The poppies have nearly finished blooming now, so I'm glad I got a few shots a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by Linda Frey on Tue, 07/24/12 15:54
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Tue, 07/24/12 16:04

Your b&w treatment works to bring the sense of a stone sculpture to your composition of the poppy. The detailing is sharp and clear which adds to the visual impact of the picture.

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Tue, 07/24/12 16:31

Very nice in b&w. Sharp with good details.;-)

Comments by Ruth Rittichier on Tue, 07/24/12 16:42

Good to see you posting again, Linda. Is that lovely poppy from your yard?

Comments by Linda Frey on Tue, 07/24/12 19:05

Yes, Ruth. I have several different colours and types in my garden. Some are single, some have a few petals in the center, and others look almost like pom-poms.

Comments by Bruce Hunter on Wed, 07/25/12 01:54

The thumbnail didn't look that impressive but the full photo has such impact I was astonished at the difference. I can understand why you chose B&W for this image.

Comments by Pietro Cecchi on Wed, 07/25/12 03:49

Stunning image, Linda... :)
Very, very interesting.


Comments by Maria Salvador on Wed, 07/25/12 04:28

Another beauty! B&W is perfect to accent textures and shapes and give it a 3D feel.

Comments by Steve Owen on Wed, 07/25/12 05:16

Very nice! B&W works well to emphasize the varying shapes -reminds me of a

Comments by Michael Meek on Thu, 07/26/12 01:00

I don't remember noticing such beautiful blacks in a photo. That "starfish" is stunning, too, surrounded as it is with adoring fans.

Comments by Paul Bracey on Thu, 07/26/12 04:02

Beautiful in B&W

Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Sun, 07/29/12 14:21

OOOw, LOVely B&W !!