pictures are made with the soul, only a person of good heart can take a picture of a flower and make me smile when looking at that image. Congratulations, this photo speaks well of your human qualities! It is a beautiful flower, happy and passionate ... is more alive than many things that move! TFS, a hug for you! Happy Sunday! Jesús

Ciao Ulla, lovely poppy with fantastic bright color, beautiful blurry BG and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ulla,
Nice capture with very good colours and details.
Great composition.

Hello Ulla
nice shot of this poppy, interesting point of view, excellent contrasting color tones,
the flower is very sharp and nicely illuminated
Have a great WE

Hi Ulaa,

als an poppy picture, I have been posted 2 days ago.
Good pov, sharpness and details.
Fine colours.


Hi Ulla,

A very colorful corn popy with a nice tight crop. A good, sharp macro with a good POV to provide a blur, contrasting background.
TFS and have a nice week!


hello Ulla

beautiful photo of this Corn Poppy with fine POV,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details of the
red petals, and a beautiful luminosity, TFS


Dear Ulla,
I appreciate - you photographing rather a windblown flower than a "perfect bloom" - which makes is a very interesting photo.

The perfect focus together with the natural vibrant red makes it a truly Carmen - even if in the "wrong" country.

Judging from this photo you had a glorious holiday.

Have a nice evening
Kind regards

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