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Naughty Poppies

Naughty Poppies
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Copyright: Barbaros Demirci (Barbarsoft) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 10] (34)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(pink) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-23 14:38
Viewed: 6566
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Poppy, Papaver somniferum L., is an annual herb native to Southeastern Europe and western Asia. Also known as opium poppy, the species is cultivated extensively in many countries, including Iran, Turkey, Holland, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, India, Canada, and many Asian and Central and South American countries. Reaching a height of 1.2 meters, the erect plant can have white, pink, red, or purple flowers. Seeds range in color from white to a slate shade that is called blue in commercial classifications.

Poppy seeds are used as a condiment with baked goods and pastries for their nutty odor and flavor. Poppy oil is widely used as an edible cooking oil. The oil is also used in the manufacture of paints, varnishes etc. Opium itself is used in the production of morphine, codeine, other alkaloids, and deodorized forms of opium (14.1-35). Morphine is the raw material from which heroin is obtained.

As a special note, opium cultivation is under strict control of the state here in Turkey.


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  • Great 
  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-12-23 15:11]

hey Barbaros!
very beautiful picture!something to relax our eyes. nice tender colours! great done!
have a nice day!

Hello Barbaros,Very nice capture of this beautiful poppies.I will make a workshop for you.I hope you will like it:) TFS

great shot of a special poppy..i saw the fields after harvest..in cappadocia i think...one tour guide made the mistake of showing a field to a coachload of tourists and let them pick a few
apparently they are rigidly controlled by numbers and was a bad mistake..
i like the dream like quality of your shot which matches the effects of the final product..:)
a little workshop to level the horizon..

Hi Barbaros
very nice place and good capture

Hello Barbaros!
Wonderful, excellent capture of this beautiful poppies.I liked POV, colors, lighting and framing a lot .Thanks, have a nice days.Çok güzel ellerinize sağlık,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-20 7:59]

çok güzel bi poz yakalmışsın. detaylar çok güzel, eline sağlık, Benim türü teşhis ettiğin içinde ayrıca teşekkür ederim.

Merhaba Barbaros Bey,

Haşhaşlar çok güzel olmuş. Elinize sağlık.


Çok net bir kare ellerinize sağlık...
Ayrıca enim türünü bilemediğim bir çiçeğim var.
Bir bakarsanız çokmemnun olurum.
şimdiden teşekürler.


Hocam ellerinize sağlık. Haşhaşları çiçekli iken güzel çekmişsiniz. Bende de yakından çekilmiş meyveli halleri var. Selamlar.

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