an angel's wings
A large part of my recent Saturday afternoon at El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach was spent in an area the staff refers to as the pollinators' garden, specifically a magnificent patch of matlija poppies. These poppies grow to 8 feet and are native to Southern California and Northern Mexico. (Zuiko 70-300mm zoom, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec., ISO 200, afternoon sun, handheld) Thanks to Lenabem and her Texture #113 for the background enhancement.
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