Red Poppy (Explored)

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    The red poppy is most famous as the flower in the World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields" and is a native of Europe - today it grows the world over.

    It's sometimes is so abundant in agricultural fields that it may be mistaken for a crop. The ONLY species of Papaveraceae grown as a field crop on a large scale is Papaver somniferum the opium poppy.

    hammy15, iloverealestate, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. hammy15 56 months ago | reply

      I love the way you took this photo of this beautiful flower up close - outstanding shot!!!

    2. hammy15 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called You made my day, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. iloverealestate 56 months ago | reply

      Beautiful details & colours! Fabulous!!

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    4. FernShade 56 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much, hammy15 - it was a happy moment, coming across these flowers, and I'm glad I had the camera handy - the petals can disappear so quickly if a wind arises. Thank you for your invitation to post to "You made my day."

      Many thanks to you, iloverealestate, and for your kind invitation to post to Friends, much appreciated. I didn't realize just how different one poppy is from another until I really started to look at them closely!

    5. Maggi_94 56 months ago | reply

      Nice shot !

    6. hellotim80 56 months ago | reply

      amazing flower, it almost looks like 2 flowers in one.

    7. tigerscot. 56 months ago | reply

      amazing shot, love the detail in the petals well done FernShade

    8. FernShade 56 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Maggi_94, tim, vicki127 and tigerscot. This was the most luxuriant flower on the plant, but was also in full sunlight. Hmmm - what to do? Plant myself in the fowerbed and hunch over it to block the sun momentarily - this light seemed to show flower details better than on a day with cloud-cover.

    9. DiGitALGoLD 56 months ago | reply

      The colors here are just awesome! Job well done. :)

    10. minniemouseaunt 56 months ago | reply

      What a great capture, so pretty, isn't it a shame that they don't last very long. They amaze me, all that beauty inside such a tiny bud before they bloom. Even more amazing is how they slowly open showing just a tiny bit of colour, almost hesitant to bloom. I would love to see a time photo as the flower opens.

    11. FernShade 56 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much, DiGitAL GoLD and minniemouseaunt. You're so right about poppies - there's something so magical about their opening.

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