Poppy By: Poppy


As part of the fabric of American culture, baseball is the common social ground between strangers, a world of possibilities and of chance, where 'it's never over till it's over.'" It is an American tradition rich in legends, folklore and history, a never-ending story where every game is a new nine-inning chapter and every player has the chance to be the hero.

  • David 9y

    Amazing image! I love baseball and I love this image.
  • lacrosseman8575 9y

    I like the close up
  • evie22 9y

    I get and adore baseball. Poppy, the color richness and composition here are superb. The lighting and blue background really make this photograph a favorite. I love it!
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  • WomanChild 9y

    Awesome color and texture. Love it!
  • Kyle Jones 9y

    This is a fascinating macro shot. I could spend a good deal of time looking at the weathering and scuffs on this ball. The only thing I find wanting is the composition. With its single object filling the frame and the shallow depth of field, the eye has nowhere to go. It would be nice if the eye could go somewhere else and come back to the baseball.

    From the *CRITICALLY * ACCLAIMED* group.
  • Poppy 9y

    Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone!

    kylejones-Thank you for your praise and suggestions. I'm a very green beginner and am flattered and encouraged by your critique of my shot. Please feel free to give me pointers and leave comments on anything in my stream, it can only help me get better!
  • Perla Gosling Lewis 9y

    Really cool shot! And the colors are great! It's a FAVE!!!


    From "It’s multi-colored!!!" @
  • Nutzboutfotos 9y

    Great macro...the texture is awsome
  • Manoel Moraes Jr. 9y

    Great definition and texture. Beautiful sky in background.

    From the Comments! group.
  • Chris Morgan 9y

    very unusual and superbly done
  • once and future 9y

    That ball looks like it's been well used (and maybe run over by the lawn mower a few times too)
  • Tiffany Bator 9y

    this is great!
  • Federico Rodriguez 9y

    love it!
  • Liv Marit 8y

    my first fave logo
    This photo was my first favorite.
    Please add it to my first fave group :
  • Antonio.J.F. 8y

  • Udi Tirosh 8y

    Great picture.
    It is now featured in DIYPhotograpy's contrast tutorial.

    Thanks for sharing this picture.
    - Udi
  • NorJon - All Rights Reserved 7y

    Excellent photo, but the description is even better!

    Please consider adding this photo to Baseball Unlimited, a group dedicated to all things baseball.
  • Lakerdog 7y

    this is how I remember my baseball.....the field, dirt, clay, lime, digging holes to get the water off the field to be able to play, dragging the field, and no parents yelling or even watching us play...and we just played our guts out...
  • Waseef Akhtar 7y

    Amazing shot!
  • Isaac 6y

    Wow, the texture here is insane, fantastic shot :D

    http://www.diyphotography.net/contrast (?)
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Taken on May 16, 2006
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