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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday Vignette

I have a few spots in my garden where the California poppies are blooming thick and furious right now. I went out to try and see if I could get a shot that demonstrated that, where the entire shot was taken up with nothing but poppies in profusion. But I couldn't seem to quite pull it off, there was always some other plant or some section of road or driveway showing, or a neighbor's car or yard waste bin photo-bombing it. Just for giggles, I decided to have a go at shooting them from below, and this was the (IMHO) delightful result. I love the gold poppies against the deep blue cloudless sky, with the bright sun in the top left corner, and the dark shape of the Douglas fir in the top right. I didn't even look through the viewfinder, just shot blind. But then of course, I took a wild stab at cropping it slightly for composition.



This post is part of Wednesday Vignette, hosted by my friend Anna at Flutter and Hum. You can see her current post here. Do you have any orphan photos that you can't really put into a larger blog post? Just post them on their own, and make your post part of Anna's Wednesday Vignette.

12 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. I really like the colour of California poppies

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  2. Always thought they looked great from above, and now I see that they are too from below :)

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  3. Fabulous shot, Alison....gorgeous. Can I get these to grow at Chickadee Gardens? Not a chance....!

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  4. Nothing short of fabulous, Alison! I too love these cheerful little flowers, but your photo totally pushed them into superstar status! Great photo! :)

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  5. Great shot! Love the bright orange against the blue sky!

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  6. I feel like an insect playing in a forest of poppies in your garden. Cool shot! You captured the abundance.

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  7. Beautiful! I can only imagine the maneuvering it took to get that shot.

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  8. Great photo! I love the bright poppies.

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  9. The contrast of the bright blue sky with the orange of the poppies is amazing, good shot.

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