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Blue Poppy Back

Un usual Blue Poppy taken from the rear bowing its

26 total reviews 
Comment from Linda Bickston

Congratulations on your win in the color blue contest. A well deserved win. This picture is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had a 6 to give you. I love the vibrant colors, the dark background and the amazing focus.

 Comment Written 09-Mar-2018

reply by the author on 09-Mar-2018
    Thank you.
Comment from AHRowell

Wow, this looks iridescent. Presentation and visual impact are unique. I don't think I have ever seen a blue poppy. The color blend is so soothing and pleasing. What a pretty little flower. Love the angle you shot from behind. It looks like she's bowing. Beautiful clarity! Just refreshing!

 Comment Written 04-Mar-2018

reply by the author on 04-Mar-2018
    Thank you for the comments. This is a favorite subject of mine and taken from all angles. I will be posting more over time.
Comment from Envision

Your exposure has brought out the lovely shades of unusual and attractive colors of this flower nicely, along with a good detailed view of the pattern in the petals. The angle is artistic and shows off the interesting tiny hairs along the stem very well.

 Comment Written 02-Mar-2018

reply by the author on 02-Mar-2018
    Thank you for your comments.
Comment from Stringbean

Worthy of a six star! Spectacular lighting with such an artistic diffused background accentuate this blue poppy. A creative shot with a good perspective rendering incredible details on this intricate flower. Your spot on sharp focus showing incredible details. Good luck in The Color Blue Contest. Outstanding work and thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 24-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 24-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your very kind remarks and appraisal.
reply by Stringbean on 01-Mar-2018
    You are so welcome!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Sange

Superb work behind your lens capturing this gorgeous poppy. I have never seen a blue one and i am so diggin' your unique POV of showing us a behind view.
White balance is superb and focus is spot on with a sweet DOF.
Fine work..Good Luck!!!

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 21-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your comments, rating and taking the time to visit this image.
Comment from Dick Lee Shia

Impressive capture!
An interesting initial impact.
Visually soothing color combination.

Wished it was bluer just for the contest theme...but I guess Mother Nature has her reason for variegating it with subtle pink streak accents.

Compact framing.
Gorgeous Illumination.
Sharply focused.
Fine features & velvety soft textures.

Nice perspective & narrow DOF.

Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 21-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your comments. These are basically subtle blue flowers with the magenta highlights. I have pumped up the color a little in this shot. Sometimes they do not have as much of the purple tones but I thought in this shot that they added to the texture of the flower.
Comment from Renate-Bertodi

a stroke of genius including the prckly stem. A blue poppy. My mum used to plant poppies round our barrack at refugee camp Lincs Wolds for poppy seed cake, we had mauve ones but not blue ones. How wonderful.

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 21-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your comments. Very happy that it brought you some warm memories.
Comment from Minnie Kaye

This is such a beautiful poppy.
I love the hombre effect in the coloring of the flower.
The colors look so nice together.
You have done a great job here, thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 20-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 20-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your kind remarks.
reply by Minnie Kaye on 20-Feb-2018
    You're welcome
Comment from Susan F. M. T.

A beautiful picture of this delicate looking Blue Poppy seen from behind it's petals curling forward & it's hairy stem attached to the centre back of the Poppy.
Beautiful composition framing & lighting taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus.

 Comment Written 20-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 20-Feb-2018
    Thank you for your kind wors and analysis.
Comment from Pamela Ruggiero

It looks like the stems of these flowers have thorns. Ouch! From the back like this, they look a little bit like blue orchids but not as blue. This is a great entry for the contest. I like the blurred muted background. And the amazing hues in the petals. Nice composition. Sharp image. Well framed. Thank you for sharing and best of luck with this image

 Comment Written 20-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 20-Feb-2018
    Pam, Thank you for taking the time to review this image. All the best to you.