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California Poppy

California Poppy
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Copyright: Muhammad Shaukat (shaukatmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1012 W: 422 N: 2711] (10141)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-26
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony Alpha 100 Digital SLR
Exposure: f/2.4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-27 15:41
Viewed: 1498
Points: 6
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California poppy plant growing between bricks.
It is a perennial or annual growing to 560 in (13152 cm) tall, with alternately branching glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaves are alternately divided into round, lobed segments. The flowers are solitary on long stems, silky-textured, with four petals, each petal 2 to 6 cm (0.79 to 2.36 in) long and broad; flower color ranges from yellow to orange, with flowering from February to September in the northern hemisphere (spring, summer, autumn). The petals close at night or in cold, windy weather and open again the following morning, although they may remain closed in cloudy weather.[2] The fruit is a slender, dehiscent capsule 3 to 9 cm (1.2 to 3.5 in) long, which splits in two to release the numerous small black or dark brown seeds.
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Bom dia Muhammad.
This is one of your best photos showing the life force in a beautiful metaphor.
I commend not only the beauty of the picture as the quality of the capture of yellow.

HI Muhammad, yellow is another of those colours that can be harsh in bright light but handled quite well here. Strong little suckers the old poppy. I might have cloned out the dying bit at the bottom. Fiona

Hi Muhammad,
The contrasts of the hard brick wall and the natural soft plant is well shown as is the powerful and beautiful forces of nature.

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